40K 6th ed Rules Leaked? (Rules up, Working on Podcast summary now)

Podcast overview here.

This is flying around the net, and might be legit.

Check it out and see for yourself!

Password: pancake





So far, I love what I see. These are all changes I have wanted to see for years, and for the most part, make the game better on my first read through.

Everything got deadlier. That means bigger games, more tactical options, more fun.

I hope these are accurate or nearly accurate.


This is a new statline that works with BS to determine if hit a unit

Evasion (EV)

The Evasion Value indicates how hard it is to hit

the model. The smaller and faster, the better the

Evasion Value of a warrior. This characteristic is

not part of the model’s profile as it depends on

the speed of the model. A moving Tau Fire

Warrior has an Evasion of 3, a stationary Land

Raider tank only an Evasion of 1. This

characteristic is described on page 70.

Cover Save are now 5+ looks like for many things

    • Wound allocation: Back to 4th ed we go! All wounds are distributed by armor type, multi-wound models count for as many models as they have remaining wounds. Sarge and his special weapon buddies are last to die.
    • Running in the movement phase….most of us do this already!
    • Instant Death, this is awesome! Instant death is totally changed, if your toughness is exceeded by 4 points of strength you take 2 wounds. By 5, 3 wounds, etc. Tyranids, rejoice!
    • If you double your opponent’s WS, you hit on 2’s in combat! If their WS is double yours, you hit on a 5, triple, you hit on a 6!
    • Rigid saves: sounds like FnP, but is ignored by AP 1,2,3 or instant death attacks. FnP is a 4+ rigid save
    • Removed from play now just means removed as a casualty. Necrons get a break from JotWW!
    • Preferred enemy: Shooting and HtH! But like 4th ed, always hit on a 3+, if normally hitting on a 3+, now hits on a 2+. If you choose to shoot at a unit that you have PE against, but don’t, you lost the rule for the rest of the game! Now Destroyers with preferred enemy: Everything! makes sense!
    • Tiers of Eternal Warrior, still reading it, but if you have EW 1, you ignore ID 1, etc. level 3 ignores all ID
    • If a unit can be singled out by an attack (JotWW) it becomes it’s own unit. Shielded (USR) ignores that rule.
    • Falling back is now your movement + D6″
    • some units can cause Terror which triggers a morale check
    • Shaken applies to all units now, like pinning for infantry and shaken as now for vehicles
    • Broken units automatically fail their morale if they lose a combat.
    • Broken units automatically fail their morale if they lose a combat.
    • Tactical Retreat: If a unit falls off the board, they are removed from play but does not count as destroyed. You can choose to leave the game and not give up a KP or VPs.
    • Immobilized counts for all unit types. Immobile units EV value (evasion) is decreased, usually +1 to hit them.
    • Tiered fearlessness: can be pinned or shaken. Nice! Fearless units are subject to rules but are better against them. Level 3 fearless ignores everything, though. Stubborn the same. Cold Blooded new rule allows you to choose to pass or fail. ATSKNF largely remains the same.
    • Critical hits: this is a blanket rule that automatically wounds and ignores all saves but invulnerable, vehicles take a penetrating hit. Triggered by certain attacks and difficult terrain roles, which now are on a 6, not a 1.
    • new Dense terrain type: can’t see through it at all. If a unit is in it, you ignore this unit for shooting.
    • Cover saves now 5+ for all but fortified ruins.
    • Skilled Rider now IGNORES difficult terrain checks.
    • Airborne rule: units with this rule ignore difficult and dangerous terrain, but still gain a cover save form it.
    • Move through cover: run/cruise through difficult terrain.
    • Turn phases: Move, Assault, Shoot, Consolidate
    • BIG! In order to control a mission objective, you must have it for an ENTIRE turn.
    • Turns are defined, things that occur :at the beginning of the turn” are clearly defined.
    • Cruise and Combat speed are for all units now, cruising or running for infantry, is a straight double movement, no more random roll.
    • You cannot shoot before charging anymore. A Charge is a double move.
    • Engage action: charge normal movement distance (not double), but can shoot in the following shooting phase
