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Warhammer 40K: War Zone Nephilim Is Changing Matched Play

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Jun 14 2022

The next season of Warhammer 40,000 Matched Play is coming with War Zone Nephilim and there are some BIG changes ahead.

Games Workshop has some pretty massive updates planned for Matched Play in Warhammer 40,000. These changes are bound to have some pretty big ripple effects throughout the game. Here’s a short primer video on what’s coming from GW:

via Warhammer Community

“Chapter Approved is the essential companion for matched play in both casual and tournament games, bringing regular updates to deliver the best possible competitive experience – and this instalment is kicking off a new season with substantial changes to shake things up. “

War Zone Nephilim Matched Play Changes

Command Point Reshuffle

The most important change is coming in the form of Command Points. GW is changing the system once again. Now, players will start each battle with roughly half as many as before. And players will also have to pay Command Points for their first Warlord Trait and Relic by using two new “Core Requisition Stratagems.”

Yeah…that’s a BIG shift. Players are going to go back to the drawing board for list design. On the plus side you’re Command Point generation during the game has basically doubled as you’ll get points for every Command Phase. Let us know how you feel about this one in comments. I have a feeling there are going to be some strong opinions on this change in particular.


Free Points Update

Games Workshop is also not including a Munitorum Field Manual this time around. Why? Because you’ll be able to download a FREE points update from GW — via the Warhammer Community Website or the 40k App. So that’s nice.

Secondary Objectives Update

Guess what else got an overhaul? You guessed it — Secondary Objectives! And, in more good news, they have also been consolidated into the War Zone Nephilim book. So no more need to swap between all the various sources for your Secondary Objectives.

Oh and get this — the book also includes objectives for armies that haven’t gotten their full codex releases like the Astra Militarum or World Eaters.


“Each player starts with three generic secondary objectives – Assassination, Grind Them Down, and Behind Enemy Lines – which they can swap out ahead of deployment. Another change – there are no limits when it comes to faction secondary objectives. If you want to pick two objectives specific to your faction, or even all three, go right ahead – so long as they’re all from a different category.”

The new Chapter Approved War Zone Nephilim: Grand Tournament book is going to shake things up for sure. It’s time to go back to the drawing board for army construction once again!

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