2015 is the second year that we’ve run our ’12 Days of Christmas’ series of articles previewing some of the up-coming releases from Warlord Games – and we’ve kicked things off in style!
Here’s a quick re-cap of the previews we’ve shown so far, for those who might’ve missed them!
Day 1 – Algoryn Liberator Combat Skimmer
This is a render of the Algoryn Liberator Combat Skimmer – the standard combat skimmer to be found in the arsenal of the Algoryn Armoured Infantry forces. It has undergone numerous design improvements over many decades of service and has evolved into an efficient, effective and extremely reliable machine.
It has a fully enclosed composite skin and crew positions for up to three operators who can control the Liberator at three levels: monitor level at which the machine operates itself, shard level at which the crew and machine operate as a single mental entity, and manual level in which the skimmer’s high functions are disabled leaving the crew in control. Although the Liberator can be controlled from any of its crew positions, if all crew should be incapacitated it can fight on as a drone. If its combat shard should be compromised it will take whatever measures are required to protect its crew.
Day 2 – Plastic Churchill/AVRE artwork
This is the (rather wonderful!) artwork for our forthcoming plastic Churchill/AVRE kit!
The Churchill (named after British PM, Winston) was one of the heaviest allied tanks of the war, best known for its heavy armour, large longitudinal chassis with all-around tracks with multiple bogies, and its use as the basis of many specialist vehicles.
Speaking of which – ‘AVRE’ stands for Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineers and provided excellent battlefield support to the engineers. Armed with a devastating 290mm spigot mortar this tank was more than capable of cracking bunkers and other fortifications as well as providing the basis for many of 79th Divisions ‘Funnies’…
Day 3 – Savage Core Cro-Magnons
Savage Core is a growing range of miniatures based upon the pulp setting of a primordial hollow Earth – and comes from Lucid Eye Miniatures – sculpted by none other than our very own Steve Saleh!
These are he Cro-Magnons – restless hunters who wander the wildlands… who knows what manner of creatures they may stumble across…
The full Savage Core range is due to hit the Warlord webstore very soon indeed – keep watching the Newsletter for more information!
Day 4 – ‘Duel in the Sun’
Duel in the Sun sees Bolt Action players take the helm of the Desert Rats of Monty’s 8th Army, the fast-moving and hard-hitting raiders of the LRDG, or Rommel’s mighty Afrika Korps, to recreate some of the most iconic battles of World War II – Operations Compass, Crusader and Torch, Tobruk, and El Alamein, amongst others.
Packed with the usual Theatre Book offerings of new scenarios, special rules, troop types and theatre selectors, Duel in the Sun takes players across the Mediterranean from North Africa, where they can follow the Italian Campaign from the invasion of Sicily, through the battles for Anzio and Cassino, to the final assaults on the Gothic Line.
Day 5 – Concord C3T7 Transporter Drone
This is a render of the Concord C3T7 Transporter Drone – a variant of the M4 series Combat Drone which shares most of its characteristics along with its general appearance.
While predominantly used as a transport, the T7 is armed with a plasma light support which also enables it to operate as a lightly armed combat drone, making it a versatile universal fighting machine. Its wide opening side doors give access to a cavernous interior. As it is designed to carry troops in safety its armour is a mix of kinetic shields and fixed emission hyperlight type armour combined with a composite armoured transport shell.
…and there’s plenty more on the way!
It’s only day 5 today – so there are 7 more days packed with exclusive insights into just a handful of next year’s releases – keep checking the Warlord website every day on the run-up to Christmas, as there’ll be something new EVERY SINGLE DAY!
Please note that these models have not yet entered production, so they are still subject to change before release.