You won’t believe what GW told one intrepid hobbyist whotook it upon himself to solve the mystery of the multiple datasheets.
This article is rated: GW Says I Can!
Let’s face it Games Workshop doesn’t “specifically” say you can do certain things very often, maybe we should listen this time?
So by now most folks out there have probably heard that there is a new version of the Iron Priest for the Space Wolves in the Curse of the Wulfen supplement, and that you may or may not be able to field as the new HQ choice OR as the old elite choice.
First came the innocuous little blurb that was overlooked by a lot of us in White Dwarf #107 pg. 26 (opposite the new Iron Priest Datasheet).
And then their was the counterpoint from the Curse of the Wulfen supplement itself:
So what’s a hobbyist supposed to do when he needs an adult to tell him the rules; email the studio of course!
And Games Workshop replied:
Well there you have it, right? Once again from the looks of it, Games Workshop seems to be okay with multiple versions of the same characters now, as we can just choose what version of the rules we want to use.
However it still unclear if they’ll expand this ruling to all similar datasheets that have new and old “variants”.
If they do, well that may be a big game changer because several of the Tau datasheets were “replaced” as well as Cypher the Fallen Angel getting an exclusive datasheet inside the Dark Angels collectors set from June 2015.
Plus even more recently Belak’or now has a datasheet in the Curse of the Wulfen that does not account for him previously being able to be included in a Chaos Space Marine army now, whereas digital datasheet does.
So what does this all mean for you and me? We’ll I’d check with any Tournament Organizer event wise, and just fly casual in pick up games by discussing this with your opponent for now.
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HQ or Elite slot, pick YOUR poison?