Big Game News Across The Spectrum From Games Workshop’s Warhammer Fest Europe

August 20, 2018 by brennon

It was a big weekend for Games Workshop as they held their first Warhammer Fest Europe. At the event, they had their regular gaming goodness and such but they also unveiled lots of special new projects and miniatures for us to get excited about for a range of their games.

The Might of Khorne by Pawel Makuch

To start off on something awesome we had this amazing diorama which won the Slayer Sword this year. This is The Might of Khorne by Pawel Makuch and it looks just like one of those amazing art pieces that you see inside the books! I like that it doesn't just cover Age of Sigmar but also Warhammer 40.000 as well.

Necromunda

The second bit of news was that we're seeing another gang get added to the mix for Necromunda. Above you can see the Cawdor Executioner. First off, it's great to see more gangs from the old crop getting added into the mix. Second, however, is that maybe Games Workshop needs to rethink this sculpt.

Necromunda Cawdor Executioner - Games Workshop

As some folks have pointed out online the pointed hat and the nooses around the neck, whilst apt for an executioner, don't exactly create an image some people are comfortable with. All it would take is a different colour scheme here (say, white) and suddenly you're creating a character that would be very disturbing. I'm sure this is simply an oversight on the part of Games Workshop but it already has a few people rather upset which is indeed justified.

(Note: I am aware that it might be making a mountain out of a molehill but it behoves me to raise some concerns people had about this on Twitter and such over the weekend. I don't think the miniature is inherently offensive, and I actually think he looks very cool, but it's understandable why some people have had adverse reactions to it. Just be aware of this when discussing in the comments below, and try not to get too up in each other's grills about it).

The Horus Heresy

Moving on to a happier topic we also had the announcement of the end of The Horus Heresy. Well, the final book in that series anyway. This then leads the Black Library team into the Siege Of Terra series which will tell the end of this epic conflict. With that also comes one of the most iconic Legions of the period, the Blood Angels.

Blood Angels Praetor - Games Workshop

The Blood Angels are making their stand amongst the other Loyalist Legions in The Horus Heresy. Everyone knows the sacrifice made by their Primarch and the way that it led to the curse that now permeates their bloodline and geneseed.

Blood Angel Leviathan Dreadnought - Games Workshop

It is going to be awesome seeing more of these Horus Heresy-era Blood Angels hitting the tabletop, resplendent in their very heavily adorned armour.

Adeptus Titanicus

This leads us onto another portion of The Horus Heresy and Adeptus Titanicus. The team behind the game are soon going to be unleashing the Warhound Titan onto the tabletop and we got a glimpse at it from their blog over the weekend.

Adeptus Titanicus Warhound Titan - Games Workshop

Once again, I will echo a lot of what we've said previously. The Adeptus Titanicus range is looking fantastic and now suddenly a much easier way for folks to collect these massive war machines without having to remortgage the house!

Kill Team: Rogue Trader

We also got an update on just what this Rogue Trader business is. We start off with this rather funky trailer...

This new expansion for Kill Team will tell stories from the furthest reaches of the lore and not only introduce to you two new Kill Teams (which can be used in standard games) but also a campaign that follows Rogue Trader Elucia Vhane and her fight against these deadly Mutants.

Rogue Trader Kill Team - Games Workshop

As they mentioned within the blog, this new box not only gives you two new Kill Teams to play as but also provides you with the terrain and landscapes to fight out many more battles with other Kill Teams too. I like the idea of more themed and narratively driven campaigns for Kill Team as it's how the game always should have been in my opinion. I do love a bit of story!

This also leads on to ANOTHER pair of new Kill Teams with the Deathwatch...

Deathwatch Kill Team - Games Workshop

...and the Dark Eldar.

Dark Eldar Kill Team - Games Workshop

Both of these Kill Teams come with the standard load-out of the miniatures you need plus all of the extra rules gubbins. You also get some nice terrain pieces to create a dark and twisted jungle on the tabletop, perhaps growing up around the remains of an old Eldar Webway Gate?

Warhammer Underworlds: Nightvault

The next big addition comes in the form of Season II of Warhammer Underworlds. Having survived Shadespire you are now travelling to a new and equally dangerous place.

I really enjoyed the handful of games I played of Shadespire and would love to see what they have played for Nightvault. I'm sure everything from the previous outing will be usable in the new Season but I am looking forward to what's on the cards. I am thinking Aelfs!

Age Of Sigmar

Not much landed for Age Of Sigmar this time around but we did get a peek at a new Endless Spell.

Age Of Sigmar Flaming Bull - Games Workshop

This Flaming Bull spell has led some folks to speculate about what the newest faction for Age Of Sigmar might be. Chaos Dwarves have always been a part of the Warhammer lore and so it would be very interesting to see if they make their way into the mainstream rather than being relegated to Forge World only!

Speed Freeks!

We also got a proper look at the War Buggy from Games Workshop which will herald the coming of Speed Freeks to the Warhammer 40,000 world.

We got a proper lowdown on what will be included as part of the boxed game.

Ork War Buggy #1 - Games Workshop

"This boxed set pits you against a friend in a series of death races between a variety of Orkish speedsters, including the aforementioned Kustom Boosta-blasta and the Shokkjump Dragsta – a racer that uses shokk-attack technology to project itself ahead of the competition – or just into anyone that looks like they need smashin’ up."

Ork War Buggy #2 - Games Workshop

So, look out for some massively customisable War Buggies and more coming your way from the Games Workshop team for this game. I can see this being another one of those fun games to play instead of having to deal with massive armies in Warhammer 40,000.

As someone who has stepped away from the idea of large games all of these smaller boxed set experiences are very much up my alley and very tempting to pick up, especially if they can exist in their own little bubble without too many additional purchases needed.

Blood Bowl

We finish on some Blood Bowl with the announcement of another team, Nurgle's Rotters.

This new team expands on the array of options available to you in Blood Bowl and provides you with another neat painting challenge.

Nurgle's Rotters - Blood Bowl

A friend of mine does have the new Blood Bowl game and I would like to play more of it I think. I might bring back my old Human team, the Ostland Ogres, who lost their Ogre in the first game...yep, I was that unlucky.

...Oh, And One More Thing

We also got another awesome teaser for the Sisters Of Battle who will be joining us in 2019.

Sisters Of Battle 2019 - Games Workshop

The Games Workshop team has been showing off more progress on the Sisters Of Battle and particularly the weapon options available to them which you can see on the blog HERE.

Phew, that was a lot of stuff from Games Workshop! What caught your eye from their reveals this year at Warhammer Fest Europe?

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"What caught your eye from their reveals this year at Warhammer Fest Europe?"

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