Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire OP
The Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire has been a great success, and we’re seeing continuous ongoing demand for the Core Set, warband expansions and accessories.
A standing order for our Warhammer Underworlds OP programme includes monthly packs, a substantial Store Championship pack every quarter, and inclusion in our ‘participating store’ listing on the Warhammer Underworlds website. We have posted a guide on running tournament game instore here Warhammer Underworlds 2018 OP Support
Contact your Rep to join in.
Guidance: products for new beginners
There are now many great ways for new customers to get started in the hobby including…
A range of gaming entry products at multiple price points including:
Warhammer 40,000: Dark Imperium, Know no Fear and First Strike – each offering an increasing level of value at each price point.
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Age of Sigmar, Thunder and Blood, Storm of Sigmar – each offering an increasing level of value at each price point.
A range of painting entry products at multiple price points including:
Stormcast Eternals + Paint Set plus the Intercessors + Paint Set: which include miniatures and paints for anyone to have their first go at painting.
40K Essentials Paint Set plus the Age of Sigmar Essentials Paint Set: which are the ideal purchase to go with the gaming entry products listed above.
Low price point miniature tasters:
The Easy to Build Sets identified by markets in red in the lower left hand corner or green in the upper right hand corner.
And the booklets: Getting Started with Warhammer 40,000 and Getting Started with Age of Sigmar which at an incredibly low price point show the hobby, the backgrounds and have a miniature on the front!
Other great starting products are:
The ‘Start Collecting’ army boxes for Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer Age of Sigmar.
And for those board gamers out there: Shadespire, Blood Bowl, Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower, and Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth.
When recommending new products for new customers, the complexity of the craft (modelling/painting) aspect and the game (rules/mechanics) aspects is an important consideration. This diagram helps you to pick the product you feel most appropriate to your individual customer’s needs.
|Craft Complex||Horus Heresy: ForgeWorld|
|↑||Warhammer 40,000 (advanced)
Warhammer Age of Sigmar (advanced)
|↑||Horus Heresy: Calth
Horus Heresy: ProsperoWarhammer Quest: HammerhalThe Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit
|Warhammer 40,000 (standard)
Warhammer Age of Sigmar (standard)
|Shadow War Armageddon|
|↑||Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower||Dark Imperium
Age of Sigmar
|Craft Simple||Battle for Vedros
|Warhammer 40,000 Starter Products
Warhammer Age of Sigmar Starter Products
Make sure you contact your Account Manager as soon as possible to find out how to make the most of this opportunity in your store.
Our ranges are updated all the time as we bring in exciting new products and retire older slower selling ones.
The Ranges were last updated on 1st November 2017. The latest Order Form (Order Form 2018, Product code: **449999561) is up to date except for any changes noted below:
Best Seller Foundation Range
Best Seller Extra Box 45
Warhammer Underworlds: The Chosen axes
Warhammer Underworlds: Spiteclaw’s Swarm
Warhammer Underworlds: The Farstriders
Warhammer Underworlds: Magore’s Fiends
Best Seller Extra Box 200
Best Seller Advanced
Codex: Blood Angels
Codex: Dark Angels
Codex: Daemons of Chaos
Codex: Adeptus Custodes
Codex: Thousand Sons
Necromunda Game Box
Codex: Tau Empire
Citadel Water Pot
Citadel Painting handle
Base Paint: Ionrach Skin
Layer Paint: Deepkin flesh
New Release products
Advance Order/Pre-order time
Each new product we release has a global release date. Pre-orders for products is allowed from the following times on the Saturday (7 days prior to the release date):
- New Zealand: 10am New Zealand time Saturday (currently GMT +13)
- Australia & Japan: 10am (Perth – Australia) time Saturday (currently GMT +8)
- UK & Europe: 10am (London – UK) time Saturday (currently GMT +0)
- USA & Canada: 10am (Los Angeles – USA) time Saturday (currently GMT -8)
- All other countries:10am (London – UK) time Saturday (currently GMT +0)
Launch (the time at which you may hand-out pre-orders and sell in-stock new product) times are midnight (00:01) Saturday local time.
