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I've just read the 5th Edition marketing brief. There are some VERY interesting goodies in it.
This is just a Marketing PDF from GW - I don't have the full rulebook.
I also DO NOT have the prices!!! DO NOT ASK ME FOR THEM, AS I DON'T KNOW!!!
All of the following are things being released by GW in July:
Game missions changed radically:
More variety: 3 deployments, 3 objectives.
Games are objective-driven, not victory points-driven
Troops are vital. Only troops can claim objectives.
Game is faster and more dynamic
All models can run instead of shooting.
Transport vechiles are less dangerous for passengers.
Shooting is simpler and more intitive
All models use true line of sight.
Close combat is less gamey and more brutal
Rules for assults and combat res are much more straightforward and decisive.
Vechiles are tougher
One vehicle damage table.
Glancing hits cannot destroy vehicles.
40K Template Set
Match green Apocalypse templates
Projects a targeting reticles to show if line of sight exists
40K Counter Set
Counters to denote objectives, wounds, fleeing models, running models, game turn, vechile damage and more
Match green design
Citadel Gaming Mat
6' x 4' gaming mat
Can be used to create instant battlefield
Fabric-backed, not paper-backed: does not tear
Figure boxes- Pictures are SMALL so can't see all the details:
Space Marine Strike Force: 31 fig box. 1500point army.
From picture, lookes like Landraider, Vindicator, 2 x Rhino, Whirlwind, HQ-type figure, 25 other figures.
Chaos Space Marine Renegade Strike Force: 31 fig box, 1500point army.
Looks like Defiler, Vindicator, Land Riader, 2 x Rhino, 25 figures, HQ-type figure.
Necrons: 56 fig box, includes Monolith. 1500 points - sorry, no idea on troops.
Tyranid: 57 fig. 1500 points - sorry, no idea on troops.
Tau Mobile Assult Cadre (DIRECT ONLY). 59 fig box. 1500 points. No Picture.
Eldar Grav Tank Warhost (DIRECT ONLY). 26 fig box. 1500 points. No Picture.
Space Marine Armoured Strike Force. (DIRECT ONLY). 46 fig box, 2000pts, no picture.
88 page softback oversized format book
over 50 datasheets
New Strategic Assests
New race-specific Strategic Assets for all armies.
Da Green Tide
DIRECT ONLY. 101 figure box. 10 x Orks figure boxes, 1 leader.
Free Waaaaagh! every turn.
Behemoth Crusher Brood
DIRECT ONLY. 3 x Carnifexes. Carnifexes with Fleet special rule.
Chaos Annihilation Force
DIRECT ONLY. 3 x CSM terminator boxes, 1 x Lord in Term armour.
Scheduled Bombardment & Precision Strike
Skysweep Missile Defense Wing (Tau)
DIRECT ONLY. 3 fig box. Looks like a SkyRay and 2 x Devilfish.
Space Marine Battle Company
DIRECT ONLY. - Same as last one - 115 figure box
Emperors Fist Tank Company
DIRECT ONLY. - Same as last one - 10 Leman Russ'es
That's it. Make of it as you will. Will try get prices of the next few days. Man oh man, am I going to have to save my cool drink / beer / pocket money till July. Looks AWESOME!!
Evan GotteWargaming since 1992Wargames are like Chess on Steroids
I tried to read this at my local store but the manager stole it back off me when he noticed!
But nice work for getting the gist of it up here.
Heres some expansion from what I saw:GW Brand laser pen, has a piece on the back for going over a model.Originally Posted by Evan Gotte40k version of this.Originally Posted by Evan Gotte
The Army boxes are supposed to have been designed 'by gamers' so are supposed to be worth it this time around.
Theres also going to be a large metal figure case that looks like an ammo crate.
I dunno whether to be happy or sad.
So I'll just say 'moo' and see what happens.
LO RulesOriginally Posted by AnonymousOriginally Posted by Cyric
10 Leman Russ!>?!?!?!?!?!?!?
Kind of regret buying 6 just now ~_~ But I'm building an AC army not some silly Emperor's Fist army ^_^
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Wicked!!! the army deals look DAMN fine! il be starting about 4 new armies at once again with the new rules :-S
PROUD TO BE IN THE BRITISH ARMY.
~~ Surrender and serve me in life, or die and slave for me in death~~
I'm just stoked about the markerlight - I had it explained to me by a friend who works for GW - it sits over the models shoulders, so the beam projects dirctly from the models head - it is going to be awsome!
Said friend is planning on converting some Tau Pathfinders with them, so they actually project a markerlight - if he ever gets around to it I'll try and force him to take some pictures and get them posted, because that sounds awsome!