The wait is over! Well, almost. You guys have been looking forward to this one ever since it was announced, and pre-orders are just a week away. Today, we’re very happy to pull the covers off what’s in the set…
This article was originally published on the Warhammer-community site.
Shadowspear is a battlebox that pits the malefic Daemonkin against the covert forces of the Vanguard Space Marines. This could be our best battlebox ever, containing two armies of gorgeous models with all-new sculpts, two mini-codexes, as well as lore and missions that kick off the next stage of the war for the Vigilus System. This set is incredible whether you’re looking to expand an existing army or start a brand new one. Have a look at all the incredible models you’ll find inside!
In Shadowspear, the Heretic Astartes are resplendent with baroque and sinister detail. Classics like the Chaos Space Marines and Obliterators have been updated, while new units like the Venomcrawler and Greater Possessed push Chaos designs in bold new directions. These will fit in with collections old and new, combining classic aesthetics and fresh design to create some truly stunning miniatures.
Vanguard Space Marines
The Vanguard Space Marines are as visually striking as the rest of their Primaris brethren, combining the monastic, warrior-monk feel that’s core to the Space Marines with a high-tech, militaristic aesthetic. These guys offer a new take on the Adeptus Astartes, looking at how their ages-old doctrines of rapid assault can be used by a guerilla force. Each miniature is covered in webbing, wargear and other details that speak to their distinct methods of war.
Adding the contents of Shadowspear to your main army is easy thanks to a pair of mini-codexes found in the set! As well as containing datasheets for all the miniatures in the box, each is a fully-fledged army book that’ll work on its own, even if you don’t possess Codex: Space Marines or Codex: Chaos Space Marines.
You’ll find brand-new Warlord Traits and psychic powers, rules for dedicating your army to a specific Legion or Chapter, and matched play points, too! If you’re an existing Chaos Space Marines or Space Marines player, plugging Shadowspear into your main army is easy, and if you don’t play them already, it’s super simple to add them to your collection as an allied detachment.
The Shadowspear Campaign Booklet
To get you gaming right out of the box, Shadowspear comes with a mini-campaign set on Nemendghast, one of the industrial worlds in the Vigilus System. With 6 potential missions to play, each offering narrative thrills and tactical challenges, you’ll have hours of fun playing with your chosen rival. Each mission is playable with any force, so you can see how your army from Shadowspear fares against Orks, Aeldari or any other faction you choose.
We’ll be delving more deeply into Shadowspear tomorrow with an in-depth unboxing, so stay tuned. In the meantime, hang tight – we’ve got loads more to reveal for Chaos yet, with Haarken Worldclaimer’s countdown nearing completion…
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