It’s going to be a HOT week folks. The first set of Age of Sigmar rules hare coming in. GW looks to REALLY shake things up!
Ok, first some basics on the set:
Rules : Included in box + Free Download
Backwards Compatability: 100%, rules for EVERY EXISTING WFB mini will be provided.
- 47 plastic miniatures – 18 Stormcast Eternals and 29 Warriors of Khorne.
- A 96-page Warhammer Age of Sigmar background book – exclusive to the box set.
- A 4 page rules sheet.
- 12 dice, 2 range rules and 2 transfer sheets.
Now the New rules items:
Via Dr. Caligari 6-29-2015
– WD 75 WILL include a free Stormcast Eternal.
– WD 75 will include all four pages of AoS rules in it.
– There are no point values in Age of Sigmar.
– All units will be represented by warscrolls.
– If your side is severely outnumbered, there are several “Sudden Death” objective you can pick from that success will result in your victory.
– Warscrolls have all the rules for the models with them.
– New models will come with warscrolls in their boxes.
– Army books are gone.
– Bases will not matter.
– Measurement is based on closest point of the models. (So yes, a sword that thrusts well past your base is where you’ll be measuring from.)
GW is actually trying to compete in the current 2015 wargaming marketplace. This is a watershed moment for them.
They are competing on the merits for the first time in a very long time.
– The pricepoint is competitive.
– The rules are free.
– The minis are top of industry quality.
– They are not invalidating any existing minis.
– They are certainly picking and choosing rules mechanics from their competitors for this product reboot.
– They are being fairly transparent to retailers.
This all points to a GW realization that THIS is the make or break moment for WFB, so they are trying to do it right.
Color this gamer impressed. That said, there is a WHOLE LOT of Warmachine in those rules mechanics…
~Have at it folks. I expect this will be an EXTREMELY BUSY week, so check back often.