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The Hobbit


Saruman had spies everywhere. No matter where the Fellowship went, there was surveilance on them. Even the very birds of the air would report back to him. And that's who you can get for your forces now from Forge World. They've started taking orders for Crebain of Dunland. Head on over and get your name on the list to get them as soon as they're available.

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Middle-earth. It's basically the location that set the foundation for "fantasy" as we generally know it today. Well, Free League Publishing, makers of such games as Tales From the Loop and the official Aliens RPG, have announced that they've acquired the license to make RPGs in the vaunted setting.

Games Workshop has a whole lot of things going on in their webshop this week. There's a new Necromunda book and unit. They've got some new Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game kits. But they've also got a bunch of heroes for Age of Sigmar now available individually. So, if you've been wanting some of these figures but didn't want to have to buy a huge set to get them, now you can. As I say, it's a lot going on.

Games. Most of them are competitive in nature. And where you have competition, you're going to have tournaments where players want to find out who's the best. If you're a fan of the Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game and you are wanting to hold some tourneys, then the Matched Play Guide is for you. It's got all sorts of scenarios and matched play rules for your games. And even if you don't play tourneys, you can still get a whole host of new scenarios to try out.

Forge World is taking pre-orders for this book, along with a bunch of 40k waterslide transfers or the Emperor's Children, White Scars, and Dark Angels.

Apparently, Games Workshop was just like, "Well, we'll make it all available now" this weekend. There's a new Battletome for Age of Sigmar. There's a new book for the Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game. There's a new team for Blood Bowl. And there's new planes for Aeronautica Imperialis. And besides that, there's all sorts of minis kits you can order, including figures, terrain, and more. Plus dice, magazines, deluxe versions, and on and on and on and on. Might be easier to just say, "check it out."

Sort of two camps worth of pre-orders this week from Games Workshop. On one side, you've got a new Necromunda box set as well as book in the form of The Book of Ruin. On the other side, you've got a whole bunch of new Lord of the Rings sets, including some named characters like Legolas, some of the Dwarves from The Hobbit, and more. So, whether you want sci-fi gangs or epic high-fantasy figures, there's a little something for you.

It's time for some new Middle-earth Releases over at Forge World. They've been pushing it pretty hard lately. So, if you're looking to bulk up your Lord of the Rings figure collection, you can grab a 2-pack of the Defenders of Helm's Deep or a whole group of Nazgul.

Hobbitses. They may be small, but don't discount their value to Middle Earth. The Shire may seem peaceful, but they have their own rogues and vagabons, along with just those with strong personalities. Forge World is letting you add some new of the half-pints to your collection with two new pairs of figures that you can order now.

I know it happens somewhat often, getting some rather extreme differences between different releases from Forge World some weeks. But this one is pretty far apart. On one side, we've got a new Young Bilbo figure that's only available for a week to order. On the other, we've got three new weapons for Adeptus Titanicus with which to outfit your-

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giant robots. I need to make sure that alarm's working right. I think it got confused a little too.

Two ends of the spectrum available to pre-order from Forge World this week. On one hand, you've got a pair of Necromunda figures, Apollus Kage & Krotus Hark, to add to your gangs. On the others, there's two Middle-earth kits in the form of Ruffian Leaders and Will Whitfoot & Baldo Tulpenny. So, if you like sci-fi gangs or fantasy Hobbits, you've got some options.

I know, a really generic headline, but when it comes to typing out all the different things that are available to pre-order this week from Games Workshop, it'd either be a really short headline that gets you to read on, or a large amount of the story would just be up in said headline. Anyway, Games Workshop has a ton of stuff up for pre-order right now. Arguably, the two biggest are the new Battletome: Sylvaneth and Scouring of the Shire books for Age of Sigmar and the Middle-arth Strategy Battle Game, respectively. There's also new figures for both those games, a new elven Blood Bowl team, new sets for Adeptus Titanicus, 40k, and pretty much everything else you can think of. There's terrain. There's dice. There's... I mean, I told you it was a lot of stuff.

Big pre-order week for Games Workshop this week. Primarily, they've got the 2019 General's Handbook for Age of Sigmar. Those that want to be up-to-date with the rules will want to check it out. There's also a host of Lord of the Rings releases, including Radagast the Brown. Finally, the latest issue of White Dwarf is available to order. And, right there on the cover, a white dwarf. Seems fitting.

