Had a pretty busy few days...awake many hours and doing a lot of standing around or driving. Generally this gives me a fairly good opportunity to have a nice think. Luckily there was so much still to absorb from the Open Day. Unfortunately (for those who couldn't attend) a lot of what is said at these events goes unreported, not because it is boring or irrelevant but purely because we are so busy on these days it becomes very easy to forget or change the priorities of our questioning.
Speaking to Zyntax and Andrew Dennett on the recent 'Deathfire Artwork' post, I started piecing a few bits together (which usually leads to high-octane verbal diarrhoea directed at Drake lol) and I thought I would discuss some of this guesswork here.
So, Book 6 is coming around Christmas and from information I received here is some information:
It will be smaller than the other books.
There will be rules for White Scars, Blood Angels and Dark Angels - but not special units or characters.
It will be based around shattered legions - not just the ones we know of, also loyalist factions for the traitor legions?
There will be Imperial Agents (Black Shields were mentioned).
It will follow some of the events in the Meduson compilation.
The following is conjecture based on guesswork and maybe a splash of wishful thinking. I believe some of the characters who are synonymous with the shattered legions could get rules. Lets take a look:
Numeon - this will probably be the only opportunity to bring this legend in!
Meduson - very active, pissing off the SoH in multiple warzones.
Byron Henricos - same again, really to the fight to the traitors.
Sharrowkyn and Weyland? Is there going to be a better time to introduce them?
Yesugei - hanging out with Henricos iirc
Hibou Khan - we know he started taking part in kill teams after Scars...does that count as shattered? Lol
If Hibou is in then bet your bottom dollar Little Horus will get some rules!
The Knights Errant have been mentioned but unsubstantiated. Where else could they fit in?
Some Assassins too maybe?
What about John Grammaticus et al?
These are just a few of my thoughts and the direction I would like to see the new book go. I can also imagine seeing rules for Jaghatai as I dont see where else they will fit him in...
So what do you all think? Are these coherent thoughts or the ramblings of someone with sleep deprivation? Have we missed anything Heresy related from the Open Day?
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