Saturday, July 12, 2014

Aroooo!! Stormclaw Box Set!

There's a voice on the wind, long howls in the distance. Is it a new Space Wolf codex? Well, no, not yet. But Games Workshop did put out a really cool new box set called Stormclaw. It's Space Wolves and Orks in a bloody, epic campaign battle. I, of course, ordered it immediately.

It's a little steep at $125 dollars, but it includes a nice bit of stuff. The two most attractive bits to me are the new special characters and the paperback rulebook. But first the new hotness:

Krom Dragongaze!
And, for you filthy Ork traitors players:

Grukk Face Rippa
Very, very nice! You can never have enough fun, crazy special characters in my book. I'm looking forward to putting Krom in my Space Wolf list, hopefully in time for the NOVA Open at the end of August.

The second super exciting part is that the set includes a paperback version of the rulebook. We need a second rulebook in my house, but I wasn't about to buy the whole rulebook set again just so Casey and I can each have a rulebook at tournaments. This is the *perfect* solution to that problem.

They round out the package with a campaign supplement book, 10 Grey Hunters, 5 Wolf Guard Terminators, 5 Ork Nobz, 3 Killa Kans, and 10 Gretchin. For the price, it's a pretty good deal, too. If you added it all up, just for the guys they already sell, you're looking at $175. If you then factor in the two new characters, the campaign book, and the rulebook, you end up somewhere in the $250-300 range. So, of course, it's a limited-time only thing.

I hope that they later sell Krom and Grukk separately in their own blisters because they're both really cool. I'd also like to see them sell that paperback rulebook separately, but I'm not delusional. I think it's safe to hope for a new Wolf codex soon. In the next 2-3 weeks would be perfect (then I could use it at NOVA) but I'll just be happy to get it at all.

The included campaign book is designed around all the minis that come in the box, so I think it'll be really fun to paint everyone up and play some small games. There are some new Datasheets and Formations included as well, and I'm interested to see what they're all about.

Assuming it arrives in a timely fashion, I will do an unboxing post next week when it arrives.

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