Profiles, Weapons & A Teaser Of The New Warhammer 40,000 World Revealed

April 26, 2017 by brennon

Games Workshop has continued to explore the new edition of Warhammer 40,000 this week with a peak at the new Unit Profiles for the game and a teaser looking towards the future of the background too. Take a look at the teaser trailer above...

New 40k

It looks like we're going to be seeing the forces of Chaos with a tight grip over the Imperium of Man and the Galaxy at large. The flavour of things right now is pointing towards the Death Guard too if the teaser trailer is anything to go by and maybe we'll see Mortarian making a move with a new model in the upcoming edition.

Profile Changes

Things have also changed when it comes to the profiles in the game. They now follow a similar style across the board from troops to characters and up towards monsters and vehicles.

Tactical Squad

Terminator Squad

As you can see the movement value statistic has returned and it looks like it accounts for the style of unit. For example, Terminators are one inch slower than a regular Marine which makes sense.

It's also good to see that they've brought in a simple + roll when it comes to attacking and shooting. This was mostly the case for Ballistic Skill but it streamlines everything when it comes to combat and shooting now.

Roboute Guilliman


You can see that across the board the statistics for strength, toughness and wounds have increased substantially to hopefully represent the way units fight better. Strength & Toughness will still work on an opposing scale so it will range from 2+ to 6+ in terms of dice rolls but overall it seems pretty streamlined and easy to get your head around.

Weapon Profiles

Today we also got a look at Weapon Profiles...

Weapon Profile

Each of them has a range (not surprising) value plus a type which will no doubt dictate how it can be used in the game. Strength is then equivalent to the target's Toughness and the AP value works like Rend in Age of Sigmar where it modifies the save of the individual you're shooting at.

As you can see a Lascannon also does D6 damage, another addition based on its testing in Age of Sigmar no doubt.

We'll know more when the actual rules come out explaining how this all works together but I have high hopes.

What do you think of what we know so far?

"It looks like we're going to be seeing the forces of Chaos with a tight grip over the Imperium of Man and the Galaxy at large..."

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