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Episode 160 - The Lion and the Wolf

With the new Dark Angels Codex having just been released, we decided to delve not only into the Crusade content therein, but also take a more detailed dive into the relationship between the Unforgiven and the Space Wolves.

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We were lucky to be joined by Ben to hear about his Chaos warband, a rag-tag group of ne'er-do-wells from the aptly named Cortex Hive. We talk about the lore, Crusade list, and hobby for this imaginative force.
Detailed examples of conflicts which feature two non-human factions aren't very common. The story of the Fall of Shadowbrink comes from the 6th edition Tyranids codex and pits Hive Fleet Leviathan versus an alliance of Chaos Daemons. In this episode, we chat about the lore and playing it out on your tabletop with a 4-game narrative.
We were joined by long-time Blood Angels enthusiast, John, to discuss how the lore and rules of the Blood Angels have evolved in the new Codex. We also discussed the Crusade rules and, of course, generated some pretty sweet names in this monster episode.

Recent Altar of War Episodes

Adam faces off with his Drukhari against Mike using the new Death Guard in a Beyond the Veil Strike Force mission, “The Stilled”.
Aaron brings his new 9th edition Deathwatch into battle against Adam’s Orks in a Matched play Strike Force game.
Mondo and his lieutenants have marched through the depths of the Vault, awakening and taking over the Sautekh Dynasty’s warriors the whole way. As they drew close to the heart of the Vault, resistance intensified, but they were able to push through with a small force. There, an acolyte of the Silent King has been toiling to unlock secrets lost to the Necrons since before the Great Sleep. Mondo wants these secrets for himself, but he must first defeat the acolyte’s sturdy Destroyer Cult bodyguards.

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