Monday, September 27, 2010

Gamesday 2010 - Ogre Kingdoms news summary.

Shamelessly ripped off from Hragged over at the Ogre Stronghold:

Arguably the biggest news coming out of Games Day this year was the grand unveiling of 'Warhammer Forge', the fantasy equivalent of Forge World.

The folk at Warhammer Forge have been working on some very interesting projects, so let's take a look at a few of the things revealed that may be of interest to Ogre Kingdoms fans

Tamurkhan: The Throne of Chaos

- The first of several campaign books set at some point in the future of the the Warhammer world, possibly in an alternate timeline (could be depending on how we react to it).

- Focuses on what Rick Priestley describes as "the story of how Chaos destroys the world", a Chaos incursion of massive world-ending scale.

- The Tamurkhan book is the first of two books that will feature the expansion of Nurgle into the West, starting with an invasion into the Ogre Kingdoms, then moving through the realm of the Chaos Dwarfs, through the Worlds Edge Mountains, then into the heart of The Empire. More books will deal with the expansion of Tzeentch into the south, Slaanesh into the East and Khorne into the North (the plan is to release two books a year over the next 5-6 years).

- Book contains content for Chaos Nurgle, Ogre Kingdoms, Chaos Dwarfs and The Empire players, with artwork by Adrian Smith.

- Tamurkhan is in the form of an Ogre (he can take the form of creatures he kills, he's really a big maggot or is made up of lots of small maggots).

- When the forces of Nurgle enter the Mountains of Mourn, some Ogres will fight against them while others will join them.

- They won't be shy about killing off well-known special characters during this campaign. Even the likes of Teclis or Karl Franz aren't safe!
- Due for release in February-April 2011.

New Ogre Miniatures

- Chaos Ogre (this was available to purchase at Games Day and was priced at £18, but it will eventually be available to buy online via the upcoming Warhammer Forge website).

- Nurgle Ogres (two displayed at Games Day, another one to be revealed).

- Apparently a Mammoth with Ogres on it was mentioned at one of the Games Day seminars, with promises of lots of big monsters coming next year (not sure if these will be from Warhammer Forge or Games Workshop).

Thanks to various people around the Internet for all the info and photos!


1 comment:

Kuffeh said...

That is some awesome sounding stuff. Though, I do wish they had done a different army than Chaos to start it off.

I also hope they do like the 40k books are look at famous wars from history. I'd love to see one based around the Great War with rules for special characters (Magnus the Pious etc) and some new units/scenarios.

This series has a lot of expectation upon its shoulders.