Pre-Order Warhammer 40,000: Leviathan Set This Weekend

June 7, 2023 by brennon

Unless you've been under a rock for the last week, you'll know that Leviathan, the new boxed set for Warhammer 40,000 is coming up for pre-order this weekend. This is going to be your first chance to dive in and get your hands on the newest miniatures and physical rules for the 10th Edition of Games Workshop's flagship Sci-Fi wargame.

Leviathan Boxed Set - Warhammer 40000

Leviathan Boxed Set // Warhammer 40,000

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This set comes with seventy-two miniatures split between the armies of the Space Marines and the Tyranids. Both of these forces have been designed as Combat Patrols meaning that you can use them for a balanced game right out of the box. The Angels Of Death are trying to stop this Hive Fleet from eating everything in its path...

Leviathan - Space Marines - Warhammer 40000

Leviathan - Space Marines // Warhammer 40,000

The Space Marines are led by the Captain In Terminator Armour and the Librarian In Terminator Armour. They are then joined by a Primaris Lieutenant In Phobos Armour and Apothecary Biologis, supported by five of the new Terminators, five Sternguard and a Ballistus Dreadnought. When it comes to dealing with Tyranids, flamers are pretty vital and so that's why a band of Infernus Marines tops off this set.

However, the Hive Fleet is not to be denied; they are relentlessly seething across the sector.

Leviathan - Tyranids - Warhammer 40000

Leviathan - Tyranids // Warhammer 40,000

Inside this set, you get a Winged Tyranid Prime, Neurotyrant, Von Ryan's Leapers, Psychopage, twenty Termagants, two Ripper Swarms, eleven Neurogaunts, five Barbgaunts and the deadly new sculpt for the Screamer-Killer. This is a rather nice set indeed and whilst I could see a lot of people just wanting the Space Marines, this seems like a solid way to get your Tyranid swarm started. Additionally, it should be way easier to paint than the Space Marines which is always something to consider!

Both forces have been designed so that they can be painted as any army you like. You don't have to do Ultramarines versus Leviathan. I have already been thinking about the Jormungandr or Behemoth paintscheme for the Tyranids and potentially something like the Blood Angels for the Space Marines.

The Big Books + Download The Core Rules & Datasheets!

As well as the miniatures, you also get the Leviathan-themed Rulebook for Warhammer 40,000 which comes packed with background alongside the updated core rules. You also get your very handy Chapter Approved Mission Card Deck which will be good for setting up Matched Play games.

Leviathan Rulebook & Components - Warhammer 40000

Leviathan Rulebook & Components // Warhammer 40,000

If you'd like to get your scything talons into Warhammer 40,000 10th Edition before Leviathan becomes available, you can also download the Core Rules right now. Get reading through the new rules and see whether or not the game is for you before diving in. Additionally, all of the Datasheets for the Leviathan miniatures have also been made available for you to get as a handy PDF right now.

My mind is boggled that the Datasheets for the units in the box weren't the box, but there we go. It would have been nice to have the physical sheets so that you could avoid having to reference your phone/tablet all the time.

Pre-Order Bonus Items

If you are looking to pre-order Leviathan this weekend then you can get some additional goodies depending on where you pick it up from. If you order from Games Workshop's webstore then you'll get a Double-Sided Gaming Board.

Gaming Boards - Warhammer 40000

Gaming Board // Warhammer 40,000

If you decide to pick up Leviathan from a Warhammer store in person on the day of release then you could get your hands on a fancy Token Set.

Token Set - Warhammer 40000

Token Set // Warhammer 40,000

Last but not least, if you're picking up the game from a Warhammer stockist (so your friendly local gaming store) then you could get some Deployment Markers and Dice Trays which could be handy to have at the tabletop when you get stuck in.

Deployment Zone Markers - Warhammer 40000

Deployment Zone Markers // Warhammer 40,000

Dice Tray - Warhammer 40000

Dice Tray // Warhammer 40,000

Some nice additional bonus items for those who want to dive in with the new edition of Warhammer 40,000. Will they stop the scalpers is the big question that everyone will be asking though. Pre-orders begin this weekend and will last for two weeks. Games Workshop have said that Leviathan will remain available whilst stocks last but they have made "a mind-boggling quantity". They have also installed a new queue system and way of limiting the number of boxed sets that can be picked up from their webstore. We shall see if it holds up or collapses this weekend.

The Battle For Oghram Global Campaign

Finally, there is also going to be a Global Campaign happening following the release of Leviathan. You will be able to join the Battle For Oghram which plays out over thirteen days and will determine if the Tyranids or Space Marines are able to hold this jungle world.

Battle For Oghram - Warhammer 40,000.jpg

Battle For Oghram // Warhammer 40,000

You can find out more about the Battle For Oghram over on the Warhammer Community website. It sounds like it should be a fun event to dive into when you get the new box and perhaps want to play some games at your local store....

"Pre-order the Leviathan boxed set this Saturday and among the stacks of miniatures inside you’ll find a special single-use code to join the Battle for Oghram. This is your invitation to fight for the fate of the planet, and earn the victorious faction priority access to exciting new reveals in the next Warhammer 40,000 preview."

Very sneaky indeed. It will be fun to see what folks get up to with this and I'd hope we see more of these global campaigns as 10th Edition grows.

Are you going to be going for Leviathan?

"Additionally, all of the Datasheets for the Leviathan miniatures have also been made available for you to get as a handy PDF right now..."

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