Psychic Awakening Transmission : Tau, Genestealer Cult, Imperial Guard
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Ritual of the Damned : Grey Knights Rules review !
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Following the fluff review of the campaign sourcebook: Ritual of the damned (Psychic Awakening 4 or 5), here comes a quick review of the GK rules update.
Gk gets a new rule completing the now standard tryptic of Marines armies: bolter Discipline, Shock assault, doctrine. Previously they were excluded from the doctrine abilities and now they get their own with: Masters of the Warp.
It's a new concept, a bit like doctrines but warp focused. And you can change the tide with one psychic power. Note you can start the turn with Tide of Escalation and at the end of the Psychic Phase use Warp Shaping to switch to another one.
Off course Tide of Escalation attracts the eye with the extra mortal wound.
Combining the tide of convergence with Psybolt Ammunition stratagem makes some interesting dakka ^^ (40 storm bolters shots S6, ap1, Damage 2 ). Also if you have a bunch of Psycanon (cost 7) it becomes S8 D2 with the tide and S9 ap -2 Damage 3.
I am not sure it's enough but that's a start! but I think Draigo is even more important now. Because you really need to reroll those Psycanon shots hitting on 4+ (with -1 for moving).
Still, no stratagem for infantry to ignore the Movement malus with Heavy weapons :( But! Terminator a get a stratagem grating +1 to hit any phase! They get big guns never tire, Steady advance for maximum Dakka with bolter discipline. A few new tanking stratagems. Honestly, the Stratagems are good!
6 New powers to play around, it's very important considering the number of psyker you have.
One extra command point is good and nearly free, Armoured resilience is strong combined with tide of shadow and one of the tanking stratagems for super sturdy infantry.
The shooting rerolls power is really strong too, even if you have to be within half range.
Special note: Edict Imperator, seem weird at first but if you want to play the skirmish it's awesome. Also useful to use after a deepstrike, shoot and move back on the objectives.
AT LAST ! Intonement for guidance, ignore hit and ballistic modifier when shooting !!! Work on 3+ and must use it at start of the turn but still better than nothing.
Prayer for Fnp 5+ is also very good if you want to mitigate Mortal Wound spam. Maybe there is something to do with Tide of shadows, Redoubtable defence, armoured resilience and Litany of faith. Place 10 terminators in an important position, stack the buff (360 pts with 2 Psycanons) and profits ^
Still, even without this silly combo, the list of prayers is very good. Hard to go to war without a Chaplain now!
Without being too optimistic the GK supplement is nicely done! they are a lot of good synergies and units that are not as expensive as before. I am not sure if it's really strong but I could see myself playing them...
Psychic Awakening : Ritual of the Damned review (Fluff Part)
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Today, Ritual of the damned, last instalment of the Psychic Awakening series goes on pre-order. This book regroups fluff and rules for Dark Angels, Grey Knight and Thousand sons.
The book is hardcover, 86 pages, usual GW quality. 20 pages of fluff, 30 pages of dark angel rules, 10 pages of GK and 8 pages for thousand sons.
his review will focus on the stories present in the book. one part for the setting and one for the event presented in the Ritual of the Damned.
We are still after the emergence of the Great Rift off course and the book present the situation for the 3 factions in the book
Magnus got Prospero back, rediscovered treasure hidden there and started to rebuild the city! He's hellbent on doing the right thing this time and help the human race tap in her psychic potential and achieve it's potential !! Also, the Cicatrix Maledictum multiplied the number of psykers everywhere.
Also Sortiarius planet is still under Magnus control, it's a Daemon world with tides of chaos energy everywhere and protected from planetary assault by hidden rituals.
With Prospero and Sortiarus united, Magnus took control of " multitude of worlds across several systems". He also asked the Rehati (Thousand sons most powerfull) to summon all TS sect to him. 12 responded other not. All sect leaders were assassinated by Magnus( so he keep control).
Then a make a Warp Call to all psyker in the universe, promising safe haven for his fellow psykers. Then they will be accepted and instructed to form a society Magnus envisioned 10 000 years before.
Also even if the number of psykers is increasing at an alarming rate, this is not enough for Magnus as he wants to make a super cool ritual to speed things up. Btw : the ritual need 999 volunteers for sacrifice ^^
-Stretched thin since the Cadia fall.
-Lots of planets too tainted to save.
-They feel bad because they failed to prevent Magnus return.
