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Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: Beasts of Chaos, Gloomspite Gitz, and Necromunda, oh my!

Next week’s Games Workshop pre-orders head back to Age of Sigmar with two army releases for the games. Beasts of Chaos and Gloomspite Gitz get some updates and new Battletomes for you to field your armies.

The Battletome: Beasts of Chaos helps deliver anarchy to the battlefield with updated warscrolls, pitched battle profiles, and new Path to Glory rules. You can get a regular edition or a special Limite EDition which features gilt page edges, gold foil blocking, red ribbon page marker, and soft-touch covers. It’s limited to 250 numbered copies, so you’ll need to be quick to get it!

Battletome: Beasts of Chaos

The Beastlord is a new miniature to lead your force. A close combat machine, they have a special hatred of enemy heroes that helps allies whenever going against a rival champion.

 Beastlord

Battletome: Gloomspite Gitz is an updated battletome with full details of the tribe and origins. It has rules for subfactions, relics, and magic, as well as warscrolls, battleplans, and more! Get the regular edition or Limited Edition with fancy features and also limited to just 250 numbered copies!

Battletome: Gloomspite Gitz

The Squigboss with Gnasha-squig is a new Squigboss who can help enhance your squig herds with special fungi making them even more dangerous.

Squigboss with Gnasha-squig

Snarlfang Riders deliver speed updating a classic unit ready to attack with their spears and bows adding a quick punch.

Snarlfang Riders

Vanguard: Beasts of Chaos is a quick and easy way to start your brayherd. It features 10 Gors, 10 Ungors, and 10 Bestigors, backed up by three mighty Dragon Ogors and a Great Bray-Shaman.

Vanguard: Beasts of Chaos

Or kick off your gobbo fun with the Vanguard: Gloomspite Gitz. A cackling Loonboss leads 20 Moonclan Stabbas (who can also be built as Shootas), 10 Squig Hoppers (or Boingrot Bounderz), and three Rockgut Troggoths.

Vanguard: Gloomspite Gitz

Keep track of your force with the Warscroll Cards: Gloomspite Gitz which features 43 reference cards for your Gloomspite Gitz force. There are also two punch-out token sheets to keep track of special abilities and battle tactics.

Warscroll Cards: Gloomspite Gitz

Ash Waste Nomads Herder with Arthromite Duneskuttler features a duo to add your Ash Waste Nomad gangs. This resin set comes with a Herder and one Arthromite Duneskuttler.

Ash Waste Nomads Herder with Arthromite Duneskuttler

From Black Library, Archmage & Other Stories is part of local Warhammer stores’ anniversary celebrations. Ask the manager for more information. It features five stories features works from Evan Dicken, Nate Crowley, Chris Forrester, Sandy Mitchell, and Richard Strachan.

C L Werner‘s Profit’s Ruin comes to audiobook so you can listen on the go!

Profit’s Ruin

Sigismund: The Eternal Crusader (French Edition) brings John French‘s tale to… well.. French!

Sigismund: The Eternal Crusader (French Edition)

Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: Arks of Omen begins with new 40K Battleforces

Games Workshop is kicking off 2023 with a bang! Warhammer 40,000 gets the spotlight with a lot of releases that might shake up the game in the new year.

Arks of Omen begins with its first volume “Abaddon“. The book will be available in standard and collectors’ editions and kicks off a new story. The Despoiler is teaming with the daemon Vashtorr the Arkifane for his latest scheme.

It introduces new rules and missions for Boarding Actions, a new way to play the game.

Arks of Omen

But, to play a game that’s supposed to take place on a spaceship, you’ll need a board to play on. The Boarding Actions Terrain Set allows you to do that quickly. It features two double-sided game boards and 68 pieces of modular terrain.

Boarding Actions Terrain Set

If larger games are your thing, Chapter Approved: Arks of Omen: Grand Tournament Mission Pack will be available. It’s the complete guide to matched play for the first half of 2023. It features revised tournament missions, new and updated secondary objectives for every faction, and a brand-new Detachment that gives even more flexibility when building armies.

Chapter Approved: Arks of Omen: Grand Tournament Mission Pack

What about a new army?

The Scions of Macragge Battleforce box features two heroes, Intercessors, Hellblasters, and Bladeguard Veterans.

