Today a new addition to the Beastmen range goes on advance order - the Beastmen Great Bray-Shaman. Over the last year the Design Studio has been hard at work creating a range of plastic Warhammer single miniatures, from the Chaos Lord of Nurgle and the Chaos Sorcerer to the most recent releases - the Savage Orc Big Boss and and the mischievous-looking Goblin Shaman. The Bray-Shaman is the latest member of an ever-growing family.
Today we'll also be putting several new Black Library novels on advance order on the website. The first among them is the hotly anticipated Horus Heresy novel Fear to Tread, penned by James Swallow, which features the Primarch Sanguinius. I won't be giving much away (because it's shown in the cover art) by saying that there's an epic encounter in the book between the winged Primarch and a Bloodthirster of Khorne that's just incredible to read. There's also quite a few revelations in the book, not least about the warriors of the IXth Legion themselves.
There's also two further novels on advance order - Orion: The Vaults of Winter by Darius Hinks and Path of the Outcast by Gav Thorpe. As a fan of Wood Elves, I'm very excited to get my hands on a book about Orion, the King in the Woods. As special characters go he has always been a favourite of mine - he's certainly not the most powerful hero in Warhammer, but his background has always been interesting, so a full novel about him should be very entertaining. I'm equally excited about Path of the Outcast. Gav has done a superb job portraying the Eldar race in Path of the Warrior and Path of the Seer, so this book should be a real treat to read. The difficult decision I have now is which one to read first...
But that's still not all. Today marks the release of a new set of models by Forge World - the Necron Canoptek Acanthrites. These creepy, bug-like creatures were sculpted by Will Hayes, who used the design aesthetic of the Canoptek Wraiths combined with various crickets and locusts to get their distinctive look. We asked whether this was part of a new release for the much-anticipated Imperial Armour 12, but the guys in Forge World were keeping very quiet about it. Even the promise of cake wouldn't loosen their lips. You can find out more about the Canoptek Acanthrites and see a few more pictures of them on the Forge World website where you can advance order them.