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Leviathan Rising: The Final Installment Next Week


Leviathan Rising has been a series of Dataslates for the new Tyranid codex and has expanded upon the force organization of how Tyranids are used on the tabletop. The first two each games us 5 new Tyranid formations each, and its fully expected that the next will be the same.

So when is it coming out? Clues are pointing towards next week, which would mean pre-orders on March 29th.


The following bit came from the Black Library "NEW@BL" articles at the very end of Brutes From Hell.
http://www.blacklibrary.com/new-at-bl/Brutes-from-Hell.html

via the Black Library 
That’s it for this week. Join us next Tuesday when we’ll be taking a look at the final installment in the Rising Leviathan series.
Thanks for Reading!
- Eddie, Helcultist

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26 Comments

  1. I'm looking forward to dabbling in the first one I'm about to buy.. Maybe I should wait for a series deal though.... Or maybe just a one click offer to make my life easy lol ;p

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    1. Waiting probably is a good shout, Black Library is very good at doing compilation deals if the 'Alter of War: Volume 1' and the 'Index: Astartes' etc are anything to go by.

      Course it does depend on just how desperate you are to get your mitts on them, could be a month or two after part 3 comes out before they release the compilation.

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  2. More data sheets. Woo. Hope some are as useful as some of the ones in the last set. Hope they get back to releasing real codexes sometime soon, and not these mini-dexes they call codexes...

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  3. To be fair, while there are some misses in each instalment, i do like them due to the versatility they bring. I feel ripped off at having to buy them, but as nids are my secondary army, I welcome the opportunity they bring.

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    1. I like the formations, but I'm not so wild about the fact that GW decided that Tyranids players should have to buy 4 codexes instead of one, like every other army.

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    2. Well you know... you guys could do what every sensible human being does and simply download the DLC's for free....

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    3. No Daniel. That would be wrong.

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    4. well... you could do that I guess? At least they released something for them. Shame they didn't get a proper supplement, looks like they'll go daemon style, pay for a unit at a time :P

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  4. This series has rocked it, both through utility per dataslate and as a living example of the adaptive nature of the Tyranids.

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    1. yeah, I'm loving the Nid slates, I think they could have compiled them into a "supplement" type release, but this is working and is one way of telling the story of a tyranid invasion

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    2. Who are you and what have you done with Dabby?!

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    3. Pfft, I rag on GW when they screw up and then ignore the problem but I am genuinely happy when they put effort into a product. Take the new crimson slaughter for example, Good options, Nice story, the art is a bit or a let down but overall a very good product. Its relic list alone has opened up a swath of options for CSM players, sure possessed are still over priced but hey, just having the option to run a possessed themed list complete with a possessed HQ is good (even though I have no interest in that myself)

      so remember, I'm bitter because GW has consistently treated two of my armies like crap, but I'm not going to complain when SOMETHING usable for them comes out.

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    4. I'll reply to this properly when I've stopped holding on in fear that the world has stopped, and is about to start spinning the wrong way and we'll all float off...

      ;]

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    5. nice. but your more likely to fall off due to the world spinning than it stopping. Centrifugal acceleration is directed away from the center, its is overcome by gravity pulling us towards the earth

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    6. I'm not falling for that logic! I've seen too many old sci-fi films to believe that!

      But yeah, I agree - the Slaughter codex is surprisingly good and I think it caught a lot of resigned Chaos players off guard. I hope you guys get a ton of mileage and enjoy it :]

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  5. Nids has recieved two useful formations so far, Skyblight Swarm and Living Artillery. Maybe we'll get a third, but I'm not holding my breath. Until tournaments in my region allow them, it doesn't matter.

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  6. I'm hoping that with the last of them it will herald the much needed FAQ that will address all the dataslates but more importantly the Codex itself. And to think we were initially shocked when FAQs came out on the day of release of a Codex, Tau wasn't it? We didn't know we were born!

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    1. Why do you think there will be a FAQ at the end of the Tyranid data slates? And what will it adress?

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  7. I'm expecting MCs.

    The first slate dealt with infiltrators - initial stage of invasion.
    The second dealt with the main troops - establishing a foothold.
    This should deal with heavy hitters - brought in to support the main force and beseige/break the enemy.

    Given that Raveners, Trygons & Mawlocs are from the same root genus I'd like to see those guys in a tunelling force and I'd expect to see a 'Fex formation with T-Fex or Exocrine support.

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    1. That would fit with what I remember of the established fluff, first stage infiltration, second stage throw gaunts at them until they run out of ammo then finally smash them apart with the big beasts.

      A tunneling force where Raveners can charge from the Trygon tunnel would be cool (and I think there was a rumour about this pre-nid release, maybe this is where it ended up?)

      Or a fex formation based on the old screamer killer fex. 3-6 fexes, all with twin scything talons, give them back the old rules for re-rolls to hit and something similar to the Broodlords Horror power to represent the paralysing fear of multiple screaming behemoths bearing down on you.

      Or something similar to what I believe was the FW wrecker one? 3 fex brood with crushing claws or wrecker biomorphs that get +1 to damage vehicles and buildings?

      Lots of potential for some good stuff here :)

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    2. Oh yeah! And it's up for pre-orders now...

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  8. I'm excited to get these but feel like they are a poor substitute for decent codex from the get go. I really like the dataslates, but they are banned from most tournaments in my area and since most tournaments here run 1999 to eliminate dual FOC that leaves 'nids really hurting.

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  9. The Manufactorum Genestealer formation have rocked. I have played a range of games and opponents at differing point values. A single Deathleaper then the rest of the army is Genestealers has just ruined every opponent that I played with them.

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  10. A friend of mine has this weeks WD in hand, and it actually shows Leviathan Rising III as a release in the same section as the other black library books (Path of the Archon, Gotrek and Felix, and Clan Raukan hard back) and alongside the new craters and void shield generator...which means we might see it for pre-release THIS weekend, and for release on the 29th.

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  11. to be honest i never payed for the dataslates. Should have been in the codex. I just torrent them. Vote with your dollars or lack of them so to speak.

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  12. OH LOOK...

    A Carnifex on the cover and a tunnelling formation. Haha!

    http://www.blacklibrary.com/games-workshop-digital-editions/Dataslate-Tyranid-Onslaught.html

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