Warhammer Day 2023: Unveiling Ancient Warriors and Cyborg Snipers!

This year's Warhammer Day has been a treasure trove of revelations. From the vast expanse of Warhammer 40,000 to the intricate battles of Kill Team, enthusiasts have been treated to a plethora of new miniatures, codexes, and lore that promise to reshape the Warhammer universe.
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Warhammer Day 2023 has unveiled a plethora of exciting reveals, including new miniatures for Warhammer 40,000, Warhammer Age of Sigmar, Kill Team, and a special treat for Warhammer: The Old World enthusiasts.

From the zealous Adeptus Mechanicus to the undying Necron legions, the Warhammer universe is set to expand in thrilling ways. Below we cover the most important updates from the world of W40k:

Warhammer 40,000: The Rise of New Factions and Leaders

Sydonian Skatros Reveal

Dive into a universe of revelations as Warhammer Day 2023 unveils ancient metallic legions, stealthy cyborg snipers, and treacherous battlegrounds.

Adeptus Mechanicus: March of the Cyborgs

  • The Sydonian Skatros: A new addition to the Adeptus Mechanicus, the Sydonian Skatros is a living cyborg watchtower. With its unparalleled sniping abilities, it promises to be a game-changer on the battlefield.
  • Codex: Adeptus Mechanicus: This comprehensive tome delves deep into the beliefs, sects, and war strategies of the Adeptus Mechanicus. It features five full Detachments, 30 datasheets, painting tips, and new rules, making it an essential guide for enthusiasts.

Necrons: Awakening of the Ancient Empire

  • Imotekh the Stormlord: Leading the Necron resurgence is Imotekh the Stormlord, a figure of ruthlessness and strategic brilliance. His leadership promises to reshape the Necron Dynasty’s future.
  • Codex: Necrons: A detailed guide to the Necron Dynasties, this codex boasts 47 datasheets, detailed lore, and five unique Detachments. It’s a deep dive into the history, strategies, and future of the Necrons.

Kill Team: Salvation – Skirmishes Above Predator-Infested Seas

The planet Bheta-Decima becomes the next battleground as the Striking Scorpions of the Aeldari embark on a perilous mission to rescue a captured Farseer. But they’re not alone; the Space Marine Scouts stand in their way, defending their territory with zeal.

Kill Team: Salvation – Tactical Skirmishes and New Battlegrounds

After the cataclysmic events of Gallowfall, Bheta-Decima emerges as a hotbed of clandestine activities. With Tech-magi conducting secret experiments on industrial rigs surrounded by treacherous seas, it’s the perfect setting for tactical skirmishes.

The Factions: Striking Scorpions vs. Space Marine Scouts

  • Striking Scorpions: Representing the Aeldari, these elite warriors are on a mission to rescue a captured Farseer. Specialized in stalking their prey, they bring a unique tactical advantage to the battlefield.
  • Space Marine Scouts: These Astartes-in-training are determined to defend their territory. Armed with a diverse array of weapons, they pose a significant threat to the Striking Scorpions and other factions.

Kill Team: Salvation Box Set

This comprehensive set includes two teams, terrain pieces, and a detailed rulebook. It’s a complete package for Kill Team enthusiasts, offering new terrains, teams, and rules.

Community Reactions to Warhammer Fest 2023 Updates

As Warhammer Fest 2023 unfolds, the community on Reddit has been actively sharing their reactions, both positive and critical. Here’s a snapshot of the prevailing sentiments:

  • Mixed Feelings on New Releases: Some members expressed contentment with the new releases, noting that the vast array of offerings might help them manage their collection backlog. This sentiment suggests that the expansive Warhammer universe can sometimes be overwhelming for collectors.
  • Concerns Over Starter Box: There was notable concern about the absence of a Starter Box for OW, with some calling it “super disappointing.” However, others brought clarity by mentioning that GW had provided explanations on Twitter, hinting at a potential Age of Darkness/Dominion type offering.
  • Appreciation for Presentation: On a positive note, there was appreciation for the presentation, with some members highlighting the quality of the voiceovers.
  • Scalping Issues: The issue of scalping was a hot topic, with observations of people buying multiple copies of event-exclusive miniatures. Some criticized GW for seemingly turning a blind eye to this, while others pointed out that many are selling them at cost on community groups, suggesting that the supply at the event was not constrained.
  • Product Availability Concerns: There was hope expressed that the start kits would be made widely accessible. Concerns were also raised about the availability of the launch box, with parallels drawn to previous limited releases. Some members shared insights from a Q&A session, revealing that the launch box would be a limited run but assured that the company had produced more copies than any previous release.
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