New General’s Handbook Brings Free Points & Big Changes

new-generals-handbook-aosGW hopes you like buying books as a new AoS General’s Handbook brings free points and big changes to the game, along with new character-based novels.

Another big online GW Preview for all things Warhammer is here! Catch all the latest reveals from  Warhammer TV  and Warhammer Community along with our commentary! For those hoping for new models coming to AoS, it looks like you’re in luck!

GW Warhammer Fest Preview

Warhammer Fest

As with last year, there’ll be four full days of online reveals, each with a different theme. But Warhammer Fest has traditionally been an in-person event – and we’ll be back in the flesh this year, with a huge Horus Heresy open day on the final day at Warhammer World.

The action kicks off on the 4th of May, with a day dedicated to Warhammer 40,000 – including more than a few unexpected surprises. Warhammer Age of Sigmar gets the treatment on the 5th of May, with new units, new battletomes, and new characters. Then the 6th of May is skirmish day – a treat for fans of more than a few Warhammer game systems.

It’s good to see both AoS and 40k getting their own days because hopefully, this means tons of reveals along with Horus Heresy and Specialist Games.

New General’s Handbook Brings Free Points & Big Changes

New General's handbookThey mentioned this book would focus much more on big blocks of units. As this most recent meta focused more on the big monsters, this will mix up the theme and go more towards infantry. Looks like some big changes for the little guys are coming?

General's Handbook

The action’s still raging across the Realm of Beasts, but while the last Pitched Battles pack was all about fielding monsters, killing monsters, or even turning into a monster, this season brings us back to basics. The latest General’s Handbook emphasizes your humble battleline troops – warriors who’ve become veteran survivors of Ghur. 

You’ll need these hard-bitten (and literally-bitten, given the wildlife they’ve been fighting) soldiers to claim and contest objectives – with new realm rules, grand strategies, battle tactics, and core battalions to help them do just that.* The book also includes 12 new battleplans – half follow the season’s themes of infantry reclaiming Ghur, while the other six are aimed at more general use.

It looks like they will do one of these every six months, so even if your army doesn’t come out on top, you shouldn’t have too long to wait for competitive play. This is a way to keep the rules moving and the meta shifting, but we just get worried about rules bloat.

Like with the 40k Chapter Approved, all the points will be free online, too, which is always nice.

New AoS Black Library Books & Models!

These models will both get their own new books from Black Library as well as the models! Pretty sweet, and they said both models would have rules in Age of Sigmar as well for sure.

Drekki Flynt


Drekki Flynt 2First up is Drekki Flynt, along with the Arkanaut’s Oath! If you’ve been hankering for a new book and mini, then this is right up your alley.



hollow kingNext, we have Cado Ezechiar who is a Soulblight Vampire. The model is pretty cool, and he’ll come out along with the Hollow King book.

If you missed the latest few previews from GW, you can get all caught up on those from our coverage below:

Click Here For All the GW Previews From Warhammer Fest

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