Fallen Dark Angel Cypher Tactics

There was one obvious omission from the 2013 Dark Angel Codex and the 2013 Chaos Space Marine Codex, and that was the character called Cypher. Cypher is considered to be one of the most wanted of the fallen Dark Angels that disappeared in to the warp during the fall of Caliban. Since then the whole of the Dark Angel army and their successor chapters have been obsessed with capturing or killing Cypher. The last time we saw any Warhammer 40k rules for Cypher was in the 1999 Chaos Space Marine Codex. However the Games Workshop servitors have been busy and created the ‘Dataslate: Cypher‘ e-book that is available on the Black Library web site and available for most e-readers. The Dataslate e-book is about 200 pages long (depending on the read text size) and covers a good deal of background background on Cypher and the rules needed to play him in a Warhammer 40000 game or a Warhammer Apocalypse game. In addition to the background material and the rules, the Dataslate e-book also contains 6 new battle missions based on Cypher. If you are looking for a compatible ebook reader, I can recommend the Caliber Ebook Reader. It’s so good…

Read More on Fallen Dark Angel Cypher Tactics »


Dark Vengeance Missions

Warhammer 40k Dark Vengeance Box set

In this section we will have a look at the missions found in the Dark Vengeance box set and how to win them. Also buy: Discount Warhammer $0k Dark Vengeance Starter Box Set Mission One: Rampage The Rampage mission is more about control than overt destruction. The mission overview and battle tactics paragraph at the end of the mission notes cover this elegantly. One main feature of this mission is that you have a good idea about how your opponent is going to act. This means that you can plan your actions a few steps ahead. With this in mind, let’s have a look at how we can use the Helbrute’s actions in our favour. The Movement Phase The Helbrute will move, and later shoot at the nearest unit. As the mission tactic section suggest you are advised to make sure that this is your cheapest, most expendable unit. For the Chaos army this will be the Cultists ( please note that in all real word cults and religions this is the case too. The leadership care about the Cultists right up to the point where they are threatened, and then the Cultists become expendable). As the Chosen weapons are…

Read More on Dark Vengeance Missions »


40k Tank Tactics

In this article we will have a look at tank tactics in Warhammer 40000. Adding a tank or two to your army makes a big difference. As always, don’t over do it. Tanks that are not supported by friendly infantry are vulnerable to enemy infantry. Tank are most useful when there is less scenery, their weapons tend to be longer ranged and line of sight is needed. Also see: Spearhead add-on Rules. Also buy: Discount WH40k Rulebooks from Wayland Games Weapon Choice Tanks often have several weapon choices. Sometimes this is the choice of the main weapon, often it is the choice of secondary weapons. This choice will have to be made at the time you build the tank. Think carefully when building your model, and think about ways to leave the weapon choice as flexible as possible. For example, can you fix the weapons on by Blutac, clips, or magnets so you can swap the weapons as needed? Also while you are thinking about what weapons to add to your tank, have a think about where they are placed too. Some tanks can have the guns forward or further back. As the range of the weapons are measured from…

Read More on 40k Tank Tactics »


Chaos Space Marine Tactics

Warhammer 40k Khorne Berzerker Chaos Space Marine

Spread Chaos and Mayhem across the Galaxy! The Chaos Space Marine Army are warped and twisted versions of the Imperial Space Marines. Seduced by favours and powers that the Chaos powers promise. In this section we will have a look at the Chaos Marine Army and the Chaos tactics. To make sense of these notes or to play a Chaos Space Marine you will need a copy of the main Warhammer 40k rules and a copy of the Chaos Space Marine Codex. The new 2012 Codex: Chaos Space Marines has been released, and these pages have been updated to reflect the new codes and the 7th Edition of the Warhammer 40000 Rule Book. General Chaos Space Marine Tactics The Chaos Space Marine has a number of options and special rules. With an army this complex it is a good idea to get some over all tactics. Chaos Space Marines and the 7th Edition The 7th edition of the Warhammer 40k rules have favoured the Chaos Space Marines. The Maelstrom of War missions are forcing the gun line armies to come out from behind their bunkers and give close combat armies like the Chaos Space Marines a chance. Another strong area that the Chaos Marines…

Read More on Chaos Space Marine Tactics »