All fantasy miniatures for you to pre-order this week from Forge World. Though it's not all the same brand of fantasy. We've got the mounted and unmounted version of Deorwine, Chief of the King's Knights for Lord of the Rings/Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game/The Hobbit. Then, over on the fantasy sports side of things in Blood Bowl, there's Deeproot Strongarm, star player treeman, and a pair of referee figures.

There's just a ton of stuff over in Games Workshop's pre-order page right now. Some of it is still from last week, including the various Chaos figures they had. But there's also plenty of new things, like new Nightvault expansions, a whole bunch of figures for the Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game, and some returning items that are getting another release, like a book for said Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game and Adeptus Titanicus.

Quick one for you today from Forge World. Their latest pre-release figure is Elfhelm (who is neither an elf nor a helmet, but what's in a name, anyway?), a captain of Rohan that you can add to your forces. He's available both on foot as well as on horseback, because who wants to walk to battle, anyway?

For those that have seen the various Hobbit movies, you know about the epic battle between Thorin Oakenshield and Azog. For those that haven't seen the various Hobbit movies... here's a cool dwarf and orc set for you to add to your collection. Orders are being taken now over at Forge World for these two to add to your Middle Earth tabletops.

A shotgun of new pre-orders this week from Forge World. There's new Orcs for your Blood Bowl teams. There's new new House Cawdor weapon packs for Necromunda. And there's Denethor and Irolas for the Lord of the Rings. So, Fantasy Sports, Sci-fi skirmish, and fantasy army game. It's a little for everyone.

Really going for two ends of the spectrum here with this week's set of pre-orders from Games Workshop. On one hand, you have Giant Robot Alert in the form of new kits for Adeptus Titanicus. On the other side, there's a whole lot of stuff for The Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game, including new Gandalf and Theoden kits, plus a new book, as well as a whole host of units.

The glittering white city, Minas Tirith, has many who protect it from all foes. In this set, Húrin and Ingold can be added to your ranks. The forces of Mordor will have their work cut out for them when such stalwart warriors take the field. The Wardens of Gondor set includes 3 figures, and can be ordered now over on the Forge World site.

Goblins. They're everywhere. They're mean. They're nasty. They're coming after Frodo and the dwarves in The Hobbit. They're also available to order from Forge World. There's a Goblin Mercenary set you can pick up, or go all-out and get a whole Horde (goblins are certainly known for traveling in packs, after all).
Two ends of the spectrum over on Forge World's ordering page this week. On one hand, you've got the next set of Nazgul figures for The Hobbit. On the other hand, you've got doors for Rhinos and Land Raiders for a whole bunch of different Space Marine chapters.
The Nazgul are the elite of Sauron's fighting forces. They're his agents out in the land of Middle Earth, seeking out the One Ring, along with whatever nefarious plots Sauron's cooked up. You can now order a new trio of these deadly creatures from Forge World for your games of The Hobbit.
Games Workshop's a little bit of all over with this week's set of pre-releases that you can order now. The biggest one is probably the new Blood Angels codex, as well as a bunch of units for them, including Primaris Marines with Blood Angels insignia. Second would be the Blood Bowl items, which includes a new Elf team, along with an Elf pitch, team cards, and other various and sundry. Finally, there's some new The Hobbit releases, including a Battle Companies book.
Here we are, once more at the threshold to the weekend. I know I'm ready for it. It's been a busy week with a lot of work going on here at the office. I could use a day of just hanging out and playing with my toy soldiers with some good friends. At least, that's the plan for tomorrow. In the meantime, it's time to fill up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

On the platter today we have: Gundabad Orc Upgrade Set Available To Order from Forge World, Early Achaemenid Persian Immortals Available From Xyston Miniatures, More Really Useful Box Storage Items Available From Sally 4th, and New Iron Reich Warchief Available From Kromlech.

Games Workshop is looking to be all-inclusive with this week's set of releases. There's new Nurgle releases for 40k. There's a bunch of new box sets for Age of Sigmar, as well as a campaign system. There's even a pair of Hobbit releases. Let's take a look.