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Monday, December 9, 2013

Tyranid Rumours again...

Sorry I've been quiet lately.  There have been a ton of new releases from GW, and Corvus Belli for Infinity but the rumour side of things has been pretty dry.  The best news to leak recently comes from Warseer:

+++++++++++ MAJOR UPDATE +++++++++++

Behold brothers and sisters, I have more evidence than you can handle Today we thought of kidding around with games Workshop and since my local dealer has a pretty good relationship with its GW Area Distributor we thought about try to include 3 Boxes of Plastic Hive Guard alongside the other products he needs to order. What started as a little joke ended up with a massive info leak. I was standing next to my dealer while he phoned, the speaker were turned on and this is what I heard with my own ears:
We: Hi XXX, we wanted to make an order
GW: Ok we can put the stuff in the package for this thursday
We: *name all the normal products*
GW: Ok I have managed your oder
We: ah and I saw a box of Hive Guards in the net - I want three of those aswell
GW: Haha yeah leaked pictures - and you know that. You need to wait till january
We: Does that mean we finally see bids in jan?
GW: Yeah, preorder around new year
We: can you give me some information or is this super secret?
GW: Yeah I can - we will inform the stores pretty soon anyway
We: Do you play bids, too or have any idea behind it?
GW: *searches Data* no not really, I rarely play
We: Ah ok
GW: here is what is in our system: a Harpyie for 62,50€, Hive Guards for 45,50€ . Haruspex for 57,50€ and a warrior box for 45,50€ .
We: No Drop Pod?
GW: Apparently not
We: Hmmm strange - I thought they would finally release one.
GW: This is pure speculation but I think I heard that the drop pod is no longer in the codex. this new creature is a transport thing
We: Cool, no chars, fine cast or clamshells?
GW: No just the things I just said, thats all.
We: Cool, can you tell me anything else?
GW: No - thats all
We: Ok Thanks

Tyranids in Jan
Harpyie 62,50
Schwarmwachen 45,50
Haruspex 57,50
Krieger Box 45,50.

And a followup from the ever reliable Endobai:

Heh, so it is out.
I can safely say something more.
All those sets allow construction of another unit, also the Haruspex which can be assembled as... another creature from Epic 40k.
Hive Guards got another weapon option which can be seen on the leaked image.
The weapon is electricity based. No doubt inspired by Teslas, but I have no idea if it works in a similar way.
Tyrant Guards are very lovely. My most favourite models in the release combining what is the best in the 3rd and 4th metal models.
Several weapon options just like with the warriors.
I think that they got those new 50 mm bases. I was mistaken in the past with the SM Centurions so forgive me if I commit another once again.
Haruspex is damn ugly so you will recognise it immediatelly, but its 'twin' is actually really nice looking MC.
Harpy's 'brother' is not called Eridne/however it was called in those rumours.

Exciting news for Tyranid players, but those prices are steep!

Monday, November 18, 2013

GW keeps up the pace

Although this is not intended to be specifically a GW blog, you must admit that folks from Nottingham have been putting out new products at a blistering pace.  Codex:  Inquisition is now available, Clan Raukaan and it's pile of Dreadnought goodness is coming out shortly and all signs point to a release for Tyranids by the end of the month.  This pace of releases from the last eighteen months has to have any fan excited.

So what will 2014 bring?  Rumours are coming out less frequently as GW has really clamped down on leaks, but so far several tipsters agree on a general schedule.

via Faeit 212:

Release Plan for 2014
January - Dwarfs
February - Imperial Guard I
March - Imperial Guard II
April - Wood Elves & new GW Page/Shop
May - Orks (40k)
June - Bretons
July - WHFB 9th Edition Rulebooks & Starter Set
August - Space Wolves
September - Orcs & Goblins I
October - Orcs & Goblins II

The two-wave release schedule is also rumoured to be coming for the Tyranids given the number of missing models from the range, and the large number of finecast figures.

It seems like 2014 will be every bit as packed as 2013 was.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Tyranids are coming, first leaked image!

My first and one true 40k love is finally getting a much needed new book and model release, and so far things are looking good!

According to earlier rumours, these new Hive Guard will have an alternate weapon (seen on the left) designed with Skyfire and the ability to enhance grounding checks for flying Monstrous Creatures.  This image certainly seems to bear that out.  Knowing GW this kit will likely also be a dual kit, maybe for Tyrant Guard or an entirely new unit.

