Archive for November, 2014

Mantic Games Kings Of War 2nd Edition Changes Cheat Sheet

With the Kings of War Fantasy Battles Game 2nd Edtion Kickstarter wrapping up this weekend a playtesting Cheat Sheet of some the game changes has popped up on the web.

KoW 2nd Edition CHanges Quicksheet

The changes are all pretty positive.

Line of sight is clarified, Zap Users get a buff, debuff powers added to their arsenal, Elite and Vicious reroll all 1’s not just a single die, etc..

Calvary and Warmachines generally accepted as being just a little to good get some minor nerfage.

War Engines need to pointed the right way before firing and their new damage is in the mdeian range of their old damage. While artiliery’s maximum damage is lower, it’s mininum damage it twice what it used to be,

Calvary’s Crushing Strength rating will mostly be replaced with the new Thunderous Charge ability, which essentially functions like Crushing Strength but is lost when Disrupted or Disorderd.

White Dwarf 44 Warhammer 40K Shield of Baal: Deathstorm Contents Confirmed

Deathstorm Contents

Shield of Baal box set $125
25 miniatures, campaign supplement, and Small Rulebook with Blood Angel on Front

Blood Angels Strike Force- 12 models
Blood Angels Terminator Captain Karlean
5 Space Marine Terminators
5 Blood Angel Death Company
Blood Angles Death Company/Furioso/Librarian Dreadnought

Phodian Annihilation Swarm- 13 models
Spawn of Cryptus, Tyranid Genestealer Brood Lord
8 Tyranid Genestrealers
3 Tyranid Warriors
1 Tyranid Carnifex

White Dwarf 44 Confirms Warhammer 40K Shield of Baal Deathstorm Campaign Box and Blood Angels Rumors

This weeks up coming White Dwarf Issue 44 proudly proclaims

New Box set! Shield of Baal: Deathstorm The Blood Angels strike against the terrifying might of the Hive Mind

White Dwarf 44 Cover November 2014 Shield of Baal Deathstorm

Much to my delight, a picture from inside the magazine reveal the rumors of the mini rule book having a Blood Angels logo on the cover were kind of right ?

Shield Of Baal Deathstorm BooksThe cover of the mini rulebook features a Blood Angels Space marine brandishind a bolter, and half a Blood Angels logo on the trim, and another half of a Blood Angels logo on his shoulder pad.

 

Games Workshop to offer 40K Shield of Baal: Leviathan and other reprints in softcover

SpikeyBits Blog is reporting that, starting with Shield of Baal: Leviathan, GW will be offering softcover versions of their previously hardcover only Warhammer 40K supplements and codexes.

Shield of Baal Leviathan

Limited Editions, Spash Releases, Soft Covers and more. What does the future hold for Games Workshop?
A lot of Speculation has been going around lately about the “new direction” of the company, via the new CEO, but nothing concrete has emerged.
One thing seems to be sure, most of the rumors are all the same. Personally I’m not sure who Steve the Warboss is or why everyone seems to be quoting him as of late, BUT he has some good intel up until now so let’s go with it shall we?
Remember be sure to put your tin foil hats on this may all just be a bunch of random conjecture!
Collated courtesy of L’astropate
via Steve the Warboss
-Shield of Baal: Leviathan (and all later releases Expansions for 40k) will return in Softcover.
-Armybooks, Codices and Suppliments will all come sometime next year in Softcover Versions with a lower price.
If this pans out, I have very high hopes for new CEO Kevin Roundtree. Decisions like this indicate a rolling back of the “all collectors all the time” presentation that 40K and WFB have become of late.
It reflects a business pragmatism that accepts the wide financial spectrum of the GW customer base out there.
It acknowledges that yes there is a segment of the GW customerbase that indeed wants the ultra-elite leatherbound, scented with myrhh, gold-leafed editions of codices. BUT there are ALSO a lot of customers who want value priced rulebooks that allow them to put more of their hard earned cash into the fantastic GW models.
If true – It’s a good move and I salute it.

I think this is a great move. GW makes a majority of their sales on any new product on the week of release. Reprints never sell any where as well as the initial print run. By offering soft cover reprints, GW is saving themselves money on the printing, shipping, and storage, while appealing to a newer more frugal audiance who wasn’t wowed into buying it during it’s initial run. They can also spin it as caring about their customers concerns about rising prices. It’s a win, win situation.

Shield of Baal Box Set Rumors Deathstorm and Blood Angels Love

Deepstriking Landraiders inspired this gem.

  If The Rumours Were True

Then the internet had to sake it one step further

If The Rumors were true stormraven-tank

Which has to be the best proxy for a Stormraven I have ever seen.

and then..

