Abadon the Despoiler, former First Captain of the Sons of Horus, survived his father’s failure to overthrow the Emperor during the Horus Heresy. Abaddon renamed the Sons of Horus, leading them under his banner on repeated crusades to try to do what his father could not, conquer the Empire. Arcas of Omen is the next phase of the warhammer 40,000 ongoing narrative and begins with Arks of Omen Abaddon, and begins Abaddon’s next attempt to do what his father couldn’t. In this article, we’ll take a look at what’s in the book and the new 40K playing style.
What are the Arcas of Omens?
omen arks are a series of warhammer 40,000 books that, in addition to containing details of the next stage of the 40K narrative, it will also include new rules to play, centered on the included narrative campaign.
The Arcas themselves are large space hulks, brought out of the warp by Abaddon and his new ally, the chaos demigod of inventors, engineers, scientists, and craftsmen, Vashtorr, who is the focus of the third book of Arcas of Omen. Abaddon and Vashtorr have twisted these space hulks of their floating mass of dead ships into mighty frigates that Abaddon filled with his warriors and sent out in search of powerful key fragments that would fulfill Abaddon and Vashtorr’s dreams.
What new rules are there in Arks of Omen Abaddon?
Games Workshop has said that following player feedback, there will be no new rules in Arks of Omen for standard games, instead, in Arks of Omen Abaddon, there are rules for a completely new game type, Boarding Actions.
Boarding actions take place in the tight confines of the twisting corridors of space hulks, using the walled-in setting recently found in kill team in the dark and kill team Vault of Shadows. 2 sets of kill team Scenarios are required to play a standard boarding action game, so if you own both kill team sets, you already have all the scenery you will need. If you don’t, the next warhammer 40,000 The Boarding Action Terrain game will include all the scenery you need to play in one box.
What are boarding actions missions like?
Shipping actions completely change the way 40K is played. You are limited to 500 points, including 1 HQ, and up to 3 troop and 3 elite options. So no vehicles, monsters, jump jets, motorcyclists or flyers. There are also no Warlord Traits, Relics, or Stragemas, other than those presented in the Boarding Action rules.
As you’d expect, boarding actions are fast-paced, close, and action-packed battles. There are several new and slightly modified actions with Overwatch, allowing a unit to fire after movement or when a hatch is opened, set to defend, adding one to a unit’s hit rolls when in melee, siege. safe, used to capture targets and operate. hatch, to open the door units in the landscape walls. Nearby enemy models may resist opening and closing the hatches, resulting in a knockdown that adds the strength of the two opposing fighters as they fight for the door.
Arks of Omen Abaddon also includes 9 boarding action missions, with preset maps and a key to the boarding action scenario pieces. Those who have used the landscape in kill team You’ll know it takes a bit of time to set up, but the stage blends well and is firm once it’s set.
What are our final thoughts on Warhammer 40K Arks of Omen Abaddon?
Arks of Omen clearly leads to something big in the 40K narrative. The first 3 books have been revealed with big named characters and the fourth set will focus on the xenos. The narrative presented in Arks of Omen Abaddon really highlights the approach of the boarding action type of game, with warriors of all races fighting in the arks, while trying to thwart the plans of Abaddon and Vashtorr.
The boarding actions themselves are a lot of fun and after playing a lot kill team Into The Dark, it’s great to see the style fully expanded. 40K match. The point and troop choice limits really change the selection of forces and puts the spotlight on short blunt and melee firepower. We can’t wait to see what the rest of the campaign brings, and we’re looking forward to some faction-specific rules for boarding actions.
Should I buy Warhammer 40K Arks of Omen Abaddon?
Arks of Omen Abbadon is torn between the narrative of the Arks of Omen campaign introduction and the basic rules of boarding actions. If you don’t want any of these, Arks of Omen Abaddon probably isn’t for you. But if you’ve played some kill team Into the Dark, and want to move up to full squads, or if you want a great new way to play 40K, or if you simply want to catch up on the ongoing narrative, then this book is a must buy. It seems to be a great series, with each book expanding the narrative and rules.
the copy of Warhammer 40K Omen Coffers Abaddon used to produce this review was provided by Games Workshop.