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  Slitherine celebrates the Skulls for the Skull Throne Steam event with new content for  Warhammer 40,000: Gladius and Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach
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Khorne will be pleased:

Updates, DLCs, new multiplayer modes and achievements


Slitherine, the British videogame publisher totally dedicated to strategy games, is celebrating the Steam Games Workshop event Skulls for the Skull Throne in the best possible way: brand new DLC content for Slitherine’s games set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, plus a free content update for the tens of thousands of players who already own the game!


Assault Pack DLC, Full Steam Workshop Support and Free Content


Warhammer 40,000: Gladius, the one and only 4x Civ-like strategy game set in the grim future of Warhammer 40,000, is getting a new DLC. In the Assault Pack DLC, every faction will receive a new, unique unit that will greatly expand offensive power and mobility.

Warhammer 40,000: Gladius will also get full support on Steam Workshop, so players can find, download and play user-generated mods more easily. Finally, to celebrate the Skulls for the Skull Throne event, a new terrain feature will be added to the base game, free for all players: The Skull Altar, delivering dark powers and rewards to any unit bold enough to venture onto its tile.

Assault Pack is the new DLC for Gladius, after Reinforcement Pack, Tyranids, Chaos Space Marines, T'au and Fortification Pack - the war for Gladius will never end 

Click here to request a review copy for Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Assault Pack


New tournament system, Multiplayer, Co-op and Achievements

The tactical game Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach is also getting brand new free features. Players will now be able to challenge each other with the new Slitherine Tournament System. This feature handles all the “grunt work” behind the tournament – ladders, pairings, keeping the score of each game – and lets the players enjoy the fun part: battling to reach the final.

Also, Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach now supports Co-op games, allowing players to join forces and fight as allies. Plus, a new challenge arises: can you please the Gods by unlocking 100% of Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach’s new, long-awaited Steam Achievements?


Don’t have Warhammer 40,000: Gladius, Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach and Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon in your Steam account?

During the Skulls for the Skull Throne event, Warhammer 40,000 games from Slitherine will get a massive sale, with up to 80% off their full price.


Astra Militarum - Chimera

Amphibious transport unit with manned weaponry and communication equipment.

The Chimera is the most popular armoured transport used by the Imperial Guard. It’s rugged, versatile, and easy to produce in huge numbers. For thousands of years, it’s been accepted wisdom that the Chimera punches well above its weight in a firefight; the tank mounts a variety of punishing anti-personnel weaponry, while passengers can lay down additional fire from its spacious top hatch and flank-mounted lasgun arrays.

Tyranids - Scythed Hierodule

Agile gargantuan creature unit that shreds entire armies.

The Scythed Hierodule was first recorded during the invasion of Hamman's World, a small Imperial colony close to one of the tendrils of Hive Fleet Kraken. Hamman's World was attacked soon after Kraken's defeat on Ichar IV, as the hive fleet began to splinter. Nothing like the Hierodule has ever been reported before. It is armed with four huge razor-sharp claws, each capable of slicing clean through a battle tank, and heavily protected by chitin plates, in some places up to 30cm thick. Far larger than a Carnifex, the Hierodule is a monstrous killing machine, even by Tyranid standards.

T'au - Tidewall Gunrig

Heavily-armed fortification that can be relocated by transporting troops.

With its in-built rail weaponry, the Tidewall Gunrig provides the firepower to deal with heavy enemy assault units. Manned by hard-eyed Fire Warriors, these mobile turrets mount devastating railguns more than capable of ripping apart enemy tanks and war-beasts with volleys of hyper-sonic rounds.

Orks - Warbiker

Fast skirmish unit with high firepower.

Mobs of Ork Warbikers race into battle at suicidal speeds, exhausts belching greasy clouds of smoke. As they hurtle toward the enemy ranks, they fill the air with a storm of murderous shots from their blazing dakkaguns. Surrounded by billowing smoke and dust, the Warbikers are protected from the worst of the enemy’s return fire – by the time the riders thunder out of this swirling cloud, they’re all but on top of their foes.

Necrons - Flayed Ones

Close combat infantry unit impervious to enemy overwatch.

Flayed Ones can materialise at any time, lured from their bleak dimension by the scent of blood and carnage, stalking their prey before attacking with little regard for strategy. When the moment to strike comes, Flayed Ones scramble madly into battle, slashing at their prey with twisted talons and draping themselves in the mangled body parts of their quarry.

Chaos Space Marines - Chaos Land Raider

Massively armoured and heavily armed transport unit.

The Chaos Land Raider is among the mightiest ground vehicles in the Chaos Space Marine army. Its adamantine and ceramite plates can withstand all but the deadliest anti-tank weaponry, and the blessings of the Warpsmiths keep it at peak efficiency. The twin lascannons mounted in each sponson make short work of other vehicles that would dare attempt to stop its rampage.

Space Marines - Razorback

Tank unit that transports infantry.

The Razorback rolls into battle with its weapons charged and ready to fire. Its determined crew slams the vehicle through obstacles and over wreckage, keeping pace with the Adeptus Astartes’ advance. Meanwhile, inside the vehicle’s transport bay, passengers ready themselves for the battle ahead.

Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Assault Pack and all the new features for Warhammer 40,000: Gladius and Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach are available now

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