Something about large templates being overpowering in 8th edition? Read for yourself the comments from Jervis Johnson over at Warhammer World.

Please remember that this falls into the rumor category, take with a little salt.

via csjarrat
Was talking to jervis johnson in warhammer world today. My opponent was moaning about how the scraplauncher lost its large template and jervis said that large templates had a huge and unplanned boost in efficiency during the transition to 8th which gives some armies an inherent advantage over others that cant be accurately balanced.

The scraplauncher was the first to be nerfed deliberately to balance artillery power against blocks, at which point i asked about empire mortars. He said that large templates will be gone when they (game devs) get round to empire. He didnt say whether it would move to small templates or xD6 hits mechanics though.

He also said that the FAQs werent the right place to bring in army changing mechanics, and were more for fixing broken units with obsolete rules, hence we'll only see these changes in the army specific books when they are released and not retrofitted


  1. The problem with that design philosophy is that it takes so long to get the books out. They probably won't even get to every army before the next edition comes out.

  2. its the "hang on a moment" philosophy... they never fix it... but at least they make you think they are trying to ;)

  3. They will NOT take away my big-blast mortars

  4. Even they acknowledge their mistakes they refuse to do anything about it. Just another symptom of GW's culture of complacency I guess.

  5. Breaking news: Jervis has no idea what he's doing, makes game decisions randomly.

  6. -via Jervis
    "There was an "unplanned" nerf to Undead this edition so we decided that we would fix those rules starting with the new TK book, oh nevermind I'll just tell Cruddace to give them a T8 Monster that is utterly pointless in 8th edition..."


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