Getting some love, the Tyranids are getting some fun ideas in the new book War Zone Octarius- Book 1.
The release of the new edition of Kill Team marked the start of our campaign into the hellish Octarius Sector, and a bad situation escalates in War Zone Octarius – Book 1: Rising Tide, available to pre-order this Saturday. The Tyranids of Hive Fleet Leviathan are beginning their invasion (thanks to former Inquisitor Kryptmann’s shenanigans) in unfathomable numbers.
Newly spawned creatures are often adapted to their enemies and environment, and as one of the foremost Hive Fleets, Leviathan has more specialist bio-artefacts than most. When encountering prey with daemonic wards or arcane force field technology, the Hive Mind feeds raw psychic energies into its champions’ weapons to better slip past such esoteric defences.
These blades turn a Hive Tyrant or Tyranid Prime into an absolute nightmare for enemy Characters, especially when using the new Gestalt Commander Warlord Trait to borrow the raw power of Behemoth or regenerative abilities of Hydra.*
Can’t decide which of the new Warlord Traits you want to take? Why not have two with the Alpha Leader-Beast Stratagem? For just 1 Command point, your Tyranid Prime can dial the melee prowess of an accompanying squad of Tyranid Warriors up to 11 with Swarm Leader,* ensuring anything they attack has the worst possible day.
It’s not just Hive Fleet Leviathan getting new rules in the Rising Tide supplement. All Tyranids armies can embark on new thematic Agendas and earn appropriate Battle Traits in Crusade campaigns.On top of this all, the Appendix: Tyranids section collects all of the additional rules published in the Psychic Awakening series in one place, making War Zone Octarius – Book 1 the definitive supplement for players looking to get more out of their ravenous murder-bugs.