Preview: The Great Devourer, Essential Accessories for Painters, and Great-value Scenery Bundles

The ancient might of the Craftworlds. The unstoppable fury of the Imperium. The nightmarish power of Chaos. All of these pale in significance in the face of the Tyranids, extragalactic predators with numbers enough to consume the universe and the psychic might to make the gods tremble.

New week, you’ll be able to order a Tyranid codex worthy of the might of the Great Devourer, packed with updated rules, new ways to build your army and no fewer than SEVEN Hive Fleet Adaptations – new army-specific rules designed to represent the horrific diversity of the Tyranid swarms.

These Hive Fleet Adaptations will cover the most well known of the Tyranid Hive Fleets – Behemoth, Kraken and Leviathan – as well as developing the background for four more – Gorgon, Jormungandr, Hydra and Kronos. All the adaptions have been designed to be fun, thematic, and powerful; Hydra, for example, can re-roll hits in close combat against units they outnumber (which, with Tyranids, shouldn’t be too tricky!).

We’ll be previewing some of these over the next week, as well as looking at the myriad changes and new options in the book including a wider variety of Carnifexes, adjusted points values. and some advanced new Stratagems.

Of course, if you’re playing the Devourer of Worlds, you’ll need some worlds to devour (or, at the very least, your friends will), but thanks to a range of new scenery bundles and sets, building an appropriately awesome battlefield for your army to battle on is easy. The Ryza Pattern Ruins from the Moonbase Klaisus boxed set will also be available separately for the first time; these push fit scenery pieces make for easy-to-set-up line of sight blockers for your games of Warhammer 40,000.

These scenery bundles aren’t unique to Warhammer 40,000; there’s also a range of sets on the way for Warhammer Age of Sigmar, including the colossal Citadel of the Everchosen – a combined set that allows you to turn your Chaos Dreadhold into a massive eight-pointed star!

Painting these sets might seem a little intimidating, but thankfully, there’s a range of new accessories and paint bundles on the way to help. We’ll be previewing all of these closer to release, but we think the nifty Citadel Painting Handle is going to be a tool all painters want to use. Gripping your model by the base, this handle makes it easy to paint hard to reach areas without potentially rubbing the previous paintwork off or getting a cramp in your hand.

All of these kits, and the new Tyranid codex, will be available to pre-order on the 4th of November, arriving just in time for the start of the Christmas shopping season. In the meantime, make sure to check back on Warhammer Community next week for our previews of the new Tyranid codex.

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