Category: Warhammer 40k


Warhammer 40,000 – 40k 7th edition – new army organisation preview

Games Workshop have just released a preview video for army organisation changes in 40k 7th edition.

You can view the video here.

What does this show us? GW want to give players more freedom and reflect the background.

The changes are “radical”, but the old FOCs are still valid, just not mandatory. There are two new FOC options and benefits for the different FOC types.

  1. Unbound Army
  2. Formations

Preparing for a big battle

Despite having run a large-scale 40k battle at least once a year, I still don’t seem to fully have a hang of the task. Perhaps this is a good thing, if the alternative would being complacent and likely unprepared. I think the main issue is the feeling of steering the whole scenario alone this time round and not having a distinct list of what I’ll be taking to play with.


Version 7 of Warhammer 40,000? What about Horus Heresy – 30k ? Battles in the Age of Darkness!

Unless you’ve been in space or far away from technology, you’ve heard the rumours about a new version of 40k. The stores have removed stock, the web store is showing no availability – it can only mean one thing. Or maybe two. We’re getting a new book, but is it version 6.5 or version 7. Does it really matter? You’re going to get a new book either way.


Ork Boat rules – Operation Ironclad

On 17th May the Big Cap Battles team will be playing Operation Ironclad. Like its namesake, this scenario will be a naval and air assault on a fortified island, involving Eldar, Tau, Orks and various Imperial footprints.

Alongside the game, there’s a competition being run for best Ork boat! As everyone has taken the effort to make all manner of naval vehicles for Orks (and some Eldar) it became evident that we needed some rules for them. So, I present the v1.0 rules for a selection of custom Ork vehicles and related rules.


Imperial Knight Houses – a living guide to colour schemes

Knights have been around for three decades in the Warhammer 40,000 universe and until this week their background material has been quite thin. An article in White Dwarf 126 and some basic information in the classic Epic supplements.  Graham McNeil brought them back into the mainstream with the Knights of Taranis in the Horus Heresy novel, Mechanicum (6 years ago!).

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