Games Workshop is back to show off how those fancy Forge World datasheets will work in 8th.
In case you missed it, GW showed off a ton of new models yesterday and then they announced their plans to support Forge World’s vast range in 8th. From the announcement they GW is shooting to support FW’s Adeptus Astartes and Chaos forces with two new Imperial Armor Books day one. For the other model’s rules, they are pushing back their release date to the end of June. Read the full announcement HERE.
Considering the official release date is June 17th, a two week delay for the rest of the Forge World line-up doesn’t seem unreasonable. It’s certainly faster that previous editions. In terms of delays, I just found out that Red Dead Redemption 2 was pushed back from a 2017 release in the Fall to a Spring release in 2018. While that’s an apples-to-oranges comparison, that still means I have to wait to get the thing I wanted…but patience is a virtue. And it’s not like I’m not going to be busy for those two weeks with the new edition.
Anyhow, the datasheets are going to look very similar to what we’ve come to expect. The icing on the cake for this teaser is that it’s also the first look at a Dreadnought’s rules…
via Warhammer Community
Uh…Brutal! Not only do we get a good look at a Leviathan Dreadnought’s Datasheet, it’s a Chaos one too! And while this one is certainly beefier than say a typical Dreadnought, it’s still a good gauge to see what rules we might find on one of it’s smaller cousins.
It certainly looks down right terrifying on paper. That Damage chart looks promising as it really doesn’t lose any effectiveness until it’s below 1/2 it’s starting wounds. All the weapons seem appropriately deadly and we even get a look at what a Meltagun will do. I’d also like to point out the variable Invulnerable save from it’s Hellfire Reactor rule. I’m expecting to see more of this type of invulnerable save in the game depending on the unit.
I also like it’s ability to heal itself through killing enemy models – it IS a Chaos Dreadnought after-all. We also get a glimpse at what could be the proto-type vehicle explosion rule with Containment Breach. Now, I don’t think every vehicle will have a “super nova” option, but I could see certain vehicles getting this type of rule when they go BOOM.\
The last thing that has me curious is how the Grav-flux rule works. I’m wondering if a similar type of special rule will be applied to other type of Grav-weapons. Could be fun!
So what do you think of this Walker Teaser from GW. Sure it’s for a Forge World model, but that doesn’t mean it won’t share themes or rules with other Walkers…