Chapter Tactics #171: Tips and Tricks We Learned From Playing 9th Edition 40k

In this episode, the guys talk about the new GW general rules FAQ that dropped. They also go over their early experiences playing games of 9th edition and share the things they learned about how to succeed in 9th edition games.

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7 Responses to “Chapter Tactics #171: Tips and Tricks We Learned From Playing 9th Edition 40k”

  1. AgentX August 11, 2020 8:01 am #

    Glad to hear mention of an army built around strategic reserves. I think the ability to hide literally anything off the board hasn’t sunk in for the majority of players yet.

    You can basically guarantee anything you value will get 1 turn before the enemy can counter it.

    My 9th edition space wolves lean heavily on the mechanic right now for maximum alpha strike and point scoring.

    Space wolves can strategic reserve 3 separate cyber wolves for a grand total of 45 points and 1 CP

    Easy to arrive where needed for secondary objectives like engage on all fronts or linebreaker while the rest of the army is fighting over midfield objectives.

    Our natural cunning of the wolf (outflank stratagem) enables us to send infantry to any board edge on turn 2…including the enemy battlefield edge. This is ideal for eradicators and their 24″ range.

    I also have a terminator plasma bomb that can teleport in

    Be the alpha…strike hard

    And if someone tries to return the favor they get to learn about Chooser of the Slain (paired with dual storm cannon leviathan when possible)

    • Reecius August 11, 2020 10:43 am #

      I agree that this strategy hasn’t fully sunk in. I think it will though, as people see how strong it is.

      • Dakkath August 11, 2020 7:00 pm #

        I still remember back in 5th ed where entire armies would deploy in reserve

        • N.I.B. August 11, 2020 10:23 pm #

          My null deployment nids was the most fun I’ve had in 40K to this point. Oh Mycetic Spores how I loved thee.

        • Reecius August 12, 2020 9:12 am #

          Yeah, I actually like that, but the devs felt it created a non-experience and didn’t like the effect it had. I think getting blasted off of the table on turn 1 with no recourse by an IF artillery army is even worse personally, but hey, I don’t write the rules =P

          • AgentX August 12, 2020 10:30 am

            I am probably in the minority but I think dice rolls to arrive on turn 2 should be used (turn 3 is auto)

            Alpha strike isn’t the best mechanic for fair play and sportsmanship

            Some risk to using the mechanic would balance it out

          • Reecius August 12, 2020 12:05 pm

            I didn’t like the random element, it was too swingy and to me didn’t feel realistic, like they can’t time something correctly and they’re elite warriors? Felt unrealistic although I do see the game mechanic point of it adding a risk element.

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