8th Edition is cutting the Imperium in two. Look who is stuck on the wrong side of the railroad tracks:
The Cicatrix Maledictum has split the Imperium in two. On the lower half is Terra from which Roboutte Guilliman is preparing his new crusade to take back the galaxy. On the north is the new “wild west” of Warhammer 40,000. A ever more lawless area beset by xenos, rebellion and the taint of the Ruinous Powers. They are cut off from the light of the Astronomicon, making warp travel dangerous.
It’s also a perfect opportunity for adventures and tabletop drama. GW has already informed us that the Blood Angels are cut off and fighting for their lives on Baal. Today let’s see who else is up there in the darkness:
We’ve gone through a bunch of galaxy maps to get an idea of who’s trapped up there to get you ready for what GW may have in store, and to plan your next campaign.
Space Marine Homeworlds
Mechanicus & Knight Worlds
Adeptus Mechanicus Forge Worlds: Lucius, Goth, Mezoa, Triplex Phall
Knight Worlds: Avarris, Solitude, Dragon’s End, Krastellan, Argentor
Imperial Navy Segmentum Commands – Cypra Mundi, Kar Dunaish
Necron Dynasties – Mephrit, Atun, Novokh, Oruscar, Kardenath, Altymhor, Empire of the Severed
Eldar – Commorragh (multiple webway portals), Lugganath, Kaelor, Yme-Loc craftworlds
Ork Kingdoms: Waaagh Bork, Arch-killa of Chrisios, Waaagh Ghazghkull, Great Despot of Dregruk, Arch-dictator of Gathrog
Thoughts on Imperium Nihilus:
Most of the big CSM strongholds are in the south side, and fighting against Guilliman. Not much up here.Both the Eye of Terror and the Maelstrom are down south.
There are a LOT of Necrons up there in the Galactic north.
The Eldar have the ability to get anywhere via the Webway so they should be as tricksy as ever.
Ghaz is up there! – That’s going to be a big deal.
The Blood Angels and Black Templars are the only “major” Space Marine chapters up north.
I think at the end of all the darkness the Rainbow Warriors are going to save the day! 🙂
Or Atillan Roughriders may finally their time of glory!
~ What would you do to create some cool narratives for the “bad side” of the Imperium?