Epic Warhammer reveals at AdeptiCon

March 24, 2018 - 5:03pm
AdeptiCon is the biggest wargaming event in the world and Games Workshop chose to use the event to do a big Studio Preview of Warhammer 40,000, Warhammer Age of Sigmar, and other Warhammer related products and services.

Warhammer 40,000

The Knight Households of the Imperium are being upgraded from a small force with only a single kit to a full faction in their own right. This will provide a wider choice of units and more army building options than ever before. Over the next few months, three new Codexes will be released. They would be for the Imperial Knights, Harlequins, and the Adeptus Astartes (Deathwatch). The Codex for the Imperial Knights would cover the new units as wells as the rules for Knightly Households, Freeblades, and their Stratagems. For the Xenos, the Drukhari and the Asuryani are being joined by the Harlequins who will now have their own Masques (similar to the Space Marine Chapters) to allow for greater customization and more distinctive armies. The alien hunters new mixed units of Primaris Space Marines and specific Stratagems to deal with varied xenos upgrades the Deathwatch to deal with the large number of updated Codexes the xenos have recently seen released. Even if you don't plan on fielding these factions the Codexes make for great reading to further enrich the Warhammer 40k universe. With the success of Warscroll Builder for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar it was time for Warhammer 40k to have its own online army builder. Roll Call has been running for a while now (courtesy of Tom Hewitt) but Games Workshop have teamed up with him to release the official, free, online tool, Warhammer 40,000: Combat Roster. This will later be joined by a digital companion app which will feature a matched play list builder. The Adepta Sororitas (Sisters of Battle) will also be making their way to the battlefield as a new army. Expect tons of previews and behind the scenes information from Games Workshop as they build up to their planned release in 2019.


Warhammer Age of Sigmar

Who or what are the mysterious Idoneth Deepkin?

"Hidden for centuries beneath the oceans of the Mortal Realms, the Idoneth Deepkin have finally surfaced – a magnificent and terrifying race of soul-stealing reavers with mastery of the strange magics of the seas. Colossal sea beasts. Living tidal waves. Predatory shoals of fish. Aelves riding sharks and giant turtles with bolt throwers. We’re in!" [source]

Raw magic has been released upon the realm. The forces of Death continue to rise and the Grand Necromancer has more nefarious deeds on the way.

"As Nagash’s great work nears completion, the laws of reality are approaching their breaking point. Early on in Malign Portents, the effects were subtle signs and omens, but now, the very winds of magic themselves are starting to rebel…" [source]

Warhammer Age of Sigmar Champions is a new digital and physical collectable card game developed by PlayFusion which will be released in the future.

Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire

With the release of the last two factions recently there has been community concern about future content. Games Workshop have assured everyone that more content is on the way and gave a sneak peak of two cards to prove it.

Warhammer Community

For those attending independent events, Games Workshop plan on providing event exclusive miniatures to reward the passion of the organisers and attendees. This will start as from AdeptiCon 2019. The White Dwarf magazine team have also been incorporating reader feedback into the magazine and there will be a survey in the near future which will help determine the future of the magazine. Warhammer Legends will be the new home for classic and fan-favourite miniatures, though it will not be intended for matched play. This gives players the ability to enjoy all their figures they've collected over time in the hobby to see how the heroes of yesteryear perform against the new champions from the Age of Sigmar. Games Workshop will be running Made to Order waves to allow you to finish older kits as part of this initiative. The first wave will focus on the Dark Elves. The Games Workshop store has also introduced split shipping after hearing and acting on feedback from the community in their most recent survey. This way the Made to Order items won't hold up items in stock when ordering from their website. Games Workshop have taken community feedback to heart and it seems they have many great initiatives on the way. For the full preview check the article on the Games Workshop website.
Antoine Fortuin

Bitten by a common house spider, Antoine emerged with the uncanny ability to buy more games than he had time to play. While living in the hills of Tennessee, USA, he tries to balance software development, family, and his multiple, competing hobbies. He hopes to someday discover a pocket dimension in which to store his games