Games Workshop knows you’re excited about the changes coming in Chapter Approved and now they are teasing what to look out for!
Chapter Approved is coming soon from GW and the first thing to mention is that they are releasing points updates for units in the game. You probably knew this. What you might not have known is that they are also re-releasing points for EVERY unit currently in the game and they are putting it in one easy to reference booklet. Meet the Munitorum Field Manual:
By itself, this is already a fantastic change. No more digging through all the OTHER changes or multiple books for points. If you want them, they are all in one spot. Kudos to GW for doing that.
On To The Teasers
We do have solid numbers on a few choice units and GW has hinted at what changes to lookout for in the new points supplement. So here’s what they are listing…
Dark Angels – Ravenwing Black Knights dropped from 38 to 34 points.
Grey Knights – Strike Squads 17 per model (on average), Terminators are “around” 35 points per model.
Necrons – Triarch Praetorians dropped from 26 to 20 points with rods of covenant or 22 points with voidblades and particle casters. Hints at “thorough revisions” for the rest of the army.
Aeldari Flyers – Crimson Hunter Exarch increased to 150, Razorwing Jetfighter increased to 115. We’re assuming that is before weapon options.
Obviously, this is just a small sample of what is going to change. I’m very curious to see what other units got points decreases from the Necrons as they are pretty widely considered to be overcosted. Perhaps with the points drops we might see them shake-up the meta in new ways even with their old book. Some of these other changes are also pretty welcome from a Matched Play/Competitive standpoint.
It is nice to hear that they are upping the points cost for some of the “over performing units” in the game. Crimson Hunters being more expensive is a good thing for the health of the game in the long run. There are other units out there (and you know who you are) that are probably too cheap currently and could use a bump up. At the same time, if they get a bump up while everything else gets brought down, that could be an over correction. But hey, that’s part of the delicate balance that is game design.
Chapter Approved and the Munitorum Field Manual are slated for Pre-orders this weekend. It looks like they should be in store by December! Are you ready for your army to change once again?
What are you hoping GW does Points-Wise with your army? What power units would you like to see get slapped with a few more points?