Forge World Teases New Astra Militarum 8th Rules

Malcador Infernus

Games Workshop has teased new datasheets for the 8th Edition Forge World Imperial Armor Index: Forces of the Astra Militarum Let’s take a look.

Games Workshop just posted a new article on Warhammer Community with datasheets from the upcoming Imperial Armor Index: Forces of the Astra Militarum. Let’s take a look at what they had to say.

Malcador Infernus

The Malcador Infernus is a mobile fortress like its brothers, with an enormous wound count, a strong 3+ save and Toughness 8. The key feature of the Infernus is its Inferno Gun. Automatic hits mean that the reduction in Ballistic Skill the vehicle suffers when taking damage is effectively ignored, while the different fuel types give generals a variety of tactical options. Titanic Explosion ability gives the Malcador a chance of doing considerable damage even when it dies.

The different fuel types will add a nice level of tactics based on the units you are facing. With the Titanic Explosion skill, it is best to have this tank in the front lines to maximize potency.

The Death Korps hunting lance allows the Death Riders to threaten a wide range of targets but will be particularly deadly against multi-wound heavy infantry. With a respectable 10” Move … a respectable 4+ Armour Save, Toughness 4, 2 Wounds and the Augmented Mount ability means these guys are going to eat up small arms fire. Unique Death Korps Orders like Duty Unto Death! allow any models killed in the Fight phase to immediately make a single attack.

Death Korps

These guys will be hard to displace and their Cult of Sacrifice ability reduce moral tests effects will make them even more resilient. Add in the ability to attack if a model is killed during the Fight phase and you have a unit that will be a hard to take down.

So, that was just a quick tease of a few datasheets for the Astra Militarum that that are coming in the Imperial Armor Index: Forces of the Astra Militarum. What are your thoughts on these datasheets?

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