Dataslate: Tyrannic War Veterans Available for Pre-Order

No respite!

The new Tyranid Codex was literally released today. Yet for those who already crave more, Games Workshop put the new Dataslate: Tyrannic War Veterans up for pre-order.

#1 – Dataslate: Tyrannic War Veterans

Dataslate Tyrannic War Veterans
Tyrannic War Veterans Dataslate


The Tyrannic War Veterans are a legendary Space Marines formation. They are a specialist strike force led by Chaplain Ortan Cassius, the Ultramarines’ Master of Sanctity. The Tyrannic War Veterans were forged out of an infamous event in the Ultramarines’ history known as the First Tyrannic War. Comprised of hardened veterans, each of whom is highly skilled in warfare against Tyranids, their powerful, disciplined strikes against numerous hive fleets have saved many worlds from destruction, often in the face of impossible odds.

About the Book:

This Dataslate contains the origins and development of the Tyrannic War Veterans, and explores some of their more recent missions. It also contains the full rules for fielding the Tyrannic War Veterans formation in your games of Warhammer 40,000.

If this dataslate follows the trend of the pre-Christmas dataslates, it will presumably allow players to drop Chaplain Cassius, a unit of Veteran Ultramarines and a handful of Stormtalon Gunships into pretty much every (imperial) army going up against Tyranids (and likely everyone else too).

#2 – Thoughts?

Once again, these are coming slightly too fast for my liking. I feel like I haven’t had time with the Tyranid Codex first (well… I didn’t). Given that these are on the “opposite side”, however, it’s a possibly flavourful addition to any group playing with Tyranids.

What do you think? Would you be interested in digital extras (instead or on top of the Tyranid Codex) to get the the “full” gaming experience?