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Warhammer 40,000 9th edition announced

Games Workshop were teasing a massive reveal for the week-end. I think it shows my interest is more in their models than their games, as I was disappointed that the ‘reveal’ is a new edition for their flagship Warhammer 40,000 game.

8th edition only came out in 2017, so my first thought was ‘already?’ I bought the 8th edition boxed game, as I was in the UK at the time and eager to take advantage of the lower pricing relative to Australia. I have played zero games of that edition and still don’t regret the purchase.

Games Workshop managed to preview a few new models, along with a new website for Warhammer 40,000.

It looks like the new boxed set will be marines versus Necrons

The Necrons receive their first new warrior model in over a decade.

Meanwhile marine players get something they have not yet had: a pimaris marine with chainsword.

Yes, it’s perhaps emblematic of the support for space marines versus other factions that one celebrates getting a new model with a specific weapon type, while the other celebrates getting a new model.

You can see the announcement at Warhammer Community, and I expect new updates will be at Warhammer 40,000 dot com.

6 comments on “Warhammer 40,000 9th edition announced

  1. Bookstooge
    May 25, 2020

    Does a new edition invalidate all previous editions or can you still play the older stuff?

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    • davekay
      May 25, 2020

      What usually happens is that the same models and army book supplements can be used, but the supplements are gradually replaced and new models released for each faction over the life of the new edition.
      And of course there are groups of people who just continue to play the same edition because that suits their group, but organised play will almost always use the latest rules.

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  2. ericritter65
    May 26, 2020

    Uggh, I’ve all but given up on GW. Their battle systems just seem overly cumbersome, now that I’ve tried my hand at several skirmish-level game systems.

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    • davekay
      May 26, 2020

      New models interest me far more than new rules from GW. I’d say SAGA was my favourite tabletop system at the moment.

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  3. Wudugast
    May 26, 2020

    The cinematic trailer was pretty amazing, but the rest of the announcement didn’t really do much for me. Like you I thought “already?!” but it has been three years and that seems to be the lifespan of a 40k edition now so I suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised. For me though the real interest was when they announced the new miniatures the next day, there were far too few new models in the original preview but now we’ve seen new plastic I’m a lot more intrigued. With the bladeguard they’ve at last made space marines that look the way that I imagine them too from the art, and those new Necrons are very cool indeed.

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    • davekay
      May 26, 2020

      Yes the miniatures pics that arrived the next day made the announcement come alive for me. Nice stuff

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