Scions of Macragge Battleforce

The White Scars Battleforce, Storm of Chogoris, delivers fast attack action with a Primaris Chaplain on a Bike, two squads of Outriders, two Invader ATVs, and Kor’sarro Khan.

White Scars Battleforce Storm of Chogoris

The March of Iron Strike Force features two Redemptor Dreadnoughts, 10 Intercessors, a Primaris Techmarine, and Iron Father Feirros.

March of Iron Strike Force

The Salamanders Warforged Strike Force features 20 Intercessors, three Eradicators, three Aggressors, and Adrax Agatone.

Salamanders Warforged Strike Force

New Space Marine Heroes is out and features six different Space Marines to collect in blind bags. It’s a random one you’ll get or buy a box and get all six with two extras! You can paint them as any Chapter and you have a choice of helmeted or bare head when you build them.

Space Marine Heroes

It’s not all Space Marines. Show your allegiance to the Black Legion with the Black Legion dice set.

Black Legion dice set

When it comes to Warhammer: The Horus Heresy the Salamanders and Word Bearers get the spotlight. Each gets a Made to Order set with the Salamanders getting five torsos for Mark III armor. The Word Bearers set is designed for Mark IV armor. Both legions get should pads, Mark II and Mark IV for Salamanders and Mark II and Mark III for the Word Bearers.

Blood Bowl gets some releases with the return of two classic characters. Nobbla Blackwart and Scrappa Sorehead are back with two brand-new miniatures to unleash their mayhem on the field. They can play for Badlands Brawl and Underworlds Challenge teams.

Nobbla Blackwart and Scrappa Sorehead

Black Library kicks off the year with some releases.

Mortis, book five in the Siege of Terra series arrives. The book by John French sees Titans and their crews step to the forefront of the story.

Mortis

Also out is a large-scale map reproduction of the one found in the book. Printed on cotton, it measures 596mm x 420mm. It’s secured with a leather cord and metal pendant featuring the sigil of the Titan Legions.

A new tale featuring the Flesh Tearers, Wrath of the Lost, also is being released. Written by Chris Forrester, a force returns to their home world of Cretacia to discover what has happened to their befallen brethren there. It’ll be available in hardback, eBook, and MP3 audiobook.

Wrath of the Lost

Robert Rath’s novel Assassinorum: Kingmaker will be released in paperback for the first time.

Assassinorum: Kingmaker

Astorath: Angel of Mercy by Guy Haley is getting a release in French and German in hardback and eBook.

Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: Age of Sigmar, Black Library, Warcry, Aeronautica Imperialis, and Necromunda!

It’s a little bit of everything this coming week for Games Workshop‘s pre-orders. Black Library and Age of Sigmar get the highlights with the biggest releases of the week.

Drekki Flynt stars in his first full-length novel from Guy Haley The Arkanaut’s Oath! It’ll be available in hardback, ebook, and audiobook and there’s also a new miniature of Drekki Flynt too!

Cado Ezechiar and The Hollow King by John French is the other release. That too is accompanied by a miniature of the character. It’ll be available as a hardbook, ebook, and audiobook.

Arcane Cataclysm will be released for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar. It features the Lumineth Realm-lords taking on the Disciples of Tzeentch. The box set features two brand new miniatures – the Scinari Enlightener can share her pain with her enemies while the updated Curseling is a potent fusion (literally) of warrior and mage. Arcane Cataclysm includes five Vanari Bladelords, five Vanari Dawnriders, 10 Vanari Auralan Sentinels, three Tzaangor Enlightened on Discs of Tzeentch, 10 Tzaangors, and 20 Kairic Acolytes. There’s also a campaign booklet, 56-page core rulebook, token sheet, and warscroll cards.

The Skaven Deathmaster is an expert assassin and can now be purchased to attack with its weeping blade!

The Sylvaneth gets The Lady of Vines which can cut down foes with its spear.

Get scenery like the Krondspine Incarnate of Ghur, Cleansing Aqualith, and Megadroth Remains.

For Warcry, the Centaurion Marshal is an ally that any Chaos Warband can field. Or how about adding it to your Age of Sigmar Slaves to Darkness army?

Speaking of Chaos, there are also Chaos Legionnaires for Warcry. Age of Agimsar rules will be coming for them.

