The grim darkness of the far future and the Age of Sigmar descended upon Las Vegas for GAMA Trade Show 2017 last week, though with Games Workshop’s usual refusal to preview or reveal any information on upcoming releases there’s not much to report. In a panel presentation we learned that the company will be re-releasing the Warhammer Talisman game and that stores can once again offer GW products online (with a host of rules they need to follow or else). The biggest news was the upcoming Shadow War: Armaggedon boxed set coming in early April. It’s based on the old Necromunda system with scalable hive terrain and two small forces of Orks and Space Marine Scouts. You can play the game with its own rules or bring it all into 40k (and easily imported using the factions as Kill Teams). There will also be an Organized Play kit for stores running events.
Over at the Games Workshop booth in the GAMA exhibit hall attendees could snap a picture with a life-size Space Marine statue and check out a range of current GW product. There was even a display case containing the Armageddon OP kit and fully painted models from the just-announced line of Kharadron Overlords from Age of Sigmar. These high-flying Chaos-worshipping dwarves are fully armored with a unique style and wield bizarre technology. They’re super fun and their reveal has newly invigorated the player base looking for a cool new army to build and play.