Greetings faithful servants of the emperor and heretics alike!
I am incredibly happy to tell you that Warhammer 40,000's 8th edition is finally about to be gifted to us all and here at Justplay we can't wait to crack out our power armour, fight over some teef and watch the galaxy burn with some chaos tainted marshmallows.
For us in the gaming world a new set of rules is a time to rejoice and this edition is no different. New and fresh rules, revitalised army lists and a reason to field the units that have gathered a little too much dust means we're all ready to embrace the holy bolter and take on the waves of chaos tearing across the galaxies.
Whilst not simply a new set of rules, this edition brings us the hulking new Primaris Space Marines in all their glory. Rocking a new edition Bolt Rifle and a cracking two wounds, these big boys are going to dominate the field with deafening waves of firepower.
Not to be left out of the limelight, the gods of chaos have brought forth new (smelly and slightly diseased) life into the ranks of the Death Guard Chaos Space Marines in the form of a beautiful new wave of miniatures and a range of new tactical toys to play with such as the horde of zombie-like Poxwalkers.
Alongside these beautiful new models all found in the new Warhammer 40,000: Dark Imperium starter box, this new edition brings new ways to play Warhammer 40k with your friends and enemies in the form of Point and Power based gameplay. Whilst Point based gameplay mirrors the old form of army selection with an intense focus on individual specialisation and competitive balancing, Power based gameplay introduces a way to play thematically sound armies in a quick pick format.
With this new system players choose the unit to field, increase the unit size by group and that's it! all weapons, custom equipment and other such choices are figured into the power cost leading to extremely swift army building that encourages full sized units and steers away from the min-maxing approach of previous editions.
Overall the starting strength of the death guard force in this box is considerable. In the starter set alone you receive 3 special characters to support your units, a Bloat-Drone to lay down suppressing fire, two units of hardy troops and a force that comes in at 39 total power. This is an incredible start with all of the staples of a strong Nurgle army going forth into this new edition.
A small consideration should be given to the new Plaguespitter special weapon available to your Death Guard, this new assault weapon gives the unit a new level of ranged flexibility in it's firepower and is a great option for removing anti armour in quick fashion..
With this new edition offering a new rule-set and army lists, we here at Justplay are holding a special 40k pre-release day for you to bring down your army, take a look at the new rulebooks, build a list and get cracking. We'll have new rulebooks to hand, help you build your first 8th edition army and let you get a chance to test out your new shiny toys.
Whether you want to give the new edition a try, pre-order your new Dark Imperium Box set or simply fancy taking a look at the new rules, pop down to our store and check out our 8th edition pre-launch on June 3rd and read about all the great offers we have on for the new game here.
Come join us this Saturday! Bring on down your models and we'll help you build a playable force on the day and get you gaming. We have all the new rules available and will be more than happy to help you get your current models onto the field and smiting heretics with this great new edition. Be one of the very first people to conquer your foes in the 8th edition and maybe you can emerge the victor in the grim darkness of the future. .
Thanks for checking out all of the great things we have going on for the launch! Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with all of our Warhammer 40,000 events such as our weekly 40k night every Wednesday. and our first tournament The Vortex Frontier on July 22nd!