GW brings us an update on one of my favorite factions: Militarum Tempestus!
This article was originally published on the Warhammer-community page.
The next exciting chapter in the Psychic Awakening series, The Greater Good, is up for pre-order tomorrow, which includes loads of new rules for the main factions involved in the fighting. In the last of this week’s Faction Focus articles, we’re checking in with the elite soldiers of the Militarum Tempestus, who are set to receive some awesome new Relics, Warlord Traits, Stratagems, and even their own range of Regimental Doctrines! Speaking of which…
Codex: Astra Militarum included the Storm Troopers Regimental Doctrine that gave the Militarum Tempestus a generalised ability representing their superior training. However, in The Greater Good, you can take this one step further by fielding Tempestus Scions hailing from some of the most storied regiments in the Imperium.
Take the 133rd Lambdan Lions, for example, whose masterwork weapons are among the finest examples of their kind. Choose this doctrine and your hot-shot lasguns and laspistols will be hitting with an AP of -3, while your meltaguns will sear straight through even a 2+ armour save!
Alternatively, why not make terror your weapon with the 54th Psian Jakals? Focus your fire on one or two enemy units and the effects of this Regimental Doctrine will be utterly devastating. If you pick off enough models in each unit, you can make the survivors rout automatically due to the negative modifiers on their Morale test, or force your opponent to burn 2 valuable Command Points on the Insane Bravery Stratagem.
It’s fair to say that your Militarum Tempestus Detachments will be more tactically flexible and customisable than ever before! But that’s not all…
Heirlooms of the Regiments
Choosing one of the Militarum Tempestus regiments also unlocks access to a unique Relic. The 32nd Thetoid Eagles, for example, can make use of a brutally powerful hot-shot laspistol that can consistently dish out mortal wounds.
Do you prefer to lead your army with an officer of the Ordo Tempestus? If so, you’ve got even more to look forward to! As with the Relics, each of the six named regiments comes with a bespoke Warlord Trait that represents the military heritage of the officers who lead them.
The commanders of the 55th Kappic Eagles are well-versed in the logistics of mobile warfare, ensuring that communications are maintained even as their forces roar into battle. Load up on Valkyrie and Taurox transports to make the most of your Warlord’s augmented Voice of Command range and the ability to use it even when embarked.
That’s not all – you’ll also be able to utilise a number of powerful new tricks…
The Militarum Tempestus are about to receive another 14 Stratagems – eight universal and six regiment-specific – to give them an even sharper edge on the battlefield.
Precision Drop is a potential game-changer – you can now perform a pin-point accurate Grav-chute Insertion a mere 5” from an enemy unit (risk-free!) and give ’em hell at point-blank range. Crucially, you can do so within half-range of your meltaguns! You took meltaguns in your squad, right?
Ever been torn between two Warlord Traits, unable to decide which one to choose?* The Progeny of Conflict Stratagem is the answer – simply pick another suitable candidate and use both. Double Warlords for the win!
Pretty cool, huh? The T’au Empire and Genestealer Cults (or any other faction, for that matter) won’t know what hit them when the Militarum Tempestus get stuck in! That is, unless they have spies who read this article…
If you’re as excited as we are about The Greater Good, you won’t have long to wait – you’ll be able to pre-order it tomorrow! In the meantime, grab yourself a box or two of Tempestus Scions and a Valkyrie with which to carry them into battle!
* Own up – we’ve all been there!
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