Next up we have the video Games Workshop released on Vehicles and interactive terrain. Some of the information is new to me, like ammo dumps providing twin linked shots etc...

via Games Workshop "Whats New Today"
Yesterday Adam Troke and Stu Black talked about the new rules for allies and flyers in Warhammer 40,000. Exciting stuff, what with all the dive-bombing and strafing runs and the fact that you can now include allied units in your army.

Today Simon Grant and Stu talk about some of the new vehicle features and how scenery will now play a much bigger part in your games. You can, for example, hide behind a big pile of barrels but, as we've all seen in the movies, barrels do have a habit of exploding when people shoot at them. Similarly, if there's a very large quad-gun on the battlefield with no operator, then it's fair game as to who can use it (If I'm lucky, my Orks might even hit something when they fire it). There is also the opportunity for you to add fortifications to your army list. So if you need a little more cover on the battlefield, then why not take an Aegis Defence Line to taker cover behind, or an Imperial Bastion in which to shelter from enemy fire. The following kits can all be used as fortifications in your games:

As for the tanks, they've now become far more dangerous than ever before. One of the biggest changes is the inclusion of Hull Points, which represents the mass of the vehicle. Simply put, the bigger and more heavily armoured the vehicle, the more Hull Points they have. Beware the Land Raider, that's all I'm going to say. The inclusion of Hull Points means that you can, potentially, take a vehicle out of action by sheer weight of fire and lucky glancing hits - a desperate tactic, but sometimes it's the only tactic left. Necron players are going to love this.

The damage chart has also changed significantly, making it much harder to destroy a vehicle outright - you're going to have to blast very large chunks out of it (repeatedly) to take them out of action. AP1 and AP2 weapons are the quickest way to turn a tank into scrap metal as they give you a bonus to your damage dice. Tau players are certainly going to enjoy their rail guns.

49 Comments:

  1. Claiming terrain as you cross the battlefield sounds very interesting!

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  2. "Necrons are gonna love this" hell yes! See HP arent as bad as everyone once thought. Unless you play against Necrons you shouldnt be worried more rhan usual.

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  3. What I want to know is where he got that shirt. The nerd in me finds it awesome!!

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  4. Just letting you all know that my collector's edition rulebook shipped out today in America. Its shipping to my home, so it looks like those of us in this boat might all get our rulebooks by Friday :)

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    1. Yeah i have mine already so HA!

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    2. Hehe ill bet youll get yours at 11:59 pm...thay way you can say you got it a day before...

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    3. Say what?!? WTF dude, start posting stuff!

      SOOOO please tell me that the Tau and SM are not buddy buddy outside of the wanky Ally system! Please tell me that the C:SM are NOT taking the Tau under their wings!

      Ok, it's out of my system now.

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    4. Ok i dont have it but i got to look at it for 1:42 mins....i didnt read rules cuz its been said to death so i read some fluff....

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    5. You have it?! I swear, mine had better not arrive tomorrow. I've got to go on a damned trip to the beach, which would be fun, except it won't be. Where's the track option on this order...

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    6. Asshole. :P It still better not arrive tomorrow...

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    8. Also theres quite abit of allies in the short paragraph stories....think the orks of one clan working with sm too defeat sone enemy...csm calling a massive daemonic incursion. And the tau getting ass kicked till the sm show up tp save them.

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    9. Interesting. I wonder if they're going to commit themselves to taking the story forward substantially. Primarchs coming back that sort of thing.

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    10. I didnt see anything about living primarchs but i know i saw the words semi-frequently soooo maybe....

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    11. i hope your just repeating what the rumors were...

      it better be for a good reason why they would join forces and not simply to make the ally system viable.

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    12. I realize i sound suspicously close to other rumors but it is a big deal sooo. But actually the way i saw it wasnt so bad. The tau seemed to resemt it but so did the sm, but they feel it for the better of the imperium

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    13. k, I can buy that for a dollar :)

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    14. No order for 6th edition has shipped. They're on a pallet waiting to go out Friday.

      Argue with me if you want, but your lack of a tracking number should be an obvious sign.

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    15. whatever, mine shipped out of Mt. Olive, MS (immediately across the border from Memphis) on 6/25 with a delivery date of 6/27. Sadly, that's going to the local GW store. :/.

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    16. Yeah, local GW will have them Friday. Sadly they don't ship tem early to homes, or FLGS.

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    17. My GW page says its been dispatched. I have an email from customer service and another email saying they couldn't include another item I ordered in the shipment. I'd post a screenie if I could.

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    18. WTH? deleted the wrong comment! NOOOO!

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    19. I called them when I received the same email you did. It's sitting on a pallet to go out Friday.

      It doesn't take warp magic to see what's up.

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  5. Do we have any word on all the different fortifications? And are they separate from terrain? I.e., Can you buy an ammo dump, or does it just have to be placed on the table?

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  6. I am more interesting in MC and how they will behave in 6th. Will the get the same treatment that Fantasy got, impact hits and stomps/thunderstomps? That would help them out some.

    I am also curious about the rumor of AV14 vehicles getting some sort of structure point, to keep them from getting one shot to death. Simon hinted at something like this int he video, but did not elaborate.

    This looks like it is going to be a complete re-imagining of the whole game, should be a lot of fun!

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    1. Perhaps the supposedly new vehicle type"Heavy" gets thay SP?

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    2. I hope so. I don't want to field heavy or super heavy tanks and have them shot to bits in no time by a melta.

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    3. I do think it is interesting that Super-heavies have not been mentioned. So all of those rumors that Forgeworld world be part of regular 40K might not be true.

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    4. Something that isnt veru well known unless you own an IA book is that some units made by FW can be put into 40k. A lot of gamers ive talked to thought everything was put into apoc.Not so. But yeah no mention of super heavies. Maybe 7th ed?

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    5. Well, as far as the tournament scene goes, if it isn't in the BRR, it's not in the game. So no Forgeworld is now official from this Edition at the on set.

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    6. That's a bit of a broad sweeping statement. Just because it doesn't mention SH in vehicle listings doesn't mean that all FW models are not avalible.

      I for one would love to be able to use some of my FW models without having to get player consent.

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