There is apparently also a new Tyranid Warrior box coming:

...Its right it isnt a dual kit. Also it looks like they are on 60mm bases.
They got the broadside treatment....Its hard to judge as ive just seen the front of the box, but they do look bulkier and more squat than they did.

Can't wait for more leaks, although my wallet sure isn't happy about this.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Estate Sale - Massive GW Collection

I'm handling the sale of a large collection of GW products for the family of a friend who passed away recently.  Full details of this can be found in the forums so please take a look and see if there is anything that you would be interested in purchasing.


Codex: Inquisition page samples

Despite Games Workshops policy against leaks or early reveals, the new digital codex are being frequently teased on Facebook and the Black Library site.  The new batch of pages from the forthcoming Inquisition codex are full of very interesting details, although little in the way of rules.

Personally, I think the creation of a codex that is designed specifically to be used as allies is a great idea, and hopefully this is not the last such codex that we see.

From the latest Black Library update:

Few individuals embody the grim darkness of the far future like the dreaded Inquisitors, mysterious and clandestine individuals who hold incredible power and influence. This new codex is packed full of background and stunning artwork on the forces of the Inquisition, from the Ordos that make it up, to Inquisitors of legend throughout the Imperium (including some old favourites who might be familiar to fans of Black Library books…) 
The rules in this book allow you to add the agents of the Inquisition into any Imperial force (as well as fielding them, begrudgingly, alongside the armies some of the less belligerent alien races), or field them as an army in their own right. 
The main focus is very definitely on the individual Inquisitors themselves, with every Inquisitor now having access to a bewildering array of options, wargear and armour, making them one of the most customisable characters in the galaxy (as it should be). 
There are also plenty of ways to represent your Inquisitor’s alignment to a particular Ordo, from weapons, unique Inquisitorial relics and three Warlord Traits tables for Xenos, Hereticus and Malleus Inquisitors. 
Speaking of Warlords, this codex allows you to have an Inquisitor leading your Imperial forces, even when he isn’t part of your Primary Detachment (would you argue with an Inquisitor about who’s in charge?). 
Of course, Inquisitors rarely travel alone. Instead they bring with them experienced warriors and specialists, not to mention their pick of the best transports from across the Imperium. 
This is great way to represent your Inquisitor’s own particular field of expertise. Will you have a radical Inquisitor leading ethereal squadrons of Daemonhosts, or an experienced alien hunter with a pack of Jokaero Weaponsmiths in tow? Of course, you’re welcome to mix the two if you like (but we can’t promise that your space-ape and possessed monstrosity will play well together). 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Digital Codex: Inquisition

Now this one is a bit of a surprise, I hadn't heard any rumours about it before today, but according to the GW Digital Editions Facebook page, the next codex will be Codex: Inquisition, available in November.

From the release:
A full codex, packed with background and artwork on the forces of the Imperium’s most secretive and powerful organization. You’ll soon be able to field an Inquisitor and their retinue in any Imperial army in games of Warhammer 40,000. 

And the ubiquitous teaser image:

This one could be very interesting!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

First info leaks on Triumph and Treachery

News is starting to trickle in about 'Triumph and Treachery' the three-or-more player add-on runs for Warhammer Fantasy.

The two most interesting tidbits that can be gleaned are the use of 'Turn Cards' to control the flow of action between players and the 'Treachery Cards' that can be played in-game to help or hinder yourself or other players, such as forcing all models in a combat to re-roll successful hits.

This sounds like it could be a very interesting addition to the rules and is certainly worth a trial run.  The rumoured price of $100 CDN, however, is somewhat less appealing.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Battle Report - High Elves versus Ogres - 2,000 points

The first game arranged on the WarPegs forum went down this Sunday.  Thanks to Garth at Maxx for providing a table, and thanks to forum user EmperorPenguin for coming out for the game.  It was a great match and I enjoyed it immensely.

Come into the forums and read the full battle report HERE.

Adepta Sororitas rules revealed

The former 'Sisters of Battle' have been thoroughly overhauled for 6th edition, and the leaked rules from the new digital-only codex are now floating around the various rumour sites.  These seem to be agreed upon by everyone, so it's likely that these are accurate.

Overall the Sisters have been appropriately recosted and balanced and look to be a far more competitive option than they were with the old White Dwarf codex.  If only the metal-only models were a little more reasonably priced!