Then there’s the Warcry Compendium pulls together the fighter profiles and faction abilities for warbands from Grand Alliance Order, Grand Alliance Destruction, Grand Alliance Death, and Grand Alliance Chaos in a single grand tome. It features over 800 profiles.

Warhammer: The Horus Heresy – Aeronautica Imperialis Rulebook is being released taking your battles to the Age of Darkness. This book provides the complete Aeronautica Imperialis rules and eight classic scenarios to play through, along with complete rules for the Legiones Astartes air fleets, the human pilots of the Divisio Aeronautica, and the Legio Custodes’ deadly Ares Gunship – allowing you to bring dogfights to life in the skies of the Horus Heresy.

You can recreate battles above Vanaheim with the Vanaheim Area of Engagement game board.

How about taking to the skies with the Ares Gunship and a Legio Custodes fleet?

Finally, there are Legiones Astartes Aircraft Cards and Divisio Aeronautica Aircraft Cards to help you keep track of things.

For Necromunda, get the Delaque Spyker which is part spy, part psyker, and all brain! It comes with a fighter card and is just an amazing model.

You can upgrade your Corpse Grinder Cult gang with the Corpse Grinder Weapons Set. There’s a selection of ranged weapons for your Initiates, including a savage harpoon launcher, and vicious close combat weapons for the rest of your gang, such as the rotary flensing saw and chain glaives. There’s also a grisly Cult icon to inspire your gang in battle.

From Black Library there’s Rogal Dorn: The Emperor’s Crusader which gets a limited edition release of 2,500 copies signed by author Gav Thorpe and more!

Blackstone Fortress: Ascension will be released in audiobook for the first time.

More books are being released in French and German including Ghazghkull: Prophet of the Waaagh!, Throne of Light, Luther: First of the Fallen, and Soulslayer.

Warhammer Fest 2022: Cado Ezechiar and Drekki Flynt Come to the Tabletop

Two new characters have been revealed for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar. Cado Ezechiar and Drekki Flynt are a bit different as the two are spinning out of Black Library books to the tabletop as opposed to starting their life on the tabletop and then getting books.

Cado Ezechiar has been featured in two short stories, star of the short stories Tower of Empty Mirrors and Beasts: The Road of the Hollow King. The vampire anti-hero is out searching for revenge.

He’ll star in his first novel soon. Be on the lookout for The Hollow King by John French.

Drekki Flynt is a Kharadron Overlord who’s picking up an axe for adventure. Drekki Flynt was featured in two short stories as well, The Lost Karak and Krenkha Gorogna. This pirate robs from the rich traveling to locales all across the Mortal Realms.

You’ll be able to find out more in Guy Haley‘s novel in The Arkanaut’s Oath which is coming soon.

Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: The Norsca Rampagers are Coming

Blood Bowl is the highlight for next week’s pre-orders from Games Workshop and Forge World.

The Norsca Rampagers are coming. The Blood Bowl team is an update to the classic Norse with new positionals and more! Though Berserkers, frenzied Ulfwerners punch holes in the opposition while the Valkyries score! Then there’s Beer Boars who give the team a mid-match pick-me-up.

Norsca Rampagers

You’ll need rules and that’s where Spike! Magazine 14 comes in. There are hints, tips, background, and lore to play the team in Blood Bowl and Dungeon Bowl!

Spike! Magazine 14

You can enhance your games with the Norse Team Card Pack as well as the Norse Team Dice. There’s also the Norse Pitch and Dugout which is double-sided and brings games home to the frozen lands. There’s special rules for playing on an icy surface!

What’s a team without Star Players and Big Guys? Forge World has you covered!

The Yhetee adds more punching power to your team.

 Yhetee

Skrorg Snowpelt is a bit more stylish, looking good while ripping the arms off of opposing players. He can inspire your team and pump up the crowds.

Skrorg Snowpelt

Thorsson Stoutmead has an arm on him. It’s good for throwing barrels of beer at opposing players.

Thorsson Stoutmead

Ivar Eriksson comes with Block, Guard, and Tackle which will absolutely come in handy for games.

Ivar Eriksson

The Yhetee is a big guy for Norse teams but the three Star Players can also be fielded by Dwarf, Halfling, Imperial Nobility, Old World Alliance, and Ogre teams.