    • Flat Out: triple movement
    • Fleet adds 2″ to your movement value!
    • Fast rule: shoot twice if stationary, shoot normally after moving or charging
    • Rage: can’t remain stationary, must take -1 morale check to not charge enemy unit within 12″
    • Alpha Strike: charging into terrain makes defenders I10, charging already engaged unit makes attacker I10
    • In HTH, if a template deviates onto combat, each unit under it only takes 1 hit. Can’t target into HtH.
    • BIG RULE: No Retreat is now a critical hit for every wound you lost combat by (ignores armor) but you can pass a morale check with a -1 for every wound you lost combat by. Wow, that levels the playing field, a LOT!
    • Sweeping advance: if you lose combat and fail a morale, you roll 5+ and break out of combat or are destroyed. If your In is higher than the pursuing unit’s In, you break off on a 4+
    • 3″ consolidation
    • Hit and Run now only 3″, but can now shoot in the following shooting phase
    • Hulk rule: can not attack in HtH
    • Intractable rule: cannot be bound in HtH
    • All models with a base (infantry, walkers, MCs) do NOT block LOS. They grant a 5+ cover unless the squad leader of the firing unit can not see the target unit, in which case the save is a 4+
    • Look out sarge: a unit can force a cover save to a unit behind it, even if normally the target unit would not get a save, but the intervening unit takes a critical wound for every save that is passed
    • Evasion: 3 base for all units. Massive: Tanks, MCs, GCs, bastions, walkers, super-heavies -1 Ev. Stationary -1. Jink +1, Swarm +1, Flyer always a 6, point blank (squad leader is within 12″) EV always 3
    • Divide fire: if you have the divide fire rule, you can give up a shot to shoot all remaining weapons at different targets! A vehicle that holds still can do some serious work, but is easier to hit. Applies to Tanks, Battle Suits, jetbikes, walkers and aircraft
    • Multi-Targeting: if you have this rule, you can double your shots if you hold still!! Wowzers. If you have multi-targeting(3) you can shoot three times. If you hold still, you shoot 6 times!
    • Night Vision now lets you reroll your check unless their stealth is higher than their Night Vision.
    • Overwatch! If an enemy unit ends its move within 12″ of a unit with this ability, they can perform a defensive shooting action at them out of sequence
    • Relentless: can fire as if they held still, rapid fire to 18″ as opposed to 24″
    • Tiered stealth: +1. 2. 3 etc.
    • Swarms: eternal warrior (1), +1 evade, vulnerable to blasts
    • veiled: tiered level 1, 2d6x3 to spot, level 2 2d6x2, level 3 2d6x1.5 to spot.
    • Draw Back rule: performed in the consolidation phase, 2d6″ move after shooting: eldar jetbikes
    • In the consolidation phase (after shooting) you can join or leave a unit, embark in a vehicle(!), move or regroup.
    • You can oly regroup if you are not within 12″ of an enemy unit, but if you embark into a vehicle, you automatically regroup.
    • Patch up: bye bye wound allocation tricks! If you have more than one multi-wound model with a wound, take a wound from one and give it to another until only one model remains with less than full wounds! Peace out, Draigowing!
    • Defensive fire: you can shoot a unit that comes within 12″ out of sequence with this rule. Nice! shoot units as they assault you.
    • Charge by CHance: sounds like over-watch but for assault. If a unit appears within 6″ of the unit with this rule, it can assault that unit. Sounds like shooting a transport, blowing up it up, then assaulting the unit inside.
    • Rapid Fire: tiered rapid fire, if within 12″ you get one extra shot. rapid fire (2) gives 3 shots at 12″, 2 at 18″
    • assault weapons count as a secondary close combat weapon in HtH
    • Ordnance weapons take 2 fire actions to fire, ordnance barrage take 4 fire actions
    • “bomb” type weapons are fired in the movement phase
    • grenades can be used as weapons against massive type models (MCs!) or vehicles but WS is 1
    • Directed Hits: attacker chooses what models take the wounds. Stopped by shielding units, or the shielded rule.
    • Grenade launchers halve the WS of the defending unit when attacking them with grenades
    • ID causes an additional wound even if the str value of the attack isn’t high enough to normally cause ID. Eternal warrior block ID if the tier is higher.
