Posted 04/03/2017

The Storm Breaks; A Primarch Rises

This weekend is a big one for Warhammer 40,000.

Not only do we see the climactic final instalment in the Gathering Storm trilogy (yes, it’s a trilogy), we also see a loyal Primarch return to the 41st Millennium, and he is not happy…

Rise of the Primarch sees the Avenging Son, Lord of Ultramar, Master of Macragge and the Primarch of the Ultramarines and all their Successors – Roboute Guilliman himself – rise from his millennia-long stasis to face the gathering storm. For those of you following the story so far, the galaxy is not in a good place – Cadia has fallen, a craftworld has fractured, traitors pour from the Eye of Terror and daemons spill through rents in reality across the Imperium. Even for a Primarch, saving the day is going to be a big ask. But he is not alone…

Alongside this awesome new book is a trio of some of the best Warhammer 40,000 miniatures we’ve ever seen. The big guy is in there, of course, and Guilliman is accompanied by a champion of the Grey Knights, Grand Master Voldus, Warden of the Librarius – and then there’s Cypher, lost son of fallen Caliban. Together, these three heroes of the Imperium are the Triumvirate of the Primarch.

There’s loads of other stuff in the book too. As well as some pretty awesome narrative twists (that we’ll not spoil for you here) there’s loads of new rules content. The ability to add the three new heroes to your games is in there, of course, as well as new rules for a dedicated Ultramarines army in the form of new formations, relics and Warlord Traits. There are also daemonic adversaries rules for the forces of the Grey Knights, usable by almost anyone fighting against the warriors of Titan, and rules for units of Fallen Angels to accompany Cypher.

Gathering Storm III – Rise of the Primarch will leave the galaxy a very different place…


Also out this week are two army upgrade sprues for the Deathwatch and Genestealer Cults. These are ideal for converting many of our existing kits into warriors of the ebon-clad Deathwatch or xenos-tainted cultists.

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