-GW know that allow Magnus to operate in real space is too dangerous.
-They intercepted the Magnus calling to all the psykers.
-Built an investigation forces : Stern + 3th Brotherhood + paladins + purifiers.
-Internal debate about contacting the Dark Angels and asking them for help.
-Choir of Titans most powerfull psykers sacrifice themselves to send a message to the DA.
Edit forgot the most important thing : Increase in the number of Psyker mean a increase in the number of recruit GK are doing
That seems interesting and could be used to increase the size of the GK forces.
They were scared that Guilliman would find their big secret. Then the Primaris posed a security problem, even with Gene-seed from the Lion without initiation about the DA secrets it was problematic.
Azrael faced the nagging question of when one would be initiated into the inner Circle. In the end the First Primaris in the inner circle was a Deathwing member that crossed the Rubicon.
Then they received the GK calls for help and decided to send the 5th + Deathwing and Ravenwing support.
While the setting was somewhat interesting the events narrated in the Ritual of the damned are a bit dull.
Magnus start a ritual that could destroy the galaxy with the human race becoming a Psychic Race !
Gk and DA are going to storm Sortiarus (with 2 company wtf ?) and prevent this to happen.
Plan is DA drop first outside of Tizca(Tizca town that was TP to Sortiarus as some point in the timeline) and draws daemons to them. The landing zone is near a temple that seems to source the magic planetary defence. Once the DA draws enough attention, the GK learn by stern drop inside Tizca and destroy the ritual.
Battle happens in a familiar Space Marines way, desperate time, lots of enemy, trickery, Kaldor Draigo teleporting to save the day, Dark angels extracting too early and abandoning the Grey Knights ...ok it was a Tzeentch trick.
When everything is lost, Kaldor, stern and last GK make a warp beacon and ask for an orbital bombardment on their position. Everything goes boom, Person of interest on both side survive.
That's it for the storyline ...a bit weak and bland but heh...
Maybe my favourite part of these PA books :
Questions ? just ask
Will try to do small review on the rules part.
Merry Christmas Reveals from GW :
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For the Dark Angels, this book brings the Chapter into line with recent Space Marines updates, and also includes lots of juicy new rules content, especially for Deathwing and Ravenwing commanders.
The Grey Knights get plenty of new tricks too, including a particularly powerful new ability called Masters of the Warp, which rewards you for taking a dedicated army of Grey Knights, channelling a specific aspect of the warp to provide an army-wide bonus.
The Thousand Sons can now dedicate their Sorcerers to one of the nine Cults of the Legion – a callback to their arcane roots on fallen Prospero – providing them with a plethora of new tactical options.
We’ll have more news on the book closer to its release.
Wow Dark Vengeance, Legendary ^^
2 ne heroes, one new box, 2 new battletomes.
Is that too much Dakka ?
Warhammer 40000 : Next Psychic Awakening release !
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The 3 next PA books were announced today :
-Ritual of the Damned
-The Greater Good
-Saga of The Beast
Each book will be accompanied by an epic champion to lead the charge in this terrible age. These legendary heroes will include reborn, reimagined and brand-new characters
Also : Teaser for Rituel of the Damned.
Warhammer 40000 Psychic Awakening Blood of Baal fluff review
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Blood of Baal is the third instalment of the ongoing series Psychic Awakening. The series is the aftermath of the galaxy post-Cadia/Indomitus crusade. The first episode was on Eldar and was moderately interesting, the second book about CSM & Black Templars was not great and I hope the third one will have some good fluff.
The Red Scar is a section of the galaxy that got hit by a tendril of Hive Fleet Leviathan. This is the largest Nids invasion recorded (made by leviathan) and of course, at the core, there is Baal (the whole thing is named War Zone Baal).
To be honest, the fluff is not very detailed. It briefly talks about the event of Cryptec, where BA and Necrons allied together to defend those worlds. Then the hive fleet comes to Baal (Devastation of Baal). from there the timeline and the details are a bit foggy. But in a nutshell, Nids attack, all hope is lost.
In this version of the fluff, Blood Angels were saved by the Warp this time. When the great rift appeared after the fall of Cadia everything went upside down in the zone. When radars started working again, the Tyranids Motherships were gone...Nids were nom nom nom by the Big Warp. No words of Ka'Bandha leading an army of Khornate daemons to clear Baal Prime
Still, there were innumerable numbers of Nids everywhere in the sectors. And while they had reversed to animal behaviour because of the loss of their motherships. The situation looked grim for the Blood Angels. Again they are saved and this time by Gulliman and his Primaris. Together they took back half of the planet Baal giving the time to the BA to regroup.
