This Week In Wargaming – December 4th, 2017

Published: December 4, 2017 2:57 PM /


Wild West Exodus Enlightened

Hello, TechRaptor readers! Here’s what you may have missed in the world of tabletop wargaming over the last week.

Games Workshop has released their weekly pre-orders over the weekend, with this wave focusing on the Blood Angels for Warhammer 40K and the Elven Union for Blood Bowl. This week’s Blood Angels release wave focuses primarily on Primaris infantry, with the new Primaris Hellblasters, Primaris Intercessors, and Primaris Aggressors. The wave also contains the new Blood Angels codex (both in regular and collector's editions), data cards, dice, and upgrade bits for Primaris Marines. The Blood Bowl release wave contains a new team in the Elfheim Eagles, a new Elven-themed pitch, and Elven Union themed dice. A set of team cards for the Orcs, Humans, and Elves are also included in this release wave. The current pre-order wave has a street release date of December 9th.

Warcradle Studios has released their first annual holiday miniature with Kyle the Red & White, a Christmas-themed version of the Enlightened boss Kyle the Black. Kyle the Red & White also comes with a Christmas-themed K9 Attack Dog named Max, along with standard-sized bases for both miniatures to give Wild West Exodus players the opportunity to use both models as stand-ins for the regular versions. The holiday model is currently available for purchase now either directly from the Wild West Exodus website or through your FLGS.

Kyle the Red and White
Image courtesy of Warcradle Studios

And for anyone with any lingering questions regarding the Dystopian Age setting and the games that comprise the overall setting, Warcradle will be holding a live Q&A via Facebook on Friday, December 8th at 7 PM UTC. You’ll be able to direct your questions to senior Warcradle staff directly, so get your questions and concerns ready.

Steamforged Games has announced their upcoming Guild Ball releases for February. Hearth, the Master Blacksmith will be hitting the pitch in February, along with a new Blacksmith’s Guild team box. The Blacksmith’s Guild: Master Crafted Arsenal will contain the following:

  • 6 Players: Alloy, Bolt, Burnish, Cast, Farris, Hearth
  • 6 Player Cards
  • Goal Token (Blacksmith's Post)
  • 3D Terrain Piece (An Anvil)
  • Tokens
  • Health Dials for all players
  • Ball
The Blacksmith’s Guild team box will have an MSRP of $50USD. Steamforged Games is also offering an alternate Bolt model for anyone who pre-orders the Blacksmith’s Guild: Master Crafted Arsenal team box.

Guild Ball Blacksmiths Guild team box
Image courtesy of Steamforged Games

Warlord Games has announced the next wave of Konflict ’47 releases, focusing primarily on fortified defenses. The British Tesla turret, US Tesla turret, German Schwerefeld Projektor turret, and Soviet Zvukovoy Proyektor are now available. This wave also features the British Hornet medium walker and British automated carrier. The models comprising this release wave are currently available from the Warlord Games web store; check with your FLGS for more local availability and pricing.

And finally, Privateer Press has released the second wave of releases for Warmachine and Hordes. The second release wave focuses primarily on Cygnar and the Trollbloods, with a single Protectorate warjack thrown in for good measure. The Cygnar release wave has the Trencher Blockhouse turret and Trencher Combat Engineers for Cygnar, while the Trollbloods get the Northkin Raiders and Valka Curseborn, Chieftain of the North. The Protectorate of Menoth release is the Revelator colossal, a mammoth construct of faith and fire to enforce the will of Menoth. Privateer Press has also stated that Christmas orders from their web store will need to be placed by December 15th to ensure on-time delivery. Check with your FLGS for pricing and availability.


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!