Black Library also has releases for fans.

Bequin: Pariah gets a hardback edition. Book One of the Bequin series gets the special edition treatment, wrapped in a luxury hardback package with sumptuous tarot-style cover art. Signed and with an introduction by Dan Abnett, the edition is limited to 2,000 copies.

Sigismund: The Eternal Crusader by John French is the third book in the Horus Heresy Character Series. It arrives in hardback, eBook, and MP3.

Sigismund: The Eternal Crusader

Traitor Rock by Justin D. Hill sees Minka Lesk and the Cadian 101st fighting a meat-grinder mission that threatens to devour them.

Traitor Rock

McFarlane Toys gets a slew of releases. The artist’s proof Ymgarl Genestealer will be available from Warhammer stores in North America and from games-workshop.com – while the Ork Big Mek and the Primaris Reiver with Grapnel Launcher will be available from games-workshop.com and in selected North American Warhammer stores.

Five more McFarlane models are available on the same date – but only from the Los Angeles and Dallas Warhammer stores. These are all supplied ready-painted. Choose from a Genestealer, a Primaris Reiver, a Big Mek, and two Meganobs, one with a buzzsaw and the other a shoota.

McFarlane Warhammer 40K figures

There’s also an Adepta Sororitas print that’ll be available from selected Warhammer stories that features John Blanche artwork.

Adepta Sororitas John Blanche print

Games Workshop Pre-Orders: Black Library Celebration

The Black Library Celebration is delivering a massive amount of pre-orders! Two new miniatures are being released for The Horus Heresy!

Fafnir Rann is ready to join your Imperial Fists wielding twin axes – the Hunter and the Headsman – ready to slice through traitor Marines.

Purchase: Games Workshop $32Flipside Gaming $27.20

Fafnir Rann

Dominion Zephon with the help of Arkhan Land’s bionics is ready to leap back into battle with his jump pack and volkite serpenta pistols.

Purchase: Games Workshop $32Flipside Gaming $27.20

Dominion Zephon

Sigismund: The Eternal Crusader by John French focuses on the legendary warrior Sigismund talking about his experiences reclaiming the galaxy. The book is signed by French and is limited to 2,500 copies. It comes with a soft-touch cover, black gilt page edges, and a ribbon bookmark.

Purchase: Games Workshop $65

Sigismund: The Eternal Crusader

Kragnos: Avatar of Destruction by David Guymer takes us to the Age of Sigmar as Kragnos awakens from his slumber. Available in hardback, ebook, and MP3 audiobook.

Purchase: Games Workshop $27Flipside Gaming $35

Kragnos: Avatar of Destruction

Eisenhorn: Xenos gets a new edition. It’s been 20 years since the release of Dan Abnett‘s classic. This anniversary hardback features 15 new color illustrations, author annotations, and a new afterword.

Purchase: Games Workshop $40

Eisenhorn: Xenos

The Successors is an anthology featuring Space Marines successor Chapters like the Crimson Fists and The Emperor’s Spears. The book is available in hardback, ebook, and MP3 audiobook.

Purchase: Games Workshop $27

The Successors

Astorath: Angel of Mercy by Guy Haley features Astorath the Grim drawn by the Black Rage to the planet Dulcis. Can they reclaim the world after Tyranids have decimated it? Get it as a hardback, ebook, or an MP3.

Purchase: Games Workshop $19Flipside Gaming $23

Astorath: Angel of Mercy

Saturnine by Dan Abnett is the fourth book in the Siege of Terra saga. It’ll be available in paperback for the first time and focuses on Rogal Dorn attempting to turn the tide of battle to win the war outright.

Purchase: Games Workshop $9.99Flipside Gaming $11.99

Saturnine

You can also get this map of the Lion’s Gate to help plan out your next attack in the Siege of Terra. It’s printed on cotton with faux leather wrap and an engraved metallic disc.

Purchase: Games Workshop $65

map of the Lion’s Gate

Witch Hunter and Cadian Blood are the two readers’ choices that will return to print! Witch Hunter is by CL Werner and Cadian Blood is by Aaron Demski-Bowden.

Purchase: Games Workshop (Witch Hunter) $9.99Games Workshop (Cadian BLood) $9.99

Witch Hunter and Cadian Blood

The Wolftime by Gav Thorpe is the third book in the Dawn of Fire series and is getting a French and German language release.

