After many long weeks of beleaguered, stubborn resistance, the defenders of the Cadian Gate have been reinforced by the combined forces of dozens of Space Marine Chapters. This crusade has been gathered from the most distant regions, answering the call to arms issued when the forces of the Despoiler first commenced their invasions.

The Space Marine crusade has been greeted with adulation and joy by the battered and bloody defenders. Those Space Marines who have fought at the gate since the beginning have been joined by their brethren, and now stand ready to take the fight to the enemy with the courage and conviction that only a Space Marine can display.

The simmering rivalries between the Space Wolves and the Dark Angels stationed in the Sentinel Worlds sector are eclipsed by the alleged Fallen sighting near the ruins of Caliban, and the rumours of an artefact of Russ held at Nemesis Tessera. The Blood Angels, after their arrival on Kasr Partox, are preparing for the assault of the largest horde of World Eaters seen in living memory. Typhus, the Herald of Nurgle, takes a personal hand in the battle for Macharia, teleporting in and slaughtering platoon after platoon of Cadians before returning to his flagship. His gift of fear infects the Cadian ranks even quicker than the plagues he spreads with his mere presence.

Lord Inquisitor Coteaz has entered the Agripinnaa system, fresh from his efforts against the daemon incursion on Nemesis Tessera, and his flagship is primed with bay after bay of cyclonic torpedoes. Meanwhile, in the Eye of Terror itself, the Eldar find aid from the most unexpected of sources; the ghosts of their past.

With so many Space Marines now bolstering the defence, the forces of the Traitor Legions have not been idle. The Chaos rearguard joins the fray, engaging the Space Marines in every theatre of war. Those who turned upon their master and their kin ten millennia past are consumed with hatred for their erstwhile brothers, and have thrown themselves at the new arrivals with wanton bloodlust. With such legendary warriors as the Blood Angels, the Black Templars, the Imperial Fists, the Howling Griffons, the White Scars and many more chapters now standing before Abaddon’s invasion, the Imperium can at long last see a real chance of turning back the Thirteenth Black Crusade.


With the defenders of Cadia hard pressed on all fronts, Ursarkar Creed has issued word that a great crusade of Adeptus Astartes is but days away from reinforcing them. Creed's united Command Council has taken a firm hand on the varied forces under its control, finally managing to coordinate the efforts of over a thousand regiments from worlds many light years apart, many of which do not even speak the same language as one another. Though much work remains to be done to stem the tide of the invaders, with a coherent command structure now in place, and Creed firmly in supreme control, the defenders of Cadia know that if they can hold out just a little while longer, deliverance may at last be at hand.

The Talismans
Scattered and panicked reports of Abaddon moving the so-called Blackstone Fortresses into the Cadian system have been greeted with scepticism by many, and abject terror by others. Only a handful of individuals in the Imperium are aware of the full extent of the power contained within these gargantuan engines of planetary, even solar destruction, and these men are taking every step to prepare for the inevitable defeat of the Imperium should their full, horrifying potential be brought to bear.

Crisis at Agripinaa
With the Imperium's defence of the Cadian Gate focused upon the vital worlds of the Cadian system, other sectors find themselves facing the full might of the Despoiler's invasion with little hope of reinforcement. Almost every world in this lynchpin sector has seen its defences ground down, and even the mighty defences of the fortified Hives of Agripinaa itself have begun to buckle under the relentless pressure.

The War in the Webway
With the war for the Cadian Gate raging across a thousand worlds, another front has been the site of bitter struggle, quite unknown to the multitudes fighting and dying upon the worlds of the Cadian Gate. The Eldar Webway, that ancient network of secret passages linking worlds many light years apart, has been breached by the forces of disorder in the form of the Thousand Sons Traitor Legion, and the Eldar's cruel kin, the Dark Eldar. So grievous is the threat that the relentless warriors of Ahriman, Chief Librarian of the Thousand Sons may gain access to the Black Library, the most secret repository of arcane knowledge hidden at the very centre of the Webway, that the Eldar have thrown all their might into repelling the intruders. Unknown to the 'lesser races' waging war around the Eye, the Eldar are winning their own war, through supreme courage and sacrifice, against a threat so terrible that the entire galaxy will never even know it existed.

The Green Krusade rumbles On
The Ork invasion of the Scarus sector continues apace, despite the intervention of the Black Templars Chapter of the Adeptus Astartes. Imperial strategios believe the barbaric xenos are intent upon the capture of the Mordax Prime system, perhaps hoping to secure themselves a permanent base there, from which none will be able to dislodge them once the current war is resolved. The Forge worlds situated in the Mordax system are vital to the entire sector, and so it remains to be seen whether the Imperium will be able to spare the resources to dislodge the Orks should they gain a serious foothold on the system.


The following event cards were played in Week 6. If you have an event card and are unsure how to play it, contact your country representative. (Info should be with your card

Storm Break
This card affects the Agrapinaa in favor of the Forces of Disorder.
Card Description: The flaring edges of Warp Storm Baphomael roar and seethe with unnatural life, making warp travel extremely dangerous and unpredictable.

Kharn's Rampage
This card affects Tabor in favor of the Forces of Disorder.
Card Description: Kharn the Betrayer has been unleashed upon a Hive World in the Agripinaa Sector, and his count of skulls taken is rising into the tens of thousands. It seems that nothing can stop him, and more and more servants of Khorne follow in his wake, drawn by the scent of indiscriminate slaughter.

The Blood of Martyrs is the Seed of the Imperium
This card affects Belisar and Demios Binary in favor of the Forces of Order.
Card Description: Above the Cadian sector the forces of the Imperial Navy fight desperately to fend off the predations of an inbound Dark Eldar fleet. Despite being desperately outmatched, the Imperial fleet causes catastrophic damage on the delicate ships of the Dark Eldar, giving their lives in the process.

Creed of Cadia
This card affects the planet Cadia in favor of the Forces of Order.
Card Description: The Lord Castellan of Cadia, Ursarkar E. Creed, takes advantage of the warp storms raging around the Cadian system to shift troops from planet to planet with no fear of new enemy forces attacking the worlds he strips of defenders. Building his forces he then launches a series of offensives that catch the forces of disorder of balance.

What is Best in Life?
This card affects all planets in the Cadian system in favor of the Forces of Order.
Card Description: Jubal Khan, Great Khan of the White Scars has led five brotherhoods of his Chapter to war. No Space Marine delights in war like the White Scars. Across the entire war front the forces of disorder are beset by lightning raids, hit and run attacks and full-bloodied savagery.

The Talismans of Vaul II
This card affects planet Macharia and planets in the Cadia system in favor of the Forces of Order.
Card Description: Abaddon has deployed every weapon at his disposal in order to take Cadia, including the legendary Blackstone Fortresses.  These massive space stations, known as the Talismans of Vaul to the Eldar, attract the graceful spacecraft of the ancient alien race in unprecedented numbers, falling on these outlying sections of the Chaos fleet to the exclusion of all else.


Detonate the Reactor
Ramilies Class Starforts represent a major deterrent to any would be invader. On the other hand however, they could be captured, and in time be used against the Imperium!

Typhus Taints Macharia
Through intelligence reports, it has been discovered that Typhus will be leading a massive orbital drop onto the planet Macharia. The region the filthy traitor has chosen to drop into is barren and of no strategic importance.


On the Trail of Batezu
For some time Inquisitor Mathias has tracked a servant of darkness, Chaos Magus Batezu, through the Agripinaa sector.


Iron Steeds
Imperial forces bring the forces of Disorder to battle on the fields surrounding Kasr Slauten - in a massive armored engagement.