Games Workshop have kicked off the second day of Warhammer Fest 2021 with some news and reveals for Warhammer 40,000.
As previously mentioned, Warhammer Fest is an annual Games Workshop convention that celebrates all things Warhammer. This includes seminars with designers, tournaments and hobby events, and lots of news and big reveals for upcoming products.
Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions in the UK, Games Workshop had to hold a digital version of the event again this year, with 30 to 40 minute livestreams of news and upcoming products every day until May 8th.
The first day was all about Age of Sigmar, and focused on new model reveals for the upcoming Soulblight Gravelords faction, and the contents of Broken Realms: Kragnos, the fourth and final book in the Broken Realms series. Day two is the first of two days devoted to the grim darkness of the far future, with the other Warhammer 40k stream happening on Friday.
This first day of 40k news showcased the second book in the ongoing War Zone Charadon narrative series, as well as some new toys for the Sisters of Battle.
War Zone Charadon Act II: The Book of Fire continues the ongoing narrative arc of Typhus and his Death Guard invading Metalica, and the rest of the major worlds in the Charadon system.
This new book sees the conflict escalate even further, as the Daemon Prince Be’lakor tries to use the chaos of the war to pursue his own schemes. This escalation is answered by Imperium reinforcements in the form of the Adepta Soritas, led by the newly appointed Morvenn Vahl.
In addition to the new narrative and scenarios, players can look forward to a whole host of new rules as well. Perhaps the highlight of these rules is Be’lakor, who will finally get a new datasheet to match his impressive centerpiece model that was released a few weeks back.
Be’lakor will be leading a new combined alliance that features Chaos daemons and Chaos Space Marines, fighting together with a whole list of new abilities and stratagems.
If you need some more terrain for recreating the battle for the Charadon sector, then you can pick up the newest Battlezone kit. This battlefield in a box will contain some of the previously released Mechanicus terrain to recreate the look and feel of the forge world of Metalica.
Considering that there have been so many Sisters of Battle model previews over the past few months, it should come as no surprise that the Adepta Soritas will be getting the next codex of 9th Edition, presumably sometime after the upcoming Adeptus Mechanicus book hits stores. The Sisters will see lots of rules updates to bring them in line with 9th Edition, as well as some new models.
The centerpiece of the new Sisters of Battle releases is Morvenn Vahl, Abbess Sanctorum of the Adepta Sororitas. This new character is extremely important to both the Sisters of Battle and the Imperium as a whole, seeing as how she is one of the High Lords of Terra.
Morvenn Vahl strides into battle in an ornate and customized Paragon Warsuit called the Purgator Mirabilis; which is equipped with rockets, a master-crafted heavy bolter of unparalleled quality, and a power spear gifted to her by the Adeptus Custodes. This impressive armament ensures that she is both a powerful brawler, and a competent and inspiring commander for your Adepta Soritas army.
Backing up Vahl are the Celestian Sacresants, a new elite unit of Celestian bodyguards that were previously teased a few weeks back. The Sacresants are able to perform Heroic Interventions, and are designed to keep your most valuable leaders well defended.
They carry massive shields with built-in bolt pistols, hand flamers, or plasma pistols. You can further choose between power mauls or power halberds as their melee weapon.
Besides these new reveals, the other recently announced Sisters of Battle models will be in the codex as well. These include the Paragon Warsuits, the Dogmata, the Palatine, the Castigator battle tank, and Aestred Thurga and her attendant Agathae Dolan.
That’s all for the second day of Warhammer Fest 2021 reveals. Next up will be the Black Library section, which will showcase some of the Warhammer novels coming soon, as well as some tie-in miniatures.
There will be another stream devoted to Warhammer 40k on Friday, which will presumably focus on the upcoming Beast Snagga Orks that have been teased for several weeks now, and were featured prominently in the Warhammer Fest 2021 promotional material.
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