No more faith points. Acts of Faith are a no-modifiers Ld check that can be used 1/game to activate the act. Simulacrum points cost halved and lets the squad use their act 2/game.
Shield of Faith also grants adamantium will.
Warlord traits: Fear, +1 to Shield of Faith for unit, Re-roll DtW, Rage, 12" Stubborn Bubble, 12" Ld-for-Acts of Faith bubble.
Relics: Litanies of Faith (Auto-pass Acts & War Hymns), Cloak of Aspira (Re-roll Armor & Shield of Faith), Mantle of Ophelia (Eternal Warrior), Blade of Admonition (S+2, AP3, MC), Book of St. Lucius (12" auto-pass Fear & Regroup), Sacred Banner (12" +1 Att, re-roll morale, fear & pinning), Mace of Valaan (S+2 AP4, Flesh & Armorbane vs. demons)
Saint Celestine - +20pts. WBB is now an act of faith - only one use per game. Warlord Trait is 12" Ld bubble for Acts. Ardent Blade is now master-crafted +2 S. Still has Heavy Flamer. Now has Hit and Run.
Uriah Jacobs - +10pts. Has +1 Shield of Faith trait. Protector of the Faith grants an add'l use of unit's act of faith. Has War Hymns. Now has Zealot.
Kyrinov is gone.
Canoness Act is now Hatred. Rosarius -10 pts.
Battle Conclave - Arcos -5 pts, -1 A. Crusaders and Death Cult must have power swords.
Command Squad -50 pts, Hospitalier (10) and Laud (5) bought sperately. Have access to melee weapons in addition to special & heavy weapons. Act is Crusader, Fleet & Move through Cover.
Priests -20 pts. -1I. Get a list of 'War Hymns' that either re-roll failed saves, re-roll all failed wounds or give him (and not his unit!) Smash. NOw have Zealot.
Celestians -10pts, extras -1pt. Act is Furious Charge. Gained Stubborn.
Repentia -5 pts, extras -3pts. Lose FnP, Act is now 3+ FnP.
Sisters -65pts, 5 models base. Act is now Preferred Enemy. +10pts for Veteran Sergeant, can take eviscerators again!
Rhino +5pts, Searchlight standard.
Immolator -5pts, Searchlight standard. Heavy Bolter lost inferno rounds. Multi-meltas free upgrade.
Seraphim -5pts. Hand flamers is now -10pts. No eviscerator on Vet. Act is now Shred.
Dominion -5pts. Can take 4x weapons regardless of squad size. Act is now Ignores Cover.
Retributor - All weapons are now +10pts.
Exorcist -10pts.
Penitent Engine -5pts. Now has 3 Attacks, +1 for 2CCW.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Rumours of a busy WHFB schedule ahead...

The rest of 2013 and early 2014 is shaping up to be an exciting time for Warhammer Fantasy players.  In addition to the repeated rumours of 9th edition coming in 2014, a new expansion is all but confirmed to arrive in November:

via an anonymous source on Faeit 212Triumph and Treachery is an expansion that allows 3 or more players to battle upon the tabletop....... and in the end, there can be only one.
Its a hardcover expansion book, that comes with a deck of 36 game cards, 5 player turn cards, a pouch of game victory coins, a book with galleries, new artwork, examples of battles, and the rules for playing Triumph and Treachery with 3-5 players.
The cover of the book is a Dwarf fighting a Chaos Warrior in combat, with a Dark Elf Assassin sneaking in behind.
Official multiplayer rules for WHFB is great news, and something that I, personally, have been waiting a long time for.

Additionally, there are rumours about the supposed early 2014 releases of Dwarves and Wood Elves.  The Dwarf release, as rumoured:

OrcCrusher / TBM
Runic Anvil / War Altar
Squadron Box Gyrocopters
Thunderers Box / Crossbow / Dwarf Warriors (10)
Hammerers Box / Ironbreaker
Slayers Box / Brotherhood of Grimmir
Longbeards Box / Rangers
And initial rules and release rumours for Wood Elves:

 Hi Guys, new to the forum but a long time Wood Elves player.
The rumour is that the Wood Elves release is May 2014 and I have found some potential rules and releases translated from a Spanish forum, not sure about the accuracy but here goes:
Army wide ASF ( elves only )
- Hawkeye ( only elves , reroll one to hit, single shots)
- Spirit of the Forest ( unstable magical attacks, hatred , 5 + ward save , harmony with the forest )
- Elven Bow ( f4 , rapid fire , extra row )
- Saearath ( cc weapon , +1 Strength , + 1 SEspecial , spears )
- Explorers / Ambushers ( NDT : not what it is )

