Taken from Facebook by The Inner Circle.
As usual, take with a grain of salt. There are some unusual things in here but may be translation or communication errors.
I am also back from a 6 week holiday now so expect some posts that are not just about release information. Will be looking to finish the GK codex review, finally drop that GK weapons post, 8 battle reports and start some chit chat about Eldar and Tyranids as I get them on the table.
So the Codex is finally announced and a good friend of mine has given me some juicy tidbits.
Preorder on the 2nd of December
Available on the 9th of December
A few changes in a couple of units. Points moving to match the vanilla codex.
I will post these because someone is claiming to have some books but no pictures in evidence yet. They are all out of order and I’m just taking them from Dakka as they come (via ATT and an Italian forum).
M 7″ / WS 2+ / BS 2+ / S 5 / T 5 / W 5 / S 2+
His sword is S X2 / -3 VP / D3 Wounds
Ignores Wounds and mortal wounds on a 5+
Casts/Dispels (with an added +1 bonus) 2 powers and knows 3 Powers from BA discipline
Oddly low wound count given his iterations editions past.
Blessings to you, Citizen! Today, we look at how Stratagems and the new Primaris Marines are going to affect our favourite Emperor’s Avenging Angels, the Space Marines!
The revelation that every Battle-forged army starts the game with 3 Command Points is a bit of a relief: as I had discussed previously, Marine armies will likely have more difficulty than say Imperial Guard to fill out the requirements of the bigger Detachments that give out more Command Points (given the higher individual cost of our units). Therefore, having 3 CPs to start with lessens the impact of that inescapable fact.
I wonder who will bring bonus CPs aside from Bjorn? I’d bet Dante for the Blood Angels will, but for Marines? Perhaps Calgar and/or Sicarius, but not sure who else.
Ladies and gentlemen, good day! In this instalment, we will look at the effect the new weapons rules revealed by GW will have on Space Marine armies.
First off, twin-linked weapons have been completely reworked, and in a way that is more beneficial for Marines (and other high BS armies) than for those not endowed with high marksmanship. This is simple math: the old rule to twin-linked resulted in 33% more hits for a weapon fired by a BS4 model, whereas a BS2 model (like say, an Ork) would see a whopping 66% increase in hits with a twin-linked weapon. Now, both will get twice as many hits, which is a boost to both low and high BS armies, but more so for the latter than the former.
Greetings, citizens! In this article, we will look at how Space Marines are affected by the changes to large models, infantry and characters.
So there’s not a lot of info for us to talk about in the Large Models reveal. We already knew Damage tables were going to be a thing. The question is: which of our models will get them, and which won’t. Smart money is that Land Raiders will, but the rest is up for debate. Dreadnoughts and Guilliman didn’t seem to have them (though this may have been simple subterfuge on GW’s part), so it makes me wonder whether Rhino-hulled vehicles will or won’t. I’m guessing that Rhinos and Razorbacks (and Whirlwinds?) may not, and Preds + Vindis may. Read more
How do you do, fellow kids? In this article, we will look at how Marines will interact with Battle-forged armies in 8th edition.
So… Formations are gone. Ouch. While I am personally happy to see them go, it is undeniable that losing one of the most powerful Formations in the game – the Battle Demi-Company – is going to hurt our competitiveness. Granted, the thing was just broken when fielded as part of a Gladius Strike Force-enabled full Battle Company, so we shouldn’t complain too much. Nevertheless, those of us who could steamroll through the less competitive armies/builds of 7th are likely going to have to adjust to being scared of Orks, Tyranids and Imperial Guard again (assuming the playtesters and the design team did a good job of balancing things). Read more
Hi again! In this short installment, we will look at the Movement and Psychic phases together.
The Movement phase has mostly remained unchanged. You do Run (now called Advance) in this phase now, which will prove slightly detrimental at times in terms of tactical options (but given the huge time-saver this is, I am immensely happy it’s happening regardless). The big news about Movement is this: you can now move out of combat during your Movement phase! This carries some hefty penalties, but can (likely) be salutary for some armies. Space Marines – being a mostly shooty army – will likely benefit immensely from this change: no longer will your Tactical Squads be stuck flailing uselessly at vastly superior assault units for turns on end, preventing your other shooty units from blasting apart those same assault units that are devastating their brethren. Ergo, this is a pretty clear win for Marines in my book.
Welcome back! In this post, we shall look at the new weapon profiles and how they affect our beloved Marines.
The first big – and most definitely welcome – change is the inclusion of Damage for certain weapons. Being able to cause more than one wound with high-powered weapons like Lascannons is going to drastically improve the effectiveness of Marine special and heavy weapons. Indeed, one of the main reasons you saw Grav in every Marine army during 7th is that all of our other weapons were so impotent against the bigbads of that edition (Wraithknights, Riptides and the like). Now that Lascannons, Missile Launchers and other heavy/special weapons can actually make a MC cry, a lot of units that had been relegated to the shelf can come out and play again without being a hindrance to the player. Predators, Devastator squads, Multi-melta Attack Bikes – all will have a chance to be useful again!
Hello (again, to some of you)! It’s good to be back! With this post, I will be starting a series on Space Marines in 8th Edition. I played Marines competitively during all of 7th and had good success using the Gladius Strike Force, so I am definitely looking forward to knowing how my force will have to change as the game changes.
First off, let’s look at Unit Profiles.