Games Workshop has revealed more material on Warhammer 40k 10th Edition. The tabletop publisher has maintained a consistent drip-feed of information on the latest edition of their grimdark sci-fi miniatures experience. But while GW has highlighted general rules changes as well as changes coming to multiple armies, fans haven't had a chance to see a full game played with the official 10th Edition rules. That is, until today with the release of the first official Warhammer 40k 10th Edition battle report.
The Warhammer 40k 10th Edition Battle Report
The Warhammer 40k 10th Edition battle report was uploaded today on the official Warhammer YouTube channel. The video shows a game of Combat Patrol between the Space Marines and the Tyranids. Specifically, it showcases the new units that will be available in the upcoming Leviathan boxed set. This means the Space Marines feature Strike Force Octavius, with more than half of the units sporting brand-new Terminator armor.
Alternatively, the Tyranids are utilizing the new Vardenghast Swarm, packed with Termagants, a lumbering Psychophage, all being commanded by a Winged Tyranid Prime. The mission being played on the battle report is also lifted from the Leviathan box, which focuses on retrieving intelligence from several points on the map. Overall, the video is 36 minutes in length and is a quick look at a game being played, complete with visual aids showing map placement, the implementation of rules and mechanics, and the live reactions of various dice rolls.
Surprisingly, this Warhammer 40k 10th Edition battle report is freely available to the public. Normally, if you wanted to see an official Games Workshop battle report, either to get a sneak peek at an upcoming boxed set or new mechanics introduced in a new codex, you needed an active Warhammer+ subscription. Since this latest edition of the game is being marketed as a more streamlined and accessible entry point into Warhammer 40k, the removal of this paywall makes sense from a marketing perspective.