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Found this over on BoLS. Interesting if true.

Industry insiders tell BoLS:

-Look for the new edition of the Grimdark to show up in Q2 2017.
-The new edition is slated for arrival before summer of next year.
-It will be a streamlined edition
-Look for changes tailored to make the current game more accessable for new players.
-Look for limited design elements to migrate from Age of Sigmar to the new edition.
-This will NOT mean the Sigmarification of 40K, only a carefully selected set of rules organization decisions to make learning and playing much easier than things are now.


I’ve been saying for a while that Age of Sigmar is a much more complex rule system than many think. Remember that when you look at the “4 pages of rules” you are leaving out the tremendous amount of rules that live on unit warscrolls that never appear in the core rules as they do in 40K. There is a lot of simplification of 40K’s tedious phases and reorganizing where rules appear that could drastically reduce the total pagecount of the main 40K rulebook.

If I were a betting man I’d say to look for an overhaul of the either the psychic phase, assault phase, or both. There hasn’t been an edition where one of those hasn’t gotten a top to bottom teardown and rebuild.
 

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Another couple of tidbits from Signals from the Frontline.

This is coming from yet another source, talking about how things are about to step even further towards midnight. Primarchs and Demon Primarchs coming to 40k, a huge Black Crusade Campaign.
They won’t be the same as they are in 30K. They’re going to be slightly different to account for the 10k year gap. We will be seeing The Lion, Russ, Guilliman, Khan, Mortarion, Angron, Perturabo and Magnus. It will be once all of the ‘end times’ build up has finished (all of the latest campaigns) and we enter the new age (8th edition).
 

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Hrm. Well, despite the salt the 13th Black Crusade looks like it starts this Saturday with preorders of the first campaign book, Traitor's Hate. Praise be to Chaos.


Even better? Blood Angels are mentioned foremost among the defenders. Aw yiss.
 

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I now have an image of Sir Lancelot in the convent in Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail. Only he's wearing yellow armour. "We are but vestal virgins aged between 16 and 22 who crave oral sex!"
Pretty much what I was thinking...... :laugh:
 

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That's nothing new. The IF were reduced to a single marine, and came back.
Jeeze, how many times has that happened to the Blood Angels?

Almost an entire Battle Company (the 5th) succumbed to the Black Rage because: Chaos dickery. Maybe that's what they were referring to...?
 

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So despite the liberal application of salt regarding previous rumours, we've already seen the Magnus mini that was mentioned. Another small tidbit popped up on BoLS.

via Larry Vela on Bols
(Industry professionals) tell Bols the following:
-GW is borrowing some rules mechanics form Age of Sigmar to pull over into the new edition.
-Look for an emphasis on ease of play, especially for new players.
-Look for the variable-stats-based-on-damage rule mechanic seen on some Age of Sigmar monsters to make it’s way into the Grimdark.
-Look for Psychics to be greatly simplified.
-Army construction will not be constrained.
-Some version of AoS Warscrolls will make their way into the game.
-The game will retain it’s gameplay and tactical depth, and not come anywhere near AoS’s tiny 4 pages of rules.
-GW’s design goal is to maintain 40K’s depth of tactics and play, while speeding up playtime and removing needless detail.
 

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mmmm, yes. BoLS clickbait. My life became simpler and more factual when I deleted both BoLS and Faeit from my browser and focused instead on rumour mongering from Atia, DakkaDakka, and sometimes B&C. Of course, there's the occasional "Heresy had it first moment" but truly I'd rather take info from those sites and talk about it here where there's a certain comfortable candor among Heretics.

The game could definitely use some simplifying.
 

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My life became simpler and more factual when I deleted both BoLS and Faeit from my browser and focused instead on rumour mongering from Atia, DakkaDakka, and sometimes B&C.
A touch of snobbery in that statement, I think. BoLS and Faeit are right as much as any other site. They all get their rumours from the same sources.
 

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The game could use a bit of simplification, if only so GW's rule writers realize what they're doing again. Every book with sets of Formations they release seems to break the game in new and interesting ways.
 

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A touch of snobbery in that statement, I think. BoLS and Faeit are right as much as any other site. They all get their rumours from the same sources.
I have watched as someone on forum X made a remark as a joke and then it's shown up on BoLS the next day as their hot new rumour. Not to mention the rampant ads on both sites making them borderline unusable without AdBlock. I'm quite fine without them.
 
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