Didn’t we just go over a bunch of juicy news and previews? Oh wait that was over a week ago. Still, a week?! Slow down, GW, we can’t keep up! Alright, guys lets gather back ’round the round table to go over what was shown off.
Yesterday a ton of news dropped at Warhammer Fest Europe, a bit shocking considering how much news has been dropping lately for a variety of Games Workshop games, but it looks like GW was holding plenty of tasty nuggets in reserve for us. James, Jeff and I give our thoughts on the beans that were spilled on yesterday’s Warhammer Community post.
Finally the price speculation can end! And we know the drop date!
Just saw this from a guy who works for the FLGS I usually game at. Pre-orders for the new Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game stuff. I don’t think the entire LotR/Hobbit line are going off web exclusive, but at least these items will be.
Battle of Pelennor Fields Boxed Game: $150 USD
Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game Rules Manual: $60 USD
Armies of the Lord of the Rings Sourcebook: $60 USD
Warriors of Minas Tirith (24-model box): $40 USD
Knights of Minas tirith: $32 USD
Haradrim Raiders: $32 USD
War Mumak of Harad: $100 USD
Mordor/Isengard Troll: $40 USD
Looks like a good value for the box set, great value for infantry, but cavalry are going up in price a bit and the Mordor Troll and Mumak adjusted probably just to create even prices.
Also posted was this display stand for stores.
A member of the Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire group on Facebook got his White Dwarf early in the mail and posted this interesting shot of upcoming Shadespire products. We already knew the leader cards pack was coming, but new boards!? The description says the Shattered City Board Pack is “filled with innumerable dangers, from bottomless pits to hidden blades.” The full rules will be included with each board set. It will be interesting to see how players tailor their decks to these new threats on the board.
I took the liberty of cropping in on the boards and blowing the images up a little. Looks like one board has some orbs of glowing light, the other a flaming brazier and some pits?
Also coming are some card sleeves, generic for any warband and includes sleeves for power and objective cards. I’m guessing those have different art on the back. Can’t wait to hear more about these new boards.
Middle-earth project manager Adam Troke joined host Ceri this week on Warhammer Live to chat about what’s going on in Middle-earth and play some Strategy Battle Game. Not everyone has a Twitch subscription or can tune in to the live stream, so we’re here to fill you in.
I’m not sure how this guy received the new Dark Elf Blood Bowl team from Games Workshop, but he’s got an unboxing up on YouTube. It’s in French, so I don’t know exactly what he’s saying put he shows the sprues and built minis for the 3x linemen, runner, blitzer and witch elf. He shows a Necromunda Van Saar box at the beginning of the video, maybe he’s trying to say he bought a Van Saar gang and the Dark Elves were inside? Perhaps he received a review copy but broke the street date?
Feel free to check it out, I’d like to note this is not an official Wyrd Stones & Tackle Zones unboxing and the work is not our own.
This week’s Inside the Studio featured White Dwarf staff writer Dan Harden previewing with Ceri the June edition of White Dwarf which is out tomorrow (or for you folks with subscriptions, you might even have it today!). Let’s take a peek at what’s under the cover then.
I was out on vacation last week so I’m still catching up on gaming news, but last Friday Games Workshop casually dropped a couple of tidbits for us from the UK Games Expo. Warhammer Community buried the lead but I won’t …
I woke up this morning to the alarm going off on my phone, as I roll over to hit the snooze my bleary eyes so a push notification from YouTube telling me Warhammer TV has posted a new video, a trailer for Soul Wars. What’s this, my brain asks? My bleary eyes take in the info, then check Warhammer Community to see a news post about a mile long detailing all the million awesome things coming to Age of Sigmar this month.
I’d like to introduce a new feature on Wyrd Stones & Tackle Zones, the Warhammer Live Recap! I know not everyone has time to tune in to the free Warhammer Live streams or Twitch accounts to go back and watch after it airs, so I thought you all might enjoy a little recap of the interviews. I’ll be focusing on the streams where the focus is on Specialist Games or from the Middle-Earth team as those are what I’m particularly interested in. As I don’t play AoS or 40k I’m afraid my knowledge is rather limited to what’s going on so I’m not sure my recaps would be as beneficial.
To the recap!