    • master crafted rerolls a miss, multiple master crafted weapons of the same type in the same unit reroll one miss per model with the rule (speeds things up a lot)
    • coarse weapon: only another coarse weapon may grant an additional attack and can’t be directed.
    • Blast weapons. Wow! Hit with BS as normal, if you miss, scatter the number x 2 (always scatters). So if you hit on a 4, you can only ever scatter 4″ max!
    • Template weapons: can shoot out 3″ from the firing model unless otherwise greater, if it hits the firing point of a vehicle or bastion, D3 models inside are hit! Can be fired in the turn you assault, hitting D6 times on the target unit at the weapons str and ap.
    • blast weapons hit as described above. Any model partially under the template gets hit at full strength (even vehicles). If the blast hits a vehicle, full strength to armor in firer’s facing. If not on vehicle, full strength to armor facing the center of the blast but -3 on the damage table.
    • Multiple blasts: fire one weapon as “lead.” Resolve where it lands, all secondary shots must touch the preceding template and hit as many enemy models as possible, moving towards the enemy unit if the shot missed. Wow. Faster, and much deadlier.
    • Rail Weapons: awesome! Target a model within range, even if not in LOS. Roll to hit as with a blast weapon. After final point is determined, draw a line between point and firing unit. All units under the line take as many hits as models under the line. Holy crap, this can rape tanks! A Hammerhead could theoretically hit as many tanks as are in a straight line and in range! Models out of LOS get a 4+. Multiple rail weapons resolve simultaneously, indirect rail weapons only grant a cover save if the unit is in area terrain.
    • Barrage: roll to hit as with blast weapon. If target is out of LOS you hit with BS, roll the scatter, on a “Hit” you hit. On an arrow you scatter double the die roll. On a BS miss, you scatter as normal.
    • Bombing is a free action done in the movement phase
    • AA weapons always hit target as if it were evade 3
    • Entangling weapons cause target to be in difficult and dangerous
    • pinning weapons cause cumulative morale checks to be pinned. -1 for each unsaved wound.
    • Snipers are finally legit! All sniper weapons are pinning, rending, directed hits! Wow, they can choose who they can hit! Finally.
    • Targeter: shooting unit makes target count as stationary for EV purposes.
    • Twin-linked template weapons increase their range to 6″. Wow, twin flamers now shoot farther instead of rerolling to wound.
    • Rapid fire weapons fire like assault weapons now, meaning they can always fire once out to max range, and an additional shot if within 12″. Nice!
    • Force weapons cause ID(2) so they don’t own monstrous creatures anymore. Thank goodness.
    • Power weapons now have the parry rule, which grants a 5++ in HtH! Awesome! A reason to take them.
    • Monstrous creatures now hit with a weapon that is 2xS, ap 2
    • All CCWs are ap6, which means Orks and Gaunts and such get no save from most HtH attacks.
    • whitcblades are str7, and can be “chanelled” activated with a ld test, to allow the wielder to reroll any failed invul saves.
    • Melta bombs finally have the melta rule and ap!
    • Psychic Hood: roll a D6 if within 24″, add mastery level, blocker needs to beat defender to stop power. Can’t be used inside a transport.
    • Unit Types:
    • Infantry: 6″ move, 12″ run or charge
    • Beasts or Calvary: move 7″, charge 21″, run 14″
    • Jump Infantry: move 9″, charge or run 18″, deep strike
    • Flying Infantry: airborne, move 9″, run or charge 18″, deep strike
    • Jet Pack: move 6″, airborne, draw back, deep strike, 12″ charge or run
    • Bikes: move 8″, charge or run 16″, fast, multi-targeting (1), jink, +1 toughness against shooting attacks only, more resistant to ID
    • Jetbikes: move like bikes, plus airborne, and draw back for Eldar
    • MC’s: massive, monstrous, multi-targeting (2), relentless
    • Gargantuan Creatures: 9″ move, fearless (3) and a host of other rules
    • Ground Vehicle: any vehicle not specified is a ground vehicle, move 6″, fearless (2), hulk, intractable, multi-targeting(1), relentless
    • Skimmer: move 8″, same rules as ground vehicle but also airborne
    • Fast Skimmer: same as skimmer but also: jink, fast
    • walkers: vehicle, fearless (2), massive, multi-targeting(1), relentless
