40k: Vigilus Defiant und Chapter Approved
Kommenden Samstag erscheint eine neue Kampagnen-Erweiterung für Warhammer 40.000, mit einem Buch, der Rückkehr eines legendären Helden und einem bösartigen Gegenspieler, sowie das Chapter Approved 2018.
Pre-order Preview: Vigilus Defiant and Chapter Approved
Next weekend, a new chapter begins for Warhammer 40,000. In 2017, we brought you the new edition and revolutionised warfare in the 41st Millennium forever. In 2018, we’ve seen new models, codexes and boxed games flesh out this terrifying new epoch for the Imperium, hinting at a massive conflict to come.
Now, as the year draws to a close, the stage is set for huge developments both in the narrative and in the game, starting with Vigilus Defiant – an epic Warhammer 40,000 campaign book – and Chapter Approved 2018 – the essential guide for all gamers.
At the gateway between civilisation and madness, between primordial darkness and the sputtering light of the Astronomican, war is coming – and soon…
That’s where the incredible new Imperium Nihilus campaign book, Vigilus Defiant, comes in! It’s by far the most in-depth and visually striking campaign book we’ve released to date. This mighty 200-page tome tells the full story of the embattled sentinel world so far, before introducing the next chapter in the tale – namely the wholesale invasion of the planet by Haarken Worldclaimer, murderous Chaos Lord of the Black Legion and herald of the Warmaster himself. The huge background section features beautifully rendered campaign maps and force dispositions so you can witness the evolution of the war from its earliest outset to the latest state of play.
And if you want want to get involved in the action, the rules section enables you to do just that, with Vigilus campaign rules and no less than 12 narrative scenarios that help you refight some of the key battles in the story. There are also Battlezones, which add hazardous environmental challenges to your games, as well as rules that enable you to fight within specific locations on Vigilus. Finally, there are new datasheets for Marneus Calgar, his Victrix Guard and Haarken Worldclaimer, followed by rules for narrative-driven Specialist Detachments that represent some of the battle formations fighting on Vigilus. Check out the Imperial Fists Siegebreaker Cohort, for example:
And what’s more, this is just the first of a two-part series detailing the war for Vigilus…
The Limited Edition
War Zone: Vigilus represents a big step for Warhammer 40,000 – a battle that’s set to be as momentous as the War for Armageddon or the Fall of Cadia. If you’re looking to commemorate this historic conflict, Vigilus Defiant will be available in a strictly limited collector’s edition of 1,300 copies. Featuring a soft-touch slipcase, gilt edges and an exclusive cover, it’s a tome truly worthy of the tale within.
A Hero Reborn
Commanding the forces of the Imperium on Vigilus is Marneus Calgar – Legendary Chapter Master of the Ultramarines. As perhaps the most famous Space Marine hero of the 41st Millennium, it was only fitting that Marneus Calgar would be the first to undergo the agonising, risky process of becoming a Primaris Space Marine – after all, he’s been a part of Warhammer 40,000 since Rogue Trader!
The new Marneus Calgar combines some of his most iconic features with cutting-edge design, creating a miniature that’s both a loving homage to the past and an exciting vision of the future. He’s been given an updated rules profile, too, befitting his new status, and you’ll find him a superb choice for commanding your Ultramarines army.
Marneus Calgar is packed with a pair of Honour Guard – hand-picked bodyguards drawn from the elite of the Ultramarines. These champions are excellent close-combat warriors and can intercept wounds meant for your favourite Ultramarines Characters, making them excellent when combined with Calgar or other popular options like Roboute Guilliman!
The Herald of the Apocalypse
The War of Beasts is only the first chapter of the battle for Vigilus, heralding the coming of even darker times. Spearheading the Black Legion charge is Haarken Worldclaimer – the so-called Herald of the Apocalypse and Proclamator of Abaddon’s Reign.
This elite Raptor leader is one of the most terrifying Chaos Space Marine heroes we’ve ever made and is the ideal leader for any jump-pack based force. Shattering enemy morale, boosting the abilities of nearby Raptors and slaying characters with the Helspear, Haarken is great for a mobile, close-combat focused Black Legion army or as a brutal ally to any Chaos force.
Chapter Approved 2018
If Vigilus Defiant was the only Warhammer 40,000 release next week, it’d be pretty exciting – but we’re very happy to announce that it’ll be landing alongside this year’s Chapter Approved!
Chapter Approved is the essential guide for gamers of all kinds – however you play, you’ll find something inside for you. New Missions and points profiles are set to shake up matched play, while for open play, deep character creation rules for custom champions and new Looted Wagon profiles reward your creativity. Narrative fans, meanwhile, can play through the Cities of Death missions or level up your units across campaigns with Battle Honours.
We haven’t even gotten into the new rules for The Eight, or the beta Codex: Adepta Sororitas – this year’s Chapter Approved is absolutely packed to the gills with great content.
You’ll be able to get Chapter Approved 2018 in all the usual formats – print, digital and enhanced iBook, as well as the Warlord Edition – a limited-run version that features a pack of invaluable gaming accessories, including army roster sheets, datacards for the Sisters of Battle, Command and Victory Point trackers and more…
Warhammer 40,000 Monopoly
If you’re looking to introduce your family to the grim darkness of the far future this Christmas, then Monopoly: Warhammer 40,000 is the perfect way to do it. We’ve teamed up with the makers of the game to give this property-trading classic a makeover that’ll be sure to entertain everyone throughout the festive season. Who knows – you might even recruit some new opponents…
Monopoly: Warhammer 40,000 will be landing in stores next week as well as being available to order online.
Last, but not least!
Finally, next week, we’re taking some models previously only available as a part of larger sets and making them available separately, just in time for your Christmas shop. From Forgebane comes the Necron Cryptek with Canoptek Cloak, while the classic resin Ultramarines Honour Guard will also be on pre-order, making both choices easier to add to your army than ever.
We’ll be previewing next week’s releases in detail, and soon, with a closer look at both Chapter Approved and Vigilus Defiant. In the meantime, make sure to subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest updates delivered straight to your inbox, and let us know what you’re most excited about on the Warhammer 40,000 Facebook page!