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Be in to win a Necromunda Prize Pack worth over $1000!

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Christmas is just around the corner so once again we're wanting to reward all our loyal Warhammer customers with something a little extra on top of our everyday Mate's Rates and the fastest delivery in New Zealand…

So we're giving away an awesome Necromunda prize pack worth over $1000!

Be in to win a $1000 Necromunda Prize Pack!

Purchase any products from our Games Workshop Store and you'll be in the draw to win this massive Necromunda prize pack including:

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The Fate of Konor Campaign has begun!

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Galaxy in Flames: Fate of Konor is Games Workshop's global campaign this summer to coincide with the release of Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition. GW fans will be no strangers to big global campaigns and many of us here in the office have fond memories of the glory days of the massive Armageddon and Eye of Terror campaigns of yesteryear.

Over 6 weeks, players will battle to defend or to destroy Konor, a crucial Forge World in the Realm of Ultramar. Konor could be a pillar upon which a resurgent Imperium of Man could stand or if it falls, a rotting, rusted nail in the coffin of an already faltering empire.

How to get involved

There are many ways for you to contribute to the war effort, from playing and winning games through to collecting and painting new units and armies.

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Tis the season for campaigning!

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While the cold grasp of winter may have descended upon us down here in the Southern Hemisphere, it's summer on the other side of the world. Throughout history summer was the major campaign or raiding season for armies and it has also become the traditional time for the big tabletop gaming companies to run their global campaigns.

So let's take a look at the upcoming global campaigns which you can take part in and help shape history…

Fate of Konor, Warhammer 40,000

Galaxy in Flames: Fate of Konor is Games Workshop's global campaign this summer to coincide with the release of Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition. GW fans will be no strangers to big global campaigns and many of us here in the office have fond memories of the glory days of the massive Armageddon and Eye of Terror campaigns of yesteryear.

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Announcing our Painting Competition Winners!

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Our judges had their work cut out for them scoring the amazing finalists in our 2017 Tabletop Gaming Painting Competition and needed a little extra time to complete their critiques.

But now it's time to see who our well deserved winners are, as well as to check out the runner ups…

The Judging Criteria

Our judging team used the criteria from the Crystal Brush painting competition run by CMON at Adepticon each year.

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Announcing our Warhammer 40K 8th Edition Winner!

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Release day is finally here, which means it's time to announce the winner of our Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition Pre-order Competition!

One lucky pre-order customer has scored themselves an epic 8th edition prize pack worth over $400 including:

And the winner is…

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Pre-order Warhammer 40K 8th Edition & be in to win!

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That's right folks, pre-orders for Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition are now open!

We're hooking up our 40K fans with fantastic Mate's Rates deals and free upgrades to Saturday delivery for all eligible areas so that you can get started playing the new rules on release day, Saturday 17th June. Pending stock availability.

Please Note: Due to overwhelming demand release day stock for the Dark Imperium Boxed Set has pre-sold out. Orders for it will reserve your place in the queue for our next shipment but we do not yet have a confirmed ETA on when additional stock will be available from Games Workshop

Saturday delivery upgrade available for pre-orders placed before Friday 16th June with stock allocated & not all areas are eligible

But that's not all…

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Wargame of the Month: Unit Basing for Kings of War

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Why Unit Base Your Army?

A simple 25mm square bases simply doesn't have that much room, especially once you attach a figure, and once of the downsides of individual basing is that the little details can get lost within the mass of the unit. The best part of basing models as a unit, rather than individually, is that you can go above and beyond just adding texture and vegetation- you can making highly themed bases or creating dioramas within your army.

For systems which require you to remove individual models as casualties unit basing can very problematic during games, which is you will quite often see mini-dioramas aka Unit Fillers in many old Warhammer Fantasy or 9th Age armies.

Kings of War is quite different as a massed battle system, in that the rules and game mechanics are specifically designed to favor basing entire units on a single large unit base. This is because you don't have to remove casualties and each unit has a specific footprint and height within the rules. This makes it the perfect system to really go to town with extra details and mini-dioramas for your unit bases.

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