First Warhammer 40,000 7th Edition Rules Changes Emerge!

May 5, 2014 by brennon

Warhammer 40,000 7th Edition is just around the corner and Games Workshop have already been teasing the new version of the tabletop game with their teaser trailer which you can see above. However the latest White Dwarf has already been pillaged for spoilers and here are some of the details below…

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The biggest change they first go into is the way that the Force Organisation Chart has changed. You can have a Battle Forged Army which is the simple chart we’ve all come to know and love and adhering to this of course comes with certain benefits.

However, the alternative to this is using an Unbound Army. An Unbound Army has no limitations in terms of what you can take and as the examples in the leak state you could have armies of Riptides, Leman Russ, Wraithknights and everything else you could possibly think of.

Of course this has an interesting impact on the way armies are made since you can practically do what you like now and make the army YOU want to make. Of course this does also bring in a few raised eyebrows as to the insane power plays people could get up to. I’m sure people have a lot to say about that.

Next up we have the change in the way games and victory points are scored. Gone is the standard set of objectives as they have been added to with the Maelstrom of War scenarios that will have dynamically changing objectives per turn that can be scored or indeed ignored as you see fit. It could potentially change the game into a much more exciting prospect and not just a King of the Hill style affair. I like the sound of this.

Last but not least is the change to the Psychic powers and that they’re getting their own phase! From what I can gather from the leaks this means that Warhammer 40,000 is getting the equivalent of a magic phase. It sounds pretty neat that you could also see a lot more random things appearing on the battlefield with the Daemonology powers. Summoning daemons as Eldar and then having them do something nasty in return for their helpful actions? Sounds like fun.

What do you think then guys? Does this sound like a step in the right direction?

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