I can’t wait until it’s August. Mostly, because it means that it’s the gateway to Autumn, my favorite time of the year. It’s also Gen Con, because I love that show. But also, it’s because there’s new releases coming from Privateer Press. Ok, so they have new releases every month, but they’re showing of August’s releases and it’s some cool-looking stuff.
Cinerator officers lead their brethren knights to the sound of ceaseless praise to the Creator of Man. These prayers are drawn from passages of the Litany of Fire, which exhorts the faithful to shun impure acts and can itself unravel the spells of enemy sorcerers. These cinerators urge their charges to march up the field with shields interlocked, all the while craving the moment when they can plunge their burning swords into the flesh of an unworthy foe.
High Exemplar Cyrenia is a cunning battlefield commander and skilled swordswoman who rouses her fellow Exemplar to feats of excellence. A luminary member of the Exemplar Order, she excels in defensive tactical strategies, coordinating the efforts of the knights under her command while inspiring them with the depth of her personal faith. Because of her diligence and peerless conviction to her duties, some whisper that she fights as if Menoth’s eyes were upon her.
Storm trooper squadrons provide the Crucible Guard with a hard counterpunch. Equipped with pneumatic concussion cannons, storm troopers can engage concentrations of light infantry. Their ammunition is highly explosive, combining a number of catalytic agents to magnify the blasting power of the charge to produce deadly concussion waves on impact. The storm troopers are ideal for clearing fortified positions like bunkers and trenches, where the shockwave of their munitions is amplified by close quarters and enemies are likely to be tightly packed.
Had destiny chosen a different path for him, Prospero would have been one of the greatest warcasters to grace the Order of the Golden Crucible and the Crucible Guard. But Prospero was not to achieve his full potential. When the Khadorans assaulted Llael, Propsero’s body was destroyed. To preserve his life, his brother, Aurum Adeptus Syvestro, had his brain placed in a new body. Now Prospero is a towering mechanikal man. Visual and audio receivers feed him sensory data, and he can once again interact with the living world. But the towering warcaster talent he once displayed has been muted, suppressed by his time spent in darkness and the new, unfamiliar form he now inhabits.