    • artillery: same as above but also crew, crew members are markers that represent firing models. take one away every time the vehicle suffers an unsaved glancing or penetrating hit.
    • Fortifications: same as above bu also hulk and immobile
    • Characters
    • special rule: covering fire: Character forgoes shooting to allow unit to have one directed shot if the unit rolls at least 3, 6’s to hit.
    • Characters allow their unit to regroup in the consolidation phase. No mention to minimum unit sizes.
    • Characters have directed hit rule in HtH and shooting!
    • Characters can either be a squad leader or an IC.
    • Squad leaders are really important. They determine characteristic tests, facing for shooting at vehicles, seeing if the enemy unit is in cover, point blank range, etc.
    • If squad leader dies, another model takes his/her place.
    • IC’s can not join vehicles or MCs/GCs unless they are of the same unit type.
    • Psykers
    • Psykers can perform one “power” type action per level of mastery. Mastery goes from one to 6. Humans rarely exceed 3, Eldar or Daemons rarely exceed 5.
    • All psykers level 1 unless specified otherwise. 1 power per level, can’t be duplicate power unless otherwise specified.
    • Perils on 2 or 12, critical hit. No mention of rerolling successful invul saves.
    • Psyker squads are cleared up. One model counts as using the power.
    • Any psyker can attempt to stop a power, works on a 5+ so long as the defender is not in a vehicle and within 24″
    • Vehicles
    • No vehicles can go up levels in a building anymore, even walkers.
    • Terrain checks for every piece of terrain moved through.
    • Hitting a Vehicle in HtH is different. If vehicle moves, they are WS10, if they hold still, WS0.
    • “Tank” type vehicles get -1 to the damage table. Leman Russ, hoooo!
    • Super heavies: -3 on the damage table.
    • weapon destroyed is -1 to multi-targeting. Reduced to 0 can only fire one weapon. reuced to -1, can’t shoot.
    • Immobilized 2 times = dead.
    • Explodes is now d6″ radius. All units in range, or that were embarked roll a d6 for as many models as were hit. On a 6, the unit takes a critical hit. Exploded vehicles leave no debris behind.
    • wrecks are a 5+, difficult, dangerous
    • hull breach: for every additional stunned or immobilized result in the same phase, the damage is 1 higher. Ouch.
    • skimmers that are immobilized hit the ground off their base, and models underneath move out of the way.
    • Sqaudrons: any stunned, shaken, immobilized result ignored on a 5+ with +1 for each vehicle in the squadron. If test is failed, each vehicle in the squadron suffers the result.
    • smoke=5+ cover
    • dangerous terrain=roll d6, on a 6, vehicle suffers penetrating hit. only invul save to stop
    • repair rules got WAY better: on a 5+, repairing model removes a shaken, stunned, immobile or weapon destroyed result. Or, can boost the vehicle with the same role to add a level of multi-targeting! Techmairnes and Techpriests just got waaaaay cooler. For squadrons, only works if he passes the roll for every vehicle in the squadron.
    • Super Heavy and Titan rules in the book.
    • Tanks are not what they were. Lots of old tank vehicles are no longer tanks. Tanks are -1 to evade, but -1 on the damage table, too. AV14 tanks get multi-targeting(3)
    • units in a transport are now relentless!
    • buuuuut, may only target units within 18″
    • If an enemy unit is within 2″ or an exit point, the unit inside the transport can not get out.
    • disembarking is the same as now.
    • Embarking is huge now. If the squad leader is within 3″ of an entry point of a transport, the entire unit can embark. This occurs in the consolidation phase and nullifies any other conditions. Such as being broken. It also means the unit can avoid being wiped out if broken.
    • Emergency disembarkation means the unit is stunned after the vehicle is destroyed.
    • If all exits are blocked, the blocking units can perform a defensive fire or charge by chance move. Ouch.
    • Transports that enter play via deep strike, can only have embarked units make a combat move after
    • Flyers can no longer be assaulted! Only by jump or aerial units.
    • Supersonic allows them to fly across the table like Apoc flier rules. Minimum 12″ movement.
    • always hit on a 6
