In January 2011, following the epic release of The Island of Blood, the Skaven will be receiving reinforcements, including new models - visit the website tomorrow for more information from the Studio. And with these new additions gathering on the horizon, there is no better time to start up or expand your very own Skaven army. Here are some essential items to prepare for war:
Some product recommendations here. Nothing special.
There's another reason to be excited about building a Skaven army: October 23rd is the time of the biggest Warhammer event of the year. The Island of Blood world-wide mega game will see a clash between the armies of Skaven and High Elves, and every Games Workshop Hobby Centre will be running its very own participation game. You join in with your local Hobby Centre, and if you aren't sure where the nearest one is, then you can use our Store Finder. In Bugman's Bar this week, Games Workshop staff members have been busy building Skaven armies, discussing tactics and exchanging tips before battle. Send us photographs of your Skaven army preparing for this battle to What's New Today.
Finally, if you seek further inspiration for your Skaven army, why not try the The Island of Blood - The Novel, Grey Seer or Temple of the Serpent? 'Is any race in the Warhammer setting more misunderstood than the teeming hordes of the Under-Empire?' explains author and Skaven fanatic C.L. Werner. 'To those who truly understand the underfolk, they can't avoid a shiver of fear when they contemplate the Children of the Horned Rat. They know the reach of the Under-Empire, a subterranean nation with its burrows stretching across the entire globe. They know that it has never been force of arms that has held back the Skaven, but rather their own paranoid scheming and treachery. They know that if the Skaven were ever to truly unite behind a common cause, all the world would be drowned beneath a tide of vermin.'
Well, looks like a certain forum member was correct.