The Wolftime

Twice-dead King: Ruin by Nate Crowley also gets a French and German language release. A Necron Lord is seeking vengeance against those who expelled him from his own dynasty!

Twice-dead King: Ruin

Valdor: Birth of the Imperium by Chris Wraight takes us all the way back to the Unification Wars on Terra. It’ll be available in French and German for the first time.

Valdor: Birth of the Imperium

That’s a lot of books and you can keep track as to where you left off with the Eisenhorn bookmark.

Purchase: Games Workshop $18.50

Eisenhorn bookmark

Games Workshop Next Week: Black Library Celebration and Blood Bowl

The Black Library Celebration kicks off this week leading to a massive amount of pre-orders! Two new miniatures are being released for The Horus Heresy!

Fafnir Rann is ready to join your Imperial Fists wielding twin axes – the Hunter and the Headsman – ready to slice through traitor Marines.

Fafnir Rann

Dominion Zephon with the help of Arkhan Land’s bionics is ready to leap back into battle with his jump pack and volkite serpenta pistols.

Dominion Zephon

Sigismund: The Eternal Crusader by John French focuses on the legendary warrior Sigismund talking about his experiences reclaiming the galaxy. The book is signed by French and is limited to 2,500 copies. It comes with a soft-touch cover, black gilt page edges, and a ribbon bookmark.

Sigismund: The Eternal Crusader

Kragnos: Avatar of Destruction by David Guymer takes us to the Age of Sigmar as Kragnos awakens from his slumber. Available in hardback, ebook, and MP3 audiobook.

Kragnos: Avatar of Destruction

Eisenhorn: Xenos gets a new edition. It’s been 20 years since the release of Dan Abnett‘s classic. This anniversary hardback features 15 new color illustrations, author annotations, and a new afterword.

Eisenhorn: Xenos

The Successors is an anthology featuring Space Marines successor Chapters like the Crimson Fists and The Emperor’s Spears. The book is available in hardback, ebook, and MP3 audiobook.

The Successors

Astorath: Angel of Mercy by Guy Haley features Astorath the Grim drawn by the Black Rage to the planet Dulcis. Can they reclaim the world after Tyranids have decimated it? Get it as a hardback, ebook, or an MP3.

Astorath: Angel of Mercy

Saturnine by Dan Abnett is the fourth book in the Siege of Terra saga. It’ll be available in paperback for the first time and focuses on Rogal Dorn attempting to turn the tide of battle to win the war outright.

Saturnine

You can also get this map of the Lion’s Gate to help plan out your next attack in the Siege of Terra. It’s printed on cotton with faux leather wrap and an engraved metallic disc.

map of the Lion’s Gate

Witch Hunter and Cadian Blood are the two readers’ choices that will return to print! Witch Hunter is by CL Werner and Cadian Blood is by Aaron Demski-Bowden.

Witch Hunter and Cadian Blood

The Wolftime by Gav Thorpe is the third book in the Dawn of Fire series and is getting a French and German language release.

The Wolftime

Twice-dead King: Ruin by Nate Crowley also gets a French and German language release. A Necron Lord is seeking vengeance against those who expelled him from his own dynasty!

Twice-dead King: Ruin

Valdor: Birth of the Imperium by Chris Wraight takes us all the way back to the Unification Wars on Terra. It’ll be available in French and German for the first time.

Valdor: Birth of the Imperium

That’s a lot of books and you can keep track as to where you left off with the Eisenhorn bookmark.

Eisenhorn bookmark

For Blood Bowl, Fungus the Loon and Bomber Dribblesnot are coming! These star players are available for Goblin, Orc, Black Orc, Ogre, Skaven, Underworlds, and Snotling teams!

Fungus the Loon and Bomber Dribblesnot

Black Templars and Amazon and Khemri Blood Bowl are Up for Order from Games Workshop

Games Workshop’s pre-orders for this week are here and the Black Templars are front and center. The Black Templars Army Set is available for order starting to bring updated rules for the army to the latest edition. The box set also has a “guarantee” in that all who want one can get one.

