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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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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Update: The image below showing off the collection can now be found on the Warhammer 40,000: Conquest site. As a result, I have removed a paragraph concerning speculation over the inclusion of the terrain as part of the standard or premium subscription. Looks like it’s all in there, fellow hobbyists! It is also worth noting that the numbers below are estimates based on the cheapest possible alternative. Some of the miniatures I figured as Easy To Build may in fact be the completely poseable versions.
Two days ago I wrote about Warhammer 40,000: Conquest, its return and what it might contain. We’ve had a few hours since then, some from Hachette and Games Workshop themselves, and some from exceptional internet sleuthing. Part of which gives me the chance to present you with an estimated value of the entire thing. So let’s dive in to the new stuff that we know and then, finally, get to the full value of the set as we know it.
The Warhammer 40,000: Conquest website now confirms that the series will run for 80 issues. Sounds good and sounds like Hachette’s normal method. That means, with some math culled from yesterday, the roughly £625 cost of the collection still stands, assuming you subscribe straight away.
But wait. There’s more. Sorry about that. I’ve been watching lots of infomercials recently. Don’t judge me. Continue reading →