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Shield of Baal: Leviathan
Released November 2014
Pages 152+64[1]
Followed by Shield of Baal: Exterminatus

Shield of Baal: Leviathan is a campaign supplement for the Seventh Edition of Warhammer 40,000. It is a part Shield of Baal (Series).[1]


A major tendril from Hive Fleet Leviathan pushes through the cold void towards the Shieldworlds of the Cryptus System. Loathe to abandon a key territory – especially one so close to the Blood Angels' home system of Baal — the forces of the Astra Militarum and Adepta Sororitas prepare to defend the region with their lives.[1]

Book One

Book one is a 152 page narrative book containing:

  • Background describing how the Cryptus System became embroiled in conflict[1]
  • A blow by blow account of the key events of the invasion and the major battles[1]
  • Descriptions of famous regiments that took part in the conflict including their background, colour schemes and heraldries[1]
  • Artwork showing the planets, space stations and environments found within the Cryptus System[1]

Book Two

Book two is a 64 page rulebook that enables you to play games set during the invasion of the Cryptus System:

  • 6 new Echoes of War missions to test your mettle[1]
  • Cities of Death rules for fighting games of Warhammer 40,000 amongst the war torn streets of destroyed cities[1]
  • 6 Cities of Death missions and 36 tactical objectives[1]
  • Rules for Death From The Skies, allowing you to include fighter aces in your Warhammer 40,000 battles[1]
  • New Tyranids detachment rules and Warlord Traits to represent the composition of the forces of Hive Fleet Leviathan[1]
  • New Datasheets for the Zoanthrope Brood, Maleceptor, Toxicrene, Tyrannocyte, Sporocyst and Mucolid Spore[1]
  • 6 new Tyranids formations[1]