Changes Coming To Warhammer 40,000 Rules + New Death Guard!

March 23, 2017 by brennon

Games Workshop dropped some new information on what lies ahead for Warhammer 40,000 as we see a New Edition on the horizon. This more straight talking side of them is really great to see, especially with funny (if cringe-worthy) videos from them are going to keep coming (see above!)

Warhammer 40,000 Art

Yes, it seems like the times are a-changing for Warhammer 40,000. But, what's new (or revamped)?

  • Three Ways To Play - Taking a note from the Generals Handbook for Age Of Sigmar you will have three ways to play including Open, Matched and Narrative.
  • Army Selection - The way you design armies is changing to reflect their 'real world' counterparts. Command Points will be used to benefit those who theme lists.
  • Movement - Movement values are returning and cool bespoke rules alongside it.
  • Shooting - Armour Save Modifiers! Weapons are being redesigned to make them feel more like the way you imagine they work in combat.
  • Combat - They are reworking the combat works to make it so charging has a benefit and feels more fluid.
  • Morale - Implementing a rule from Age Of Sigmar once again your Leadership will govern just how many extra units you might end up losing in combat after a round of fighting.

This all sounds rather good and would shake things up. This is of course just scratching the surface of what lies ahead for Warhammer 40,000 but it provides us with a good marker as to where things are going.

The Death Guard Return

Additionally, the Death Guard were also revealed with their new look Plague Marines and more. They have a wonderful look to them, and are fantastic for hobbyists who like experimenting on their miniatures.

Here are a few of the screenshots from the video above...

Death Guard #1

Death Guard #2

Death Guard #4

So, if the world of Warhammer 40,000 interested you and you were on the edge about diving in this could well be the big push you needed to dive in. We'll be keeping an eye on how things are progressing concerning the rules but if you spot anything, let us know!

What do you think about the proposed changes so far?

"Taking a note from the Generals Handbook for Age Of Sigmar you will have three ways to play including Open, Matched and Narrative..."

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