Warhammer 40K: 7th Edition Missions

The slow and steady steam of information coming from Games Workshop continues regarding Warhammer 40K and 7th edition. Here is the latest video they put out regarding 7th edition and the missions.

Maelstrom of War Missions

This is something I’m really excited about. I got into Warhammer 40K in 4th edition and every edition has had some pretty lame and terrible missions. It’s not that they were all bad or poorly written but more that they were just bland. That’s why I jumped at the chance to get Battle Missions when that came out. You remember that, right? Probably not as so few of us picked it up and fewer still played any of the missions; though I thought they were great.

I feel that missions really setup a game. It’s the foundation, the mood and setting for the conflict. If the missions are uninspiring then I feel it hampers the fun of the game. That’s why I have written a bunch of missions over the years. You can check them out over here. The new style of missions that Games Workshop is introducing is great. It’s dynamic, as a war should be, with each with player trying to accomplish their own goals while preventing their opponent the same; that’s just fun. Getting new missions are you accomplish ones is cool. Hopefully the missions themselves are well done (IE: no first blood, please god no!), but even if some are lack-luster it’s easy to adjust it with some house rules or to even use this method as a basis to create your own.

I’m really looking forward to these missions and that’s the first time I’ve said that of any Games Workshop rulebook mission in 8-years.

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  • TheRhino

    This is the part I’m most excited about. Everything else falls into place when the missions are done right. You can take a dickish Unbound army and be at a massive disadvantage when the missions are randomized and ever-changing.
    My panic level is back down to a 3/10.

    • Agreed. If they do this right, the missions, then it can be a huge balancing factor for the seemingly overpowered elements of 7th.

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