Planetstrike, “a game of glorious invasions and desperate last stands” the long- awaited expansion to 40K that has had players drooling in anticipation since. Myself and a couple friends are gonna try a planetstrike game this coming week Warhammer 40k is a franchise created by Games Workshop. In a game of Planetstrike, the players take on specific roles – one player is the attacker, attempting to wrest control of a planet, and the other is the defender, who.

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Elite and Fast attack remain normal. Bigred here, with 40 latest Warhammer product review. The book goes on to cover the placement of objectives, how forces arrive on-table, and the attackers and defenders goals and objectives.

I always want my opponent to have a good time, but I always want to win too. With Planetary Empires out next month, so much the better!

Just before I continue, some questions are doubtless forming for those of you who play Nids, Daemons, Dark Eldar etc, and wondering why on earth you would want to defend the predominantly Imperial structures that adorn our battlefields?

How was your experience playing planetstrike and were you using the chapter approved missions? Rather than risk GW ire by explaining the missions individually, I’ll simply name them, and hope you can discern their meaning. The ruleset dovetails nicely into the existing rulebook with little to no hickups, and the expansion of the game to include such common 40th Millenium themes as bastions, fortified lines, and the like will only enhance the dark-gothic look of your tabletops. This is broken into 2 broad categories:.

Each one must be a fortress against the void, lest alien warlords and renegade generals claim them for their own. The idea behind Planetstrike is to represent the invasion re-claiming?


You could opt to go to ground. Both attacker and defender are presented with new FOC tables, allowing both players to build up forces that are otherwise not possible outside of Apocalypse.

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He destroyed all the turrets too. Claim that Daemons can’t Deep Strike Assault. Both supplements are broadly similar, and you will find the strategem sections to be blurred reflections of each other. Warhammer40k subscribe unsubscribereaders 1, users here now About Warhammer 40k is a franchise created by Games Workshop, detailing the far future and the grim darkness it holds.

Even a single surviving model can be the difference between victory and the firing squad, so bring more craters!


This is no different to Daemons. Finally we hit the obligatory crazy color battle plates chock full of pretty pics. In the same vein, please do none of the following: The centre of the board is usually best. I had points of Tau, my teammate had points of ad-mech. The first mission, the one most often discussed is the ‘Planetfall’ mission.

There should be no difficulty, though, in playing points without recourse to the Apocalypse rules – a nice change from regular 40K, where the missions do not work as well beyond points. This subreddit for anything and everything related to Warhammer 40k Rules Be respectful DO NOT post point values for weapons and upgrades in your army lists, only the total point value of the unit. Some will note the broad similarity between Planetstrike and Cities of Death, and the criticism is warranted.

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Campaigns and Missions Next up is a short section that expands the default Planetstrike mission presented earlier into a full set of 6 missions with differing special rules and objectives for variety. Remember than any squads taking a wound will have to take a pinning test too!


The defenders reserve troops can come in from a board edge or as deep strike troops. Killing Marneus Calgar because he teleported into a squirrel is 4k, but not during the game, not for the owning player.

Pick a points value. The book is 80 pages, including an Index at the end. Planetstrike Larry Vela July 6, Another reason for wanting so many points is that the game lends itself to using a LOT of terrain. In Planetstrike the attackers have plenty of 40 to help.

The Dark Eldar and Space Wolves are standouts in this department, with a bunch of intriguing hints and information. Myself and a couple friends are gonna try a planetstrike game this coming week. Did Planetstrrike mention that all defensive weapons on the new terrain pieces fire at BS: Objectives may be claimed by the attacker with only a single surviving planettrike, and every squad counts as scoring, so the attacker must not only be prepared, but thorough with his firepower.

Similarly, it prevents any nasty surprises, as both players know what the other is using, and set boundaries and house rules accordingly. From their steel bellies legions of assault troops hurtle down into orbit to meet the withering fire of ranks of grim-faced defenders.

The rules simply suggest that the attacker has points then the defender. This is common knowledge. Want to add to the discussion? It’s written by Phil Kelly, so we know it’s plqnetstrike already.

I had a single commander left after attackers turn 1. The second thing to be aware of is that many armies will have troops that can plznetstrike on the first turn they appear.

Our opponent had points of Tyranids.