If you want more details, read these wikis :
Then we a few short stories about how it goes from there :
-Some Flesh tearer combats descriptions.
-Guilliman appoint Dante as Imperium Nihilus Regent
-Dante and other chapter master make a plan to take back Angel halo and then all the sector.
-Everyone Obey Dante now.
-New Psychic beast draining Astropath and obscuring a full planet.
-No more black ship cruise the Nihilus Imperium.
-SM librarians are doing scan for Psykers in the population, especially in all the refugees camp.
-An abnormal amount of human psyker is appearing. Even if the Black ships were here it would still be too much!
-Primaris fall to the black rage like other marines, meaning they are true sons of Sanguinius. Eliminator sergeant, Chaplain are examples given in the fluff.
The book is interesting fluff wise nothing earth breaking but in 20 pages you see what the situation is in the zone, what are doing the Blood Angels and give some hints of what's going to happen.
Have questions ? Just ask !
Warhammer 40000 : Phoenix Rising and Blood of the Phoenix FAQ/ERRATA
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Errata for Phoenix Rising and Blood of the Phoenix are UP.
They fixed Force of Will ^^
Blood Angels in Psychic Awakening 3 !
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As you know Blood Angels are in the light in Psychic Awakening 3.
They get good stuff, more attack, more smash captain and Death company Intercessors !!!
But wait, what’s this? Death Company Intercessors? It was thought that Primaris Space Marines might be immune to the Black Rage, but the legacy of Sanguinius flows in their veins.
Updated black rage :
They get Doctrine as well, and a new Assault Doctrine power :
Dread Libby buff :
A new Litany and the one from Space Marines codex.
Love this stratagem, for me Blood Angels always was Rhino and double tap !!! (
Flesh Tearer Chapter Traits :
I love these news !!! Still i have one question, how many books i need to play BA ?
BA dex, SM dex, Chapter approved, Psychic Awakening ? ....Holy shit...
Coming Soon: Blood of Baal, Battleforces and Beyond
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Christmas is coming close and as usual, GW is releasing new Battleforce, also coming are the new Chapter Approved books (yea bundle of 2) and of course PA for blood angels and nids.
A Knight battleforce, Bold! Only 2 Acastus, haaaaaa
This book is part lore, part codex update, Inside, you’ll see the Blood Angels face the Tyranids once more as part of their desperate ongoing defence of their homeworld. New and updated datasheets give your Blood Angels access to extra army rules, Vanguard units, Stratagems, psychic powers, Litanies and more! There’s even some extra stuff for Flesh Tearers.
The Tyranids are getting some updates. Extra bio-artefacts allow you to create particularly notable models armed with unique weapons. A suite of Stratagems let you change your strategy on the battlefield to better hunt your prey. You’ll even be able to build your own hive fleet with your choice of traits. And that’s not all…
Adaptive Physiology is a new system, bespoke for the Tyranids, that lets you represent the myriad adaptations of the Great Devourer. A Carnifex with Synapse? A pack of camouflaged Tyranid Warriors? It’s all possible thanks to Psychic Awakening. We’ll be previewing these systems in more depth soon, so stay tuned!
Build you own Fleet ? Adaptive Physiology ? Maybe it's going to help the nids ^^
Separated in 2 books bundled together exactly like General Handbook.
The Field Manual doesn’t just contain updated points, but unchanged ones too, meaning you’ll only have to look in once place when writing your lists!
This rules supplement is like Chapter Approved, but for Kill Team, bringing together points updates, content previously only printed in White Dwarf and brand-new rules for another great year of skirmish gaming.
Try the Adepta Sororitas, gear up your Heretic Astartes with new guns, forge a narrative with dozens of missions – this gaming toolbox is packed with resources that’ll make your battles more fun however you prefer to play.
Yea that's a lot of stuff coming next week...I hope this PA chapter is better than the last one :/
Warhammer 40000 Psychic Awakening: Blood Angels !!!
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At last the sons of Sanguinius are getting some love !! A bit boring to see BS vs Nids again...Would have prefered Khorne Daemons but heh.
Can't wait to see the new Mephisto !