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Chaos… reigns…

As we hinted at yesterday, War Zone Fenris: Curse of the Wulfen contains not only a wealth of stunning new content for the Space Wolves, but also some treats for the lovers of Chaos Daemons among you…

A host of new datasheets, special rules and wargear for Be’lakor, Exalted Flamer of Tzeentch, Skarbrand and more, with a new Daemonic Incursion detachment and ten (count ‘em!) new formations for codex: Chaos Daemons. There’s also brand-new Warlord Traits and Hellforged Artefacts for Daemons of Khorne, Tzeentch, Slaanesh and Nurgle, new Chaos Daemons Tactical Objectives plus expanded Disciplines of Change, Plague and Excess. There’s a lot of Chaos in here, there really is!

The excellent new Hostile Environments rules introduce some interesting variables – how do you fancy a battle that takes place on a Haunted Planet? Sudden vanishings, angry spirits interfering with machinery and electronics, and ectoplasmic mists limiting visibility, causing a claustrophobic, paranoid firefight against enemies you can barely make out? Sounds good to us, and this book makes it possible – along with rules for battles in an Abandoned Defence Network, an Ice World and a Shrine World. Each of these adds an incredible layer of depth to your games of Warhammer 40,000, making you think and react in new and unexpected ways.

The new Daemonic Incursion army structure details the way a Chaos Daemon army makes war. Planning and executing small-scale incursions through Warp breaches is made easy – as is a full-scale system invasion. The formations included are awesome too; being as I am a shining example of grindcore-loving, black metal-playing fury I am especially drawn toward the Gorethunder Battery. Not only does it have possibly the best name for anything ever, it allows each unit to combine their shots into a single, devastating Skullrain Salvo. Seriously, all the formations are this cool.

Should you be an avowed hater of the Space Wolves, determined to remain pure and strong in your worship of Chaos, you should have a good hard look at the Grimoire Collection. It’s got all the Chaos Daemons content from Curse of the Wulfen, just without those loping furry annoyances all over it. It’s packaged up in an amazing box and looks absolutely fabulous, but there’s only 500 being made. Grab it quick before it disappears into the Warp…