This Week In Wargaming – October 4th, 2016

Published: October 5, 2016 8:45 AM /



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

First up, we have Corvus Belli releasing several Infinity themed accessories now available on their web store. Token bags, mugs, metallic water bottles, and mouse pads are now available. The company also began releasing themed dice for the various factions. Currently, only dice for Yu Jing, Haqqislam, and ALEPH are listed on the store, though more should be arriving in the coming months.

The company also released the official documentation for their first ITS compatible narrative event Tagline. The narrative campaign focuses on the Second Paradiso Campaign, detailing the fight between PanOceania and the Combined Army. The complete document is available from the Corvus Belli website.

Games Workshop is continuing along with their Genestealer Cults releases. Several formations are currently available for pre-order, allowing players to quickly and easily start a Genestealer Cult force. The Goliath Truck is also available for pre-order, along with the Neophyte Hybrid Squad and the cult Acolyte Iconward. This week’s pre-orders also contain a brand new product: the Warhammer 40,000 Battle Mat: City Ruin. The Battle Mat is a 4’ x 4’ neoprene rubber mat with an Imperium-themed print, giving players a quick and easy way to play smaller games of Warhammer 40,000 or Kill Team. The company also provided a short video going over how to paint the Warhammer: Age of Sigmar themed battle mat which should be available to pre-order next week.


Forge World announced pre-orders are now open for the Sokar pattern Stormbird, a gargantuan armored colossus of a flying transport vehicle. The Sokar pattern Stormbird has a transport capacity of either fifty Space Marines, five Dreadnoughts, and even an entire Rhino armored transport. Rules for using the transport in games of Warhammer 40,000 are available from the Forge World website, while rules for using the transport in Horus Heresy games are available in The Horus Heresy Legiones Astartes: Age of Darkness army book.

Image courtesy of Forge World
Image courtesy of Forge World

Wyrd Miniatures has announced the details for this year’s Rotten Harvest painting contest. The contest will run until midnight GMT November 1st. There are four separate themed categories with $75, $50, and $25 vouchers for the Wyrd online store up for grabs. Awards for the best miniature overall, best base or diorama, and best Wyrd Miniatures entry are available as well. Complete contest details are available on the Wyrd forums.

And finally, Warlord Games has a pair of new miniatures available for Bolt Action, their historical WWII miniature wargame. The British M3 Stuart tank platoon comes with three tanks with options to use flamethrowers, 5 MMG, external fuel tanks and sand guards. The company also released their Oddball Heroes, an infantry squad based on the 1970s movie ‘Kelly’s Heroes’. The Oddball Heroes comes with eight metal miniatures and a small booklet containing special rules for each individual model to bring a bit of Hollywood action to your Bolt Action games.

Image courtesy of Warlord Games
Image courtesy of Warlord Games


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!