Hello, TechRaptor readers! Here’s what you may have missed in the world of tabletop wargaming over the last week.
First up is the pre-release tickets for SteamCon 2016 will be going on sale today at 6PM BST (GMT +1). Held in Leeds, UK from November 25th – 27th, SteamCon 2016 will host the Guild Ball World Championship Finals, a keynote speech announcing several upcoming products, and an opportunity to play through the Dark Souls board game. Painting masterclasses will also be held over the weekend, along with a master painter competition. Tickets will cost £50 GBP, with an option for an on-site hotel upgrade for £250 GBP. Pre-release orders will only be paying £45 GBP, with general release tickets going on sale on July 20th and 8PM BST.
Warhammer: Age of Sigmar has quite a bit of news this last week. Pre-orders for the Bonesplitterz faction went live on the Games Workshop site. The Savage Orruk Arrowboys, Morboys, Savage Orruks, Savage Boarboys, Savage Boarboy Maniaks, and Battletome: Bonesplitterz are currently available for pre-order now and will be in stores on July 23rd.
The Season of War summer campaign has gone live. The campaign is scheduled to last throughout August, and the end result will affect the direction of the current Realmgate Wars narrative. The campaign is currently focusing on three cities located in Ghyran, the Realm of Life. As of this writing, Order has a commanding lead in all three cities, with Chaos nipping at their heels in Greywater Fastness and the Living City. Contributions to the various grand alliances can be made simply by playing games at either a Games Workshop store or an independent retailer participating in the campaign.
Forge World had several new releases over the last week. Shar’tor the Executioner is now available for pre-order from the website now, with a general release date scheduled for July 22nd. Not only is this the first model Forge World has produced for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar, it’s also the first model for the Chaos Dwarves the company has produced for many years. The warscroll for the model is currently available on the Forge World website.
Wyrd Miniatures has released previews for the upcoming Nightmare Box for Malifaux’s Guild faction. The Nightmare Box will contain five new models for the Wild Ones, including two vehicles. This year’s Nightmare Box will be available at GenCon 2016 and available on Wyrd Miniature’s website for a limited time, so be sure to act fast if you’re a fan of the Guild and the preview images.
Knight Models has made the rulebook for their Marvel Universe Miniature Game available for free on their website. Following in the footsteps of nearly every single major wargame currently on the market, Knight Models is giving away the rules needed to play the game, giving players an opportunity to look over how the game functions and plays before parting with your hard-earned hobby dollars. The company has also launched its Sidekick program, the company’s community organizer and leader program similar to Warcors for Infinity or Press Gangers for Warmachine.
What news snippets caught your attention? What are you saving your pennies for? Any games you’d like to see more coverage of? Let us know in the comments below!