Age of Sigmar Rulebook Commeth

Age of Sigmar General’s Handbook Pre-Release Overview

Age of Sigmar Generals Hsndbook from Games Workshop.

Age of Sigmar Generals Handbook from Games Workshop.

So Age of Sigmar has been out for about a year now and here comes the rule book and the first army book.

The Age of Sigmar rule book is to be called “The Generals Handbook”, and advanced copies can be sewn at your local Games Workshop shop. They are available for pre-order in shops and mail order suppliers like Wayland Games. The Black Library also has a ‘sample’ e-book that you can download. The sample is mainly the introduction that explains what Games Workshop are trying to achieve.

Just a note about the sample download. It comes as a eBook EPL v3 file. On most of the ebook readers that I tried on my Android device the background images for the page texture was displayed separately from the text, even on eReaders that say they read v3 files. However, after some searching I found that the ‘Kobo’ eReader did render the pages properly. You need to click on the menu item and import the documents on the device. It is worth the effort though. Once you have the sample properly rendered it does look as  good as the printed publications Games Workshop release. I suspect that the final downloaded General’s Hanbdook will need the same treatment.

> Also buy: Discount General’s Handbook from Wayland Games

So What’s going to be in the General’s Handbook?

The key addition to the game is the touted ‘3 ways to play’. These 3 ways are casual pointless ‘Open Play’ games that are the basis for the current rules; point based ‘Matched Play’ games and there tables of units and points at the rear of the handbook; and story-line ‘Narrative’ based games where you re-create battles from history or from the Age of Sigmar books ( or any other source of inspiration) . The story-line section also covers map based games where a series battles are conducted over territories, with different territories give benefits like magic items or more forces.  

> Also buy: Discount General’s Handbook from Wayland Games

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