Here is some of the information gleaned from the pages of the latest White Dwarf. New units and some of the new rules for the jaw dropping models we saw just a couple days ago.



via ZAlpha
Rules tidbits:
All Vampire has rule called "Hunger" - You get to roll a D6 when the vampire kills one or more models in combat, on a 6 you recovers one wound. (Vlad with Blood Drinker pass the roll on 4+)

Also Vampire, including vampiric creatures "such as" Varghulf and Vargheist, can march. So Vargheist will be able to move 20" per turn almost all the time. (not sure if Varghulf can also fly)

Vampiric Powers: (not all of them, just those mentioned in WD)

Flying Horror - give the vampire ability to fly (unsure)

Dread Knight - ability to boost WS (don't know how - but a Vampire Llord with Dread Knight has WS of 9)

Quickblood - gains ASF

Master of the Black Arts - get to re-roll one D6 for the Winds of Magic.

Dark Acolyte - add D3 to the total number of models raised by Nehek.

Red Fury - should be about the same. (unsure)

New units:
Coven Throne
- Basically a chariot mount for your Lord.
- Is a Large target with S5 T5 5W and 5+ save.
- has Spectral Steed rules (can move 8"), Undead, Vampiric, ASF (only for Handmaiden who has 2 S5 Attacks)
- has Random Attacks (2D6) at S3 from the spirit horde.
- Has Ward Save of 4+
- Battle of Wills (before the first enemy rolls to hit against the character or the Throne, both player roll a D6 and add their LD value. Has effects based on the difference of the score)
* no effect (0 or less)
* suffer -1WS/BS
* the enemy must re-roll successful To Hits
* each model in the enemy unit strike each other (only 1 attack per model)
- Has Bound Spell (lvl3) allowing the Throne (and all of its crew) to re-roll either To Hit or To Wound rolls.

Mortis Engine
- Is a Rare Choice
- Same stats as for the Throne (S5 T5 W5 Sv5+)
- has 2D6 attacks at S3 from the spirit horde
- Undead, Terror, Spectral Steed, and Regeneration
- can make Ghostly Howl attack.
- can take upgrade, allowing any wizards casting spell from the Lore of the Vampires to get +2 to their casting attempt. (ANY) miscast wizards rolls twice on the table and have the opponent choose the result)

- The Reliquary (at the start of your turn, roll 2D6 and add the current turn number - until the start of its next turn, all friendly Undead units within this number of range gains +1 bonus to their Regeneration, 6+ if they don't have any, to a maximum of 4+. Also, all enemy units within this range suffers D6 hits at the strength equal to the turn number.

- Also has some penalties if removed from play - by damaging every units within a random range at the strength equal to the current turn number)

Master Necromancer
- New Lord choice (ie. better Necromancer)

- Banshees and Cairn Wraith are now Hero

Hexwraiths (special)
- Fast Cavalry with Ethereal (yes!) that can inflict automatic S5 hits on unit that it moved through.

Vargheist (special)
- Flying Monstrous Infantry that has Fly, Frenzy, and 3A.

Crypt Horrors (special)
- Monstrous Infantry unit with M6 S4 T5 I2 W3 A3, has Poisoned Attacks, Regeneration 5+, and Undead

I think that's all I've seen in the WD...

BTW, Heinrich Kemmler is back in finecast (and in the book) for sure. But on the original sculpt, no new miniature for him. (at least for now)

Seeing lots of people wondering if the Bloodline is back in the book.

Honestly, I'm not sure as it's not specifically mentioned rule-wise.

8 Comments:

  1. To kill a Vampire:

    Cook him a steak.

    Why?

    The way to a man's heart is through his stomach.

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  2. skulls, skulls, everywhere shulls

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  3. Where are the 40K releases? :(

    These fantasy scans are great and all, but not the part of the magazine I would have flipped to if I had an advance copy of WD.

    C'est la vie

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  4. @Timber

    I'm a 100% 40K fan. No interest at all in fantasy. We of 40K have had loads of rumours recently about Tau, Templars, Eldar and Legions. Even whispers of Orks and Space Marines.

    Allow those who enjoy fantasy their moment in the spotlight. I'm sure they have been watching the sight thinking 'oh no not more 40K, what about fantasy?' Well here they are!

    Be patient. 40K hasn't been dropped by GW, it's just time for a new Warhammer army.

    @Fantasy fans

    E N J O Y ! ! :))

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  5. can someone scan the back to see if my tau are coming? :((((((((((

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  6. @Thorson

    No absolutely, I agree. I just find it odd that there have been no scans of the What's New section detailing upcoming Finecast conversions/etc.

    Usually when scans like this materialize, they hit all the magazine's highlights at once. I just worry that the lack is indicative of January releases.

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  7. The Coven Throne and the other model the kit makes still looks ugly as sin.

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  8. Yea but as a former Fantasy collector it almost makes me wish I had my Counts army still...almost.... lol

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