With the release of Warhammer 40,000 9th edition right around the corner, Games Workshop has been teasing some of the new figures and units we’ll be seeing on the tabletop. Today, there’s two new reveals for Necrons, The Silent King and the Void Dragon.
The Silent King returns!
This is a monster of a figure with a diorama-like focus, it’ll be at the center of a lot of Necron army displays. Szarekh, the last of the Silent Kings will be out soon.
Szarekh was the last in the line of Silent Kings to lead the ruling Triarch of the ancient Necrontyr Empire It was under his reign the Necrontyr met the C’Tan and underwent their transformation. It was Szarekh who recognized what the C’Tan did, betraying them and shattering them into C’Tan Shards and imprisoning them in the Tesseract Labyrinths. He then ordered all of the Necron dynasties into the Great Sleep so they could recover and then rise to rebuild what they had lost. His final decision was to go into self-imposed exile only having returned after discovering the approaching Tyranid Hive Fleets and recognizing their threat.
The Void Dragon Nears
The Void Dragon Rises?
A C’Tan shard rises from the most formidable of the powerful Void Dragon! We don’t now what this new unit can do but it’s an impressive looking figure.
The Void Dragon is believed by some to be the Machine God worshipped by the Cult of the Machine of the Adeptus Mechanicus. Could it be the “Dragon of Mars”? We’ll find out more soon and it’s a release that could rock the future of the Warhammer 40K universe.
There’s a lot of new toys and changes coming to Warhammer 40,000 and one looks like it’ll be taking a note from Warhammer: Age of Sigmar and having a bit of a focus on functional scenery.
Two new kits have been revealed for the game, one for Space Marines and one for Necrons.
The Hammerfall Bunker is a fortified emplacement whose entire role is to build a nice beachhead from which they can attack. The new fortification can feature heavy bolters or heavy flamers on the sides and a Hammerfall missile launcher up top featuring Superfrag and Superkrak missiles.
The Necron’s fortification is the Convergence of Dominion. Each one consists of three ancient Starstele which are armed with transdimensional abductors. They bolster units nearby and can perform Translocation Protocols to redeploy across the battlefield.
You can get the rules in 16 languages but you’ll still want to get the Core Book from the Indomitus boxed set and the Chapter Approved books as they’ll have even more content for matched and narrative play.
Still, you can get a jump start of what’s coming and get prepared for when the new edition launches later this month.
Games Workshop has announced that Warhammer 40,000: Indomitus, the 9th edition box set, is going up for pre-order on July 11. The box set will be able to be ordered for two weeks before coming to shelves on July 25. Copies are available while stocks last and won’t be around forever.
But, there’s more!
The new edition will be joined by two books to help you play, Chapter Approved: Munitorum Field Manual and Chapter Approved: Grand Tournament 2020 Mission Pack.
The Grand Tournament 2020 Mission pack is filled with new missions along with help in how to play in and run tournaments, special Secondary Objectives, and more. The Munitorum Field Manual holds a full list of updated points for Warhammer 40,000 units.
There’s also the Crusade Journal which is an army and campaign tracker to go along with the new Crusade system.
Finally, there’s Open War cards. These allow you to quickly and easily generate a mission by randomly choosing a deployment, objective, and twist for the battle.
Games Workshop‘s latest releases are up for pre-order now. It’s a heavy week for Warhammer 40,000 as Psychic Awakening wraps up with its final book Pariah, along with numerous figures to support the release.
Get a jump on the 9th edition with the Illuminor Szeras. Armed with an eldritch lance – a formidable weapon both at range and in melee, this is a HQ choice for Necrons. You can get the figure for $50.
Ordo Xenos Lord Inquisitor Kyria Draxus is one of the most respected, and feared, Inquisitors of Ordo Xenos. Draxus is armed with a power fist, shuriken catapult, and her Wyvach familiar Shang. The character is $35.
Ephrael Stern: The Heretic Saint is limited edition to only 1,500 copies. Going for $150, it includes a limited edition of the novel Ephrael Stern: The Heretic Saint, plus loads of extras.
You can get the Daemonifuge: 20th Anniversary Editionfor $40. Created by Jim Campbell, Chris Quilliams, Gordon Rennie, Karl Richardson, Simon Spurrier, Tiernen Trevallion, and Kev Walker.
Broken Saintsis out for $17.50 and you can hear a thrilling tale of a soul redeemed but riven with doubt, and delve into the murky politics of the Ecclesiarchy, and the many temptations that the Dark Imperium has to offer…
Ultramarines attached to Crusade Feelt Quintus encounter Necrons in the Pariah Nexus. Faced with a choice between saving billions of souls and bringing word of xenos horrors to Primarch Guilliman, they must make a difficult decision.
The novel will be available as a hardback, eBook, MP3 audiobook and there are also two special editions. The special editions will also contain an additional short story featuring Ultramarines and Necrons. The novel will be available around the same time as the new boxed set.
The Lokhust Heavy Destroyers brings back the Heavy Destroyers. The unit features advanced optics and wielding gauss destructors and enmitic exterminators but are also mobile with long reach.
The Canoptek Doomstalker features a Doomsday Blaster that can be fired on the move or remain stationary for even more damage! But, if the enemy gets close there’s also auxiliary twin gauss flayers to do extra damage.