Warhammer Day recently made a triumphant return, gracing fans with a plethora of exciting reveals across the Warhammer range. Amidst all the buzz around 40K, Age of Sigmar, and Kill Team, one particular announcement caught my eye—the unveiling of The Old World, a game steeped in nostalgia and a sense of grungy charm that’s been concealed until now.
For almost a year, we’ve been tantalizingly fed morsels of information about The Old World. However, during this recent event, we were finally granted a comprehensive look at this project, a revival of the company’s original wargame with square bases and blocky troop formations.
As a long-time follower of the hobby, witnessing the resurrection of classic Warhammer felt like reuniting with an old friend. The distinctive grunginess of classic Warhammer holds a special place that’s hard to replicate elsewhere, and seeing both new and old miniatures in the spotlight was a highlight of Warhammer Day for me.
Although the system won’t be arriving in time for the upcoming Black Friday Warhammer deals, the anticipation is certainly worth it.
However, The Old World was just the tip of the iceberg. To bring you up to speed on all the exciting announcements, here’s a comprehensive roundup of what you might have missed during Warhammer Day.
Old World Returns
Warhammer Day provided us with an in-depth look at the models of The Old World, the glorious resurrection of old-school Warhammer Fantasy Battles. The return to the battlefields of the World That Was is set for ‘early’ 2024, giving fans a general timeframe to eagerly anticipate this nostalgic comeback.
Bretonnian generals will have an impressive array of units to field, including a highly customizable Lord on Pegasus and revamped Knights of the Realm on Foot. These units capture the essence of classic Warhammer with wonderfully impractical helmet decorations and an eccentric, quirky feel.
The classic army is further enhanced with units like Peasant Bowmen, Men-At-Arms, and the iconic Trebuchet. While some units may look dated compared to their newer counterparts, they still retain that classic Warhammer charm.
The excitement doesn’t end here, as more reveals are yet to come. Fans are eagerly hoping for a similar unveiling of the undead Tomb Kings, the only other army receiving new units in the near future.
Aeldari Strike Back
Aeldari fans have something to cheer about with the release of new Striking Scorpion models for the latest Kill Team box set named ‘Salvation.’ These dynamic plastic models will eventually be available separately and can be integrated into Aeldari armies for Warhammer 40K 10th Edition.
The sculpts are not only fearsome but also more dynamic than their predecessors, offering a glimpse of what’s to come for Aeldari players.
Before their solo launch, these revised Striking Scorpions are bundled with a band of Space Marine Scouts in the Kill Team box set. Additionally, extensive sea rig terrain based on the Kill Team aquatic seasonal backdrop will be available for pairing, adding a new dimension to your gaming experience.
Following the release of Tyranid and Space Marine Codexes for Warhammer 40K, the next wave of books has been unveiled, focusing on the Adeptus Mechanicus and the Necrons. These books are a treasure trove of lore, expanding on both factions and providing datasheets, Crusade rules, Detachments, and more.
What’s truly intriguing, however, are the new models accompanying these releases. Adeptus Mechanicus is graced with the Sydonian Skatros, a sniping cyborg on massive stilts, and a revamped version of Imotekh the Stormlord.
On the other hand, the Necrons boast a massively upgraded Imotekh the Stormlord. Both models are awe-inspiring centerpieces for your armies, promising to make a significant impact on the tabletop.
Age of Sigmar witnesses the arrival of stunning new miniatures. Lord-Relictor Ionus Cryptborn, a skeletal figure, re-joins the Stormcast Eternals, mounted on an impressive dragon, ready to steal the show on the battlefield.
Similarly, Belthanos, First Thorn of Kurnoth, a colossal tree-man, arrives for the Slyvaneth armies, mounted on a giant bug. These majestic additions are set to enhance the gaming experience, providing a visual spectacle for players.
In conclusion, Warhammer Day was a glorious celebration that brought forth a wave of excitement and anticipation. The return of The Old World and the unveiling of new miniatures across various Warhammer universes promise an exhilarating future for fans of the franchise.
When will The Old World be released?
The Old World is set to hit the battlefields in ‘early’ 2024, offering a nostalgic return to old-school Warhammer Fantasy Battles.
What are some standout units in The Old World?
The Bretonnian army in The Old World will feature highly customizable Lord on Pegasus and revamped Knights of the Realm on Foot, capturing the quirky charm of classic Warhammer.
Are the new Striking Scorpion models available separately?
Yes, the new Striking Scorpion models will be released separately down the line and can be used in Aeldari armies for Warhammer 40K 10th Edition.
Which factions are the focus of the next wave of Warhammer 40K books?
The Adeptus Mechanicus and the Necrons take center stage in the next wave of Warhammer 40K books, providing extensive lore and exciting new models.
What are some standout miniatures in Age of Sigmar?
Age of Sigmar introduces Lord-Relictor Ionus Cryptborn astride an impressive dragon and Belthanos, First Thorn of Kurnoth, a colossal tree-man riding a giant bug, enhancing the visual appeal of the game.