Planetstrike is about a month away and means preview copies are headed out across the world. Here are some of the coolest VERIFIED tasty morsels I’ve seen so far:
-All missions in the book are attacker-defender
-The defender gets to construct the board in any way he sees fit (including an unlimited amound of planetstrike terrain)!
-The following attacking forces ALL gain deepstrike:
b) Jump Infantry
c) Monstrous Creatures
e) Vehicles with the Deep Strike rule
-Attacking units with the Deep Strike rule in their codex unit entry can assault the turn they deep strike!
-The Defender’s bastions and any other defensive terrain piece with built in weapons CAN USE THEM at no point cost, at BS:2!
-Tons of cool strategems are available for both attacker and defender (including race specific ones). Here are couple of the coolest for your entertainment:
a) HELLESH CACOPHANY (DARK ELDAR-ATTACKERS ONLY)
The Amplified shrieks of the crazed worshippers of Khaine and the screaming of the damned grows ever louder, robbing mortal men of their wits.
~Defending models must subtract the turn number from their leadership characteristic.
b) DEATH FROM ABOVE (SPACE MARINES-ATTACKERS ONLY)
When the Angels of Death descend from the skies upon fiery contrails, the Emperor’s enemies are filled with dread, they know that judgement is upon them.
~Defending units within 6″ of a landing drop pod must make a morale test at the end of the Marine movement phase.
-A full 6 mission campaign is provided to allow players to recreate an entire planetary invasion.
-Lots of cool fluff, pictures, and famous battles are listed. Many of these feature the Dark Eldar, and Space Wolves prominently, just saying…
~It looks really cool, and should be a hoot to play for both narrative campaign players or guys who just want mix up the grind of the standard 3 missions. With Planetstrike, a lot of the missions we lost from ther old 4th edition rulebook have effectively returned to us. More as we get it.