Updated Forge World FAQs Arrive From GW

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Games Workshop has dropped updated FAQs today for Forge World’s Adeptus Astartes and Chaos Indexes for Warhammer 40K 8th Edition.

Games Workshop has players covered this week with FAQs for Forge World Imperial Armour first Index books:

Imperial Armour Index Collection

Today, we’re releasing FAQs for Imperial Armour – Index: Forces of the Astra Militarum and Imperial Armour – Index: Xenos, as well as updating our FAQs for Imperial Armour- Index: Forces of Chaos and Imperial Armour – Index: Forces of the Adeptus Astartes.

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Imperial Armour – Index: Forces of the Adeptus Astartes Updated FAQ

 

Imperial Armour – Index: Forces of Chaos Updated FAQ

Updated Astartes:

Page 43 – Rapier Carrier, Space Marine Gunners
‘When a Rapier Carrier is set up on the battlefield, its Space Marine Gunners are set up in unit coherency with it. From that point onwards the Space Marine Gunners are treated as one unit and the Rapier Carrier as another. The Space Marine Gunners may only be chosen as a target in the Shooting phase if they are the closest visible enemy unit to the firer.’

Page 76 – Adeptus Astartes Wargear, Ranged Weapons
Change the hellfire plasma carronade’s Type to read ‘Heavy 5’.

Q: Are there any restrictions on which Chapter I can choose when replacing the Faction keyword on datasheets within this book?
A: Yes. You cannot choose for any of these units to be from the Legion of the Damned or Grey Knights Chapters. They can be from any other Chapter though, including Blood Angels, Dark Angels, Space Wolves and Deathwatch.

Updated Chaos:

Pages 13 and 14 – Hellforged Land Raider Proteus and Hellforged Land Raider Achilles, Containment Breach
Change the third sentence of this ability to read:
‘Each unit within 6″ suffers D6 mortal wounds unless it is a Psyker, in which case it suffers 2D3 mortal wounds.’

Pages 33 and 34 – Chaos Storm Eagle Assault Gunship and Chaos Fire Raptor Assault Gunship, Damage Tables
Change the third value under ‘BS’ to read ‘5+’

Just in case you didn’t catch our initial article on the Chaos and Adeptus Astartes FAQs when they dropped, here is our quick and dirty top picks from both Indexes.

At first glance this FAQ seems to be a great resource for Chaos players more than the Imperial ones. Here’s our top picks for the latest update to 8th Edition:

Brass Scorpion gets a little friendlier:

Page 10 – Greater Brass Scorpion of Khorne, Runes of
the Blood God
Delete the words ‘(friendly or enemy)’ from this ability.
Add the following to this ability: ‘Furthermore, this
model cannot be targeted by psychic powers manifested
by friendly Psykers.’

Chaos Players now know how to field these units in their army:

FAQs

Q. Are there any restrictions on which Legion I can choose when replacing the Faction Keyword on datasheets within this book?

A. Yes, as follows:

You can only choose for a unit to be from the World Eaters Legion if it has the Khorne keyword, or if it has the keyword and you choose to replace that with Khorne.

You can only choose for a unit to be from the Thousand Sons Legion if it has the Tzeentch keyword, or if it has the keyword and you choose to replace that with Tzeentch. You cannot choose for a Hellforged Rapier Battery, a Chaos Hellwright or a Chaos Hellwright on Dark Abeyant to be from the Thousand Sons.

You can only choose for a unit to be from the Death Guard Legion if it has the Nurgle keyword, or if it has the keyword and you choose to replace that with Nurgle. You cannot choose for a Hellforged Rapier Battery, a Chaos Hellwright or a Chaos Hellwright on Dark Abeyant to be from the Death Guard.

You can only choose for a unit to be from the Emperor’s Children Legion if it has the Slaanesh keyword, or if it has the keyword and you choose to replace that with Slaanesh.

Otherwise, any of the units in this book can be from any Legion.

Also the units below with missing datasheets received clarifications. Checkout the last page of the FAQ for specifics!

  • Emperor’s Children Sonic Dreadnought,
  • Chaos Vindicator Laser Destroyer,
  • Ferrum Infernus Chaos Dreadnought

On the Loyalist side looks like the Fire Raptor can have it’s autocannons now!

Page 36 – Fire Raptor Assault Gunship, Wargear Options
Add the following wargear option:
‘• This model may replace its two quad heavy bolters
with two twin autocannon.

You can also take the laser destroyers on the Fellblade chassis once again now:

Page 20 – Relic Fellblade Super-heavy Tank,
Wargear Options
Change the first wargear option to read:
‘• A Relic Fellblade may replace its two quad lascannon
with two laser destroyers.’
Page 21 – Relic Falchion Super-heavy Tank Destroyer,
Wargear Options
Change the first wargear option to read:
‘• A Relic Falchion may replace its two quad lascannon
with two laser destroyers.’

Plus a few of the older Forge World characters (some with and without models) now have ways to be fielded as well:

  • Bran Redmaw
  • Shadow Captain Korvydae
  • Minotaurs Sergeant Hamath Kraatos
  • Veteran Sergeant Haas

There are the changes that have been made to the Astartes and Chaos Indexes and a quick refresh of the highlights from the FAQ. More are sure to be coming so keep your eyes peeled. Thanks to Games Workshop for dropping these FAQs for us, and continuing to take the lead by being responsive and listening to the community.

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