SPECIAL PRODUCT NOTICES
The following products are notable:
Boxed Games & Other products
In addition to our Warhammer 40,000, Warhammer Age of Sigmar and Citadel ranges, we also produce other great products such as Warhammer Underworld: Shadespire, Blood Bowl, Necromunda and stand alone boxed games, including two Horus Heresy games, two Warhammer Quest games and a variety of smaller games including Gorechosen and Gangs of Commorragh.
To help you sell these in your store, we have placed on the ‘Activity Support’ section of the website numerous additional materials originally published in White Dwarf and elsewhere for some of these titles, which you can use to promote these products.
The brand new Doom Lords Team has been announced, soon to be released this is just part of our continuing Bloow Bowl releases for 2018 https://www.bloodbowl.com/
The Blitzmania II League is due soon, contact your Rep to find out how you can participate.
Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire
The Core Set (a Dice Tower ‘Seal of Excellence’ game and nominated for BGG’s 2-Player Game of the Year 2017) and expansions are in high demand, and there are more products for launch in Q2, including 2 new warbands, plus of course an extensive OP programme. Ongoing there are even more releases planned for later in 2018. You can find out more here:
And reviews here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBcTk4Azndo&t=2s
Following in the footsteps of 2016’s Kill Team (winner of the Origin’s Miniature Game of the Year award) and 2017’s sell out success Shadow war Armageddon, comes the new Warhammer 40,000 skirmish game Kill Team. Released later in 2018, you can find out more here:
The fan favourite Talisman (4th edition) has returned. The English language edition is available in the USA, Canada, UK, Eire, Australia, New Zealand and the Nordic countries via Distributors.
Interested stores should contact the following Distributors (note: this is a distributor supplied product only):
USA: ACD and Alliance
Canada: Lion Rampart
UK/Eire: Coiled Spring
Australia/New Zealand: Lets Play
Information on language variants other than English will be announced later in 2018.
The Lord of the Rings
Currently available via the Stockist ‘Direct through Trade’ service, our ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ ranges are our licensed products featuring many of the characters from the best selling books and Oscar winning films.
Battle for Vedros
This is a speciality Warhammer 40,000 mini-range (8 lines) focused on gaming for new beginners and designed to be suitable for non-speciality stores. Available from selected distributors in the US and Canada. More details can be found:
This is a speciality Warhammer 40,000 mini-range (6 lines) focused on model building for new beginners and designed to be suitable for non-speciality stores. Available from selected distributors in the US and Canada, and Revell in Europe. More details can be found:
Please note the following office closed dates:
– European, & Export Trade Office is closed on December 25th and 26th & January 1st
– North American Trade Office is closed on Dec 25th, 26th
– Australian/New Zealand Trade Office is closed on 25th & 26th December & 1st January
– Japanese Trade Office is closed on 23rd December
Full contacts details are on the contacts page, please note that many have changed recently, and so it’s best to double check the ones you are used to using are still valid.
Trade Policies Information
The Stockist Programme was updated on 30th May 2016.
Games Workshops North American Retailer Policy was updated on the 14th March 2017. The new Policy is applicable to all Trade Accounts in North America from the 3rd May 2017.
Minimum Advertised Pricing Policy
Games Workshop is implementing a Minimum Advertised Pricing Policy that takes effect from the 3rd May 2017. Any questions concerning this policy should be directed to GWMAPP@gwplc.com
Please note that 3 main delivery methods are in operation:
Trade orders are supplied through our standard service.
Direct through Trade and White Dwarf are supplied via alternative methods and thus don’t follow the same service levels.
Direct through Trade
Stockists can use the Direct through Trade service as one of the benefits of the Stockist Programme. This service can allow you to offer more services, enhancing your customer offer.
Please remember that Direct through Trade orders are treated in all aspects as orders to end user customers (unlike your normal trade orders). This covers all aspects, including delivery arrangements (and timing) and various benefits like free shipping.
Your Account Manager has full details.