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Everything Announced at Warhammer Fest 2022 Day 3

May 6, 2022

By: Tyler Chancey

 
 

Warhammer Fest 2022's third day has come and gone. Games Workshop has made several major announcements for their dark sci-fi war miniatures game, Warhammer 40k, and their fantasy miniatures series Warhammer: Age of Sigmar. Today's announcements however focused more on their spin-offs and lesser known series. Some of these are still set in the publisher's established universes, others are not. Either way, here is everything that was announced.

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Warhammer Fest 2022 Day 3 - New Kill Teams Box

First, we have the announcement of a new boxed set coming to Warhammer 40k: Kill Teams. Kill Teams is a much smaller game that focuses on small skirmishes in enclosed areas with infantry units. The new box, Kill Teams: Moroch, will include two new sets of miniatures. The first are the Blooded, members of the Astra Militarium that have defected to the forces of Chaos. While these Militarum Traitorus have been mentioned before in other media, the Blooded mark their debut in Kill Teams. The other army included is the Phobos Strike Team, a covert ops team of Space Marines based on the Incursor/Infiltrator kit. The box will also include new terrain and maps relevant to this small battle in the world of Warhammer 40k.

 

A miniature of Grimbeorn, human and bear, from the Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game
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Warhammer Fest 2022 Day 3 - Grimbeorn in the Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game

Moving away from the grimdark Warhammer 40k, the next announcement were the introduction of brand new units set in the iconic world of JRR Tolkien. Coinciding with the release of their Defense of the North supplement, the Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game have announced that the skinchanging Grimbeon would be entering the battlefield. Grimbeorn, descendant of Beorn, aid to the company of Thorin Oakenshield during the events of The Hobbit, is the chieftain of the Beornings. In addition to the Beornings' hardy living in the forests making them ferocious combatants, Grimbeorn can transform into a bear at will, devastating his enemies with grizzly might. Both the hero and his people will be coming soon.

A Squat in full armor wielding a large bolter gun
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Warhammer Fest 2022 Day 3 - The Squats Appear in Necromunda

Back on April Fools Day, Games Workshop surprised fans of Warhammer 40k with the announcement that the space dwarves, the Squats, would be returning to the cruel world of the 41st millennium, clarifying later on that it was an actual honest announcement. Now, it seems the Squats will be showing up in another Warhammer 40k spin-off skirmish game, Necromunda.

 
 

The new units are called the Ironhead Squat Prospectors. They are full armed miners that brave the harsh outside wastes of Necromunda to mine and salvage precious materials. They are fully armed with not just bolters, but industrial mining lasers. They have no problem using either against anyone that gets in the way of their next payday. The rules for these Prospectors will be included in a new expansion for Necromunda, Book of the Outlands, which will detail their unique rules and mechanics as they brave the ash wastes.

A close up of the Centaurion Marshal miniature for Warhammer: Warcry
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Warhammer Fest 2022 Day 3 - A New Warband Appears For Warhammer: Warcry

Finally, we return to the Mortal Realms with Age of Sigmar's own spin-off, Warcry. A brand new warband debuted known as the Horns of Hashut. mortal followers dedicated to the devastation and endless war. They are distinct thanks to their large horned helmets adorned with chains. While they reside within the jungles of Ghur, they would happily burn it all down in order to fuel their war machine. Accompanying the debut of this new warband is a new Chaos Ally, a new monstrous miniature known as the Centaurion Marshal