The Great Devourer is staring in the first “Deluxe” expansion for Warhammer 40,000 Conquest. Here’s the latest on the Tyranids:
FFG says this:
“…The Great Devourer is the first deluxe expansion for Warhammer 40,000: Conquest, and it introduces a brand-new faction to the game: the Tyranids! Two Tyranids warlords lead these horrific creatures into battle, each offering a very different play style. In addition to these warlords and their signature squads, you’ll find a host of new units, supports, events, and attachments to support the Tyranids, including an entirely new type of unit, the synapse unit. The Tyranids aren’t the only ones to benefit from this expansion, however. Every other faction must make its stand against the Great Devourer in the Traxis sector, and brand-new unique characters help them to battle the Tyranid threat. …”
The new expansion opens up new play mechanics for the Tyranids such as Hive Mind ability that lets some units augment other non Hive mind units, and even the corrupting effects of a Tyranid infestation on the board itself. Just read this quip:
“In Warhammer 40,000: Conquest, Tyranid cards such as the Virulent Spore Sacs … allow you to infest the planets of the Traxis sector. Infested planets are marked with a special infestation token, and in order to remove this token, a player must win a battle at the infested planet. Each infested planet provides critical advantages to the advancing Tyranid hordes. Indeed, many Tyranid cards become even more powerful when deployed to an infested planets.”
But the expansion isn’t all bugs. It will include 42 new cards for the existing factions including new units and abilities specially designed to fight the Hive Fleets.
The Great Devourer will be infesting Warhammer Conquest in Q2 of this year!