Planetary Onslaught: Worth the Cost?

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Dive between the covers for a review of GW’s new Planetary Onslaught supplement to see if it is worth your hobby dollars.


Today we are going to take a first look at the new compilation supplement from Games Workshop. This is Planetary Onslaught and it combines Planet Strike, Cities of Death, and Stronghold Assault with updated rules for 7th edition.


One of the first updates that we noticed right away when looking at the data sheets is that the Wall of Martyrs Vengeance Weapon Battery is now a small impassable building with armour 14 and 3 hull points. That is updated from the old Stronghold Assault book.


If you take a look at the Skyshield landing Pad, they gave it a free upgrade to Ready For Takeoff, instead of costing five points like it did in the past.


In the back of the book is the Fortification Armoury. There’s nothing incredibly new here but it is great to have all three books together in one place and with updated rules throughout.

This was just our First Look video on the Planetary Onslaught book to help you decide where to spend your hobby dollars. We will have a deeper look between these pages with our Tips & Tactics video coming next week so keep your eyes out for that.


Planetary Onslaught: $40.00

Invasion and conquest in the 41st Millennium

Across the vast galactic expanses of the Imperium of Man, a desperate war of survival has raged for more than ten thousand years. Countless savage battles are being fought at any given moment – and none rage more fiercely than those fought between an invading army and a desperate defending force.

The Book

The 112-page hardback supplement Planetary Onslaught brings together and updates the rules for 3 Warhammer 40,000 expansions – Planetstrike, Stronghold Assault and Cities of Death – and presents them as stages of planetary conquest. Play them individually, or string the three different sets of rules together to create an epic campaign that tells the story of the fate of an entire world! One player assumes the role of aggressor, and the other defender, playing through the three phases with additional rules tying the whole campaign together into a single, brutal Planetary Onslaught.

There’s also a huge array of updated datasheets for Fortifications and Fortification Networks, new Siege War missions, and full campaign trees for Planetstrike, Stronghold Assault and Cities of Death games.

Head over to Games Workshop and get your copy of Planetary Onslaught today! Also stay tuned for our Tips & Tactics video coming soon!

  • Koszka

    …Or the fact that witch fires without a strength value can now bypass void shields. I’d say this book has a bunch of small rule tweaks that people will need to know.

  • grenstauf

    I personally never picked up the three books as other people in my local meta have them, so there was no real need to get any of them myself, but being able to get all three in one volume has me thinking of getting a copy for myself.

  • I was looking forward to READING an article DISCUSSING the question whether or not its “WORTH THE COST”, not some photos and a video, with the article declaring itself as just a “FIRST LOOK” of the book.

    I mean, come on. At least don’t be so deceptive with your titles. If its a first look video, at least be honest and call it that. There’s nothing in it that’d tell people if its worth the cost, or deliberating the idea that it may or may not be.

    • Damien Coté

      Your request has been noted and will be addressed promptly

      (means one of the admins will find this and delete it, pretending there is not problem and hoping that ignoring the problem will make it go away).

      • I got used to that already. But I’d be damned if I didn’t say my piece. Maybe, one day…

      • Alpharius

        You forgot the part where they bad everyone in this thread by pointing out they are all shameless shills, lol.

    • Earth Rocker

      This is the last time I click an article by Baer, his posts are utterly pointless. This is how all of them go, not sure why anyone finds his content worth money or time.

      • Solaq

        I think it’s mostly just due to the lack of quality content in general.

      • Alpharius

        You’re just now learning this? He is the original con artist and bait&switcher. The rest learn at his hooved feet. 😀

  • Nyyppä

    It’s not unless you play imperials. There are still terrain rules that work only for imperial armies.