Combat Arena: Clash of Champions Review

In the grim dark future of Warhammer 40,000, we read tales of factions engaged in wars spanning star systems. We see painting after painting depicting desperate battles of armies stretching from one horizon to the other, all intent on nothing but the complete destruction of their opponents. Barely a day goes by where, somewhere on this wildly spinning rock we call Earth, thousands of people clear the glass fruit bowl Auntie Margaret gave them aside to take their own armies of plastic tanks, infantry, and murderous magical vulture-eagles with two heads and delicately painted wings out in skirmishes over the dinner table turned warzone. But that’s not the only way battles are fought in the 41st millennium. Sometimes, Trazyn the Infinite, everybody’s favourite Necron archivist turned kleptomaniac, decides to snatch champions from the galaxy and make them clash in a combat arena of his making. And sometimes, that becomes a board game called Combat Arena: Clash of Champions.

The Ronseal of board games.

A 2-4 player game played on a 6×7 hex grid with decks of cards, tokens, and a chart from the makers of Warhammer 40,000, it should come as no surprise to learn that Combat Arena: Clash of Champions includes Citadel miniatures. Four of them, in fact. The Primaris Space Marine Lieutenant and Necron Royal Warden who you may be familiar with from the Indomitus box, Warhammer 40,000 starter sets or indeed Imperium magazine subscription kick off proceedings. In addition to these two stalwarts are two more miniatures which haven’t been quite as widely available; the Plague Champion and Blood Angels Terminator.

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Warhammer Twitch Stream Contrast Showcase Timestamps

Here’s a quick and easy place to store this information so here goes.

If you’re interested in how some of the new Citadel Contrast Colours look over different colours or metallics, here’s a little list of what was showcased on Thursday the 7th of July’s Warhammer TV Twitch Hang Out and Paint session.

Warp-fueled and Wonderful

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1525022080

Kroxigor Scales over White Scar – https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1525022080?t=00h05m05s

Frostheart over White Scar – https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1525022080?t=00h05m33s

Luxion Purple over White scar – https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1525022080?t=00h06m38s

Aeldari Emerald over White Scar – https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1525022080?t=00h07m59s

Striking Scorpion over White Scar – https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1525022080?t=00h08m42s

Imperial Fist over White Scar – https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1525022080?t=00h09m52s

Louise Blending The Everything – https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1525022080?t=00h13m05s

Moot Green/Striking Scorpion Comparison https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1525022080?t=00h16m03s

Lizzie Namarti Thrall https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1525022080?t=00h21m35s Frostheart over Metallics thinned down, skin grey seer briar queen chill thinned highlight blue horror, tassel magmadroth flame nuln oil fire dragon bright, cloak stormfiend teclis blue lothern blue glazed stormfiend, thinned ratling grime over the weapons. 

Tyran blue over Grey Seer – https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1525022080?t=00h22m53s

Berzerker Bloodshade over Runelord Brass and Retributor Armour https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1525022080?t=00h26m08s

Warplightning Alongside Karandras Green https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1525022080?t=00h32m39s

Luxion Purple over Leadbelcher https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1525022080?t=00h43m46s

Screamer Pink with Luxion Purple 1:2 Contrast Medium over it https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1525022080?t=00h42m17s

Iron Warriors over Imperial Fist https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1525022080?t=00h44m25s

Centre shield striking scorpion edge hexwraith flame over metallic https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1525022080?t=00h51m35s

Kroxigor Scales over Leadbelcher https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1525022080?t=00h55m14s

Baal Red over Retributor Armour https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1525022080?t=00h56m05s

Asurman Blue over Grey Knights Steel https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1525022080?t=01h05m34s

Ardcoat mixed with contrast https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1525022080?t=01h09m33s

Striking Scorpion over Grey Knights Steel https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1525022080?t=01h14m25s

Frostheart over Valhallan Blizzard https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1525022080?t=01h15m40s

Imperial Fist done by Aidan https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1525022080?t=01h18m23s

Grey Seer Undercoat – White Scar Zenithal – Imperial Fist – Fuegan Orange Recess Shade – Phalanx Yellow Highlight – Doombull Brown for Chipping 

Asurman Blue over Leadbelcher, Striking Scorpion Green over Leadbelcher, Baal Red over Retributor Armour, Luxion Purple over Leadbelcher https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1525022080?t=01h23m07s

Louise showing off with Striking Scorpion Green, Doomfire Magenta etc https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1525022080?t=01h25m37s

Skink Feather painted Classic vs Contrast https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1525022080?t=01h27m36s

Doomfire Magenta alongside Kroxigor Scales with Aeldari Emerald Glazes

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1525022080?t=01h28m47s

Aeldari Emerald over White https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1525022080?t=01h35m00s

One Layer of Imperial Fist over Corax White https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1525022080?t=01h43m48s 

Three thin glazes of striking scorpion green over Imperial Fist https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1525022080?t=01h53m07s 

Frostheart over Metallic and Thinned Luxion Purple over white https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1525022080?t=01h53m54s 


Glazes of Frostheart over Striking Scorpion Green over Imperial Fist and Magmadroth Flame at the base https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1525022080?t=01h59m45s

Baneblade Variants and You; How do they stack up?

Look at all these Xenos and their pitiful Super Heavy Detachments. Aeldari Wraithknights? They’re mighty impressive and all that but heavy? Nothing with those flowing curves could be heavy. Probably forged from some lightweight, efficient, responsibly sourced materials too. Heretical, if you ask me. Now the Orks, they’ve got something approaching the right idea with Stompas but honestly, not enough guns. When it comes to Super Heavy vehicles, the right money looks no further than the Baneblade family of Astra Militarum tanks. With Warhammer 40,000 Apocalypse on its way alongside a fresh rebox of the Baneblade and its Baney or Bladey brothers, there’s never been a better time to stuff a Quake Cannon shell deep into the enemy front lines.

But which is right for your needs? The Shadowsword’s titan-slagging volcano cannon? A rain of bolts from a Stormlord’s Vulkan Mega-Bolter? Perhaps you’re a stickler for the ol’ reliable Baneblade Cannon? Let’s look at what each of the eight Baneblade variants does in Warhammer 40,000, shall we?

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Apocalypse Battalion Boxes: Value, Contents, and Ill Informed Price Speculation

The end is nigh, and what an end it is. Tanks rolling across in immense, fume-belching tidal waves, spitting a hail of shell and super-heated plasma as it crests against fortifications replete with soldiers beyond number giving life and limb to repel the inexorable advance. Mechanised Ork walkers swarm in roving packs as ships larger than cities fracture pummel the ground with enough firepower to tilt tectonic plates. And us? We get to direct the fight decide their fate with nothing more than the roll of the dice. Apocalypse is coming and Games Workshop wants to help us all get involved. How? By selling Apocalypse Battalion box sets, of course.

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In all there are ten of these new box sets on the way. How about we take a look at each and see how they match up, their value, and their potential price? Better get started.

NOTE: All of these images were taken from the Warhammer Community article announcing Apocalypse.

BIGGER NOTE: Retailers have confirmed these will sell for £100. So the price speculation at the bottom of this is meaningless.

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