BrokenRecord found a way to way to improve on it

Broken Records Landraider

in other news AxisOfEntropy is reporting on Naftka reporting on Faeit 212 preorting and anonymous source is reporting that

Shield of Baal box set $125 25 miniatures, campaign supplement, and rules
Shield of Baal: Deasthstorm $24 hardback 125pgs
 
Contents of the box set
Small Rulebook with Blood Angels on Front
Campaign Supplement -40pages
3 missions, rules and dataslates for each model, two formations- Strike Force Deathstorm and Phodian Annihilation Swarm
 
Blood Angels Strike Force- 12 models
Captain Karlean, 5 terminators, 5 deasth company, and a death company dreadnought
 
Phodian Annihilation Swarm- 13 models
Spawn of Cryptus, 8 genestrealers, 3 warriors, and a carnifex
 
The Spawn of Cryptus is a very large Broodlord towering over the height of warriors. Both the Spawn of Cryptus and Captian Karlean are new models.
The Captain, Broodlord, and warriors are in line with previous box set rumors, and I’ve felt that Death Company were prettymucha given, since the beggining, with them being iconic and a 5 man box set.
Interestingly, the mini rulebook is noted as having a Blood Angels logo on the cover. Being a Blood Angels player, since their first codex was released back in 2nd edition, I can’t approve of this enough.

Warhammer 40K Tyranid Forces of the Leviathan Sneak Peek at the Detachment and Formations

Shield of Baal: Leviathan leaks are on the net already

Forces of the Leviathan Index

As rumored, there are six new Datasheets. Six creatrures and Six Formations

Leviathan Detachment and Warlord Traits

The New Detachemnt allows 3 HQs, with a minimum of 3 Troop Choices, rerolls on the New Warlord Traits table, and Rerolls on Instinctive behavior tablesHyperToxic Node Formation Neural Node Formation SkyBlight Swarn Formation SkyTyrantSwarm Formation Sporefield Formation

Game of Thrones Addiction Fix – Epic Birthday Rap Battle

Winter is coming…but Game of Thrones is still months away. Soothe your Game of Thrones withdrawles with this catchy Game of Thrones Epic Birthday Rap Battle.

Fair Warning: It’s not work safe and definitely not child safe, but absolutely hilarious

[youtube http://youtu.be/xbEhByk4Icg]

If that made you smile there is related video “Game of Thrones” We are the North (Hodor Remix). It fetures an extended version of the Stark Family being merry with a chorus by Hodor

[youtube http://youtu.be/oYm6aMMcFu8]

I’ve lost count the amount of times I’ve watched these videos and they always seem to manage to put a smile on my face.

Warhammer 40K New Tyranid Broodlord Sneak Peek

New Warhammer 40K Tyranid Broodlord sculpt spotted in the Shield of Baal: Leviathan book.

New Tryanid Broodlord (1)

New Tryanid Broodlord (2)

New Tryanid Broodlord (3)

New Tryanid Broodlord (4)

There was some early confustion with people confusing this model with the Space Hulk version, but it is a different sculpt in a very similar style. It’s also apparently pretty huge by the looks of it.

It’s speculated as being one of the models in the rumored Shield Of Baal Campaign Box

Warhammer 40K Zoanthrope Brood Datasheet sneak Peak, and Venomthrope Sighting

White Dwarf 42 Dropped this week and it’s chock full of Tyranid love

First up we have a good look at the new Venomthropes.

Venomthropes New

Before seeing this pic, I heard a few people mention concers about them being monopose, but it looks like you work the tentacles around to get some variety out of them.

Datasheet Zoanthrope Brood Proper

And there is a proper look at the Zoanthroper Brood Datasheet.

It’s also worth mentioning that GW has confimed that all the new Tyranid datasheets, and 6 new Tyranid Formations, will be included in the Shield Of Baal: Leviathan Campaign Book.

Shield of Baal Leviathan

New Tyranids detachment rules and Warlord Traits to represent the composition of the forces of Hive Fleet Leviathan
• New Datasheets for the Mucalid Spore Cluster, Zoanthrope Brood, Maleceptor, Toxicrene, Tyrannocyte, Sporocyst and Mucolid Spore
• 6 new Tyranids formations

Warhammer 40K Zoanthrope Brood with Neurothrope Datasheet

Another peak into White Dwarf 42 brings us a look at the  Zoanthrope Brood. The Neurothrope is an upgraded Zoanthrope.

Zoanthrope Datasheet

ZOANTHROPE WS 3 BS 4 S 4 T 4 W 2 I 3 A 1 Ld 10 Sv 5+/3++ 50 pts

Warp Blast + 1 Additional Powers of the Hive Mind

NEUROTHROPE WS 3 BS 4 S 4 T 4 W 2 I 3 A 1 Ld 10 Sv 5+/3++ 75 pts

Adds Spirit Leech Psychic Power to Brood as long as it’s alive

 Both have the following special rules: Botherhood of the Psykers Level 2, Shadow of the Warp, Synapse Creature, and Very Bulky