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From GW's site:

Altar of War
Battle in the 41st millennium is a bloody affair with conflicts raging across the galaxy. Every opponent represents a new challenge and each army has their own battle tactics. On the battlefield, you have hundreds, if not thousands, of different ways you can play games of Warhammer 40,000.

The Altar of War compendium is a collection of 63 missions (that first appeared in digital products) presented in a handy hardback book.

The missions encapsulate all the methods of war being fought across the Imperium and beyond. Each one is tailored to the specialist tactics and unique weaponry of many of the factions fighting in the 41st Millennium - from the rapid shock assaults of the Space Marines to the insidious incursions of the daemonic legions. Each mission is designed to challenge your tactical ability and this book features the Altar of War missions from:

- Space Marines, including Sentinels of Terra and Clan Raukaan
- Dark Angels
- Imperial Knights
- Eldar, including lyanden
- Tau Empire, including Farsight Enclaves
- Tyranids
- Chaos Daemons
- Chaos Space Marines, including Black Legion.
I already have a number of these, but not all of them so I'm kind of tempted to pick this up.
 

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Depending on the price I might look at it. But I assume it will be £30 for rehashed tat :p
Very disappointed in GWs current direction of squeezing every penny from every customer as it seems everyone has to have a copy of the rules + army book + allies + dataslates + strongpoint + escalation +... +... +... now just to play a simple game. Even charging extra for the rules set for Kill Teams back in December annoyed me.

RAH RAH RAH BITCH BITCH BITCH :)

At least they are producing content though I guess. Used to be long long ago you were lucky to see any real content every 3-4 months min.
 

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Honestly I'm not against paying full price for a consolidated bunch of missions that are digital only and spread around a bunch of supplements and the like. The book is likely cheaper than buying all of those things too, a boon for anyone who doesn't want every single thing GW produces just to get the stuff they do want.
 

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Could also split the price among the members of your gaming group, if that's a possibility. More nefarious methods exist, but I don't think I need to go into more detail.
Aye, splitting costs is very possible since you'd only really need the one book amongst a bunch of people to play it.

Not to unlike what some groups do with the core rulebook actually.
 

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At least with the core rulebook you seem to be able to pick up a copy of that on ebay for £10-20 now :)
But yeah I know some people who share a collection of rulebooks as we have local schools that have gaming groups come into where I work (Library) and have communal books to share in the group. So with about 20 of them that play in 1 school it means every couple of months they each have to throw £1.50 into a pot to buy the latest book so they can all have a look and use in the club.
Though as the above hinted at I think a few of them might photocopy the core 10-20 pages for making army lists and stuff while at home.
 

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I'm glad they made Altar of War into an actual physical book.

Here's hoping all the Tyranid dataslates get the same treatment and are put into 1 physical supplement codex.
 

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That's a very fair exception. I'd never build the Stormtroopers with the berets, personally. The helm/mask is just way too cool not to use, even on commanders. Maybe a Commissar hat on top for da boss :laugh:. It works for the Death Corps of Krieg HQ fella, and I don't think he'd be half as cool as a Stormtrooper Commissar. I'm sort of envisioning a heretic Space Nazis type situation to include as allies with my Chaos, iconography and everything. Luftwaffe Vendettas! I'm sure a ton of other gamers have done this already with IG, I should google search and get some ideas.

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It appears many people wouldn't appreciate seeing Nazis represented in any form, especially on the tabletop. Hmm. Unfortunate, but I'll just make it so they're not identical in iconography after all, just similar enough.
 

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I guess Phoenix lords, incubi and the avatar would also say no to my statement as well :p Maybe it should be, "If you're a space marine, wearing a hat makes you a sissy".
 

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Haha or Overwatch. He's waiting to touch feet with his enemies before swinging his sword. He has to wait for the Daemonette to hit him, but he can try to hit the Berzerker. We know the Blood Angel shooting at the Berzerker didn't roll a 6, because the bullet somehow missed him from 2 feet away.
 
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