The General’s Handbook 2017 – Announced

The following comes from the Warhammer-community page.

The General’s Handbook release last year proved to be perhaps the most important book released so far for Warhammer Age of Sigmar.

It introduced the revolutionary concept of the 3 Ways to Play – open, narrative and matched play – and was packed with a massive amount of content for any Warhammer Age of Sigmar fan. You gamers out there loved it, and we saw an explosion of Warhammer Age of Sigmar gaming across the world, from narrative campaigns to awesome multiplayer wars, and a huge increase in matched play tournaments.

But this book was only ever going to be the beginning.

The General’s Handbook is to be the mechanism by which the game is continually supported every year, and we’re delighted to announce today that a sequel is on the way.

The General’s Handbook 2017 will again be an invaluable resource for any Warhammer Age of Sigmar gamer.

For open play, the multiplayer rules have been massively expanded, and now include Triumph & Treachery – devious rules for mid-game betrayals.

Narrative players are about to get really spoilt. With Path to Glory soon to become its own stand-alone expansion, this section has been freed up for a huge amount of new content in the 2017 edition. Highlights include rules for siege warfare in the Mortal Realms and Time of War battlefield rules for locations in every realm (even the one’s we haven’t been to yet!).

Matched play is set to get plenty of updates too. These include new Battleplans, new rules of one, and updated points for units in every faction in the Mortal Realms.

Perhaps most excitingly of all are the new Allegiance Abilities. These are much expanded from those four Grand Alliance army-traits from the previous General’s Handbook. The new book will cover Allegiance Abilities for the likes of Fyreslayers, Seraphon, Slaaneshi hosts, Nighthaunts and over a dozen others.

This book is going to be seriously awesome for any Warhammer Age of Sigmar fan.

For those of you with the current edition, loads of the content in there – such as the battleplans, narrative games and campaign overviews – will remain valuable gaming content, so it will be well worth keeping hold of.

The General’s Handbook 2017 is on the way later this year, and like it’s predecessor, will come in an affordable paperback format.

Finally! This is awesome news. What do you all think?


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15 Responses to “The General’s Handbook 2017 – Announced”

  1. zero-charisma June 26, 2017 1:51 pm #

    Man! 2 generals handbooks and i can’t even get 1 slaves to darkness battletomb../sigh.

    • zero-charisma June 26, 2017 1:51 pm #


    • Reecius June 26, 2017 3:19 pm #

      Lol, true. They need one and I think would be very popular if they did get it. The models rock.

  2. Ytook June 26, 2017 2:22 pm #

    Awesome! Really looking forward to the new allegiance abilities, should do a lot to breathe new life into existing stuff.

    • Reecius June 26, 2017 3:18 pm #

      Same! I hope to see some points fixes for older factions too, like Wanderers.

  3. Requizen June 26, 2017 2:41 pm #

    Hype hype hype! I’m excited with the new 40k but AoS captured my attention so hard in the last year that it’s not even funny. My Stormcast already have Allegiance Abilities but this might be the push to get me to start another army!

    • Reecius June 26, 2017 3:19 pm #

      I know, I am mega pumped for this. Been waiting for it for ages!

  4. James Thomas June 26, 2017 3:41 pm #

    Can’t wait! AoS is great.

    I wonder what fixes we’ll see?

    Also, “MORE RULES OF ONE”?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!

    What in the world could that mean…

    • Reecius June 26, 2017 3:43 pm #

      Haha, I know, right? I locked in on that, too. Has to be for stacking the same buff and for Prayers. Limiting those will help the game a lot. Hopefully they fix the Balewind Vortex, too.

      • James Thomas June 26, 2017 3:54 pm #

        I think the balewind would be fine at 80pts but removing the restriction on assaulting.

        Or heck, it used to be 100pts and could only be assaulted by units, and for some reason they just said: “Yeh nope let’s make it immune to assault”. It definitely needs to be balanced…

        Good idea on that option for a rule of one. What if another was “only one of each battalion may be included”? That doesn’t come up in many armies, but it’s one of the few things I can think of, which tells you how well I think

        • Reecius June 26, 2017 6:30 pm #

          Yeah, agreed. The Balewind is fine if it doesn’t block movement and prevent charges.

  5. Samuel Valdez June 26, 2017 7:45 pm #

    Super excited! List of current rebased factions, if you remove the ones with new battletomes (Allegiance Abilities) you get close to their teased amount.

    Beastclaw Raider

    Blades of Khorne
    Disciplse of Tzeentch
    Daemons of Slaanesh
    Daemons of Nurgle
    Clan Pestilens
    Clan Skryre
    Clan Verminus
    Nurgle Rotbringers
    Slaves to Darkness

    Flesh-Eater Courts

    Eldritch Council
    Kharadron Overlords
    Stormcast Eternals

    • Reecius June 26, 2017 7:52 pm #

      Yeah, I can’t wait! Super hoping my Wanderers get fixed.

  6. Anggul June 27, 2017 12:45 am #

    Amazing new 40k AND even further refined AoS?

    This year just keeps getting better!

    • Reecius June 28, 2017 6:08 am #

      Right?! It’s a good time to be a nerd!

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