This year’s Chapter Approved makes checking your points and writing your next killer list super simple. Rather than just providing the changes, you’ll get reference points for every unit currently in the game! This means you’ll only have to look in one place when getting matched play ready. These are all contained in this lovely little booklet – the Munitorum Field Manual, included with every copy of Chapter Approved.
This article was originally published on the Warhammer-community site.
To help you hit the ground running, we got in touch with playtester Andrew Gonyo to hear about the biggest updates this year, starting with…
Space Marines of all flavours have seen some cracking updates this year, with First Founding and successor Chapters alike getting new models, rules and points! Chapter Approved gives the Dark Angels an update in line with their Codex-adherent kin.
If you love iconic units like Ravenwing Black Knights, you’ll love this update – these plasma-toting bringers of vengeance, for instance, have been dropped from 38 to 34 points.
Grey Knights are another set of Space Marines who’ve seen some significant reductions, across both characters and core units that every army uses. A member of a Strike Squad now costs, on average, a mere 17 points per model after you’ve kitted them out, while their Terminator counterparts will now come to around 35 points a model.
Necrons have seen some thorough revisions, making them all the more dangerous to those upstart civilisations that dare defy their elders and betters! You can look forward to some less-seen units finding new niches. Triarch Praetorians, for instance, have seen a chunky reduction of 26 to 20 points when armed with rods of covenant, or 22 points when armed with voidblades and particle casters.
As experienced Warhammer 40,000 players will know, Aeldari flyers are excellent picks for matched play due to their firepower, speed and durability. A number of options that our playtesters found were consistently overperforming have had their points nudged up. At 150 points, the Crimson Hunter Exarch remains a great choice, but is less of an “auto-include” – as is the Razorwing Jetfighter, now at 115 points.
For all the latest points updates, make sure to pre-order your copy of Chapter Approved 2019 this weekend – and stay tuned for more Chapter Approved previews this week.
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