A few brief snippets of rules are appearing over the internets. We are looking at a 36" S8 AP4 Skull Cannon, and possibly more. It is confirmed through pic leaks that plague drones are Jet Packs of some sort. (everything is still very fuzzy)


via reds8n over on Dakka
Skull Cannon -- which fires flaming skulls across the battelfield -- is S8, range 36" APdoesn'tgetthrougpowerarmour.

Fly beasties are poisoned 3+ attacks, with I think 3A and W each.
.. seems they might be "jet pack cavalry" ..? Not quite sure how that works as such or if they have to choose a type or what ?

Demon Princes appear to he HQs.

There are various "loci" which you can buy for herlads, characters etc etc. These are all of varying cost and power....
... and ( some ?) ... here we go..... ..... let you roll on chart(s) to see what powers or abilities they generate !

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  1. Yeah, cause that's what Daemons' needed: more HQ options. At the moment, including special Characters and with the addition of Daemon Princes, they have 16 HQ choices: 4 Greater Daemons, 3 Greater Daemon Characters, Daemon Princes, 4 Heralds, 4 Herald special characters. Not to mention that each herald has several mount options: chariots, mounts, or just normal foot-slogging. Ugh... I'm guessing this weak cannon thing will be a heavy support.

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    1. Unfortunatly, I agree here, if the Daemon Prince moves to HQ this is a huge disappointment. Hopefully this is wrong.....theres already too many HQ options as it is, not to mention the loss of flying MC spam as an option.

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    2. Now I will say that if the Greater Daemons SWITCHED with the Daemon Princes for Heavy Support, that might not be so bad. But we'll have to see. I am betting that the HS rumor is wrong.

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    3. The only way I could see the Daemon Prince moving to an HQ choice as being a tolerable change is if the Daemon Princes can be taken 2 to an HQ slot like the heralds can now.

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    4. idk, unless daemon princes get a huge stat boost and cost reduction, they'd stil be unusable, whether it's as hq or heavy.

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    5. ...Well, i'm going to have to ebay my beautiful princes if this is true... :'(


      16+ HQ options, and so far 1 guaranteed heavy support option (Soulgrinder)...

      Then again, I bet the big new thing is heavy support, and better than the soulgrinder, so we have to buy those, instead of use our princes and grinders...

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    6. It wouldn't make sense - a Greater daemon is the embodiment of that god. It should be an HQ.

      Daemon princes are devout followers. They should be either elites or heavy support. Heck, give me half a chance and I'd field greater daemons in Heavy as well as HQ.

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    7. This seems strange, I mean if there were 4 chariots in heavy support I'd be more likely to buy it, but I'd be surprised if they swapped nurgle from having no fast attack to having no heavy support.

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    8. Apparently the DP's moving to HQ comes from the WD battle report where they use heralds and DP's in HQ slot... Q_Q

      Kelly why you no like our princes???

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    9. Yep, princes in HQ. F*** you Kelly. 16 HQs.

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  2. "Jet pack cavalry", how is this even a question, does the person not know 40K rules? BRB says on Jetpacks that they move as normal units of their type (Cavalry in this case) or activate their jet packs. Also, jetpack whatever has a special Thrust Move, when moving is Skyborne, is Relentless, and most importantly, can Deep Strike.

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    1. But annoyingly, it doesn't look as if they have a shooting attack so we've got close combat skirmishers - Bloodcrushers do that far better unless the hell blade is now AP4 or something funny, in which case, not taking them!

      Now, if they've a 'spit' attack or something, all change! Even if short ranged, blast poisoned 4+ or something it would add a little frisson to the unit.

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    2. That's the same schizophrenia Kelly put into Scourges in the DE codex. They're a shooting unit, and they have jump packs. Now there's a unit with (apparently) no shooting attack, that has a jet pack.

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  3. Maybe thats why there are no GD kits. They get phased out ;)
    To be viable the princes would need to cheap enough to compete against the cheap option (herald) and the powerful one (GD).

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  4. "(everything is still very fuzzy)"

    Don't ya mean 'buzzy'?

    ;-p

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  5. Darn it, I knew there would be charts. I'm calling Kelly "The Chart King" from now on.

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  6. S8 AP4? Well that sucks hard. Here's hoping it's as good as an Ironblaster in fantasy.

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  7. I get it! It's S8 because 8 is Khorne's sacred number!

    And the Nurgle Flies are Ld7 because 7 is Nurgle's sacred number!

    Maybe Slaanesh will have I6, and Tzeentch will have ML9 psykers. LOL.

    Who knows...?

    >.>

    <.<

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    1. If Daemons have to take flipping morale checks I'm going to have a paddy. Hello, I'm the creation of all your hatred! Run away! Run away!

      Fearless and eternal warrior please.

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    2. Bloodletter 1: S*** dude, what's that?
      Bloodletter 2: BLOOD! SKULLS! KILL EVERYTHING!
      Bloodletter 1: Good Khorne, I think it's an Ultramarine!
      Bloodletter 2: MAIM! BUR - wait, a SPESS MEHREEN? RUN! RUNNING FOR THE COWARD'S GOD!

      I like the sound of Mastery Level 9 Psykers, though.

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    3. Not only have the leaked pics shown that they will not have fearless, they will not flee. They have instability back.

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    4. The rules for Daemons of a specific type might include fearless in them or at least I bloody hope so! LD 7 plague bearers with no fearless?? Kelly better find a good hiding place if so because the cosmic scream of rage coming his way will not be pretty in slightest! You think Ward had it bad...

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    5. Yes, this rings true. Just reading Path of the Incubus, which has various scenes where daemons attack Commorragh. There they are described as having animosity against daemons of other gods, as well as instability. I'm guessing that similar to the Ravenwing book, that's based on new rules.

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  8. So are Nids gonna lose fearless in synapse too? I mean jesus what is going on with this? Why would a daemon be subject to fear? Maybe the "instability" rule grants fearless?

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    1. They're subject to fear because they realise they're fighting the marines of their spiritual liege (Rawbutt Gorillaman). In all seriousness, I'm pretty sure some people have said that instability grants a form of fearless (i.e., they don't run away).

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  9. I think its fair to expect that the "Daemon of X" rule should be similar to the ones in the Chaos SM book but also giving the Daemon rule.. So somthing like Daemon of Nurgle, gets SnP, Shroud, and Daemon.

    And if we go off the instability rules that are currently in place (for daemons/undead and the like). They will pass all morale and pinning tests, and when they lose combat you take a leadership test and suffer wounds equal to the amount you failed by. Prolly very similar to the 5th ed fearless rules.

    And the fact that the drones have the deepstrike rule, leads me to beleive that an Army wide deepstrike rule. May not be in place. Otherwise why would they need it?

    Of coures this is me just trying to guess off what im reading.

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  10. Glad to see another Jet Pack although I didn't think it would be in Daemons... lol... and yeah, now I need to add jet pack and cavalry to my index card of random rules I didn't used to even think about... might need a bigger index card...

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  11. From what I have seen of the supposed rules so far, to say I'm worried would be an understatement.

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  12. I can roll with Daemon Princes being HQ units- the more variety the better. I always switch it up anyhow. I like the cannon of Khorne's stats- I look forward to playing it on the battlefield.

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