Forest Guard : Elvish Bow , Hawkeye
Eternal Guard : f4 , Saearath , L8
Light Knights : same
Driades : forms of combat .
Riders Halcon : Elven Bow , Hawk Eye , launches
Kournous Riders : Spirit of the forest, Saearath , L8 , F4 , A2 ( idk if directly go deer)
Arboreal : Spirit of the forest , as
Banshees : Spirit of the forest, Lamento ( breath attack ) , terror .
Eagle Claws : same
Wardancer : same , except for some changes that do not know .
Forest : Forest Spirit , Bow Elvish .
Men Tree: Like I
Millennial choleric : Hate Eternal , and nose to more

And releases
Man Megacaja Tree (Giant) / Durtu / Millennium cashflow
- Great Dragon Box Forest / Lord of the Forest / Sisters of Twilight
- Safety in Deer Forest Kournous
- Safety Kournous Riders (apparently nothing to do with the look of today, more fey and spiritual)
- Safety Wardancer / Forest
- Riders Box Falcon / Eagle Claws
- Safety Eternal Guard / Forest Banshees
- Blister Cantor of Trees
- Blister Lord of Forests
- Blister Skaw the Falconer
The Dwarf and Elf rumours both come from poster 'Ajota' on the Spanish Eye of Terror forums, which accounts for some of the unusual translations.  I'm not familiar with his/her reputation as a reliable source so I imagine you would take these rumours with a significant amount of salt.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Mantic Games' next Kickstarter - Mars Attacks!

Mantic Games is no stranger to Kickstarter, with Dreadball and Deadzone both succeeding wildly.  Now, their next Kickstarter has gone live - Mars Attacks - A stand alone boxed miniatures game based around simple dice mechanics with a strong tactical focus.

Hit the link for full details, but in the meantime check out some of the pics:

GW Release Schedule

If there is anyone that seems to have accurate GW rumours right now, it is the fellows at 40K Radio.  They nailed the Space Marine release, and the Dark Elves weeks before anyone else had even a hint.

Right now, this is what they see on the schedule for future releases after the second wave on Dark Elves in November:

Jan – Tyranids
Feb – can’t recall at the moment (Might be Hobbit related)
Mar – Dwarfs
Apr – Imperial Guard
May – Wood Elves

The big surprise and newest addition is the Wood Elves.  They are long, long overdue for a new book and replacement plastic kits, and will likely see a big shift to bring them in line with the new Dark Elves.  ASF for all Elves seems like a given at this point.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Gamesday Wrap-Up

It was an eventful Gamesday UK for GW fans this year, and there has been a ton of information on future releases, a few surprises and as always, more and more rumours.

Faeit 212 has a nice wrap up post as well as a wonderful photo gallery up.  Well worth the time to check them out if you are a WHFB or 40K fan.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Huge GW Infodump: Dark Elves, Gamesday and more!

This has been a huge weekend full of information from all the various rumour and news sites.  if you are a GW fan, there has been a lot to digest, but I thought I would link to the highlights from some of my favourite blogs:

Games Workshop has been keeping up an incredible pace for new releases this year, and that's a good thing.  With a rumoured release of WHFB 9th Edition next year, it's a great time to be a wargamer!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Rumoured Dark Elf Rules

These have been posted on a few of the rumour sites, and given how close we are to a release these are likely to be fairly accurate:

