If you missed reading each and every little bit of news and rumors over the past few days on the 40k supplement Fall of Cadia we got you covered!
What You Need To Know About Gathering Storm: The Fall of Cadia:
- Abaddon is leading the 13th Black Crusade into the Cadia Gate once again.
- GW has confirmed these Sister models are plastic, with Celestine being the first official plastic Sister:
- The three “new” Characters are: Inquisitor Greyfax, Belisarius Cawl (Ad Mech), and Celestine the Living Saint!
- There are datasheets in the new book for them and Belisarius was said to be T6 with 5 wounds. The opposite page from him also looked to have the rules for Canticles which may foreshadow his exact faction. Also apparently he has been running around for 10,000 years “doing something that will be revealed in this book”.
- The “best Warhammer 40,000 story is starting in 2017, and will go on into 2018 and beyond.”
- Pre-Orders for some of the items will be Jan 7th 2016
Skip to 5:31 below to kick off the excitement:
Here’s the good stuff from the video if you don’t want to checkout the video right now:
Then Games Workshop dropped better quality images on their various medias as well:
Checkout the amazing gallery of new miniatures, and art from the show as well: (images via Subscriber Echo Base Artisans)
Celestine arrives on Cadia, defiant in the way of Abaddon’s Crimson path:
Into the fray!
The Miniatures: Celestine, Inquisitor Greyfax, Belisarius Cawl.
It’s Official, Plastic Sisters of Battle are coming, sooner that Games Workshop was letting on. Get your wallet ready for an amazing start to 2017 as these models and supplement will start to go on sale starting January 7th 2017:
And here’s some salty rumor speculating on some of the new supplement’s background, and of course all those Rumor Engine. Teasers that have been spotted on the preview minis.
Wild speculation is of course, encouraged.
First up is the New Sorcerer of Tzeentch on Disk for Age of Sigmar. Notice anything familiar?
Bottom of the Disc?
Next up Archmagos Cawl, ringing any bells?
Which I think solves the question of if these are plastic, as you can tell this is a plastic and not resin sprue!
But now we have TWO rumor pics that have no yet surfaced:
Definitely Mechanicus but not Cawl?
And an image that has what looks like Dark Eldar Glyphs with inset soulstones which are very much NOT Dark Eldar.
Note the pattern left, with the grate below from the Venom skimmer:
So if this is a spoiler for the the Dark Eldar, what the heck does do those pointy ears have do to with new Sisters, the Inquisition and Mechanicus you ask?
Well what if that tall character pictured with the Black Templars below has a sinister secret…
Some folks are saying the figure in red may be a Dark Eldar, and while that would explain a lot given the bit of fluff we’re about to reference, what if that mysterious figure is instead a Xantite Inquisitor who frequently use the weapons and artifacts of Chaos etc against itself:
They will use Chaos artifacts, Daemon weapons, dark lore, and other heretical items and knowledge to combat incursions of Chaos, heretics, and aliens. Xanthites have even been known to establish their own Chaos Cults, using the sect to unravel ancient mysteries and lore.
Are those Imperial Eagles, or an optical Illusion? Or is that a caped warrior with Gemstones?
Perhaps they are right, and Greyfax is the Xanthite Inquisitor. and that figure is Dark Eldar warrior of sorts. Either way this picture could be said to depict the following bit of fluff from the Cult Mechanicus Codex:
The Tech-Priest custodians at work in the Emperor’s Palace uncover irrevocable failures in the mechanisms of the Golden Throne. A dozen contingency expeditions are immediately launched, including a Xanthite war procession sent through the Exhubris Portal. The Xanthites fight through Harlequins Troups and Daemon hordes alike before reaching their intended destination. In the grave-cold oubliettes beneath Commorragh, a dark bargain is struck
With more on the Exhubris Portal revealed in an self titled passage earlier in the same section of the book as well. Now look back at the image again from above.
Is this a war procession going though what looks to be a portal?
Portal or Sky?
One thing is for sure, if true, this would explain all of these previews up to now, and tie together in a nice little bow what looks to be a rats nest of possibilities!
What say ye? Dark Eldar, Inquisitors, Mechanicum, and Templars, all banding together over the Golden Throne?
Is this truly the End Times for 40k?