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Incoming! Spearhead

Postby mattjgilbert » Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:47 pm

From GW email:

Gather your tanks and ready your lascannons – in June the pages of White Dwarf magazine and games-workshop.com join forces to bring you a whole new expansion for Warhammer 40,000: Spearhead.

Spearhead is a new way to play Warhammer 40,000 that enables you to unleash exciting tank battles and daring breakthrough missions on the table top, bringing the full mechanised fury of the 41st Millennium to bear in your games. June's White Dwarf will contain the main part of the supplement, including new rules, missions and plenty of inspirational hobby advice. Alongside this, games-workshop.com will feature additional material for registered members such as details for how to assemble your Spearhead formations along with even more painting, modelling and collecting tips.

As if a whole new Expansion wasn't exciting enough, it's going to be accompanied by a range of new miniatures including some stunning new plastic kits – more details of these kits, and the Spearhead Expansion, will follow in May's issue of White Dwarf and on games-workshop.com in due time.
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Re: Incoming! Spearhead

Postby BANE » Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:02 pm

Woo hoo, big 40K push by the looks of things.
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Postby mattjgilbert » Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:08 pm

And it's also a WHFB year with 8th ed coming!
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Postby Ph4lanx » Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:11 pm

My bets are on a Stormraven kit making an appearance, along with perhaps a new Leman Russ kit and a Predator recut if I was putting money on it.

My stupid money would want a plastic Thunderhawk (c'mon GW, you know you want to!).
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Postby Spack » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:01 pm

Looks like I'll be able to start pulling out my Armoured Company again :)
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Postby Herne » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:56 pm

Goodie, Goodie! Where's oddball gone.... ;-)
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Postby Spack » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:58 pm

He's sat in the turret of my Vanquisher :D

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Now, just need some suitable rules for paint shells ...
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Postby timewizard » Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:21 pm

Spack wrote: Now, just need some suitable rules for paint shells ...


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Postby killmaimburn » Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:26 pm

I'm glad it will just be a white dwarf thing (not sure I can be bothered to spend £40 on a book that modifys mech edition 40k to be slightly more mech).

I think the sad thing is...(lament on) remember when white dwarf used to have expansions to gaming systems regularly (waaaayy back in the day) now if they are going to actually give away any rules or expansions for free they need 4 months of build up and hype?
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Postby Spack » Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:34 pm

Might be the first one I buy in many many years too (I did buy 300 and 305/306 - whichever had the Deathwatch rules in - , prior to that 234 was the last I bought)
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Postby Dav0r » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:09 pm

w00t !

Well with all that stuff, battle missions and then that, all I have to do is to quit my job to fully dedicate myself to 40k :D

(money could be an issue, then :|)

EDIT : hmm, I wonder how this will play for nids players ...
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Postby timewizard » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:50 pm

Dav0r wrote:EDIT : hmm, I wonder how this will play for nids players ...


Simple. You put all your tanks on the table. The nids put all their tanks on the table. First one with no tanks left on the table loses! :mrgreen:
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Postby ruffian4 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:12 pm

In that case, if I were a nid player, I would insist that the tanks were put very definately right on the table.
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Postby Angelwing » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:28 pm

Dav0r wrote:EDIT : hmm, I wonder how this will play for nids players ...


model releases for tervigons, tyrannofexes etc.
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Postby Baragash » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:31 pm

ruffian4 wrote:In that case, if I were a nid player, I would insist that the tanks were put very definately right on the table.


So you'd cover it in terrain then claim the tanks weren't actually on the table when deployed in said terrain ;)
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