    • Lots of rules for fighters, rapid insertion, gunship which modify their shooting characteristics.
    • Fortifications
    • Rules for buildings, basically immobile vehicles with av12-14 and some crazy rules.
    • comm station: can shoot beyond 18″ for embarked units
    • segmented: dangerous terrain to models that deepstrike or supersonic within 24″
    • Missions
    • 3 basic missions.
    • 6 turns, no more random game length
    • First turn is determined by a cool system. You secretly bid stratagem points. If you bet higher, you go first unless the other guy outbids you. You keep bidding until one of you gives up. The winner goes first, the lower gets the extra stratagem points. If the loser rolls a 6, he gets 25% of the points he bet (rounding up). That is what seizing the initiative now is. You can’t take the first turn unexpectedly.
    • All missions use “victory points” although this is different than it was.
    • Annihilation is in most missions: Kill Points for how many points a unit costs: roll a D6 before the game starts 1-2 every 40pts is 1 VP. 3-4 every 50pts a unit is worth is 1 VP. 5-6 every 70pts a unit is worth gives a VP. Randomly screws MSU or KP denial. Nice.
    • For multi=player, the player that destroyed the last model of the unit gets the points.
    • Objectives are placed like Seize Ground now, 3 for a 1K game, 5 for a 1-2K game, 7 for a 2K-3K game.
    • To hold an objective, you must be within 3″ of it, outside of a transport, at the beginning of the turn, before reserve rolls, starting turn 2.
    • A unit can only hold one objective at a time. Vehciels can’t hold objectives. Scoring units get 3 VPs per turn, and 6 at game’s end!
    • Reserves
    • Wow, this is awesome! For every unit held in reserve, you get a “pool” of dice. You can take up to 3 and use it to roll for any unit or strikeforce in reserve. You can choose not to roll for any units.
    • If you roll the right number (same as now) they come one. A strikeforce can be any combination of units, but get a -1 to reserves. Units come in automatically turn 4.
    • This is way better than what we have now. So much more tactical.
    • Units that come in from reserve appear within 6″ of your board edge and may act normally, meaning they can shoot if they held still. Nice!
    • Deep Strike
    • If deepstriking out of 18″ of enemy models and not in impassible terrain or a transport, no scatter is made and the unit can only shoot.
    • If within 18″, the unit scatters as normal and if it lands on impassible terrain or other units, it reduces the scatter by as many inches as it needs to miss the object and becomes stunned. If the first model lands OK, but the rest can’t be placed, they are lost.
    • If you land within 12″ of enemy units, they may perform a defensive fire action.
    • units in a transport can remain embarked after deep striking!
    • If you have a beacon, icon or similar, units coming in within 6″ of it never scatter and don’t count as being in critical range.
    • “Ambush” deep strike: don’t scatter if within critical range.
    • “Heroic” deep strike means the landing unit can’t shoot, but also can’t be shot.
    • Outflanking
    • You choose what short table edge you appear on, and within 6″ of it. Nice! Reserve rolls for outflankers are made at -1.
    • Scouts
    • 12″ consolidation move after deployment for ALL units. No more turbo boosting scout moves. Allows Outflank
    • Missions
    • The main mission is Dawn of War, but different meaning. It is Seize ground and annihilation rules as described above. Reminds me of the Bay Area Open mission!
    • Meant for 2 players, 1K to 3K points.
    • Eye of the storm is the second mission: 3-5 players, same mission, alternate turn activation, alternate deployment. 1k to 1.5K per player
    • random game length
    • Massive attack
    • 3K points or more
    • 2 players
    • alternate turn structure with players activating portions of their army in turn. So, you use a part of your army, your opponent uses a part of theirs, etc until all units have gone and then the turn recycles.
    • same mission objectives.
    • Stratagems
    • These are bought during the first turn bid and are pretty awesome. They range from rerolling a single die per turn, to giving units twin linked, tank hunters, etc. Really cool mechanic, IMO, and one that adds a lot to the game.
    • That’s it for now, we’ll dig into the unit FAQ’s tomorrow. I am exhausted. 


