Posted 07/02/2017

The General’s Handbook II: WIP points sneak peek!

The General’s Handbook was perhaps the biggest release for Warhammer Age of Sigmar in 2016. An invaluable guide for anyone wanting to play games set in the Mortal Realms, it helped define the three styles of play (narrative, open and matched) that allowed everyone to get the most out of the game. The Handbook is a near bottomless toolbox for all Warhammer Age of Sigmar generals.

Narrative gamers were given the perfect resource to build on, with map, ladder and tree campaigns, and the very popular Path to Glory. For those who liked infinite freedom to create armies, open play gained multiplayer games rules, enabling the most outlandish and spectacular battles imaginable.

While all of that was awesome, it’s fair to say that matched play saw the biggest benefits. The General’s Handbook provided a solid framework for competitive games that were immediately embraced by gaming clubs and tournaments around the world. In the last 6 months alone, we’ve seen an explosion of matched play activity, with new Warhammer Age of Sigmar tournaments popping up all the time.

From launch, it was clear that the matched play system would be one we’d be looking to develop and evolve as time went on. It was always meant to be a starting point that would allow us to take on board feedback from events and players and begin working on a second iteration.

Today, we’re happy to announce that we’ll be trialling some updates at the independant South Coast Grand Tournament event here in the UK. This 200-player event is one of the largest Age of Sigmar Tournaments in the world. The team that run it have long been community champions for the Warhammer Age of Sigmar game, helping playtest the General’s Handbook and many of the existing Battletomes.

We’re starting off with some amends to the points costs of Tomb Kings and Fyreslayers warscrolls. Some of these units, which we’ve seen be a little to dominant on the top tables of competitive events, have had their points increased, while others have had theirs reduced. (Great news for the sons of Grimnir – more Fyreslayers for your ur-gold!)

We know that not all of you can get to the event, so we thought we’d give you access to the updates we’re trialling here too:

These are far from the only rules that we’re looking to update in the next General’s Handbook. We’ve been paying close attention to all your feedback on the Warhammer Age of Sigmar Facebook page, so when we are ready to release the second one, we’re pretty sure you guys are going to love it.

Find out more about the South Coast Grand Tournament independent event HERE.

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