Games Workshop has released the boxed starter set for the latest edition of the Warhammer fantasy battles game. The Island of Blood includes High Elf and Skaven armies (74 figures total), a rule book, a getting-started booklet, dice, templates, and range rulers.

In other GW news, Bwana Bill over at the Tabletop Wargames Blog reports that Games Workshop is planning a Warhammer Historical book for World War II games titled Kampfgruppe Normandy.

And finally, Games Workshop has opened another three retail Hobby Centres—in Denton, Texas; Lyons, France; and Pforzheim, Germany.