Hello, TechRaptor readers! Here’s what you may have missed in the world of tabletop wargaming over the last week.
Games Workshop has made several announcements over the last week that have galvanized their fan base. First up is the release of their Made To Order model line. The Made To Order models are miniatures that are currently out of production made available for a limited time on an on-demand basis. The metal models will have a fairly long production time, with a 28 day processing time for new orders. The first wave of Made To Order models focus on Imperial Guard miniatures, including the much-loved Sly Marbo.
The company also announced the re-release of Blood Bowl, the long-awaited Warhammer Fantasy-themed fantasy football game. At launch, the game will feature three separate teams: the humans of the Reikland Reavers, the Skavenblight Scramblers, and the Orc Gouged Eye. The newly launched website also features a preview of the upcoming starter set, which will feature the Human and Orc teams, with each side featuring colored push-fit plastic miniatures to ease new players into the game. No release date has been given for Blood Bowl as of this writing.
Corvus Belli announced pre-orders for Painting Miniatures From A to Z – Angel Giraldez Masterclass Volume 2, the second volume of the official painting guide. The second volume will build on the first volume’s techniques and will include tutorials on painting the studio color schemes for the various Infinity armies. People who pre-order the second edition will also receive an Imperial Agent Crane Rank model, though this deal is only available until November 14th. Pre-order price is currently 45€ from the Corvus Belli web store.
Privateer Press announced several releases for Warmachine and Hordes, both for purchase now and several pre-orders scheduled for January. The Cryx Satyxis Gunslingers and Cygnar Stormsmith Grenadiers are currently available now for $24.95 USD. The Skorne Tiberion is tentatively scheduled for release on Halloween for $64.99 USD. January will see a Menoth-focused release, with the Protectorate of Menoth Command book released then, along with Sovereign Tristan Durant and the Eye of Truth
And finally, Zenit Miniatures has announced their October releases for Kensei, and in the spirit of the season, there’s lots of undead to choose from. This month’s release is focused on the undead faction, with plenty of zombie samurai to choose from. The Katana Samurai, Yumi Samurai, Yari Ashigaru, Yurei Samurai and Jikininki are available now from the Kensei website, along with Ashigaru Daisho and two variants of the the Samurai.
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!