Friday, November 28, 2014

White Dwarf 45 leaked!!!

Whoa! Looks crazy!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

Shield of Baal: Leviathan SOLD OUT!

Shield of Baal: Leviathan went up for preorder today, but if you didn't order your copy it's already sold out!

There is a free preview GW Digital Editions is offering via the new Warhammer app on iOS. If you don't have an iOS enabled device or the app, fear not, I created a PDF that is available for download here. This is short and just fluff, but it's definitely a good read and sets the stage for what is to come.

The rumors from Faeit212 are saying next week it's Warhammer Endtimes: Khaine and then back to Shield of Baal. I'm thinking that will be the boxed set, but we'll see how it plays out.

Till next time,
–The Harrower

Monday, November 10, 2014

Shield of Baal: Leviathan Unveiled!

Pics from White Dwarf 42 have surfaced and Shield of Baal: Leviathan has been confirmed. The odd part? The Blood Angels don't take part in the initial part of the campaign. Here's the text from the article:

Shield of Baal: Leviathan is the opening installment of a new narrative campaign for Warhammer 40,000, depicting the Tyranid invasion of the Cryptus System, the Shieldworlds of Baal. The campaign follows the harrowing events as multiple worlds are struck by massive elements of Hive Fleet Leviathan. Against this onslaught the Imperium calls upon the regiments of the Astra Militarum, a Militarum Tempestus strike force and even a convent of the Adepta Sororitas, hurling them into battle against a foe that seeks to harvest worlds.

More after the break.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Blood Angels: Updated Rumor Mill

So here's my updated Rumor Mill post for my boys in red. I think I have everything relevant here. If not, drop it down in the comments.

via an anonymous source on Faeit 212: 11.06.2014
Shield of Baal is the first release for the campaign. There will be more. It comes in two hardback books in a slipcase.

Book 1, fluff details on the invasion:
• includes the invasion of the Cryptus System, called the shieldworlds of Baal.
• the Astra Militarum, Blood Angels and even the Sisters of Battle are mentioned here.

Book 2, rules:
•  6 Echoes of War scenarios
• Cities of Death expansion with 6 new missions
• Death from the Skies rules for aerial combat

Forces of Leviathan, a new detachment for Tyranids:
• New Warlord traits
• Datasheets for new units
• New formations

More rumors after the break.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Blood Angels boxed set gets a name!

This is NOT an official graphic.
This just in from KaldorSwarmlord over on Warseer:

I don't know if any other german WD readers noticed:

on page 20 of the current WD, where they talk about the various ways to benefit from the Toxicrene, some note is written in the bottom left corner (I'll translate):

"Shield of Baal: Leviathan ist ausschließlic in englischer Sprache erhältlich, aber damit du sofort mit dem Spielen loslegen kannst, haben wir hier die Regeln auf Deutsch abgedruckt."

"Shield of Baal: Leviathan is exclusively available in English, but for the purpose of playing immediatly we printed the rules in German here for you."

I have no doubt now that this has to do with entry 999.M41 The Darkest Hour from page 17 of the current Blood Angels Codex when a tendril of Hive Fleet Leviathan and a force of Chaos Daemons led by the Bloodthirster Ka'Bandha attack Ammonai, the outmost planet of the Baal system. More into on The Darkest Hour in my previous post.

If Chaos Daemons make it into this campaign it would make a for a surprise Codex release like Lords of War Gaming talked about. Interesting times ahead! I'll do an updated Rumor Roundup for the Blood Angels later this weekend.

Until then, Enim Sanguinus!!!
–The Harrower