News for April 2013
The Fight of Your Life
Announcing Enemies of the Imperium, an Upcoming Supplement for Only War
Only War | Published 08 April 2013

“Everything out there is trying to kill you, soldier. If you figure that out quickly enough, you might live long enough to pass it on to the next batch of fresh casualties-to-be.”
      –Private Mercito Grant

Across the Spinward Front, Imperial Guard troopers contend with deadly adversaries, from the fanatical rebels of the Severan Dominate to the vicious Orks of Waaagh! Grimtoof, and from the insidious forces of the Dark Eldar to the profane minions of Chaos. Your mission may place you toe-to-toe with the worst the galaxy has to offer. Will you be prepared?

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Enemies of the Imperium, an upcoming supplement for Only War! This comprehensive volume gives deeper insight into the deadly foes of the Imperial Guard who lurk in the Spinward Front. Enemies of the Imperium not only contains NPC profiles and guidance on how to deploy them in battle, but it also provides considerable information on how these factions make war on the Imperium and each other. Further, Enemies of the Imperium provides rules for managing Formations to facilitate squad-level combat and new resources for Guardsmen and Support Specialist characters who have cut their teeth against these deadly foes, surviving the worst that the Spinward Front can throw at them.

While new foes like brutal Ork Meganobz, lethal Archons, and dreaded Chaos Space Marines arm Game Masters with a host of options, new information on the factions, politics, and battlefields of the Spinward Front provides details and ideas to enhance Only War campaigns. Rules for Formations offer help running streamlined combats on a squad scale, and Veteran Talents, Kill Markers, and new Medals allow grizzled characters to earn new bonuses and abilities for their heroic battlefield endeavors.

A Word from the Developer

For more on Enemies of the Imperium, here’s a word from lead developer Max Brooke:

The Imperial Guard is defined by both the stalwart valor of its soldiers and the terrible odds these troopers face whenever they take the field. From xenos monstrosities to the horrors that humans make of themselves to things more chilling still, the Spinward Front is filled savage enemies who can test the bodies and wills of even the most renowned and stubborn soldiers of the Imperial Guard.

Enemies of the Imperium is a primer for Game Masters that covers the brutal foes Imperial Guardsmen struggle against in the Spinward Front. This volume contains deadly enemies ranging from scornful Dark Eldar Incubi to fearsome Ork Squiggoths to Chaos Space Marines, the forsaken champions of the Dark Gods. In addition to the profiles for these and many other dreadful foes, Enemies of the Imperium includes tactics for deploying each of these threats against your Player Characters to create challenging and memorable combat encounters.

Beyond these tactical matters, Enemies of the Imperium also focuses on the strategic position of each faction of foes in the Spinward Front. The Severan Dominate struggles desperately to maintain its position even as the Orks of Waaagh! Grimtoof barrel heedlessly down upon it (and anyone else they happen to encounter). Meanwhile, the Children of Thorns Kabal pursues its secretive agendas while stoking the fires of conflict for reasons unknown. Other factions have also flocked to the fertile war-ground that is the Spinward Front. Kroot mercenaries stalk the worlds of this realm, taking their pay from anyone who offers it or hunting worthy prey, and Chaos warbands carry out their vile depredations upon targets left vulnerable by the turmoil, seeking plunder, corrupted relics, or merely to venerate their Dark Gods through bloodshed. Each of these groups has its own objectives, strategies, and methods, and Enemies of the Imperium sheds light upon their actions in the Spinward Front and the violent battles they fight—with the Imperial Guard and with each other.

Enemies of the Imperium is full of resources to help Game Masters tell new stories and wage new wars in the Spinward Front, and I'm looking forward to hearing about the desperate ingenuity and bitter victories of Player Characters standing against the foes and challenges this volume provides.

Keep checking back for more in the coming weeks, and look for Enemies of the Imperium on store shelves in the third quarter of 2013. Stand firm and prepare for the fight of your life!

Only War is a Warhammer 40,000 roleplaying game in which players take on the roles of soldiers in the Imperial Guard, the galaxy-spanning armies of the God-Emperor. In the face of overwhelming opposition, Guardsmen fight against mankind’s many enemies for the very survival of humanity and the continuation of the Imperium’s dominance over space.

    
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