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59 Responses to “40K 6th ed Rules Leaked? (Rules up, Working on Podcast summary now)”

  1. flaco January 10, 2012 8:11 pm #


  2. Son Of Dorn January 10, 2012 8:44 pm #

    HOLY CRAP! Thank you so much for sharing!
    ::Immediately digs into rules::

    • Reecius January 11, 2012 1:10 am #

      Awesome isn’t it? I am loving these rules!

      • Son Of Dorn January 11, 2012 1:15 am #

        Indeed! You see why I’ve been going on about them leading up ’til now? I love the depth. I can’t wait to see how they play. I want to see Tau and Eldar dominating with Rail weapons and speed (repsectively) Thanks for putting up the summary of changes. Nice to skim through something a little shorter than 129 pages. 🙂

        • Reecius January 11, 2012 3:19 pm #

          Yeah exactly! I love the tactical depth, and the options it provides. It looks like a system that rewards smart play and allows lots of options, as well as reduces randomness.

          • Son Of Dorn January 11, 2012 9:45 pm

            I’m gonna do a little dance if this means it’s out earlier than summer. How many months before the release of GK did the playtest copy leak? Maybe it could be a time window to go by…

  3. Defeatmyarmy January 10, 2012 9:48 pm #

    Im confused about evasion. Is evade in addition to their armor save? If so doa can be competitive again with evade armor and Fnp 🙂

    • Son Of Dorn January 10, 2012 10:26 pm #

      It modify’s the to-hit roll. Faster units are harder to hit because they are better at evading enemy fire.

  4. Paul Cornelius January 10, 2012 10:20 pm #

    Any chance you could email me this? I’m too dumb to figure out the download website.



    Paul Cornelius

    • Reecius January 10, 2012 10:26 pm #

      we’re updating the blog post with the rules as we read them, the file is very large, I will see if I can email it.

      • Son Of Dorn January 10, 2012 10:31 pm #

        it’s 1.1 mb

        • Reecius January 11, 2012 1:10 am #

          It is, actually. I thought it was bigger.

          • Son Of Dorn January 11, 2012 1:16 am

            Yeah. I think it’s because the pages have the actual text on them as opposed to being pictures, like usual.

  5. Puca Dubh January 11, 2012 12:54 am #

    File disappeared very quickly!
    Could you email a copy please?

  6. Puca Dubh January 11, 2012 1:02 am #

    pucadubh@gmail.com thx

  7. Kern January 11, 2012 1:17 am #

    http://www.4shared.com/rar/DEqNdglr/war … _rule.html
    new link, please re-upload and spread

  8. Fuegan17 January 11, 2012 1:51 am #

    you missed something on deepstrike, units can only turn, combat move or ENGAGE. you can now assault out of deepstrike, lictors are badasses once more because they get deepstrike(ambush)

    • Reecius January 11, 2012 11:56 am #

      Oh wow, you’re right!