New Releases

  • All of the new models look great
  • The DE Army book is written by Matt Ward
  • The largest dual kit is the Cauldron of Blood which allows you to make either a Cauldron of Blood or a Bloodwrack Medusa. You can also use this kit to make the special character Crone Hellebron.
  • The next dual kit is Witch Elves and the Sisters of Slaughter – Sisters of Slaughter are apparently the lost daughters of fallen noble houses and look great.
  • The new DE Core box allows you to make your warriors with Spears, Swords and Shields or Repeater Cross-bows.
  • The Dual Hydra/Kharibdyss kit looks pretty good, there are pictures of the Hydra with different paint schemes that actually look a lot better than the leaked photo we’ve already seen.
  • The Special Character Shadowblade  is a single pose figure that will come in a clampack
  • There is a Lore of Dark Magic Card set being released.
  • Dark Elves now have the armywide special rule of ASF (unsure if this will apply to monsters/cold ones)
  • Dark Elves also have Hatred but presumably only in the first round
  • Black Guard have eternal hatred
  • New Rule called murderous prowess allows Dark Elves to re-roll 1′s to wound. Unsure if this will extend to shooting and magic.
  • There is a new Beastmaster Lord Level Character which costs 300 points when naked on a Manticore
  • Witch Elves are core and 11 points per model. They can also take magical banners.
  • A unit of 30 Spear Elves and of 30 Xbow Elves with Full command costs 390 points. Unsure what options were used but that means the warriors were 12 points per model.
  • A DE Sorceress Hero looks to be 80 points
  • Cauldrons of Blood still come out of Hero slots and look to have increased in points. They can join units and one of their powers allows a unit to re-roll to wound. In the Batrep a unit with a Cauldron and this buff up deletes a unit of Sobunz.
  • Bloodwrack Medusas are rare and have a shooting attack called Bloodwrack Stare. Not sure what it does
  • Hydras can now regain wounds in a manner similar to the Slann with the regen power of the old ones. They are now 180 points, have monster+handler but have to buy their breath weapon.
  • Lore of Dark Magic – The attribute is called spiteful conjuration and does extra wounds to enemies that have spells cast on them. Unsure of how the mechanic works but could be similar to Tz lore attribute?
  • Lore of Dark Magic – Only spell mentioned is called Word of Pain and it reduces WS/BS/I
  • A Dreadlord with Heavy Armour and a Shield on a Black Dragon costs 449 points.
  • Cold Ones are 30 points and have 2 Attacks, unsure if the cold ones themselves have ASF

My only concern with this is that having ASF, Hatred and rerolling ones seems excessive.  I would think only one or two of those rules would apply, or perhaps various units have one or two.

Regardless the models look stunning.  If you are a DE player you should be very, very happy.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

What's coming next for WHFB?

The rumour mill is finally starting to coalesce and agree on the details of the next WHFB release, Dark Elves.

Pricing leaks reveal that there will be several new boxes so this is a release on the same scale as the Dark Eldar release from last year.

via Warseer:

Plastic Dark Elf Warrior Box £30
PLastic Dark Riders/Warlocks £25
Plastic Blackguard/Executioners £30
Plastic Coldone Chariot/Scroungerunner £25
Plastic Cauldron of Blood/Blood Throne £50
Plastic Hydra/Kraken £50
Plastic Witch Elf box £30

I've always liked the Dark Elf aesthetic but if these can be on par, quality-wise, with the Dark Eldar release, then I'd hope it would be a great shot in the arm for WHFB.

Picture leaks should be coming soon!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

New X-Wing Releases

I've only had a chance to play X-Wing once, but I found the game to be excellent.  The ruleset is simple but when you are playing on the tabletop it quickly becomes a tense game of cat-and-mouse that models the strengths and differences of the different ships surprisingly well.

The new ships include:

  • B-Wing
  • TIE Bomber
  • Lambda-Class Shuttle
  • HWK-290
Full details are available at Fantasy Flight Games.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Advertising, advertising!

The next step to getting things started is getting the word out.  Games Workshop Winnipeg is allowing me to post a link on their facebook page, and a flyer in the store.  A flyer will be going up at Maxx Collectibles and Imagine Hobbies as well, so thank you to their respective owners.

If anyone has somewhere else to post them, please do!  The flyer is available in PDF format in the forums for your convenience.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Forums are up!

Since I am using free hosting for the site at the moment, the Forums are going to be hosted elsewhere.  You can find the forums at ProBoards for the time being.

At this early stage, any suggestions or comments on the forum structure is welcome.  I've covered what I think will be the common topics but if I've missed something just let me know!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

I don't know why but I had to start it somewhere, so it started there...

This is the inaugural post of what hope will become a source of information and entertainment for wargame players across the city and the surrounding area. At this point, WarPegs has exactly one member: Me. I'm Dave and I'll be your host.

I've been playing WFB off and on for the last ten years, as well as several other tabletop wargames. What I have found difficult is finding games when you have a full work week, kids to raise, a house to keep up and several other demands on your time and money. I've had friends that played occasionally, but none that really loved the game enough to make the effort to build a few thousand points and a gaming table. I'm hoping that there are others out there in the same situation who want to play a few times a month instead of a few times a year.

So for now if you are looking for other players, drop me an email. I'll be adding forums as soon as a few people join in and this ball can get rolling!