Well, anywaay, Scouts need to fumble about and hope the 'stealers don't kill them before they reach an extraction point. Overall though, this edition's codex is fairly broken: on top of a huge dialing back of their former power, nearly all the units from the 5th ed book got shuffled into a now very crowded elites section. Aside using a stratagem for it, the move-shoot-move technique from 7th Edition is gone. Predictably, Typhus is Lord Commander of the First Plague Company. Not all of those who take the test survive it. Another has joined Eldrad and typically turns up with the former High Farseer as aid unlooked for, with the Eldar that joined the Ynnari composing a third faction.
The Hybrid Metamorphs are a response to a Hive Fleet nearing a planet where a cult is in place and sport a variety of biomorphs normally found on other Tyranid organisms e. All Imperium forces are now Battle Brothers, so you no longer have to keep track of all the tangled alliances they otherwise once had. Painboy grants nearby infantry and bikes a 6+ against wounds suffered, and Big Mek with Kustom Force Field grants a 5+ invulnerable save. However, the damage to Vect's image is irreversible; many Dark Eldar including Lelith Hesperax join the Ynnari, leaving the Haemonculi as Vect's only allies as Malys openly calls for a revolt against Vect. Given that it's on a Daemon World, and considering , this will likely backfire spectacularly should it somehow get recovered. It is said that the soul of the Dragon lives in him though what this actually means can only be conjecture at this point, so it could be a portion of the C'Tan, some alpha-plus level psychic potential, or merely a metaphor for something else.
It is heavily implied that Trazyn snatched him up for his collection before he could succumb to his injuries. As the surviving Space Wolves leave for Cadia, the High Lords receive word of Magnus' return and send orders to the Sisters of Silence to assemble. Alongside an update to bring the Wolves more into line with the other marine codices, they also bring back the from the Eye of Terror Codex. Cypher promises to help Guilliman fend off the tidal wave of Daemons and Chaos Space Marines attacking the Imperium, but only if the Ultramarines take him to Terra. This may have the effect of making the least able to take advantage. They will be a new set of elite units with their own weapon options and a higher points cost.
However, they are ultimately defeated due to a combination of the Great Rift sucking their bio-ships into the Warp, Ka'bandha showing up to keep the Tyranids from robbing him of his revenge against the Blood Angels, and the arrival of the Indomitus Crusade. Catalyst gives the ability to ignore wounds suffered on a 5+. Keep in mind this is only supposed to be the first book of the campaign; given how fast shit has hit the fan, it wouldn't be a stretch to assume The End Times: 40K Edition is on its way. When its mainframe is analyzed, the Empire discovers that a large chunk of the Fourth Sphere has survived and settled in a region far to the north of the Empire called the Chalnath Expanse, which is apparently located on the other side of the Nexus. No word on where Broodlords fit in. Because no one else in the chapter or the entire Unforgiven knows about Luther's survival, he keeps it to himself. Most of the book has remained the same with minor changes that range from good fixes to increased ambiguity to needless to wtf.
Scions and Veteran ; in return, many underperforming vehicles, like the entire Leman Russ and Baneblade families, had improvements ranging from weapon buffs to point cost reductions. It's very , just like Warhammer 40,000 used to be. His Waaagh is covered in the Red Waaagh supplement spoiler: he dies early on in the fluff and his Waaagh continues without him spoiler: he got better though they are not a secondary army themselves but his formation can be used on its own. Failing the test to manifest this power automatically causes perils. This book provides details on choosing your armies, and provides missions as examples of the tactical challenges available: 6 Eternal War and 6 Maelstrom of War missions, with explanations covering the use of Tactical Objectives.
Perhaps a certain famous Catachan will return to save the day. Just how Guilliman plans to get these new Marines out fast enough to be useful when the whole galaxy is going to hell right now is an open question though. One of the only stories written in an Ork Perspective. Finally, most of their anti-vehicle units were shuffled into the Inquisition codex, making them even more vulnerable to tank and flyer-heavy armies than ever. New models are coming for everyone, Solitaires are becoming Elites, new wargear, and at least one new vehicle the Skyweaver for their exclusive use. Even more formations and decurions, and gives Librarians access to 4 new disciplines, Fulmination, Technomancy, Librarius, and Geokinesis. If they're lucky, they'll have a Bloodthirster possess someone and break out the old-fashioned way.
Plague Knives now reroll to wound rolls of 1 in melee. Also included are the Tzaangors from , now with 40k rules. Even worse, the whole thing was a giant sorcerous ritual- one that brings the Planet of the Sorcerers into realspace just in time for the other Daemon Primarchs to join the Thirteenth Black Crusade. Slaanesh Eldar would be Dark Eldar that serve Slaanesh, which is normally instantly for them, except for in the shitty works of. Lots of love for Nurgle again, including several new units introduced in Age of Sigmar. The , as predicted, died again in a fight with a tired. Warp-based time dilation is a possible reason for how he's doing it, but there are too many sightings for this to be the only explanation.
Despite the enormous amount of pressure this would entail, it's said Dante has never been more hopeful and has sworn to purge the Imperium Nihilus of Chaos. However, Yvraine uses her powers to banish the Nurgle Daemon prince and resurrect Yriel. The exact nature of these corridors is so far unclear, though control of them will likely be a big point of contention in the 8th Edition campaigns. Example: Ork Weirdboys no longer have their random table and could only use Daemonology until they got their new Codex, where they got a whole new discipline. Support for Greening, Deathwing, and Ravenwing? In order to preserve the souls within its Infinity Circuit, Ynnead takes them into itself, using them to form its avatar, the Yncarne.
Go MoK cultists and Space Wolves! Their new squads equipped with flamers, of course prove to be the key to victory. Everything else is mostly the same as the older books. The only concession Khorne makes to the Architect of Fate's absurdly long list of stipulations is his agreement to limit the number of combatants. This could be good or bad, depending on your tastes. So far, he hasn't been very successful. On the other hand, the 8th edition rules have removed entire layers of tactical decision making like the loss of facing mechanics and stripped the unique mechanics and wargear that more esoteric armies relied on and other armies got their character from the Inquisition in particular got fucked over by this so they do have a point, but the Codexes have compensated for the latter issue. The Veiled Path is composed of trolls and tricksters so good at their job that even Eldar don't know whether or not to trust them and they're also responsible for driving crazy and convincing into taking the Spear of Twilight.