Armies of Aeldari and Orcs fighting each other

New Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 40k FAQs Released

July 5, 2022

By: Tyler Chancey

 
 

Recently, Games Workshop released major rules changes for both Warhammer 40k and Warhammer: Age of Sigmar. These changes included new tweaks to existing mechanics and abilities found within their latest balance dataslate and battlescroll updates as well as substantial changes to the recruitment point value for all units across all armies in both games. This has led to questions and concerns among the players in the community. Because of this, Games Workshop have released Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 40k FAQs to address and clarify these changes.

What Do the Warhammer 40k FAQs Address?

In an official Warhammer-Community post, Games Workshop went into further detail with Warhammer 40k FAQs. Essentially every single army, mission pack, supplement, and even spin-off games has been addressed with one page of errata. Notable changes include a more lenient Engagement Range for melee attacks, increasing the minimum range to 2" as long as your miniatures are close to the terrain, and the line between them and their target passes through it. The skirmish-based Warhammer 40k spin-off Necromunda, also received some adjustments like Fleeing The Battlefield being moved from the Action Phase to the End Phase of a turn and spending XP on advancements from the pre-battle sequence to the post-battle sequence.

 

As for notable armies affected by these Warhammer 40k FAQs, Games Workshop highlighted a few. Certain stratagems used by the Adeptus Mechanicus were clarified. These include the Wrath of Mars stratagem's application of six mortal wounds applies to the stratagem as a whole, not up to six wounds on each individual unit. Furthermore, the Core keyword now applies to their Ironstrider engines. As for the Aeldari, certain units have had their text amended to better clarify that some of them receive no benefit from psychic effects or buffs from support units.

A handful of Kharadon armies with a Skyvessel in the background
Image Credit: Games Workshop

What Else Do The Warhammer 40k FAQs Address?

As for Warhammer 40k's heavy-metal fantasy sister series, Warhammer: Age of Sigmar, changes were plentiful as well. Clarification was given to the Kharadon Overlords and their Skyvessel unit regarding the movement phase, and disembarking garrison units. There is now a Cross-faction Heroes document, which includes the warscrolls of all units that can be taken by multiple factions into a Grand Alliance. As for the Core Rulebook, a bunch of smaller clarifications were included. These range from abilities that doubles or halves battle damage do overlap if multiple effects apply to how dice roll modifiers work.