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40K: New Astra Militarum FAQ – Commisars and Ogryn Tweaked, Russes for All

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Oct 22 2017

Another Codex, another FAQ. Commisars get nerfed and the new and improved Leman Russ is widely available.

The Ogryn Hyperloop has been closed, Commisars now only offer a reroll to failed morale checks, and a host of other changes await in the newly released FAQ for the Astra Militarum. There’s a lot of stuff to go through, including Tank commanders no longer being able to take the Dagger of Tu’sakh, so let’s just dive on in.

via Warhammer Community

The first change is making sure that all Leman Russes are brought into line with their codex cousins. If you’ve got a Genestealer Cults army, or you’ve got a Leman Russ from Imperial Armour – Index: Forces of the Astra Militarum, you’ll be able to take advantage of the new and improved Grinding Advance.

Secondly, and significantly, we’ve adjusted Commissars in line with feedback from the community, playtesters and observations from competitive gaming events around the world. Commissars still provide some much-needed insulation from Morale tests, but now, Summary Execution provides a re-roll at the cost of one unfortunate Guardsman rather than totally protecting you against any and all morale.

There’s a range of other adjustments in the errata designed to make your games run more smoothly – we’ve answered some of the most common questions you’ve asked since the book was released, as well as patching up any unintended interactions (like the infamous “Ogryn Hyperloop”).


Check out the updated FAQ here

It’s interesting to see the effects of community greenback on the game–it’s clear that this is very much a living system, and that the devs, for want of a better word, are watching.

Can you spot the difference between a GSC Russ company and a regular one? 

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