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We are Alpharius! The Alpha Legion joins the battle

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Dec
21

“I am Alpharius”

– Alpharius?

Hydra Dominatus

Obscurity begets opportunity. Enveloped in a shroud of lies and forgeries, the Alpha Legion has been infiltrating every corner of the Galaxy even before the Horus Heresy was conceived. Their eyes and hands are everywhere, and they are ready to unfold their plan! The Alpha Legion enters the game as the last new Legion of the Hidden Dagger expansion, featuring fresh new artwork and a new collection full of intriguing strategies and schemes.

Get ready to infiltrate behind enemy lines and quell their efforts from the inside. Awaken your sleeper agents, set up your traps in the enemy’s quarter and overwhelm your enemies by striking on all fronts at the same time! The heads of the hydra are ready and in position.

The Serpent uncoils

When the galaxy is focused on settling gruesome quarrels on the battlefields, subtlety thrives. Unveiling their allegiance with the Warmaster on Isstvan V, the Alpha Legion was far better prepared for the intricacies of the Horus Heresy than any other of their brother Legions. Their agents spread far and wide across the Galaxy, in position to report on the state of both side’s forces and to take down defensive systems at a planetary level for a swift victory.

However, only a select and curated amount of information made its way to the Warmaster’s ears. Were they ever loyal to Horus? What is the Alpha Legion‘s true objective? Enshrouded in secrecy, ever since the Heresy was unveiled, Alpharius and his scions have waged their own beneath the shadows. They are now ready to strike, but their enemies will only be aware they are being attacked when their defensive systems fall right before their eyes.

Alpha Legion Warlords

Many Alpha Legion agents commanded the legion’s secret missions during the Heresy, but among them, three of their mightiest heroes were chosen to lead the Legion into battle in the game:

  • Armillus Dynat: A formidable strategist with a penchant for unorthodox and highly intricate attack plans.
  • Exodus: An expert marksman, he ranks amongst the most skilled killers outside of the Officio Assassinorum.
  • Alpharius: Like a hydra, Alpharius commands his Legion to fight by unleashing repeated attacks from unexpected quarters.

Disrupt the enemy’s plan

The Alpha Legion‘s characteristic mechanics will be familiar to the most veteran Warhammer Horus Heresy: Legions players. Traps and Secret Orders are so intertwined with the Legion’s playstyle and identity that it wouldn’t be an Alpha Legion collection without these elements. There is, however, one significant change. With the release of the renewed Alpha Legion collection, Secret Orders will now be able to target any troop.

The Alpha Legion counts with two special types of Tactics in their arsenal: Traps and Secret Orders. Traps are placed inside your enemy’s deck and will trigger an effect when they are drawn. Effects that might at first seem beneficial to the enemy, such as making them draw cards, may not be as welcome once they wall into the hydra’s maw.

Their other special Tactics, Secret Orders, target troops already on the battlefield. These troops have been Alpha Legion infiltrated agents all along, without their commander ever suspecting a thing. These Secret Orders will activate once a condition is met, such as the enemy playing a troop or the turn ending, and will trigger a disrupting effect. It is up to the enemy to try to divine which Secret Order they think was played, and try to play around it.

Check out the full card gallery

Visit the website’s Card Collection to check the complete gallery of incoming cards! From the new Warlords to the new tactics and troops. Take a peek at the full extent of the new Alpha Legion collection so you know how to master their secrets when the Legion’s release comes tomorrow. Check out the new cards and share your ideas in the #deck-building channel of the official Discord server.

How to start collecting them

There are many ways to collect Alpha Legion cards, especially during the first weeks after their release! Take a look at them:

  • Alpha Legion faction crates contain 5 random cards, 3 of them guaranteed from the NEW Alpha Legion collection including a rare card or better, and the other 2 from all cards released so far in expansions from the Shadow of the Warmaster onwards.
  • Get AMAZING VALUE with two time-limited bundles. The first one contains Dynat, 15 Alpha Legion crates and an exclusive premium Dynat avatar, available from the Legion’s release day until the end of the weekend. The second one contains Exodus, 15 Alpha Legion crates and an exclusive premium Exodus avatar, and will be available on the 25th and 26th of December.
  • Take advantage of the current Battle Pass! Select the Alpha Legion as your preferred faction and start collecting them through card rewards. Unlock the Premium Pass to get even more rewards, including Legendary cards, exclusive cosmetics and an ALTERNATE ART! Stay tuned, there will be a new Battle Pass coming soon.
  • Play the new ‘Wolf Hunt of Alaxxes’ event showcasing the Alpha Legion and fill your collection! Each reward crate in the event has at least 1 of the new legion’s cards.
  • Check out the Daily shop! Every day there will be new cards for sale with gems for a limited time. Keep your eyes open!

Test them in battle in the new event

Play in the “Wolf Hunt of Alaxxes” event and test the Alpha Legion in draft mode. The Alaxxes Nebula was initially regarded as nothing but an impassable shipping hazard. In this perilous segment of the void, the Alpha Legion found the perfect opportunity to strike down Russ and his Space Wolves while they were exposed.

Remember to complete the guaranteed “Win 3 matches” daily mission to unlock a free event run every day and kickstart your Alpha Legion collection. Every reward crate in the event contains at least 1 of the new cards!

The new Alpha Legion enter the fray on 22nd December! Are you ready to give the signal and unfold your plan? The stage is set and a harrowing is coming, it’s your time to act!


The Horus Heresy: Legions is available on Steam, iOS and Android.

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