*** 8th Edition 40k Transition Thread ***

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Re: *** 8th Edition 40k Transition Thread ***

Postby MrScotty » Mon May 29, 2017 8:30 am

A few more rumors apparently from the guy who has the books and made this post:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Warhammer40k/c ... atasheets/

Mephistons invulnerable save is actually invulnerable - ignores mortal wounds. There ya go JP ;)

Necrons - We'll be back is FUN AGAIN! Oh that makes me happy to see.

Tau - rail guns are looking nasty for sure. AP-4 D6 damage, and the broadsides get two shots now.
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Re: *** 8th Edition 40k Transition Thread ***

Postby MrScotty » Mon May 29, 2017 8:39 am

"Ork Battlewagon M12" W16 T7 Save 4+, can get T8 but loses Open-topped. Deff Rolla hits on a 2+, 6 attacks S8 Ap-2."

Oh man I hope that's true that would be glorious.
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Re: *** 8th Edition 40k Transition Thread ***

Postby Eisenfresser » Mon May 29, 2017 12:21 pm

MrScotty wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 8:27 am
Also the heldrake appears to be just a really REALLY fast tank now. I don't see a rule that says you can't charge it and it doesn't seem to have a minimum range. Maybe because this is somewhat of a low flying flyer it doesn't have one? But I was fully expecting there to be some kind of "can only assault with other units with the fly keyword" rule.
We don't know what the FLY keyword does, right? Do keywords like FLY and INFANTRY function like USRs?
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Postby wnbrice » Mon May 29, 2017 12:23 pm

If you look at it it doesnt have the minimum range that they said some flyers would have. If I had to guess hover flyers wont get the minimum range but also wont get the negative modifier to hit.
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Re: *** 8th Edition 40k Transition Thread ***

Postby MrScotty » Mon May 29, 2017 3:15 pm

http://imgur.com/a/X7xLA

Here's a leak of something pretty substantial: tons of Adeptus Astartes stuff including Blood Angels.

One of the major interesting things I'm seeing is that though it isn't 100% confirmed, most rumors are pointing to the Fly keyword giving a blanket -1 to hit with ranged weapons, and we can see that the new Skyfire is "hit air targets normally, hit ground targets on -1." That means ALL jump pack, jet pack, and presumably skimmer/jetbike units are going to be harder to hit, with the latter two offset by what I'll bet is the removal of the "Jink" rule as standard.

Looking at some of those Blood Angels units - damn, Death Company stuff with lemartes is going to be nasty now. A DC dread with a magna grapple within 6" of lemartes has about a 75% chance of getting into combat turn 1 if it charges a vehicle, and regular death company units have about a 50% chance. Furioso Dreadnoughts are booking it 8" per turn. And the new apothecary power you can see on Brother Corbulo - bringing models back from the dead, holy shit!
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Re: *** 8th Edition 40k Transition Thread ***

Postby spruter » Mon May 29, 2017 3:22 pm

Sisters of battle rumor:

http://natfka.blogspot.com.au/2017/05/8 ... ealed.html

The writer isn't very positive on it, but I'm excited.

Loving the penitent engine and acts of faith. May want to run a repentia and penitent army with the move and pile in acts of faith.
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Re: *** 8th Edition 40k Transition Thread ***

Postby MrScotty » Mon May 29, 2017 3:35 pm

Yeah tbh im not sure why the author of the article thinks that a "shoot twice" ability magically changes SoB from a short ranged shooting army to a gunline army, that's a bizarre assertion. I agree that spamming imagifiers seems like the way to do it if you're playing a full sisters army. These new "micro-characters" are interesting, I wonder what slot they'll generally end up taking up in the force org chart.
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Postby Fenris Frost » Mon May 29, 2017 4:20 pm

The Pred's autocannon got a pretty big boost. Looks like Heavy 2d3 shots, good strength, -1 AP, and 3 damage each...am I seeing that right?
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Re: *** 8th Edition 40k Transition Thread ***

Postby Eisenfresser » Mon May 29, 2017 4:57 pm

Did Space Marines just get a blanket +1 Attack? 'Cause the Combat Knife grants an extra attack.
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Re: *** 8th Edition 40k Transition Thread ***

Postby MrScotty » Mon May 29, 2017 5:01 pm

Eisenfresser wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 4:57 pm
Did Space Marines just get a blanket +1 Attack? 'Cause the Combat Knife grants an extra attack.
Depends on if they all come with them/have access to them. None of the datasheets we have list combat knives, so it could be that now only Scouts have them and for everyone else they're just considered to be the "Generic CCW" that we saw in the core rules assault section.
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