Hello everyone !!
points and power level are up !
Tactical Marine Squad of five models is Power Level 5,
Tactical Marines are 13 points
grav-pistol for the Sergeant at 7 pts
multi-meltas at 27 pts.
The full squad totals up at a similar number of points to what it costs today.
With faster play times for most games, we’re expecting matched play games of a couple of hours to sit around the 2,000 points mark.
So if you’re planning to summon units to the battlefield, you will need to set points aside to do this. You won’t need to specify what the points will be for though, so this does leave you with your options open and if during the game, you decide that what you really need is a fast combat unit instead of a durable objective holder, you’ll be able to summon the right tool for the job, points permitting. You will no longer be able to indefinitely replicate Daemon units, and instead, summoning will be used more as an alternative mechanism of deployment, much like deep striking or outflanking is today (both of which exist in their own forms in the new Warhammer 40,000 too).
The points for units don’t appear on the datasheet but will be elsewhere in the same book.
It also means that, in the future, points for units could change without invalidating existing books – so if one unit or weapon starts to dominate tournaments, or certain units don’t seem to be carrying their weight in competitive games, we can address the balance.
Tomorow is more background !!!