Warhammer 40K Calls On Necrons, Renegade Inquisitors & More

April 20, 2020 by brennon

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We start our look at what was previewed for Warhammer 40,000 by Games Workshop this weekend by venturing further into what awaits for Psychic Awakening. Pariah is one of the books on the way which introduces Ephrael Stern and Kyganil but also another ally of the Imperium, Lord Inquisitor Kyria Draxus.

Inquisitor Kyria Draxus - 40K

As you can see, Draxus doesn't exactly conform to the norms of an Inquisitor. She comes armed with a shuriken catapult, content to use the weapons of the enemy against her foes and even uses the dead Shang (seen on her gauntlet) to fight alongside her. It's easy to see why this unorthodox Inquisitor has drawn the attention of Ephrael Stern and Kyganil.

Draxus finds herself at the forefront of a galaxy ending event however so strange means and ways seem like they could come in handy. This is especially so when face with the might of Necron Lord, Illuminor Szeras.

Illuminor Szeras - 40K

This classic Necron character has been updated for the new entry into the Psychic Awakening series. He experiments on the bodies of those he brings low and uses what he learns to perfect his own people in an effort to make the Necron race supreme. He also has the ability to tamper with enemy Psykers on the tabletop, causing them to suffer Perils Of The Warp more often. If you're looking for a mean and brutal addition to your Necron force then this fellow would fit the bill.

This means we have two Psychic Awakening books to look forward to with War Of The Spider and Fabius Bile...

...followed by Pariah which seems like it is going to be a cataclysmic time for the Imperium and beyond.

I do really like what we've been seeing introduced as part of Psychic Awakening, especially on the renegade front. It's good to see more aspects of the Imperium and its varied mantras brought to the fore and it invites good storytelling on the battlefield.

Meanwhile, In The Blackstone Fortress...

As well as the events unfolding in the wider Warhammer 40,000 setting, the adventurers of Precipice find themselves facing down stranger alien threats of their own. Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress reaches its finale with the Ascension expansion.

Blackstone Fortress Ascension - Games Workshop

In this finale addition to the saga, you find that the Blackstone Fortress has grown tired of your meddling and it seems like it is waking up, ready to put you down. Towering Guardian Drones now stalk its strange corridors and Obsidius Mallex is on the warpath, ready to enact his own plans and bring ruin to the galaxy.

Guardian Drone - Games Workshop

With one last quest to undertake, your heroes will find themselves going up against terrifying foes, unexpected events and if they survive they'll manage to bag the greatest prize ever. It will be fascinating to see how this narrative all comes to an end and what Games Workshop have in the works for Warhammer Quest going forward.

They have done a great job with the Sci-Fi twist on Warhammer Quest and it would be nice to see if they now try and take what they've learned and returned to the Mortal Realms as they did with Silver Tower a few years ago.

A Horus Heresy Favourite

Going back in time a little bit, Games Workshop also showed off the work on a model for Horus Heresy fans. Fan favourite, Saul Tarvitz is going to be coming to the tabletop soon.

Saul Tarvitz - The Horus Heresy

He was one of the first-ever named Horus Heresy Space Marines and has appeared in Black Library novels in the past. His fight on Isstvan III against those who joined Horus turned him into quite the legend. Whilst he is considered to have died during that valiant last stand, could he actually still be working away in the background?

Special Miniatures

In addition to that release coming soon, Games Workshop also showed off two new characters which are available for a two week period ONLY. Once they are gone from their webstore, they will be gone forever. Leading the way we have Sister Tariana Palos who is based on some iconic artwork for the Adepta Sororitas.

Sister Tariana Palos - 40K

She is looking exceptionally awesome and pretty much sums up the Adepta Sororitas. With massive bolter in hand, she seems like she would be an excellent leader to drop into the mix when building up a Battle Sisters army.

Palos is then also joined by a Space Marine. Lexicanum Varos is a Librarian who was going to be event-exclusive but he's now available to everyone for this two week period.

Lexicanum Varus Terminator Librarian - 40K

So, if you want to get involved and pick up some models from Games Workshop over the next couple of weeks, you can still pop onto their webstore and have a root around. Both miniatures are going to be shipped out once the lockdown has ended and things get back up and running.

What do you make of these new Warhammer 40,000 goodies?

"What do you make of these new Warhammer 40,000 goodies?"

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