Games Workshop used the annual AdeptiCon convention as a platform to tease out some updates to its plans for the year, featuring details on Warhammer Age of Sigmar:  Warcry, Forbidden Power and new Battletomes for Age of Sigmar, a new Warhammer Underworlds team, and Warhammer 40,000:  Apocalypse, as well as a host of new models.

Warhammer Age of Sigmar:  Warcry, which will release this summer (see “Games Workshop Teases Upcoming Releases at GAMA Trade Show”), will be a skirmish-scale fantasy war game with a focus on battles between warriors aligned with Chaos.  The game will also feature a variety of Chaos-aligned creatures, which will be represented in miniatures form for the first time.  The company also revealed that non-Chaos teams will be allowed in on the action, with nine other factions included in the rule set.

More details about the Forbidden Power expansion for Warhammer Age of Sigmar were also revealed.  The expansion builds on the Soul Wars storyline, so it will feature dark magic from the death realm of Shyish for all Age of Sigmar factions, as well as models for new Endless Spells and relic weapons.

Two new Battletomes for Age of Sigmar will be released later this year as well.  The first, Order Battletome:  Fyreslayers brings an update to this Duardin faction, introducing new unit types, an expanded army selection, magma-based magic spells, and Duardin-themed terrain pieces. The second, Chaos Battletome:  Hedonites of Slaanesh, will feature the three hosts of the Dark Prince, Invaders, Godseekers, and Pretenders, with updated warscrolls, new units, and new Endless Spells. 

A number of new models will be released alongside both Battletomes, including an all-new plastic model of the Keeper of Secrets.

A new band of fortune-seekers will join Warhammer Underworlds in the Thundrik’s Profiteers expansion.  This group of Kharadron Overlords brings Durardin-style science and technology to the game, including a variety of long-ranged attacks.

Rounding out the new announcements was Warhammer 40,000:  Apocalypse.  This take on the science-fantasy tabletop game is intended for those who want to simulate very large scale battles, with massive detachments of infantry, vehicles, and titans.  Apocalypse will feature a new rules set, but uses the same models as Warhammer 40,000, incorporating movement trays to help players manage their models during the game.

Click on the gallery below to see some of the new models and covers from the new releases.