With Traitor Legions pouring from the Eye of Terror, the gargantuan war machine of the Imperium lumbers into action. When roused to war, the full power of the Imperium is terrifying to behold. The new Fall of Cadia book contains several new ways to use your Imperial forces in a game with new Formations and Detachments.
We’ve heard a little bit about this fearsome trio already in our video spotlights on Belisarius Cawl, Inquisitor Greyfax and Celestine. There is also the option to feature all three in your Imperial army (and if you have all three, why not!). While powerful fighters all, these heroes’ best utility perhaps comes in their ability to bolster the rest of your forces to commit super-human acts of valour and bravery.
The Conclave Acquisitorius is the army of Belisarius Cawl, here in a Formation that represents the force at the time of the 13th Black Crusade. As befits a Tech-Priest of his standing, characters in this force have equipment that is a marvel to even other scions of Mars, and each carries a master-crafted weapon of some sort.
More powerful though, is that the Formation – composed of Skitarii, Imperial Knights and Cult Mechanicus, with Belisarius leading the way – has access to a mix of abilities from all of those armies – this is the power of the Adeptus Mechanicus at their optimised best.
But if you want to form your own grand army of the Mechanicus, you can do that too, with the Grand Convocation Detachment. Where the Conclave Acquisitorius represents a historical force, this Detachment allows you to field any combined Adeptus Mechanicus force. As you might imagine, the vehicles that a Forge World sends to war in such a force are among the most deadly in the Imperium, every one of them gaining Power of the Machine Spirit when starting near a character in the force.
Crusade for Cadia!
For those of you who prefer faith over the forge, there is the Wrathful Crusade – Celestine and Inquisitor Greyfax at the head of a combined Black Templar and Astra Militarum force – the army that faced the spearhead of the traitor attack on Cadia.
Again, for those who want to lead their own crusade (we’re looking at you, Black Templars) there is a Castellans of the Imperium Detachment – where Space Marines march to battle with Guardsmen, Adepta Sororitas and the full might of the Imperium’s armoured support. Loads of Imperial armies can use this, though it favours a troop-heavy assault force, as it grants Hatred to all its units and the ability to bring back fallen Troop units, representing the sheer size of the Imperial War machine and it’s near-limitless manpower.
So there you go, just a few of the new rules in the book.
And we haven’t even started on the 12 new relics, the Empyric Storm table and the new missions (one of which will feature on Warhammer Live this week).
You can pre-order the new book here, or pick it up in stores this weekend.
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