Hello, TechRaptor readers! Here’s what you may have missed in the world of tabletop wargaming over the last week.
First up is quite a bit of news coming from Games Workshop. This Saturday saw the announcement of Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower, an updated version of their classic dungeon-crawler board game set in the Mortal Realms of Warhammer: Age of Sigmar. Players will traverse the ever-changing and perilous Silver Tower to ultimately defeat the Gaunt Summoner of Tzeentch with their choice of six heroes. Warscrolls for the hero units were also released over the weekend, allowing players to use their new models in regular games of Warhammer: Age of Sigmar. The company also announced the release of a companion app for the game, allowing players to keep track of their progress, unlock and purchase new heroes to use, and more. Pre-orders for the game are currently available and will be available in stores on May 21st for $150 USD.
This weekend also saw the annual Warhammer Fest convention take place in the UK. Reports and pics have been flooding social media sharing all the interesting news. Forge World held several seminars showing off what’s coming in the near future in regards to their Horus Heresy game. A new Knight model, the Knight-Acastus, was releaved along with several upcoming Mechanicum models, upgrade kits for various legions, and the first pictures of the Space Wolves Primarch Leman Russ. Upcoming transfer sheets and brass etch was also revealed for the Space Wolves legion, who are rumored to have their debut in the next Horus Heresy rulebook along with the Thousand Sons.
Forge World also began releasing new information on the upcoming re-release of Blood Bowl from their Specialist Games department. The game is scheduled for release in late 2016 with the Skaven, Elf, Human, Orc, and Nurgle teams released first in plastic, with others being released later on in resin. There are also currently plans for seven additional teams and league rules slated for the first expansion, though no date has been given as of yet.
And if that isn’t enough, Forge World also showcased Imperial Armour – Fires of Cryaxus, the next Imperial Armour campaign book. Set on the Forge World of Cryaxus, the campaign will involve the Red Scorpions chapter and the Adeptus Mechanicus fighting against the Tau Empire. The book will include additional rules and weapons for their KX139 Ta’unar Supremacy Armor model, giving it access to a heavy rail cannon and missile array. No release date for tis book is yet available.
In non-Games Workshop news, Corvus Belli released the full rules .PDF for Human Sphere N3, the long-awaited update to the rules expansion for Infinity. The game’s army builder website has also been updated with units and rules for Human Sphere as well. The .PDF is available in the Downloads section of the Infinity website.
And finally, Raging Heroes recently announced the release of several new models. Nertha, the Faceless Mother, KST snipers, and Iron Empire snipers are now available. These models are from the first model ranges funded during the first Toughest Girls in the Galaxy Kickstarter launched in 2013. All models are cast in resin and are available for purchase now.
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!