      But, you have to take a big risk to do it, and you get shot before you pull it off.

  9. hardcore January 11, 2012 2:20 am #

    Link went dead before I could get a copy so I hope that someone will kindly post a new link

    As a major promoter of the Tau I see no reason to give the Tau a new codex this makes the Tau an extremely viable army as they are right now. for goodness sake if they’ve made it this far leave them alone and go work on some army that people want redone the Tau are fine and highly competitive as they are.

    I plan to start using these rules soon as there is a way to download them.

  10. poipo January 11, 2012 3:01 am #

    For those looking for the file.

  11. nehru January 11, 2012 3:43 am #

    any chance to drop it on nehru.destro@gmail.com

  12. bourlux January 11, 2012 3:45 am #

    If someone could send this files to a french player it would be very great



  13. sid January 11, 2012 4:13 am #

    send a copy for me pls! thx

  14. Frog January 11, 2012 7:04 am #

    Jeepers, that link died quickly, would someone who snagged it be kind enough to send me a cop at strathclyde_uni@hotmail.com please?


  15. cleaner666 January 11, 2012 7:17 am #


    Would be nice to get the file via mail, too.



  16. Unholy_Martyr January 11, 2012 7:43 am #

    So…much…information…I’ve been reading through the Rulebook and the Codex updates and some of the combinations are overwhelming.

    If this is anywhere near what the actual Rulebook will be like, I’m hoping the sell a digital copy as well because it’ll take WEEKS to sort through all of the new information!

  17. Mongooli January 11, 2012 8:51 am #

    So, with regards to deep striking, if i drop within 12″ of the enemy, then they get to shoot me first? this doesn’t seem right. Won’t lictors just get killed as soon as they enter the board then? Or drop pods with meltas inside will shot up before they can pop tanks. 🙁 other then that (and i might be reading it wrong) I like the rules, but move assault shoot will take some getting used to.

    • Son Of Dorn January 11, 2012 11:48 am #

      But isn’t their evasion higher for having moved? Makes them harder to hit, and with wound allocation back to the older style, you can kill off extra models and keep your melta’s alive.

    • Reecius January 12, 2012 12:29 pm #

      It’s the same as it was, you still get shot at once before assaulting, it just happens all at once as opposed to over 2 turns. Now, they can’t run away from you, it is actually better in some ways.

  18. al January 11, 2012 9:01 am #

    please email this file to me thanks.

  19. macexor January 11, 2012 9:11 am #

    I would be really thankful if anyone sent me this file.


  20. Spireland January 11, 2012 9:15 am #

    I really like it. Best part is cutting down on the wound allocation complication. Really needs more skulls though, just not enough skulls in the book.

  21. Kasil January 11, 2012 10:44 am #

    Can anybody tell me what “Rage” does now. Is it just the check on assaults or is the forced to move to the closest target part still in there?

    • Son Of Dorn January 11, 2012 11:45 am #

      The unit HAS to make a movement (any direction) and has to roll a LD check at -1 in order not to assault an enemy unit within 12″

    • Reecius January 11, 2012 11:51 am #

      Just means you can’t perform stationary actions. Means you can’t shoot heavy weapons, etc. YOu have to move, and -1 to morale to not charge.

    • Kasil January 11, 2012 12:10 pm #

      Death Company is playable now! Time to go buy some black paint.

      • Reecius January 11, 2012 2:52 pm #

        Not just playable, great!

  22. krisbot4000 January 11, 2012 1:36 pm #

    wow. eldar rangers/pathfinders are looking pretty good in that rule set.

    • Reecius January 11, 2012 2:52 pm #

      Sniper troops are awesome int his world.

