Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Age of Sigmar: Leaked Rules 4 page pdf

So the WH world is reeling. There is to be no 9th Ed. AoS is the new Warhammer. No more Armybooks. No more Rulebooks. Simple ruleset? Or just the starter set, with rules to follow. Wording certainly aimed at a younger (ahem...) player base. Child Friendly.

So here it is, Merry Xmas everyone (apologies to Slade)
Thanks to Jossy over at Plastic Crack:
Jossy scooped the breaking news here in NZ.

OK. So now it is Magic/Buffs first, then movement, shooting, THEN charging, Combat and resolution. No more turns, they are called ROUNDS now. 

No indication on how armies are compiled. " According to War scrolls" 
So a fixed prescriptive army composition ahead to make it simple for entry level players?

You can still march/move at the double. Lets call in RUNNING. M+D6
Flying still there.

Rolls to hit and wound remain, resolve damage.
2 spells, Arcane Bolt and Mystic Shield, Rest probably race specific.
Magic missile or Buff to saves. Simple

No points, but sudden death victories over numerically superior forces. Presumed Coup de Caput serpentis type rule (Taking the head off the snake) or it may be a sudden death taking of objective.
Terrain allowing for smaller scale tables ala 40K. Seems there are a 4 rules, bottom 3 visible in the clandestine snaps below:

So again: Simple rules per rumours has said, condensed some pages with easy and short texts (and child-friendly) language. Whether this is the basics of the new Warhammer or not time will tell, but assume it is the shape of things to come.

Here's also some info regarding the boxed game and more, all via Bell of Lost Souls. 

Ok, first some basics on the set:
Price: $125 US, Expect ca $200 in NZ, $180 in Aus, shafted again, folks? Rumour is $250.
Rules : Included in box + Free Download (Will this freebee remain?)
Backwards Compatability: 100%, rules for EVERY EXISTING WFB mini will be provided.
(Hopefully not at the speed FAQs and updates came out in the past)
No comments on size of the models

Box contents:
47 plastic miniatures – 18 Stormcast Eternals and 29 Warriors of Khorne.
A 96-page Warhammer Age of Sigmar background book – exclusive to the box set.
A 4 page rules sheet.
12 dice, 2 range rules and 2 transfer sheets.

Lets give away some freebies to try and hook em: 

Via Dr. Caligari 6-29-2015
White Dwarf
– WD 75 WILL include a free Stormcast Eternal.
– WD 75 will include all four pages of AoS rules in it.

– There are no point values in Age of Sigmar.
– All units will be represented by warscrolls.
– If your side is severely outnumbered, there are several “Sudden Death” objective you can pick from that success will result in your victory.
– Warscrolls have all the rules for the models with them.
– New models will come with warscrolls in their boxes.
– Army books are gone.
– Bases will not matter.
– Measurement is based on closest point of the models. (So yes, a sword that thrusts well past your base is where you’ll be measuring from.)

1 comment:

  1. the way i see it, they (original GW) developed in a vacum where they were one of the sole wargames providers, and we loved it. they have therefore witnessed alot of their original customers disappear because of the rise of the smaller, less complex games like Warma/hordes and X-wing, were the skill is creating the synergy between characters and units to win. though i am obviously disappointed that they feel a massed war game isn't marketable any more i am kinda curious how this is gonna play, as i like the Warma/Horde style. just my two cents