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.
Leviathan consists of two hardback books in a slipcase. The first, weighing in at 152 pages, contains the tale of the opening phase of the invasion of the Cryptus system, an enthralling story with a fantastic cast of heroes and villains, along with orders of battle describing the major battles, maps of the critical war zones and background history of the area and is topography. The story within this book thunders along, with bloody battle, amazing locations and rising horror.
The second book, The Rules, contains a wealth of gaming material. There’s so much jammed into its 64 pages that it’s hard to imagine how they could have packed more in. Within it you’ll find:
- Echoes of War. A series of six fantastic scenarios that depict the major events of the battles in the Cryptus system.
- Cities of Death. A complete expansion for Warhammer 40,000 with six new missions and objectives to bring the carnage of urban combat to your games.
- Death from the Skies. Rules for fighter aces in your games of Warhammer 40,000.
- Forces of Leviathan. A new detachment for Tyranid players to represent Hive Fleet Leviathan, complete with Warlord Traits, data sheets for new units, Tyranid formations and more.
With a sweeping narrative and amazing new rules, Shield of Baal: Leviathan is a must for all Warhammer 40,000 fans.
For more images from White Dwarf #42 including the new dual Zoanthrope/Venomthropes kit and rules for the Neurothrope, check out the Mexican Ork over on Facebook. It's an exciting time to be a Blood Angels player.
Till next time,