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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.

There's many different Space Marine chapters in the 40k universe, each with their own combat strategies, strengths, focus in doctrine, and choice for equipment when hitting the battlefield. If you're looking to diversify your army a bit from just your average Marine force, you can now order two new codices from Games Workshop. You can put your name down to get either Raven Guard or Iron Hands (or both, I suppose) books now.

I mean, I like rain. I like storms. But I'm not really thrilled when they cause huge amounts of damage, I.E. - become Ruinstorms. But that's just what you're getting to order from Forge World this week. There's new Ruinstorm Daemon Brutes that you can get for your 40k Horus Heresy armies. Place your orders now.

Shoom! Shoom! Dakka-dakka-dakka! Neeeeeroooom! Bshhhh! Aaaaah! *moves the little planes around by their stands while making sound effects*

Err... umm... yes. *puts toy planes away* Games Workshop has started taking pre-orders for a new miniatures game set in the 40k universe. It's Aeronautica Imperialis and it's akin to Wings of Fury and X-Wing, in that you're controlling aircraft in the skies high above the battlefield. The starter set is Imperial vs. Orks. You can order your copy now.

A classic game in a new form. Relic, the epic sci-fi adventure around the Antian Sector, is now available from WizKids. What's different about the WizKids version? The busts for the figures have been improved. There's also upgraded punchboard and scenario cards. Want to get something a little extra? There's the Deluxe version where the busts are pre-painted for your convenience. You can get your copy now.

Forge World releases do sometimes fall on pretty far spectrums in terms of theme from one-another. You've got sci-fi. You've got fantasy. It's a little from column A. It's a little from column B. That's what we have today. They are taking orders for new jetbikes for the White Scars and a gunship for the Legion Janitorales... I mean, Custodes. They've also got a new set for the Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game that's the various defenders of Lake-town, including Bard, Legolas, and Tauriel.

There's... just about everything in this announcement. It's a little hard to summarize, since it covers pretty much all of GW's game lines, from Age of Sigmar to 40k and their various spin-offs, as well as the Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game. Suffice to say that if you play any GW games, there's something probably in here for you to check out.

Some new box sets are availble to pre-order from Games Workshop over in their store for some of the spin-off games from 40k. There's a new Kill Team starter that pits the Space Marines against the Tau. Then, you have a new Blackstone Fortress expansion called Escalation. It, as one would expect, continues on the story of the game as you try and take back the weapon systems in the fortress.

There's a new Space Marines codex making its rounds for you 40k players. And, as usual, when there's a new Codex release, the next couple waves are also for that faction. As such, there's new Marines that you can get, including some leaders and a new Tactical Warsuit.

Space Marines. They're pretty much the most iconic thing in Warhammer 40k. They've also got a new codex that you can order from Games Workshop. There's also a supplemental codex for the Ultramarines and White Scars. So, if you don't want Space Romans and instead want Space Mongols, you can pick that up. There's also a few new minis and some chapter dice if you prefer.

Ah, Dark Angels. Back when I played 40k, they were my chapter of choice. Granted, my main army was Orks, so maybe I just had a surplus of green paint already sitting around. But that's beside the point, if you're a Dark Angels fan, there's a new Dreadnaught and Terminator that you can pre-order from Forge World for your boys in black (before they went green).

Games Workshop is going a bit retro. They've pulled a trio of old Chaos Sorcerer models out of the vaults and are ready to custom-make some when you want to order them. This might be your last chance for a while to pick them up. So get now while the getting is good.

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You know what that sound means. It's the Giant Robot Alert and that's what Forge World is bringing us this week. They're the Knight Moirax and there's two weapon loadouts that you can pre-order now from their webshop for your 40k armies.

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.

Forge World has a new character from their Horus Heresy Character Series for you to order. It's Chapter Master Raldoron of the Blood Angels, seen here making sure his equipment is well taken care of. Demon blood corrodes pretty badly, after all. You can order him alone or with a retinue of terminators.

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Giant robot alert! We've got giant robot alert! And these are mean ones, too. Games Workshop is coming out with the Chaos Knights codex for 40k, and you can order yours now, along with the first two Knight kits. As if that weren't enough, there's also new Blackstone Fortress releases you can check out.

I don't know what it is about Warhammer 40k, but it seems to just end up with people owning huge armies. I know my Ork army was massive. Even my Dark Angels army would push the scales in terms of number of minis. And, of course, if you have all those figures, you sometimes want to see them all on the table at once. It's just big and impressive. And that's what you can do with Warhammer 40k: Apocalypse. Games Workshop is taking pre-orders for this new mode, as well as a whole ton of battle sets, over on their website now.

Well, that's a kit that's been around for quite some time mostly unchanged. It's the Leman Russ. Games Workshop has retooled the old Imperial Guard mainstay. There's also a new Warhammer Underworlds deck called Power Unbound. Both of these are available to pre-order now from their website.

So, you've brought shame and dishonor upon your name and your clan! You shall be punished by... being given some kick-ass power armor and super-powerful weapons. Seems legit to me. That's exactly what the White Scars do with their dishonorable soldiers. I guess when you're in a chapter that's all about speed and maneuverability, being "stuck" in terminator armor could be a drag. You can pre-order your White Scars Legion Ebon Keshig Terminator troops now from Forge World.

And again, here's appropriate music while ordering.

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Giant robot alert! We have giant robot alert!

Forge World has a new knight model that you can order from their webshop. It's the Acastus Knight Asterius and it's a biggie. Giant weapons. Missile launcher on the back. It's got it all. You can put in your orders for it now.

Feel free to put on some appropriate music while looking over these new figures. Forge World has a pair of new figures available to order for the White Scars over in their webshop. We've got a new Praetor, and then we have some Giant Robot Alert with a new Leviathan Dreadnaught (yes, I kinda love how it looks).

Games Workshop is expanding Kill Team, their skirmish version of 40k. The new Kill Team: Elites book is available to order now. There's also a trio of new crews that you can get your hands on, including a pair of Chaos ones and an Ork one, for those that might be interested.

Walking into battle is so lame. Better to ride in style. The folks at Forge World feel the same way, so they've got a pair of new transportation options for you for your 40k armies. There's the Legion Dreadnaught Drop Pod, which is pretty standard like you've seen before. Then there's the Mechanicum Ordinatus Aktaeus, something that would look rather familiar to any Ninja Turtles fans out there.

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Forge World is giving you a chance to expand your Adeptus Titanicus forces with a new variant of the Warlord Titan. You can get it bundled with the arms, or pick up the arms separately if you already have a titan body you'd like to add these new weapons to.

It's a little bit fantasy. It's a little bit sci-fi over at Games Workshop this week for their new releases. The bigger of the two in terms of scale is a new Battletome for Age of Sigmar. It's the Fyreslayers, dwarves with fire-orange hair and beards that don't like the idea of shirts. There's also new figures to go along with the release. But GW is still working on more Chaos Marine releases as well, if you were also hoping to keep adding to your collection there.


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