Here’s a first look inside 8th Edition.
8th Edition is up for pre-order and we’ve got a first look at the books, the boxed set of Dark Imperium, and more in store for you. So let’s kick off the coverage with an overview of everything eighth edition. Enjoy!
First up we have the full spread of books. That’s Chaos in the middle there (where it’s tainted knowledge can spread to everything), flanked by the other four Indexes. Each of these books has a ton of units–enough to get a fairly complex army out of any faction. Unit profiles are streamlined and include their wargear, their statlines and key abilities, as you’ve no doubt seen.
That right there is everything you need to add a deadly toxin-filled stabman to your armies and play him. Now these books don’t have quite as much detail, since they’re doing a ton of work. Imperium 1 is just Space Marines. Which goes to show, the more things change, the more they stay the same. and Imperium 2 is everyone else. Chaos has all of Chaos in it. Xenos 1 has the Craftworlds, the Dark Aeioulves (Drukhari), Harlequins, and the Ynnari, as well as Necrons. Xenos 2 has the Tau, the Tyranids, the Orks and the Genestealer Cults–you won’t find just one army list in each of these books. They’re there to get the game launched.
But you will find a ton of units and tactics in each of them, these are streamlined, but not stripped down. You’ll get all the advanced rules and complicated tactics you’ll need to play as deep a game of 40K as you want.
Space Marines, of course, get a ton of love in the new edition. Here’s a shot that features some of the old standby chapters, and some new ones that have cropped up after the Ultima Founding. Of course, if you don’t like any of these, they’ve provided a challenge for you to design your own.
And of course there’s a handy guide to putting everything together, continuing the new assembly design instructions we’ve seen roll out from GW. You can really get a sense for how well put together the miniatures are, even if they aren’t quite as posable as they once were. That’s what Green Stuff’s for, I suppose.
Space Marines aren’t the only ones to get some love though. Nurgle and the Death Guard are a big part of the new edition (after all they’re in the boxed set), so here’s some gorgeous new art for everyone’s favorite friendly fiends.
And finally here’s a look inside the book. Check out the table of contents and some of the amazing new art that you’ll find within. For those of you worried that 8 pages of rules was going to be all we had–here’s a look at the advanced rules (including what to do with the power ratings).
There’s a lot to look forward to here. So stay tuned for more updates this week!
For the Emperor!