Warhammer Day 2021: Genestealer Cults vs. Adeptus Custodes in Shadow Throne
During Warhammer Day 2021, Games Workshop pulled back the curtain and revealed two new updated Codexes that will be coming soon for Warhammer 40,000. Also revealed was a brand-new campaign box, “Shadow Throne“.
Genestealer Cults have found their way to the heart of the Imperium and the Adeptus Custodes will step up to stop this insidious threat.
The Adeptus Custoddes get a new character in Aristothes Carvellan, a Blade Champion whose strength is his swordsmanship. Blade Champions are a new type of character for the force and can switch between three different fighting styles to take on the challenge of different opponents.
Genestealer Cults get backup as well with Mersea Thrayk, a Reductus Saboteur. She seeds the battlefield with explosives before the battle is joined.
Also included in “Shadow Throne” is a 32-page book with narrative missions to play out the Unthinkable War.
Both forces get codexes as well later this year.
Codex: Adeptus Custodes is a big one as it combines the Talons of the Emperor into one book by containing Sisters of Silence. That means psyker-killing power of the Silent Sisters added to your Shield Host! Also included are new Stratagems, Relics, and Warlord Traits.
Codex: Genestealer Cults is also coming featuring updated rules that are very thematic for the force. You’ll now be able to leap from hiding and catch targets in a lethal crossfire, rewarding positioning with bonuses to shooting attacks.