Sunday Preview – Crusading Into the Nexus and Tactical Terrain

GW brings us a preview of what to expect for upcoming products!

Get ready to take your battles Beyond the Veil with the new Warhammer 40,000 Mission Pack. There are also a host of terrain kits to make your battlefields feel embedded in the grim darkness of the far future, plus hot new releases from Forge World and Black Library. Let’s take a look at this week’s highlights.

Are you ready to take your Crusade games into the Zone of Silence? Then you’ll want the new Crusade Mission Pack! It sees you enter the mysterious Pariah Nexus, and while there’s great danger in this area of space, the rewards on offer are worth the risk… 

This is the first narrative Mission Pack for Crusade, and it includes 24 exciting missions for you to play at four different game sizes (six for each). It contains extra Agendas, Battle Traits, Relics, and Battle Scars, as well as all-new rules for Afflictions and Theatre of War rules for the Pariah Nexus, making it perfect for theming your games in this strange and deadly region of space. There’s also a detailed background section on War Zone: Pariah so that you know what you’re getting your army into.

If you’re hankering for extra matched play content, the new Chapter Approved Mission Pack opens up a world of new tactics for terrain.

Along with 18 brand-new missions for all sizes of game,* the Mission Pack includes extensive rules for playing Tactical Deployment games, focusing on Tactical Terrain. Now, you bring your own terrain to the battle and, depending on the type, it will have specific rules. Ardent matched play fans will have a blast coming up with new strategies to deal with this challenge!

Alongside Chapter Approved come the Battlezone: Manufactorum – Terrain Datasheet Cards, designed to be used with the Tactical Deployment Mission Pack. This set of cards includes narrative and matched play terrain rules for a range of Manufactorum pieces.

It also features rules for three different Battlezones. Whatever kind of player you are, you’ll want to grab these cards to take your terrain to the next level.

Of course, new terrain rules are even better with cool new terrain… like the Battlezone: Manufactorum – Vertigus. The terrain in this kit perfectly matches that in the Warhammer 40,000 Command Edition and the Warhammer 40,000 Command Edition Battlefield Expansion Set. It’s ideal for starting a new collection or adding to an existing one.

Along with 24 individual pieces of terrain, the kit also includes two double-sided game boards for you to play on, making it perfect for Combat Patrol- and Incursion-sized games.

You can also expand your collection with Battlezone: Manufactorum – Sub-cloister and Storage Fane and the Battlezone: Manufactorum – Sanctum Administratus. The Sub-cloister and Storage Fane were originally in the Warhammer 40,000 Command Edition box, and are now available separately for the first time, giving you additional flexibility when it comes to building your battlefield. The Sanctum Administratus is based on the Sector Imperialis Manufactorum, but contains additional sprues, meaning you can construct an incredible three-storey ruin.

Finally, we have some old favourites being reboxed. The Munitorum Armoured Containers have always been popular (they finished 7th in 2016’s model of the year poll!), while the terrain in the Battlezone: Manufactorum – Conservators kit has been seen in countless dioramas.

While they’ve been designed for Warhammer 40,000, these five kits can also all be used to add terrain to a battlefield in Necromunda, Kill Team, or the Age of Darkness. They’re also great if you’re looking to make your Armies on Parade board really stand out.

If you like your war machines big (and we mean really BIG), then Forge World has some amazing things in store for your Horus Heresy and Warhammer 40,000 Titans next week. First up is the Warlord Titan Mori Quake Cannon. This lethal weapon of devastation gives you another option for your Warlord Titans and can be fitted as either the left or right arm.

Not only is this weapon incredibly powerful, but anything lucky enough to survive will have its movement reduced. As they say, whatever doesn’t kill you, slows you right down.

Also available from Friday is the Warbringer Nemesis Titan armed with a volcano cannon. Sometimes weapons are given creative names that bear no relevance to the way they work. That’s definitely not the case here, as the volcano cannon unleashes a super-heated blast that instantly vaporises anything in its path. 

If you want to add some extra individuality to your Warbringer Nemesis Titans, you’ll also be able to get the new Mars-Delta Pattern Warbringer Titan Head. Along with two tilting shields for your Titan’s shoulders, the head features a fully detailed interior, including a Princeps and two Moderati.

Use your head and pre-order these titanic kits from Friday.

The sprawling city of Varangantua is famously uncaring of its masses. When a bisected corpse is discovered, Probator Noctis finds himself cast into his most dangerous case yet in Guy Haley’s Flesh and Blood. The latest release on the Warhammer Crime imprint sees Noctis being drawn into a murky world of tech-heresy, illegal servitors, and exploitation that could end his career… or his life.

Flesh and Steel is available in paperback, eBook, and mp3 versions.

Also available as an audiobook next week is Daemonslayer, William King’s third Gotrek and Felix novel. The legendary Slayer and his human companion join an expedition northwards in search of the long-lost dwarf hold of Karag Dum. Setting forth for the hideous Realms of Chaos, the heroic pair are sworn to recover the ancient treasures or die in the attempt. But a foe unlike any other awaits them.

It’s the safest way to join the Old World’s most famous Slayer on his adventures.

The Week Ahead

It’s another busy week on Warhammer TV, packed with all of your favourite shows. Check out the schedule and plan your viewing.

We’ll have loads of great articles for you right here, including an in-depth look at the new battlezones and Mission Packs for Warhammer 40,000. You’ll also find out more about the upcoming Necrons codex and our partnership with McFarlane Toys, as well as having a giant look at the Sons of Behemat. Make sure you sign up to our newsletter, so you don’t miss a thing!

In the meantime, join us over on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram to share pictures of your models with us using #WarhammerCommunity and to let us know which of next week’s pre-orders you’re looking forward to the most. 


* Three each for Combat Patrol and Onslaught and six each for Incursion- and Strike Force-sized games.

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