Some New Information about New Edition of Warhammer Fantasy

By Polar_Bear
In Age of Sigmar
Jun 29th, 2015

Well, we’re getting close to the new version of Warhammer Fantasy Battles from Games Workshop. There’s been lots of rumors and half-heard things being passed along for quite a while. Well, you know that we here at TGN don’t deal in rumors. That’s a disservice to you, the readers. These, however, aren’t so much rumors anymore. It does look like Warhammer is getting more of a reboot than anyone might’ve expected.

Those come from the Games Workshop App. and the weekly release statement from them.

It would seem that Warhammer is getting a rules chop. One Page Rules set might be longer now, since the GW version says it’s only going to be 4 pages long. Yeah, 4 pages. They’re also not going to invalidate any army that has been released. So no worry about whatever forces you may have suddenly becoming unplayable. In fact, they’re looking to head in the opposite direction, by making the game much more accessible, with armies starting at just a couple figures, all the way up to super-huge battles (if you so choose to play those).

Looks like we’ll be getting more information on Saturday. Stay tuned.


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  • Odinsgrandson

    Four Pages? Really?

    I wonder how they managed that.

    • Well, they don’t say how big the pages are 😉

      • Odinsgrandson

        I award you five internets, Lost egg.

    • BDUB

      By putting all the extra/special rules on unit cards, is my guess.

      • Odinsgrandson

        I’m counting on that, but still… Four Pages?

        There are a lot of games that have all of the special rules on the cards, but I haven’t seen any where the core mechanics fit onto four pages.

        • BDUB

          OH, I know. I was being a little facetious.

          • Odinsgrandson

            Ok, I get it now. Yeah, sarcasm doesn’t translate well into comment posts (and yet, we all keep trying).

          • BDUB

            hehe, guilty as charged.

          • Ghool

            I just take sarcasm in any post as a given unless proven otherwise.

          • Odinsgrandson

            You’re right, ghool- the failure was on my end.

    • estrus


      * that lead to a 34 page addendum

      • Odinsgrandson

        I wonder how long the FAQ will be.

  • Odinsgrandson

    So- the four pages have been leaked:

    They got rid of their charts in favor of a “roll above the stat” system- that’s just fine, I don’t think we needed a chart telling us that BS 5 means 2+ to hit anyway.

    The rules seem to be missing some kind of point value system. The only balancing factor to that seems to be that if you are outnumbered by 1/3 or more (straight up model count) then you can claim a special victory condition that doesn’t involve you wiping out all of your opponents.

    I haven’t seen much in the way of the war-scrolls. It is possible that those balancing rules are somehow described there?