There’s a big set of new characters coming in Book 6: Retribution, including some VERY SURPRISING Loyalists!
via Heresy30K’s Garro 2-7-2016
named characters for the legions
- Endryd Harr: loyalist world eater who ‘missed the memo’ about turning against the emperor. rather pissed. he’s a agent of the emperor as the rest of his regiment have all died. he has an unique verison of the legiones astartes rule, reflecting he’s not been part of the legion during their downfall. praetor statline with archeotech pistol and power fist
- Autilon Skorr: the alpha legion event character appears here, with additional rule,if the game runs ‘random length’ then he may choose to auto-pass the dice roll for turns 6&7, and gains FNP(3+) and fearless for those turns
- Gahlan Surlak: worlds eaters version of ‘fabulous’ bile, a lovely gent who’s basically gone “fuck it instead of helping the injured, i’m going to make the ‘nails’ even worse. he can ‘augment’ any tactical squad, giving them +1 str and FNP (6+) but they also have -1BS and are no longer scoring (still denial). in addition those units don’t confer VP for being killed. he also has another rule for any unit he joins, in any assault phase the entire unit can have +1 attack, but at the end of the phase, each surviving model must roll a 2+ or be removed from play. doesn’t effect minis with the ‘character’ rule.
This last rule is also applied to all WE primus medicae and apothecaries.
- Tybalt Marr the ‘either’: praetor grade character with special sword and a a warlord trait that means any enemy unit deployed within 24″ of him (after scout and infiltrate) must take a pinning test at the start of the game.
- Shadrak Meduson: tough guy, praetor grade statline, and some special wargear. counts as a ironhand, raven guard and salamander for the purpose of which rites of war he’s army can take when part of a shattered legion army. his warlord traitor gives IH, RG and sallies furious charge, hatred and crusader for a single turn of their choosing.
- Cassian dracos reborn: gets recovered from isstvan 5. now living-ish machine god. all existing rules, but much lower side and back armour. gains cybertheurgy and a unique rite which allows him to posses enemy automata and shoot with them if he wins a roll-off.
- Narik Dreygur: iron warriors event character. may be used as a traitor in a IW army, or a loyalist in an army with cassian reborn or Xiaphas jurr, as he survives an AL assassination attempt in this book and joins a shattered legion element taking his battle-automata with him.
- Xiaphas jurr: salamander chaplain who is a also a level 1 psyker.
- Kheron ophion of the Kyroptera: Night lords character who gets improvded FNP as he gets injured.
I love the concept of the Loyalist World Eater – that is very cool and sets up all kinds of splinter army theme possibilities. Book 6 was for sale this weekend, so it should be out for general release within 2 weeks based on past Forge World behavior!
~For the Warmaster!