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Games Workshop Answers Questions About the Upcoming 10th Edition of Warhammer 40,000

Games Workshop Answers Questions About the Upcoming 10th Edition of Warhammer 40,000

The 10th edition of Warhammer 40K is set to offer a more cohesive and streamlined experience for players, with every single element of the game revised and rewritten from the ground up, according to a post on Warhammer Community.

Players can expect a faster and easier experience, with all the rules for their army contained on a single double-page spread, and far fewer Stratagems, relics, and special rules to keep track of. Universal special rules have also returned to the game, making it easier for players to understand and play.

For those who are new to the game or don’t have the time to play a full game, the Combat Patrol format has been introduced. Players can grab any one Combat Patrol box, download a set of rules, and play a quick and satisfying game against each other straight away. The Warhammer Design Studio has also found a way to balance different boxes against each other, making it easier for new players to jump right into the game.

The new edition will also be compatible with existing collections and codexes, ensuring players won’t have to start from scratch. Additionally, vehicle and monster profiles still degrade as they take damage, but the mechanic has been streamlined, with a single line on each unit card explaining any penalties incurred when a certain Wounds threshold is reached.

Finally, the new Objective Control (OC) stat has been introduced, which measures how good a unit is at holding a contested objective. This replaces the previous Objective Secured rule and promises to be easier to understand and implement in gameplay.



Saturday 25th of March 2023

They seem to be dead set on pushing 10th sooner rather than later! There is almost no point in doing anything further with 9th as the rules and army compositions are obviously changing.