We’ve been hearing about a book of new missions for over a year, but Games Workshop just officially announced it: Battle Missions
“Coming in March, Battle Missions is a brand-new supplement for Warhammer 40,000 that expands on the basic missions found in the Warhammer 40,000 rulebook. Each of the thirty-something scenarios detailed in Battle Missions has been designed to allow you to fight the sort of battles normally the subject of Black Library novels. From daring raids and assassinations, to breakthroughs and last stands, Battle Missions will allow your army to play in a way that reflects its background. No matter what Warhammer 40,000 army you collect this exciting new supplement will open up a whole new gaming experience.
Of course it just wouldn’t be the same if there weren’t some great new miniatures to fight through these missions with. Fortunately, there will be new sets for Space Marines, Orks and the Imperial Guard released alongside Battle Missions in March.”
~So a couple of comments. First, this should really help to spice up games for folks into narrative gaming, as well as people who need ideas for new challenging mission (tournament organizers). It probably won’t have much impact on standard pick-up games.
More importantly, that second paragraph tell us GW is using this supplement as a platform for a Marine, IG, and Ork post launch release waves in March. For the IG I would expect such likely new kits as the updated Chimera, and possibly the rumored Hydra/Manticore kits or the updated artillery-combo kits (look at the sides of that basilisk above). Have at it.