As 2020 grinds towards a close, it’s time for the inevitable avalanche of plastic out of Nottingham as Games Workshop prepares their Christmas bundles. While the internet is no doubt screaming about leaks and the savings, we’re currently not at liberty to discuss them…
While we can’t spill details, what we CAN say is that we’ll be taking orders SOON (TM) (‘Soon’ being Saturday, 28th November, assuming a shell doesn’t find the magazine) and we’ll be slapping some rather attractive preorder discounts on these army deals.
So belt up, folks. As with all holiday product, we expect quantities to be limited and we’ll be doling out the deals in a first-come-first-served fashion, so if you want to stake your place in the line for any of the battleforces, drop us a mail at email@example.com so we can keep you up to date with the preorder promotions when actual orders open.
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In the meantime, here’s a quick look at the armies, including someone clearly not being able to count squigs. The four Age of Sigmar Battleforces take the lead here, but hop on straight down if you want to get to the six Warhammer 40,000 Battleforces.
First up is the Gloomspite Gitz Fungal Loonhorde, containing a Loonboss on Giant Cave Squig, a Dankhold Troggoth/Dankhold Troggboss, 6 Rockgut Troggoths and… while we’re fairly certain GW’s not mad enough to cut a new squig sprue and we’re assuming there are actually 15 Squig Hoppers/Boingrot Bounderz instead of the 14 on the cover and the graphic intern got smacked upside the head, don’t quote us on that.
The diet can wait with the Ogor Mawtribes Meatgrinder Warglutt. A Mawtribe Tyrant bosses around 12 Ogor Gluttons, an Ironblaster/Scraplauncher, 4 Ironguts, 4 Ironbelchers and an Aleguzzler Giant in an avalanche of angry rotund men rushing the enemy army like a buffet line. Breath mints not included.
Can’t make up your mind? Consider the Disciples of Tzeentch Fatesworn Host: In the box, you get a Lord of Change/Kairos Fateweaver and a Gaunt Summoner leading a cavalcade of 20 Kairic Acolytes, 10 Tzaangors and 3 Tzaangor Enlightened (enough not to walk). After that, get into the spirt of things by changing your mind and starting another army instead.
Get delicious steampunk into everyone else’s fantasy wargame with the Kharadron Overlords Barak-Nar Skyfleet. Brokk Grungsson, Lord-Magnate of Barak-Nar commands a squadron of skyvessels including an Arkanaut Frigate, 2 Grundstok Gunhaulers and 6 Endrinrigger/Skywardens. Also remember to remind your opponent that they’re being outmanoeuvred by dwarves.
Wouldn’t be a Games Workshop Christmas bundle without Marines would it? The Space Marine Interdiction Force heavily features the tacticool Space Marine Vanguard Marines, led by a Primaris Captain in Phobos Armour and backed up by 10 Primaris Reivers, 10 Primaris Infiltrators/Incursors, an Invictor Tactical Warsuit and an Impulsor so some the Captain and five of his cronies can ride in style rather than walking around like a pleb. Don’t forget that blue is the stealthiest colour.
The Astra Militarum Bastion Platoon probably was originally the first Warhammer 40,000 army on the list, but somehow got shown up by the Space Marines getting the feature spot as usual. This box contains plenty of bodies, with a Cadian Command Squad placed in charge of 20 Cadian Guardsmen, 3 Cadian Heavy Weapons Teams, a Sentinel Scout Walker/Armoured Sentinel, a Chimera transport and a Hydra/Wyvern for fire support.
Want to loudly spout one liners about being back like a certain former governor? While we admire your dedication to 80’s cinema, you’re many many editions too late for that. What you’re not too late to do is to end all life with a Necron Eradication Legion. Burn it all with a Cryptek leading their bodyguard of 5 Lychguard/Triarch Praetorians, 5 Immortals/Deathmarks, 10 Necron Warriors (and attendant scarabs), a Triarch Stalker, a Doom Scythe/Night Scythe for air support and Canoptek Spyder to clean up the mess when everything is done.
Marines again, but spikey this time. Let the Galaxy burn with the Chaos Space Marine Decimation Warband as you smack some heads with a Chaos Lord carrying a thunder hammer and back him up with his posse of 10 Chaos Space Marines, 5 Chaos Space Marine Havocs, 5 Chaos Space Marine Terminators and a Forgefiend/Maulerfiend. Your army is also probably Alpha Legion, whether you want it or not. Hydra Dominatus.
And so with this festive season, we’re once again back to the topic of food. The Tyranid Brood Swarm puts the ‘eat’ in defeat by gorging on your enemy. A Hive Tyrant leads the slaughter, directing 10 Gargoyles, 16 Genestealers, 3 Hive Guard/Tyrant Guard and a Hungry Hungry Haruspex (or Exocrine if you swing that way) to chew through the foe. After all, if your opponent’s army wasn’t meant to be eaten, why was it made of biomass?
Psychic Phase? Close Combat? What are they talking about? You came here to shoot some guns. The T’au Empire Starpulse Cadre doubles down on the shooting and mecha with a T’au Commander XV-85 Enforcer Armour Crisis Battlesuit/ XV86 Coldstar Battlesuit directing the fire of 10 T’au Pathfinders, 10 Fire Warriors/Breachers, 3 XV8 Battlesuits, a XV88 Broadside Battlesuit and a TX4 Piranha.
That’s ten massive battleforces going up for preorder on Saturday, 28th November. As mentioned earlier, we fully expect quantities to be allocated, so drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to get in on our contact list, so you can be at the start of the line when orders open.