40k: Abaddon und Chaos Verstärkungen
Der Kriegsherr persönlich, Abaddon kommt mit einem neuen Modell zurück und bringt gleich noch Verstärkungen für die Chaos Space Marines mit.
Pre-order Preview: Abaddon, Chaos Space Marines and More
The wait is almost over – and the next stage of the war for Vigilus is about to begin.
Abaddon the Despoiler
He’s back, and he’s looking better than ever. Abaddon the Despoiler’s new model will be available to pre-order next week, and what a model it is! Bringing perhaps the most important villain to life in stunning detail, this new kit even gives you options to customise him for yourself, with an optional cape and three choices of head.
How do you go about a mammoth task like reinventing Abaddon? We caught up with Miniatures Designers Jes Goodwin and Seb Perbet to find out…
Chaos Space Marines
Of course, what’s a lord of the Black Legion without some Black Legionnaires to lead? The new Chaos Space Marines set builds you a squad of ten of these superhuman reavers, realised in baroque and terrifying splendour. Just as awesome-looking as the models from Warhammer 40,000: Shadowspear and Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress, these models have been made with customisation in mind, allowing you to build units of close-combat raiders, long-ranged fire teams and anything in between. If you’re looking to field smaller squads, there are enough parts inside to build two units of five, each with a special or heavy weapon, Chaos Icon, and appropriately sinister-looking Aspiring Champion.
Fittings on this set are compatible with much of the Chaos Space Marines and Space Marines ranges, allowing you to go crazy with conversions and head swaps to make your Legion your own. Maybe you’ll mix in Mk III armour to make some Iron Warriors, or stir in parts from a Tactical Squad to make some more recent renegades. Indeed, the diversity within the set is such that you could probably build a Legion of Chaos Space Marines from the kit with each model looking different.
The Noctilith Crown
As well as new units, Chaos players can look forward to a new terrain piece. Taken as a Fortification, the Noctilith Crown is more than just an awesome centrepiece, but a tactical lynchpin for the Heretic Astartes, giving nearby units an invulnerable save and making it easier for Chaos Psykers to cast their fell magics…
The Noctilith Crown also represents some exciting developments in the lore. Last year, in Forgebane, we found out Blackstone can be attuned to weaken or strengthen the power of the warp. The Noctilith Crown is one example of what happens when the Heretic Astartes get their hands on this miraculous mineral, used to sunder the veil and allow ingress for their daemonic allies…
With Abaddon leading the Black Legion in their latest brutal assault on realspace, the war for Vigilus enters its final, terminal phase…
In this latest campaign book, you’ll follow the thrilling conclusion of the war for Vigilus. Lore, maps and art bring this latest conflict to life in rich detail, while a number of missions and rules allow you to fight the most epic battles for yourself – or just spice up your regular games of Warhammer 40,000.
Vigilus Ablaze is absolutely packed with new rules content for Chaos players. Like Vigilus Defiant, the book rewards you for taking narrative-themed forces with a number of Specialist Detachments, like the terror-bringing Host Raptorial or the mysterious Fallen Angels. That’s not all – the book also contains vastly expanded rules for the Black Legion, offering you your very own Stratagems, Relics and Warlord Traits that fit this storied Legion’s legendary record in battle.
Vigilus Ablaze also breathes new life into the Renegade Chapters – those raiders and corsairs who have joined the ranks of Chaos since the dark days of the Horus Heresy. You’ll find new traits for fan-favourites like the Red Corsairs and Crimson Slaughter, plus rules for niche but beloved renegades like The Purge, Brazen Beasts, Flawless Host and The Scourged. Each has their own rules, including a bespoke Relic and Stratagem. WIth Vigilus Ablaze, you’ll have more freedom when building your Chaos army than ever before, allowing you to create a dread host to suit your tastes.
And there’s still more. Vigilus Ablaze also serves as a sizeable update to Khorne Daemons, with new rules for the Bloodmaster, Skulltaker and the Skull Altar, giving you another excuse to use these incredible new models in your Warhammer 40,000 army.
We’ll be previewing how you can use Vigilus Ablaze to make themed armies all throughout next week, so stay tuned!
Codex: Chaos Space Marines – the Updated Edition
The Heretic Astartes have expanded a lot since their codex was released in 2017, so we’ve given Codex: Chaos Space Marines a spruce-up! We’ve combined the previous codex with recent rules releases – including new datasheets, psychic powers, and Chapter Approved points changes – for your convenience.
What to Buy?
Wondering what you need to pick up to bring your Chaos Space Marines up to date? We’ve got you covered.
And, so those of you with the last codex can get hold of the rules for the updated Shadowspear units, we’re making the Chaos datasheets from the box free to download.
If you’re raring to try the new-and-improved Obliterators for yourself or just fancy reading through the new datasheets, you can download the free Shadowspear update below.
You’ll be able to find this in future on our downloads page.
This is just the first wave of new Chaos releases – the spearhead of Abaddon’s assault, if you will. Over the next few weeks, you can look forward to even more new models, so keep checking back here for the latest updates. In the meantime, if you’re raring to start a Chaos army today, grab yourself Shadowspear!
Quelle: Warhammer Community