In the closing years of the 41st Millennium, the stellar realm of Ultramar came under sustained attack from myriad foes. Menacing shapes stirred in the intergalactic void, the Tyranids of Hive Fleet Leviathan drifting inexorably towards Guilliman’s realm. The Arch-Arsonist of Charadon, one of the greatest Ork warlords in the galaxy, led a monstrous Waaagh! from his anarchic domain with the intent of overrunning the Ultramarines’ eastern defences. Yet the greatest threat of them all was that posed by the dark servants of Chaos.
Across the worlds bordering the Damocles Gulf, the armies of the Imperium gathered their full might to drive back the xenos foe. Against them stand the invading armies of the Tau, their ascendant technology as swift and lethal as any threat the Imperium faces.
Led by Chapter Master Dante, the forces of the Blood Angels stand against the assault of Hive Fleet Leviathan in the Cryptus Sector. Allied with the Adepta Sororitas, Astra Militarum, Flesh Tearers Space Marines and even Necrons, the Blood Angels put their lives on the line in the hopes of fending off the Tyranid menace before it reaches their home world of Baal.
The smog-choked industrial world of Armageddon has been the site of several cataclysmic conflicts, and the horrific meat grinder that is the Third War for Armageddon has raged on for decades. Yet the planet’s Astra Militarum defenders and its hordes of greenskin assailants are both utterly unprepared for the escalation to come.
The skies of Fenris are aflame, the awful truth revealed. The Thousand Sons, hidden architects of the Space Wolves’ darkest hour, launched an arcane invasion across those realms sacred to the Sons of Russ. The bringer of this system-spanning doom was Magnus the Red, an ancient demigod, once overthrown by the Fenrisians of yore. With the Daemon Primarch’s reappearance in realspace, a vendetta ten thousand years in the making has flared into world-shattering violence.
The fortress world of Cadia Prime – once the keystone of the Imperium’s defence against the Chaos hordes of the Eye of Terror – was smashed into submission by Abaddon the Despoiler. Its ruined remains still lie at the heart of the Cadian Sector, a talismanic prize that the Imperium would dearly love to reclaim.