This Week In Wargaming – November 8th, 2016

Published: November 8, 2016 11:15 AM /



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

First up is the release of the final FAQ for Wild West Exodus of this edition from Warcradle Studios. This FAQ has made some significant changes to the game. The biggest change introduced was the nerf to the Juggernaut rule: rather than simply ignoring any armor reduction effects outright, this effect only happens on a roll of a 6+. The RJ-1027 rule was also modified to grant a model an additional action point on a 9+ roll after using any weapon or equipment with the rule, giving RJ-powered weapons a buff to counteract the potential for being neutralized via anything with the Interference rule. Complete details are available from the Wild West Exodus website.

In a recent Privateer Press Insider post, the company announced the re-release of Grind, a fantasy sports game set in the Iron Kingdoms. Current Warmachine and Hordes players will be able to use their current warjacks and warbeasts along with spell slinging coaches, league rules, and a host of additional features and options for aspiring players. Grind will continue the current trend in wargames of sports-themed games like Blood Bowl and Guild Ball. No release date for Grind has been set.

Image courtesy of Privateer Press
Image courtesy of Privateer Press

Games Workshop has several new releases for both Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer: Age of Sigmar, along with several hobby-related items up for pre-order. The Balewind Vortex and Magewrath Throne were recently announced, two new terrain pieces currently priced at a very reasonable $15 USD, along with a new line of hero bases for both games. Warhammer 40,000 fans can also pre-order the Haemotrope Reactors for a very reasonable $40 USD. Also announced and featured in this month’s White Dwarf is the new Artificer Tint set, allowing hobbyists the ability to be a bit more subtle with their paint colors and make blending different colors much easier.

Warlord Games has released several new winter German units for Bolt Action. Several weapons crews are now available, along with mortar units, several artillery pieces, and a dismounted Panzer tank crew. All new units are available either individually or as an entire 1,000 point reinforced platoon.

Image courtesy of Warlord Games
Image courtesy of Warlord Games

And finally, Steamforged Games has released a preview for the Season 3 player card for Butchers’ Guild player Boar. While his stats didn’t change a great deal, his playbook will be shorter than last season. While this does mean Boar will have fewer options on the field, it also means that he will be able to wrap much easier, giving players more flexibility in exactly how the midfielder will be dealing with opponents on the pitch. Season 3 of Guild Ball is slated to release sometime in 2017.

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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Author: | Former Staff Writer