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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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.
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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Every Guardsman and their long-suffering commissar is talking about Genestealer Cults right now. You can barely scroll through Twitter for five seconds without somebody showing off their new Neophyte Hybrids or selling off Imperial Knights to afford their next army. Then there’s the shared images; the unending cavalcade of Games Workshop’s own marketing shots absolutely plastered with people’s excitement. But just because everybody swept up drooling at Genestealer Cults and their ridged, bulbous foreheads doesn’t mean you should let your vigilance fall. Furlough that watchful eye and you may miss the Genestealer Cultist right under your nose.
That’s right! Your very partner, the one snoring next to you while you read this on your phone could in fact be under the influence of the Brood Mind. The Genestealer’s Kiss, also known as the Ovipositor, is the very stuff of horror. Continue reading →
We should have seen Carrion Empire coming. Between the endless references to ratmen, the relatively recent release of fresh Battletomes in Grand Alliance Death and this Hammerhal Herald Christmas post, the signs were difficult to miss. At the New Year’s Open Day the first trailer contents shots landed. I’ll be the first to admit I’ve been on something of a Flesh-eater Courts high ever since. There’s ample space in Age of Sigmar for more attention to rush over the Flesh-eater Courts and Clan Skryre for sure. Thing is, we have a few weeks at least until more information surrounding Carrion Empire drops, and I want to talk about it now.
So I’m going to. Specifically how much stuff does the set contain and its value, how much of an army could you draw from it, what new additions it (might) bring to Age of Sigmar, and drill into a concern I have over it.
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