  23. hardcore January 11, 2012 4:35 pm #


    Tau Deep strike got majorly messed up! I’ll take another wheel of cheese while I wine.
    Drawback after deep strike is a critical strategy the codex update makes Tau deep strikers free kill points. free battle suits anyone? mine are all useless now.
    it doesn’t say that Tau can’t assault off of deep strike, maybe they lost their fall back but can still charge that would be a consolation

    seems like markerlights got screwed really badly
    Disruption pods got really nerfed 5+ cover is not worth 10 points per model! this is like space marine extra armour, great idea and useful in storyline and theory but overpriced and not THAT effective on vehicle (unless you’re in a Landraider against Necrons) Tau are supposed to be technologically advanced it should be 4+ to keep them unique and good.

    • Son Of Dorn January 11, 2012 9:52 pm #

      I think it only makes Tau stronger. You’re going to have a whole slew of new dirty tricks that suits can do. They ALL come with the ability to split fire like vehicles do. That’s just the beginning. Rail rifles now have a purpose. You’ll be able to shoot them through multiple squads. Also, you’ll be able to shoot at squads as you’re charged. 10 points for a cover save that lasts then entire game is still a good deal. Now extra armor is VERY important because multiple stunned results stack upwards to destroy your vehicle. So, GK are being punished because fortitude won’t be able to save them from being glanced to death.

      Anyway, I could ramble on for an hour about the new rules, but I guess I should get to the point. What you can do now that you’ll no longer be able to do won’t matter. You’ll be devastating with Tau in new, surprising, and frightening ways! 😀
      I can’t wait to dust mine off for these rules.

      • hardcore January 11, 2012 10:06 pm #

        Fair point, fair point I need to play test it and get a video up

      • omegoku January 12, 2012 8:42 am #

        Don’t the tau move like Jetbikes in the consolidation phase? Using the Draw back rule it would be 2d6″ and is listed under jet packs
        So they can still move after they deepstrike and shoot?

    • Reecius January 12, 2012 12:31 pm #

      I think Tau got a boost, actually. Keep in mind, the 5 pt upgrade for a 4+ cover was not what that wargear was meant to do, and was WAY under-costed. Now, everyone else gets a 5+ once, Tau get it all the time! In comparison, they’re still much better.

      Let’s wait and see what happens before getting too mad, but I think Tau players will be happy…especially with the new Rail Weapon rules!

  24. Rantimus January 12, 2012 7:44 am #

    One word “winning!!

  25. Painnen January 12, 2012 9:00 am #

    I think Draigowing took a hit but Crowe and his Purifier friends got (IMO) a significant boost. +1 additional attack on the charge for the stormbolter as well as being able to make engage moves out of rhinos/razorbacks, yes plz!

    I think Draigowing will still be good however. They too get the stormbolter attack bonus if they assault and they still have sufficient armor groups between the staves, swords, and regular armored paladins. They are horricically slow compared to other races’ footies but playable nontheless.

    I also like being able to nominate a paladin of my choice as the leader. Mastercrafted Halberd toting Paladin that gets to choose who he kills in HtH, I like. At least to keep that kind of sniping honest, people are going to have to boost their sergent’s saves somehow.

    • Reecius January 12, 2012 12:30 pm #

      Grey Knights will still be great, they just won’t be as good as they were, which is for the better of the game, IMO.

  26. LB January 20, 2012 8:14 am #

    Could I perhaps get the file emailed?



  27. LB January 21, 2012 9:20 pm #

    So do the rules make deepstriking a melta gun squad pointless now? That seems to be what I’m seeing.

    • Reecius January 22, 2012 10:17 am #

      Depends on who you’re fighting. Some armies can sit and use Overwatch to obliterate the little units before they can do anything, while other armies won’t be equiped to do that. Basically, you cant units with large amounts of flak fire available to counter incoming infantry units.

  28. Edward January 26, 2012 7:17 am #

    Could I have it too please?


  29. Deino February 1, 2012 4:50 pm #

    Send it here, please


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