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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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.
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Look at this guy under here. Look at him real good. This – all of this here – is his fault.
Me and Warhammer have what might generously be called a history. For close to thirty years now I’ve devoured rulebooks and codexes like a Haruspex breaking its keto diet. Novels, short stories, background snippets and fan theories kept me obsessed. Even the numerous licensed RPG books set in the 41st Millennium and the World-That-Was fed my yearning desire for more grimness and darkitude.
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