The next chapter in the Psychic Awakening, Faith & Fury, is almost here. Over the course of this week, we’ll be sifting through its lore and rules-laden pages – which feature absolutely loads of new content for Space Marines and Chaos Space Marines alike – starting with an overview of what you can look forward to. First up, a new prophecy awaits…*
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That certainly sounds far from ideal. Given the famously bleak nature of Warhammer 40,000, we can only assume this means that the most apocalyptically, horrific times imaginable lie ahead!
Anyway, let’s take a peek inside the cover and find out just how packed with amazing new content this book actually is…
If your army uses the rules from Codex: Space Marines – especially Black Templars – or hails from one of the Traitor Legions from Codex: Chaos Space Marines, Faith & Fury is the Psychic Awakening book for you!
Not only can you expect some thrilling narrative and epic battles describing the bitter war (both physical and spiritual) for the Talledus System, but there are more than 60 pages of awesome new rules.
We’ll be previewing some of the specific Chapter and Traitor Legion rules later in the week, but here are some of the more universal treats you can look forward to.
First up are a selection of thematic new options for armies drawn from Codex: Space Marines – the Masters of the Chapter rules. These esteemed senior ranks have been in the background of the Adeptus Astartes for many years, but now you can represent them on the battlefield in person!
You’ll soon be able to spend Command Points before the battle to promote a Chaplain, Techmarine, Librarian, Apothecary, Company Ancient and Company Champion to the highest-ranking members of their order in the Chapter. A Chaplain can be upgraded to a Master of Sanctity, which effectively doubles their output of Litanies of Battle!
Not only do these Stratagems grant your Characters powerful new abilities, but they also unlock access to bespoke Warlord Traits. For example, a Chief Librarian can be given the High Scholar of the Librarius Warlord Trait, enabling them to draw their psychic powers from more than one discipline.
There are also a pair of new Chapter Relics for each of these senior ranks, such as this incredibly powerful suit of armour that can be given to a Master of the Forge.
It’s not just about Space Marines. Actually, that’s not strictly true, but in this case, we’re talking CHAOS Space Marines!
Indeed, the Heretic Astartes get their fair share of goodies** too. More specifically, they have access to a bunch of new Artefacts of Chaos in the form of dangerous, murderously destructive Daemon weapons…
Like we said, they’re certainly dangerous to wield, but just look at how horrifically brutal the Daemon weapon of Khorne is!
Nasty, huh? There’s lots more to come with our Faith & Fury previews over the course of the week – including all the shiny, new Legion-specific rules for all you traitors out there*** – so make sure you check back regularly to find out everything you need to know about book 2 in the Psychic Awakening series.
In the meantime, pick up a Chaplain, Techmarine, Librarian and Apothecary in preparation to make your very own Master of the Chapter, or grab a Chaos Lord to wield your Daemon weapon of choice!
* Before you read the mad ramblings of this known heretic, remember that the Inquisition will be watching you. Always.
** Actually, ‘evilies’ would be more accurate…
*** By which we, of course, mean Traitor Legion players – not Dark Angels!
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