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Warhammer 40000 Apocalypse Daemon Preview

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Hello everyone !!

Legiones Daemonica is for Warhammer 40000 Apocalypse what Daemons of Chaos is for Warhammer 40000. The Childrens of the warp !!

Play Style

The Legiones Daemonica unit roster is incredibly diverse, and when combined with the permissive army building of Apocalypse you can do whatever the hell you want ^^

2 Elements compose a Daemon army in Warhammer 40000 Apocalypse : A group a Greater Daemons and a swarm of Infantry focusing on melee damage.

To balance things out in the Apocalypse format The 5++ was changed to Daemonic Invulnerability.

Warhammer 40000 Apocalypse Daemons of Chaos rules

So once per Damage Phase and unit you can roll with a D12 instead of a D6. Without the Full stats it's hard to judge but it's off course less good than a ignoring 1/3 of wounds ^^

Top Units

Rotigus
Warhammer 40000 Apocalypse Daemons of Chaos rules

-Nurgle have a 6+ FNP (good to know)

Warhammer 40000 Apocalypse Daemons of Chaos rules

Interesting Deluge of Nurgle trigger when you play a card (Assets) It's a brand new mechanism in warhammer 40000.

Fiends of Slaanesh
Warhammer 40000 Apocalypse Daemons of Chaos rules

Fiends have as well an ability triggering on asset cards (psychic power)

Warhammer 40000 Apocalypse Daemons of Chaos rules

Doesn't seem super powerfull but learned that Peril of the Warp is a Strategic Assets.

Skarbrand
Warhammer 40000 Apocalypse Daemons of Chaos rules

Only the Axes and Rage Embodied are spoiled but from what we learn it's obvious that Skarbrand is going to Carnage And Slaugther the battlefield ^^. At least 3 attacks 6 If Rage Embodied affect him wound on a 4+/5+ (with d12) Carnage Have destroyer so deal large blast marker (that are saved on D6) .

Warhammer 40000 Apocalypse Daemons of Chaos rules

I guess Skarbrand is an Heavy if other Bloodthirsters are a suggested target for this ability. Also it affect enemy units that can't decide to fall back while within 6 .

Top Command Assets

Daemons have many Command Assets that are psychic powers, representing their peerless reality-warping powers on the battlefield. So it look like that a large number of rules and power were transfered to the factions specifics Command Assets Decks.

Warhammer 40000 Apocalypse Daemons of Chaos rules

Ouch, Within 6'' of a target points, this is a huge zone , Note that it will affect friendly unit as well ^^

Warhammer 40000 Apocalypse Daemons of Chaos rules

I love this Command Asset, In one card you get Reinforcement, Daemonic summoning rules and with an extra random element. Such a great way to manage Daemonic Summoning in a Battle of Apocalypse.

Conclusion

I am loving this game more and more and i can't wait to try it out !! The amount of rules that have been switched to cards and deck building is excellent as you don't need to bother with them until they are played. And with 400 cards to choose from i am sure we will see a lot of varation.

That would be awesome if in the future, factions specific decks would be released for even more deck building !!

/Cheers.
Bob.