Hello, TechRaptor readers! Here’s what you may have missed in the world of tabletop wargaming over the last week.
First up is a major announcement from Games Workshop, which has been taking the wargaming community by storm over the weekend during the annual Adepticon tournament. The company has taken the lessons learned from the first year of Warhammer: Age of Sigmar and the following General’s Handbook and plans to apply them to the grim darkness of the far future.
The next edition of Warhammer 40K will feature three ways to play: open, narrative, and matched games. If you familiar with Warhammer: Age of Sigmar, these terms will be familiar to you. If you’re not, the distinctions are quite easy. Open Play is basically “bring whatever you want and put it on the table”, Narrative Play focuses on recreating various battles and events in Warhammer 40K history, and Matched Play is a more structured environment designed for tournaments.
The next edition will also place a heavier focus on building and fielding more thematic armies by rewarding thematic players with various re-rolls and army specific rules. Other features from Warhammer: Age of Sigmar include the inclusion of movement values, armor save modifiers, and morale checks being more similar to Battleshock than the current Leadership checks used in the game. A release date for the next edition of Warhammer 40K has not yet been confirmed.
Privateer Press has a pair of new releases for the Legion of Everblight. Kallus, Devastation of Everblight and Fyanna, Torment of Everblight are the newest warlocks for Hordes, currently available from either the Privateer Press webstore or your local FLGS. The stat cards for these new warlocks are also available from the War Room 2 mobile app.
Mantic Games recently posted a job listing for an Organized Play Coordinator on their company website. The Organized Play Coordinator will be responsible for creating tournament packs for all Mantic Games for use by gaming clubs and stores, along with promoting the program overall and running official Mantic events at the UK headquarters. A complete job posting with all relevant information can be found on the Mantic Games website.
Warlord Games has announced a new supplement for Pike and Shotte. Players will be getting the To Kill a King expansion focusing on the English Civil War. The 168-page book will contain not only the military history of the English Civil War, but detailed scenarios based on famous battles, a campaign system and rules for besieging fortifications. To Kill A King will be released in mid-April for $38 USD. Pre-orders are currently available from the Warlord Games webstore or your FLGS.
And finally, Warcradle Studios has confirmed the release date for the second edition of Wild West Exodus. According to a very recent Facebook post, the new edition will drop on September 30th, 2017. A small teaser of upcoming changes was also released in the form of an image of an reworked Dark Council stat card showing several interesting tidbits about the upcoming edition. The studio has also confirmed that any new players getting into the game will be provided with a complimentary copy of the updated rules, preventing the frustration of buying into a game only to have to re-purchase the core rulebook a short time later.
What news snippets caught your attention? What are you saving your pennies for? Any games you’d like to see more coverage of? Let us know in the comments below!