The Army set features 13 miniatures, 12 of which are available for the first time in the set. You get the brand-new Emperor’s Champion and Marshal figures to lead and inspire your force. Also included is a Primaris Crusader squad which features four Neophytes, five Initiates, and a Sword Brother. The one not-new figure is a Redemptor Dreadnought.

Also included is a transfer sheet with contains 226 decals to help make your Space Marines look proper before the Emperor. There’s also an early copy of Codex Supplement: Black Templars with an exclusive cover featuring John Blanche artwork. Also included are Black Templar datacards to help better manage your force in battle.

The box office also features a Pre-order Weekend Promise that no Black Templar fans will miss out on. Everyone who wants one can get a hand on a copy.

Purchase: Games WorkshopeBay

Blood Bowl features two Made to Order teams! You’ll have from Saturday, October 9th to Sunday, October 17th to order the teams or miss out on the latest offer.

The Amazons return from Lustria to lay damage on the pitch and score some touchdowns. This set features 12 metal miniatures containing six Tribal Linewomen, one Eagle Warrior Thrower, two Piranha Warrior Catchers, and three Koka Kalim Blitzers.

Purchase: Games Workshop

Blood Bowl Amazons

Khemri Tomb Kings shuffle their way onto the pitch with up to four Strength-5 Tomb Guardians to smash other teams. This is good because this isn’t a team known for its ball-handling skills. The 12-piece set of metal miniatures includes six Skeleton Linemen, two Anointed Throwers, two Anointed Blitzers, and two Tomb Guardians.

Purchase: Games Workshop

Khemri Tomb Kings

White Dwarf #469 is also be available to pre-order. The issue features Seraphon with a battletome update including rules for matched play and Path to Flory.

Thousand Sons also come to Kill Team with a comprehensive rule set for a Warpcover Kill Team.

Purchase: Games Workshop

White Dwarf #469

Black Library also features a new release with Siege of Terra: Mortis by John French. The god-machines of the traitorous Legio Mortis and the stalwart Legio Ignatum clash at the Mercury Wall.

Purchase: Games Workshop

Siege of Terra: Mortis

Black Templars and Two Blood Bowl Made to Order Teams for Next Week from Games Workshop

Games Workshop has revealed next week’s pre-orders and the Black Templars are up for Warhammer 40,000. The Black Templars Army Set will be available for order starting to bring updated rules for the army to the latest edition.

The Army set features 13 miniatures, 12 of which are available for the first time in the set. You get the brand-new Emperor’s Champion and Marshal figures to lead and inspire your force. Also included is a Primaris Crusader squad which features four Neophytes, five Initiates, and a Sword Brother. The one not-new figure is a Redemptor Dreadnought.

Also included is a transfer sheet with contains 226 decals to help make your Space Marines look proper before the Emperor. There’s also an early copy of Codex Supplement: Black Templars with an exclusive cover featuring John Blanche artwork. Also included are Black Templar datacards to help better manage your force in battle.

The box office also features a Pre-order Weekend Promise that no Black Templar fans will miss out on. Everyone who wants one can get a hand on a copy. More details on how that’ll work will be released later this week.

Blood Bowl features two Made to Order teams! You’ll have from Saturday, October 9th to Sunday, October 17th to order the teams or miss out on the latest offer.

The Amazons return from Lustria to lay damage on the pitch and score some touchdowns. This set features 12 metal miniatures containing six Tribal Linewomen, one Eagle Warrior Thrower, two Piranha Warrior Catchers, and three Koka Kalim Blitzers.

Blood Bowl Amazons

Khemri Tomb Kings shuffle their way onto the pitch with up to four Strength-5 Tomb Guardians to smash other teams. This is good because this isn’t a team known for its ball-handling skills. The 12-piece set of metal miniatures includes six Skeleton Linemen, two Anointed Throwers, two Anointed Blitzers, and two Tomb Guardians.

Khemri Tomb Kings

White Dwarf #469 will also be available to pre-order. The issue features Seraphon with a battletome update including rules for matched play and Path to Flory.

Thousand Sons also come to Kill Team with a comprehensive rule set for a Warpcover Kill Team.

White Dwarf #469

Black Library also features a new release with Siege of Terra: Mortis by John French. The god-machines of the traitorous Legio Mortis and the stalwart Legio Ignatum clash at the Mercury Wall.

Siege of Terra: Mortis