The prophesied update to Games Workshop’s Warhammer: Age of Sigmar will release on June 30, spearheaded by a boxed set called Soul Wars, a hardcover Core Book, expanded magic rules in Malign Sorcery, and the yearbook General’s Handbook 2018.

As announced earlier this year (see "New Edition of ‘Warhammer: Age of Sigmar’"), Games Workshop is overhauling its flagship fantasy war game.  The centerpiece of the relaunch will be the Soul Wars boxed set.  This set depicts the conflict between the newly-opened Sacrosanct Chamber of the Stormcast Eternals and the undead Nighthaunt of Nagash.

A complete, playable army for each side is included in Soul Wars, a total of 60 push-fit models, all of which are new sculpts never available before.  In addition, the set has all of the other materials needed to play the game:  the new hardcover Core Rules book, a Start Here quick-start guide, and the Battle for Glymmsforge booklet that includes the rules for the figures included in the box.  A dozen translucent turquoise dice, 13 warscroll cards, and a measuring stick round out the set.

The Core Book will also be available separately.

A focus of the new edition will be magic and magic users, with both the Stormcast Eternals and the armies of Death both receiving new spell-casting heroes.  To further enhance the magical side of the game, GW will also release Malign Sorcery, a boxed set that includes a full supplement book focused on magic in the realms and 13 new "endless spells," each with a representative figure for use on the tabletop.

Click the gallery below for images of the figures from Soul Wars and Malign Sorcery.

{IMAGE_4}Players who want to play more advanced games can also pick up the General’s Handbook 2018, which is focused on matched play, featuring a dozen new battleplan scenarios, as well as a new system to randomly generate battleplans.  Rules for aerial combat are also included, along with new options for narrative play, 43 scenario special rules, rules for larger battles, and new summoning rules for every faction.

Earlier in the spring, GW added a new faction to Warhammer: Age of Sigmar, the aquatic-themed Idoneth Deepkin (see "New Forces Invade ‘Warhammer’ World").