This Week In Wargaming – October 30th, 2017

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This Week In Wargaming – October 30th, 2017

October 30, 2017

By: Michael Johnson


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

French boutique studio Raging Heroes has been busy this last week with a slew of new releases and deals focusing on their TGG2 model lines. The sci-fi themed Daughters of the Crucible are now available, as well as the Mantis Warriors for the Lust Elves and the Minions collection for both the sci-fi and fantasy Sisters forces. And to top things off, today marks the start of the company’s Halloween sale. Right now, you can pick up either the Monster Hunters bundle (containing Hildegard Von Königsmark, Gretchen Von Königsmark, the fantasy versions of The Huntress and Zaraya, Pilgrim Priestess, and Sister Celenia) or the Creatures of the Night bundle (containing Reyha WereSheWolf, Vankaree WereSheWolf, Nertha, The Faceless Mother, Asharah Heroic, and Arkiish, The Black Reaper) which will not only get you a 38% discount but also comes with an exclusive Halloween edition of Harry the Hippo as well.

Monster Hunters bundle Raging Heroes
Image courtesy of Raging Heroes

Games Workshop has announced the upcoming release of the Tyranid Codex for Warhammer 40K via the Warhammer Community website. The new codex promises to bring new rules for each of the seven major Hive Fleets present in the game’s backstory to allow players the opportunity to choose their preferred method of cleansing the galaxy of all biological life. The website will also be featuring small previews of the hive fleets throughout the week to help get Tyranid players excited for their new codex. Next week’s pre-order wave will also include the Moonbase Klasius terrain set available separately, a Citadel brand painting handle to allow for better control over a model while painting, and a truly massive terrain set for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar with the Citadel of the Everchosen-a bundle that will allow players the opportunity to build an eight-pointed Chaos Dreadhold.


Corvus Belli had a pair of announcements over this last week. First up is the opening of pre-orders for Aristea!, their first foray into miniature sports games. The pre-orders come in two flavors: the Core Special Edition and the Collector’s Limited Edition. The Special Edition contains the following:

  • 8 character figures with their exclusive cards
  • 10 Premium Foil Cards
  • 8 Initiative cards
  • 52 Tactics cards
  • 3 booklets
  • Access Guide to Human Sphere
  • How-to-Play instructions
  • Reference Guide
  • Reversible board (the HexaDome)
  • Dice, counters, and tokens
The Limited Edition contains everything above along with 8 metal miniatures, 10 premium foil tactics cards, 8 exclusive art postcards, and a numbered certificate of authenticity. The Special Edition has an MSRP of €59.99 EUR, and the Limited Edition comes in at €125 EUR.

The second announcement is the next release wave for November. This release wave contains the Haqqislam Hassassin Muyibs, a new Jeanne d’Ari with MULTI Rifle, the new Combined Amy Avatar and Staldron, Joe “Scarface” Turner, the USAriadna Intel Spec-Ops (Grunt version), and a Yu Jing Hac Tao repack.

Infinity November 2017 releases
Image courtesy of Corvus Belli

Steamforged Games has begun their Halloween sale via their web store this last week. The Halloween sale give Guild Ball players an opportunity to pick up not only an undead team with The Dark Harvest, but a Halloween-themed Obulus and Dirge set and a rather festive Oktoberfest Esters and Quaff as well. The company has also released this week’s update to the Union in Chains event, with a focus on Gutter’s decision to join either the Butchers Guild or the Fisherman’s Guild. Complete details are available on the Steamforged Blog.

And finally, Warcradle Studios was out in full force this last weekend at the Spiel gaming expo in Essen, Germany to show off the second edition of Wild West Exodus to eager fans and curious newcomers alike. The company has several new models on display for both the Order and the Hex, along with appearances by the Wayward Eight and the Deadly Seven. The company booth also featured studio artists painting miniatures and showcasing the 3d sculpting process as well. And to round things off, cosplayer Tabitha Lyons was in appearance in her full regalia as Countess Augusta Bryon. Several additional images and videos from the event are available via the Wild West Exodus Facebook page.

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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!

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