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Warhammer 40K Next Week – New Chapter Approved And Kill Team Starter Set

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Jan 16 2022

Strap in folks, next week we see a new Chapter Approved and a new Kill Team set. It’s getting competitive.

What is every gamer’s favorite activity? Judging by time spent alone, it’s clearly arguing about the rules. And there’s no better way to argue about the rules than by being right. Whether you’re right about how things should have worked all along or right about how they work now, it’s a delicious treat that’s more savory than even the most umami-laden dish at that real expensive restaurant that both always has a line and seems to only have like three diners at any given time.

What we’re saying is the rules are important. And next week sees the pre-order of a new Chapter Approved. You get the Grand Tournament pack, which comes with new rules for competitive play:


Chapter Approved comes with 18 missions – nine each for Incursion- and Strike Force-sized games – as well as new and updated secondary objectives, letting you flex your tactical skill against worthy opponents on an equal footing.

And you also get the Munitorum Field Manual which updates the point costs of every unit in the game. That’s the one that will help you to be right.

Want to settle your rules disputes with trial by combat? Why not turn to the new Kill Team, which is also delicious. A new, slimmer starter set will be up for pre-order next week too.

The starter set features two kill teams. First up, the Ork Kommandos:


Orks are well-known for loving a straightforward scrap where brutal is the order of the day. A rare few Orks develop a dash of Mork’s kunnin’, however, and these sneaky boyz become Kommandos. 

This box includes a mob of 10 Kommandos, plus a trusty Kommando Grot and volatile Bomb Squig.

And the Veterans of the Korps:

The largest and most diverse arm of the vast military forces of the Imperium, the Astra Militarum is by necessity a brutal meat grinder. To become a Veteran Guardsman requires incredible talent, unbelievable luck, or more likely both – and that goes double for those who hail from the post-apocalyptic world of Krieg. 

This box contains a squad of 10 of these tireless troopers.


You can also pick up a new Kill Zone: Kill Zone Octarius, which is a deliciously Orky set of terrain to battle around. It’s a modular terrain set that can be at home on any world in the 41st millennium.

You an also snag yourself a copy of Kill Team Octarius the book, which contains all the key rules for the two new Kill Teams:

This tome covers all the key Kill Team rules for both the Ork Kommandos and the Veteran Guardsman, detailing rare equipment, tactical ploys, and a range of battlefield roles. 

It also squeezes in nine bespoke Shadow Operations missions, each with its own special rules, unique loadouts, and distinct objectives, letting you play out a campaign of skirmish missions across the Octarius sector.

All this next week!

Author: J.R. Zambrano
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