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This Week In Wargaming – June 14th, 2017

June 14, 2017 9:14 AM

By: Michael Johnson


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

Games Workshop has been rather busy this last week with the lead-up to the launch of the new edition of Warhammer 40K. The Warhammer TV YouTube channel will be running a series focused on building and painting the new miniatures contained in the Dark Imperium starter set, while their Twitch channel will continue showing games using the new edition rules. And the cherry on top of the grimdark sundae is the Fate of Konor global campaign launching shortly after the release of the new edition. The campaign will run for six weeks and focus on Imperial and Chaos efforts to take control of the Kronor system. Complete details can be found on the Warhammer Community website.


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Image courtesy of Games Workshop

Battlefoam has released several new foam tray bundles for the P.A.C.K. 352 case for any new or returning Warhammer 40K players starting a new army. The foam trays are a mix of standard troop trays for pluck foam, giving players a solid start to customizing their miniature transportation needs. There are currently 13 bundles available at an MSRP of $88.88 USD, so be sure to check with your FLGS for specific pricing options.


Thunder Chrome has a new Kickstarter campaign, focusing on terrain for sci-fi games. What makes this system stand out from the myriad of other terrain options online is not only fully modular, allowing players to build whatever terrain is wanted or needed on the fly, but also allows for destructible buildings and sliding doors as well. The biggest draw to the terrain system, however, is that the entire system was designed from the ground up to be easily replicated with 3D printers. The campaign is currently sitting at nearly €9000 of its €500 goal with 16 days left to go.



Monday also marks the release of another beta rules update for Wild West Exodus. The Warcradle Studios team has been hard and work showing off the new edition in progress across the UK with their Trailblazers tour and taking in a great deal of player feedback on issues that have cropped up thus far. This week’s update focuses mainly on tightening up the wording on various rules wording, revisions to move actions to clear up some issues, and a slight tweak to the action deck system. The beta test will continue throughout the summer, with the second edition release scheduled for September 30th of this year. The current beta rules, stat cards, and faction information is available from the Wild West Exodus website.

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Image courtesy of Warcradle Studios

And finally, Wyrd Miniatures has updated their release Upcoming Releases page up until August, giving Malifaux players plenty of time to see what’s coming out in the next few months and plan their purchases and lists accordingly. The releases contain everything from new miniatures to new bases (both in Victorian ruin and sewers), the Iconic Fate deck, and the release of Malifaux: Through the Breach in July.

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!