Ahhhh yeah! G-dubs breaks down the new info for 9th and tanks and monsters!
There are few more enjoyable experiences in games of Warhammer 40,000 than blowing your opponent’s forces to pieces with a devastating battle tank, gigantic walker or gribbly beast. Yet some wily enemies will insist upon ruining your fun by bogging your otherwise unstoppable pride and joy down in melee until it grinds to halt. No more!
That’s right – Vehicles and Monsters of every description are about to become a whole lot more menacing in the new edition, as they’ll be able to deal with the pesky attention of enemies within Engagement Range (that’s 1″ to you and me) by shooting them to pieces point-blank!
As you can see, the Vehicles and Monsters won’t have it all their own way – they’ll suffer a small penalty to their hit rolls (mainly because their targets will be clambering all over them trying to find a weak spot). Still, if you want to make the most of this newfound freedom, now’s the time to outfit a shiny new vehicle with those heavy flamer sponsons* you’ve always wanted!
What penalty to my hit rolls?
Of course, if you’re a Tyranid player, being able to shoot into combat with all your monsters is just the icing on the cake, as they’ll already be sweeping through the enemy ranks with each swing of their scything talons or enormous claws. ‘Nidzilla armies are coming back with a vengeance!
It’s fair to say that it looks like tanks, armoured walkers and monstrous creatures will soon be back on top of the damage-dealing pile – right where they should be! On the topic of damage dealing, check back with us tomorrow where we’ll be revealing exactly what Blast weapons are and what they do in the new edition.** Let us know which behemoth(s) of choice you’ll be looking to obliterate your foes with on our Warhammer 40,000 Facebook page.
* Other bile-spewing, acid-spitting, primordial-goop-spraying, warpfire-blasting alternatives are also available.
** Spoiler alert: they blow stuff up. Hard.
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