Feb 22, 2006

Warhammer rumors. Again.

Avoiding any futile attempts for a humorous introduction to this post, I will try to more-or-less go straight to the point. Warhammer Fantasy Battles 7th edition is just around the corner, and so are the Orcs '‘n' Goblins. As a matter of fact, so is the boxed Warhammer starter set. I know I have already dealt with these matters (take a look here, here or here), but I am doing so again, in a hopefully more thorough way. Without further ado then, let me present you with those Warhammer rumors, that are almost as good as news.

Slaughter at Skull Pass
Even though the name Slaughter at Skull Pass is the most probable one, one can never be sure. What I (and now you) can be sure of, is that there will be a Warhammer starter set, featuring Dwarfs and Goblins, and including an abridged version of the 7th edition rulebook, a beginner's guide with relevant scenarios, quite a lot of miniatures and some scenery. The forces included will be:

1 Night Goblin Boss
1 Night Goblin Shaman
20 Night Goblins with bows
40 Night Goblins with spears
10 Forest Goblins Spider Riders
1 Troll

1 Thane
1 Slayer
12 Warriors
8 Miners
10 Thunderers
1 Cannon with crew

For pictures of the (plastic) miniatures, take a look at my Whispers of a new Waagh post, and follow the relevant links.

Orcs and Goblins
Orcs and Goblins are definitely the next army to be released by Games Workshop, and their already rich armylist will expand, in order to -–once again- include the Forest Goblins. Apparently their -now skirmishing- Spider Riders too. New units will include a Giant Spider, while most of the armylist will remain fundamentally the same, only more streamlined. Rules for fanatics and squigs will be greatly simplified, and the army will benefit from being either Orc (Orc chariots become 2 for 1 slot) or Goblin-led (Goblin warmachines become 2:1). You might even get a choice to field a powerful army, that isn'’t relying on 8 levels of magic. Finally, a great part of the miniature line will be updated and released in plastic, just like the new Giant (picture taken from It'’s only toy soldiers blog; you can a find an official one at the Games Workshop site).
With their army book out now, Dwarf players can a only look forward to a few more plastic kits, and should be happy to know, that a very interesting and rather official Q&A has been released at Bugman's Brewery.

Rumors aside, you -oh, most obsessed with miniatures reader- might be interested in my Warhammer tactics article, the Monsters and Mercenaries Collector's Guide Review or a presentation of Warhammer based video games.

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