Mechanicus & Ork Reveals PLUS Zoats Return To Warhammer 40K!

January 24, 2020 by brennon

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Wow. So, there were a lot of reveals at the Las Vegas Open this week as Games Workshop dived into all sorts of previews for the worlds of Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer: Age Of Sigmar. We start with the grimdark future and something very big, green and utterly mean. See what you make of this teaser...

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For those of you who don't know, Makari was known to be the luckiest Grot who ever lived. He managed to survive nine years serving his boss before (in the old lore at least) he was sat on by his master and then fed to a Squig. However, it seems like this plucky fellow has returned (or been cunningly replaced with a similar Grot) to serve Warboss Ghazghkull Thraka who has finally stopped running from Commissar Yarrick and the Black Templars.

I can't wait to see what they do here. I got into the world of Warhammer 40,000 with Armageddon and it inspired me to build a Black Templar force. Knowing that Ghazghkull is finally ready to get back to the business of splitting heads might mean we get to see how this all unfolds between him, the Space Marines and Yarrick.

Mechanicus Madness

As well as the coming of the big green one we also have some new bits and bobs for those playing as the Adeptus Mechanicus on the tabletop.

This bunch of previews takes a look at a range of new releases which aren't clanking machines but instead upgrades to their regular troops. Leading the way we have the Pteraxii & Serberys which give you some winged support to throw into the mix.

Pteraxii & Serberys - 40K

I am actually really liking what the Adeptus Mechanicus have been up to lately. Their flyer which was revealed not long ago seemed like an interesting addition to their repertoire and had the feel of something that would have been crafted by a visionary like Da Vinci. The same goes for a lot of what we're seeing here.

Pteraxii & Serberys Alt - 40K

These look like they could have been dreamt up by some mad sector of the Adeptus Mechanicus and now they are just looking to have a bit of fun testing them out on the battlefield. The same goes for their mounted options, the Serberys Raiders.

Serberys Raiders - 40K

Why would you not want to be riding into battle on the back of a mechanical steed which spits fire and could simply ride down your foe under metal hooves if you so desired? As well as the Raiders you've also got the Serberys Sulphurhounds here which are ready to get that flaming chaos into the mix.

Serberys Sulphurhounds - 40K

The rules for all of the models that you see here are going to be included in the next step for the Psychic Awakening campaign. Engine War is going to be firing things up for a bunch of different factions and you can expect to find lots more for the Daemons Of Chaos, Imperial and Chaos Knights and more within its pages.

Great Zoats!

Finally, we also had the reveal of a new creature/character for the world of Blackstone Fortress. You thought they were gone but the Zoat are returning to Warhammer 40,000...albeit with just one model right now.

The model itself is looking very cool and Blackstone Fortress seems to be the best way to start reintroducing these older races that might have been forgotten. You can throw all sorts of goodness into the mix here and I wouldn't be surprised if Games Workshop starts looking at more from the back catalogue in the coming months to support the game.

Zoat - 40K

I don't think many people are used to seeing some of these quirkier aspects of the grimdark future, especially not after years of us getting the very standard armies we've come to know. However, seeing these retro elements brought back to life in a new way is certainly a step in the right direction.

Zoat Details - 40K

I'm sure, as with most things from Blackstone Fortress, there will be a few ways to get him into your games of Warhammer 40,000 too.

Angels Of Death

Finally, we have a full teaser from the upcoming Angels Of Death animated show which is going to be coming to our screens soon.

I think this looks, and I hate to say it just fine. I think there is something about 3D animation like this which lends itself to looking a little bit clunky. I like the ideas and the final execution might change my mind but I'm not going to be jumping up and down about it just yet.

Major thumbs up though for them to have got to this point and I am ready to be pleasantly surprised.

What do you think of the Warhammer 40,000 reveals?

"What do you think of the Warhammer 40,000 reveals?"

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