Battle Brothers: The Great Devourer

buy ticket Button15th – 16th October

Warhammer World, Nottingham

A Battle Brothers Weekend is a very simple concept. You will play five relaxed games of Warhammer 40,000 over two days, in a team with one other person as a team of two.

The objective of the weekend is to relax and enjoy some fun games. We have awards available for sportsmanship, painting and good generalship, so there is something for everyone to aim for. It’s the kind of event where no-one plays to win at all costs, and you can expect to see well painted armies by the bucket load and a host wonderful players to game against.

854998.M41: The Battle of Shadowbrink great devourer front cover


It was Inquisitor Kryptman was first alerted the High Lords of Terra to the presence of a new Hive Fleet; a Tyranid force so vast that it threatened to consume whole galaxies, which he named Leviathan. This new alien threat appeared to have skirted the galactic rim, and its tendrils stretched out across the Segmentums Ultima, Tempestus and even Solar. By the time Kryptman raised the alarm, Leviathan had consumed many worlds, including Valedor and St. Capilene. The Forge World of Gryphonne IV had fallen silent and the agri-world of Tarsis Ultra was embroiled in a bloody battle for survival. Kryptman ordered the evacuation of thousands of planets, and set up the now infamous cordon, a living barrier of abandoned Imperial citizens who were there to unwittingly slow the Tryanids’s advance.

But one planet would refused the order to evacuate. This was Shadowbrink, a shrine world of sweeping gothic spires and macromausolea. Beneath it’s capital city of Rossov lay a terrible secret. A piece of obscene arecotech from the Dark Age of Technology, named the Maelstrom Cradle, guarded by full regiments of the Astra Militarum and companies of Space Marines, including the elusive Grey Kinghts.  

As the Tyranids descend upon Shadowbrink and the slaughter begins, the Maelstrom Cradle begins to glow, cruel runes upon it’s surface bursting to life. The fate of Shadowbrink hangs in the balance… 

In this fun weekend-long event, play five great games of Warhammer 40,000 alongside your gaming partner, meet new players and enjoy everything Warhammer World has to offer as you totally indulge yourself in your hobby for a couple of days. Expect the unexpected this weekend, as the Maelstrom Cradle bursts to life amid the slaughter on Shadowbrink. Twists, turns, new objectives and unexpected special rules are the order of the day… 

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Date: 15th – 16th October

Venue: Warhammer World, Nottingham

Times: Saturday 9:00am-8:00pm, Sunday 9:00am- 5:00pm.

Team Size: 2 players (one ticket covers entry for both players)

Ticket Price: £100

Number of games: 5

Army Size:800 points per player (so 1600 points per team)

 Scenarios in use: Maelstrom of War (with added Secondary Objectives – see below)

Publications in use: All current Warhammer 40,000 publications from Games Workshop, including Black Library, Forge World, the Games Workshop website and White Dwarf.


For this weekend only, we’ve introduced some extra Secondary Objectives, which are all in use no matter which scenario is being played at the event, to help you earn even more Victory Points! These are earned in addition to those earned from the Tactical Objective cards.

(apply only one result to each kill. They do not stack)

Destroy a Lord of War unit choice: 10 Victory Points

Destroy a Gargantuan Creature: 10 Victory Points

Destroy a vehicle with 4 or more Hull Points: 3 Victory Points

Destroy a Monstrous Creature: 2 Victory Points

Destroy an Independent Character: 2 Victory Points

Destroy a Flyer: 2 Victory Points

Destroy any other unit: 1 Victory Point

General Information

Your will have access to Warhammer World’s available general facilities and services, and tickets for theExhibition Centre can be purchased on the day.

You need to arrange your own travel and accommodation if required.

Event Information: For more information please contact the Warhammer World Events Team on 0115 900 4994 or email them on

For a great experience make sure you’re familiar with the Event Pack for this event before you attend the event.