Warhammer 40K 10th Edition revealed at Adepticon 2023. Here’s a recap of the upcoming changes!

This summer, the 10th edition of Warhammer is set to launch, bringing with it a host of new rules, fresh units for Space Marines and Tyranids, and significant alterations to the 41st Millennium galaxy.
Warhammer 40000 Tenth Edition Preview Adepticon 2023

Games Workshop has announced the release of Warhammer 40K 10th Edition this summer, with major changes to the game.

  • The new edition will focus on the 4th Tyranic War, with new rules, units for Space Marines and Tyranids, and big changes to the galaxy of the 41st Millennium.
  • The game will be simpler, with smaller codexes and reduced stratagems per army. Indexes will be free and downloadable, replacing the current codexes.
  • The Psychic Phase and Morale Phase will be gone, with Battleshock replacing it. Army building has also changed, with detachments no longer in play.
  • The Lion El’Jonson, primarch of the Dark Angels, has also made a return with an amazing new model. Overall, the 10th edition is looking like a big one with significant changes to the game rules.

Warhammer 40K Tenth Edition Reveals! New Models, Rules, and Lore Analyzed.

Games Workshop has revealed the much-anticipated Tenth Edition of Warhammer 40K through a trailer featuring Ultramarines primarch Roboute Guilliman.

The trailer paints a bleak picture of the future, indicating a darker turn for the game. The Tenth Edition is set to be released in the summer and will revolve around the 4th Tyranic War as its main theme, with a shift in focus to the western rim of the galaxy.

Additionally, the Tenth Edition will feature significant rule and gameplay streamlining. Despite this, further details are yet to be disclosed, but here’s all the information we have at the moment:

New Space Marine Terminators Units

The improved Space Marine Terminators have taken charge in the 10th edition battles with a more intimidating and powerful appearance.

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While the new models have undergone some enhancements, they still retain their distinctive features, including the iconic Crux Terminatus on the left shoulder pad and the recognizable silhouette of the helmet.

However, their weapons have been modernized to resemble a Gatling gun. Additionally, the new models have a slightly more dynamic look, but the variations are minimal.

It’s worth noting that the new Terminators can be either Primaris or Firstborn, which blurs the lines between the two models even further. The most apparent visual difference between the old and new models is the significant increase in size, making the new Terminators considerably larger.

New Tyranid Termagants Models

Recently previewed during Adepticon, the new Tyranid Termagants appear to be the forefront of the Tyranid army, featuring their iconic fleshborer.

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Compared to the previous models, the new ones are a significant upgrade, boasting a more lifelike appearance and higher-quality moulds. Notably, the new Termagants have a bipedal stance, whereas the previous models appeared to walk on all fours.

Tyranid players have a lot to look forward to this year, as the new models hint at the possibility of a new starter box and numerous additional models being released. This is excellent news for fans of the faction who are eagerly awaiting new releases.

Lore Update: 4th Tyranic war kicking off in the Galactic West

The upcoming 10th edition of Warhammer 40K will center around the 4th Tyranic War, which is fought between the Imperium and one or more Tyranid Hive Fleets.

This war continues the ongoing conflict between the Imperium and the Tyranids, which began with the First Tyranic War when the Tyranids invaded the Eastern Fringe and wiped out the planet Tyran. The second and third wars followed, with the Tyranids being narrowly defeated each time.

The fourth war is set to take place in the Galactic West and will continue the battle between Hive Fleet Leviathan and the Imperium, with the Ultramarines and their leader – primarch Roboute Guilliman- playing a prominent role once again.

New Rules, Changes to Stratagems and more

Warhammer 40,000 10th Edition is bringing big changes to the game, with a focus on making it simpler and less bloated. Codexes will be smaller, with a reduced number of stratagems per army, and indexes will replace codexes with free, downloadable versions available.

Major changes are coming to stratagems, army construction, and datasheets, with hints of new playstyles. Psychic Phase is gone entirely from the game, and psychic powers will now be used in the other phases that match them.

The Morale Phase is also gone, with a new Battleshock mechanic taking its place. Changes to stratagems and army building mean that each army now only has six stratagems and detachments are no more, giving players more freedom to build the army they want.

The 10th edition is a big one, with significant changes to the game rules.

The upcoming 10th edition of Warhammer 40,000 will bring major changes to the game’s stratagems and army building. Each army will now have only six stratagems in addition to a selection of core strats in the core rules.

Subfactions will replace the six army strats with their own six sub faction strats. Command points will also be heavily reduced from the current edition to prevent players from using a combination of different strats in turn one.

Detachment rules have been eliminated in favor of a new army building system. Players will now choose a hero and then select a number of units to join that hero, with a limit of three duplicate units or six of those that are the line troops of their force.

This new system will offer players more freedom to build the army they want without being restricted by rules.

Additionally, many datasheets abilities will have a single-use ability that may encourage players to use more diverse units.

Combat Patrol Games: A Brand New Way to Play W40K

You’ll be excited to hear that the new edition of Warhammer 40,000 is bringing a fresh way to play the game called Combat Patrol. This version is perfect for new players or those who enjoy sampling different armies, as it offers a simplified and easy-to-collect format.

With Combat Patrol, you can enjoy preset and balanced forces in small-scale battles, using specially designed Combat Patrol boxes as your armies. This means you can jump right into the action without having to spend hours building and painting thousands of points worth of troops.

Lion El’Jonson the primarch of the Dark Angels is back!

Perhaps the most exciting news of all is the return of the one and only Lion El’Jonson, primarch of the Dark Angels, with an absolutely amazing new model. It’s safe to say that this miniature is going to be a big hit and could even make an appearance at Golden Demon.

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Overall, it’s clear that the 10th Edition is set to be a game-changer for Warhammer 40k. With significant changes to the game rules, players will need to adapt and evolve to stay ahead of the competition. So gear up, get ready, and let’s see what the 4th Tyranic War has in store for us.

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