LVO 2022 Reveals!

Hey everybody,
We’ve had some early-morning reveals from the folks at Games Workshop, coinciding with the Las Vegas Open tournament. Necromunda, Horus Heresy and more have seen news, so let’s take a look!

The Bloodthirster that fought Sanguinius, Ka’Bandha is getting a model in the Forge World Characters series. Very nice it is, as well – though I’m guessing it’ll also be very pricy!

It does look pretty amazing, though, don’t you think?

The next Kill Team box is Nachmund, and will contain Eldar Corsairs against an as-yet-unknown enemy. The Corsairs can apparently be used by Eldar or Dark Eldar, which is nice – though of course, that’s not what these boxes are for! I love the fact Kill Team is sticking to its own thing, with weird groups of people – much like the Sisters in the last box. I wasn’t expecting this, but I love the idea and will for sure be picking up the box, which will also presumably contain the frontier terrain they recently showed off!

Eldar Pirates – cannot wait to see the rest of them! Or what they’re going to be up against!

Age of Sigmar is seeing a new box set, Daughters of Khaine vs Nighthaunt!

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This thing looks lovely, I must say. I am desperately trying to cut down on how much plastic I have in my life, however, and so have decided recently to try and get rid of my Nighthaunt, among others. As such, I’ll be passing on this one – but it just looks wonderful! A new Nighthaunt unit and character model, plus a new DoK model.

Ah well. There’s only so many hours in the day. I think it would take me the rest of my life to paint all the models I have – I need to draw a line somewhere!

40k has been seeing a lot of Eldar news lately, as one of the oldest model ranges gets a plastic refresh, and there is a lot of news coming from the LVO about these guys.

The new Avatar of Khaine is taking centre stage among new Shining Spears (the guys on jetbikes, I presume), and a new Maugan Ra, Phoenix Lord of the recently-shown-off Dark Reapers. (The Phoenix Lords each lead a group of Aspect Warriors, though the Phoenix Lord for the Shining Spears is missing. I’m not up on my Eldar fluff, but at least we can say there won’t be a model for Drastanta anytime soon).

The announcement I was most looking forward to was for Necromunda, and it seems like this could be really cool. Ash Wastes is an actual expansion for the game, and seems to be set to contain vehicles – I’m not sure how it’s going to work out, indeed I’m not sure if I want vehicles in my Necromunda, but I’m sure it’s going to be pretty awesome, regardless!

Ash Wastes stuff was first shown off at one of the Forge World Weekender events in 2017, so it’s nice to finally get some actual movement on this!

“Battles in the endless polluted Ash Wastes, on foot and vehicle-borne”

“Rivals fight for dominance in the sprawling shanty towns clustered around the hive and scattered across the wastes”

“Foes defend huge convoys of Guilder cargo-rigs, or set deadly ambushes to seize their treasure for their house”

The Ash Wastes is one of the classic settings for the game, and evokes a lot in terms of nostalgia etc. The radioactive Wastes are crossed by trains that connect the hives, so I guess there will be a lot of train heist type shenanigans going on. There are shanty towns out there, and the buried ruins of factories and other buildings form the architecture of the Wastes, so we might see more stuff like the market stalls but set up as desert lean-tos, etc.

I’ve got some saving up to do, then!

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