Games Workshop has revealed more info on Warhammer 40k 10th Edition. The tabletop publisher has revealed plenty of the latest edition of their grimdark sci-fi series recently. General rules, faction rules, and even the first official battle report have all been revealed on a consistent schedule. Now, ahead of the release of the Leviathan boxed set, Games Workshop has made the Warhammer 40k 10th Edition core rules available for free.
Getting the Warhammer 40k 10th Edition core rules
The Warhammer 40k 10th Edition core rules are available via Warhammer-Community post. The rules are 62 pages in length and cover the basics such as army deployment, missions, measuring distance, and the logistics of a combat round. Overall, the rules are comprehensive. They explain key elements of a game of Warhammer 40k while providing context for certain exceptions to those rules. A good example is a section explaining how wounds work while citing rules like Feel No Pain, which allows units to ignore wounds, and Deadly Demise which causes a unit to inflict wounds upon death. The rules can be downloaded for free in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese.
Since Warhammer 40k 10th Edition is a jumping-on point for new players, Games Workshop has provided additional aids. This includes a How To Play video, talking new players through a round of play. The video uses the Space Marine and Tyranid units found in the Leviathan box as references and talks through how to read unit datasheets, what happens in certain phases of a combat round, and how to determine attack rolls. Finally, the post includes a quick start guide, which provides a cheat sheet for new players.
It must be stated that the Warhammer 40k 10th Edition core rules only contain general rules. Updates to various army units, new Stratagems, or Detachments will be in the codex of the respective army. Yet, if you have been waiting for a chance to get into Warhammer 40k, these tools are a solid start.