Games Workshop has just unveiled what the new unit profiles will look like for 8th – Check this out!
Oh man, Games Workshop is not holding back right now. After the Q&A I had a ton of questions. But now Games Workshop just answered one of the big ones I had – What are the new profiles going to look like?! Well, here you go:
“…One big change is vehicles. These now use the same profile system as everyone else. As you’ll see though, their stat lines are much above what you might expect from a standard infantry trooper. Wounds, for example, are not capped at 10, so don’t be surprised if you see larger vehicles like Land Raiders and Imperial Knights with dozens of wounds.
This means that there is no differentiation between monsters and vehicles, so you now have a standard system to compare between, for example, a Carnifex vs a Dreadnought. Speaking of Carnifexes, large monsters like them also have a lot more wounds now. There are also no Super Heavy Vehicle rules, as such. With the stats going above 10, the system is now an increasing scale, which means models that previously fell just shy of super-heavy status, the Gorkanaut for example, can now punch at the appropriate weight, and become much more survivable.”
“You’ll see that the stats are still recognisably Warhammer 40,000, but with just a few changes. We’ve gained a Movement stat in exchange for a Initiative stat. With charging units now striking first, movement and co-ordination of your assault army becomes a big factor. You can also see that WS and BS are now standard rolls (Ballistic Skill sort of always was), though you can expect modifiers to both of these stats from in-game effects.
Strength and Toughness are still with us, and still use an opposing value principle (so much higher Strength will still wound on 2+, low Strength will wound on a 6+), and these aren’t capped at 10 any more either. Wounds is a big one. Expect a lot of models to get more of these. As you can see here, the Terminator has twice what he has now, and Guilliman has more too.”
Holy Terra! This is big news. As you can see, the stats are basically an amalgamation of both AoS and 40k’s current stats. It’s interesting to see Terminators with two wounds! Sorry Tactical Squad Marines, you might have two hearts, but only 1 wound…
I’m curious now to see the new Str vs Toughness chart! There is more info from GW which you can read HERE. I’m excited to see the change to vehicles and monstrous creatures…Oh man, where to start!
What do you think of these new changes? How are you liking the new stat line?