Someone now has their July White Dwarf, and is letting us all in on exactly what he is seeing in it. So if you are interested in what the latest White Dwarf is revealing to us about the Apoclypse release, this is for you.


Please remember that this is one person very quickly going through the White Dwarf that just arrived for him today.

via Morathi's Darkest Sin  on Warseer
For some odd reason the White Dwarf mags turned up today, the first time we have had White Dwarf before its release date in months. However it would seem to indicate there will be a lot of 'one-click' deals based on the formations appearing online this friday. Of course going on previous one click deals I assume that will mean at zero discount. Tbh its what I expected and it will certainly save me some money, in the sense I won't be buying any of them.

They have a page advertising a few which match the old book... Dread Mob, Leman Russ Tank Company, Carnifex brood, Phoeniix Court of Khaine, Lord of the Black Crusade, plus one I don't recognise as the army is newer than the last Apocalypse update.. Carnival of Pain. (Dark Eldar, Urien Rakarth, Haemonculus, 3x Grotesques, wracks and 3x Talos.)

On a side note the Bombardment dice thingy, is 125 Dice in a clear cube, like their £4 ones. The dice are cool mind, black with red pips, and the one replaced by an Ad-mech symbol. The gamers case is nice mind, half tempted to get one.

They have a few pages show from the book, but the Necron craft isn't one of them. The Khorne Lord of Battles has tzeentch prefered number of Hull Points, as do Baneblade class tanks by the looks of it (both the Stormlord and Stormsword pages are shown.) Also the Khorne Lord of Battles is triple blessed by Khorne, as if you put three of his unholy number alongside one another, that would be his starting points.

like a normal 40K release, the bit on it at the start hints at what it can do fluff wise, they use two in the battle report, so there might be hint of what it can do there, but no defined rules. I could only reference the Lord of Battles stuff, because it is one of nine double page spreads they show when talking about the Apocalypse rulebook near the start. Each pic is two inches by three inches but you can just about make out the text, even at that size.

Skimming the battle report the Vault's main attack is called 'Sky of falling stars' and seems to hint at meteors pounding the battlefield. One of the new templates is five large sized looking blast markers attached to one another so you can string them out, curl them around to represent a line of explosions. I'm guessing it uses that one. (edit - it does)

Also the Aquila fortification gun is noted as a Macro cannon.

one of the double page spreads is about Superheavy walkers, there is also a Heldrake squadron that can do a 60" move at the end of the deployment phase, which seems pretty brutal.

Collectors Edition
Oh and for the first time (well in my mind at least) the Collectors edition is actually worth considering. Not only does it come in a very nice box, with the strategic cards, and a couple extra bits and pieces. It also has every formation in the book printed on card stock, looks like A4 ish size. So you don't need to flick all over the book for Baneblade rules etc and comes with a three panel quick rules screen.

Gamer's Edition
The gamer edition case is lovely by the way, huge double headed eagle on the side and bits of text/warning signs as if its a Vortex Grenade case. Big enough for four Baneblades as well. Although at the moment I am getting really tempted by the collectors, going to have to be quick If I go for one as they are going to fly. Having all the formations as individual card sheets is so blinkin useful, as is the quick reference rules screen with art on the back (like a DM screen) as well as a warzone book that is noted as not being out for several months as an extra, oh and a excellent looking travelling case.


27 Comments:

  1. Only 9 hull points? With that size I would have guessed 12-15.

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    1. The Baneblade has three structure points, so 9 hull points is consistent with Forge World's 3 hull points per structure point guideline.

      Presumably there will be either a special super-heavy damage table or a super-heavy rule that states how many hull points are lost per Explodes result.

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  2. I'm having a hard trouble adjust that a starship cannon that needs to be reloaded manually via thousands of slaves with ropes can be mounted on such a small bunker.

    http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120820134338/warhammer40k/images/a/a7/1291788532188.png

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  3. A Heldrake squadron?

    ...A Heldrake squadron...

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    1. Heldrakes aren't very scary in apocalypse games really.

      My Necron pylons testify to this at least.

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    2. Nice players in my area stopped at two because of the difficulty to paint, and the op nature that makes people cringe. This is the best way to get people to buy three IMO.

      All bets are off for apoc though. The 60" movement could make them fun. Plenty of stuff to shoot them down. I personally welcome it. If I ever get to see this squadron take down a Titan I'll be delighted.

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    3. Hah! You wish! What would they even do that with?

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  4. The Vault makes Meteor crash down? Lol I never would have guessed by the looks of it. Maybe there's more too it.

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  5. Oh dear. A whole squadron!! Better get that eldar anti air ready. Hope we get crimson hunter squadrons!!

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  6. NOOO not card stock again... i don´t need stupid cards that get lost or damaged. We had that in 2nd and it just made the hobby more expensive & stupid without adding anything!!!! I don´t want to buy a 80,-€ card set or print out a 100 cards i downloaded for free. Its just stupid!!!!

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  7. Original poster was "Morathi's Darkest Sin" on Warseer, not "Darkest Sin"

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  8. Carnifex brood . . . bahahaha!!! "Now you can take even more of a crap unit!"

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    1. Fexes are not crap they are just overpriced.

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    2. New Dex may7 change all that.

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  9. I work at a supermarket and saw them out on sale in the magazine rack!!
    Had to have a little flick through after my shift :) the templates look cool and they have a vortex grenade template that looks exactly like one that was released with storm of magic a couple of years ago. It all looks soooo good and sucks I won't be able to afford anything this month - especially the collectors edition.

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  10. Except this time with the formations it probably won't be a saving, it will just be three of whatever for 3x normal price, unlike previous Apocalypse that gave deals on things like Linebreaker squadrons.

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  12. Who plays Apoc anyway? It's lame.. Would rather just play a normal game as most folks probably... He'll I barely have time to play a 2000 pt game let alone Apoc...

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    1. I never understood why people seem so against apoc. BTW, you know "he'll" stands for "he will" don't you?

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  13. So superheavies now have HULL POINTS instead of STRUCTURE POINTS?

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    1. They have both, don't they? I thought they gave superheavies HP to coincide with the changes to the glance and pen rules.

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    2. As per the latest rules I could find, Superheavies have Hull Points equal to Structure Points*3 - so it's the same.
      But I would expect them to have a different damage chart, so they cannot get wrecked by 1 penetrating hit.
      When they DO blow up, they have a Catastrophic Damage Table, which makes them go a little extra boom.

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