Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Alternate Missions for 40K

I followed a link from The Back 40k a few moments ago and found a gold mine. Apparently, Dice Like Thunder has an excellent collection of alternate missions for Warhammer 40K. You can find it by clicking on the image below:




Like Sandwyrm (of The Back 40K), I haven't played any of these either. Come to think of it, I haven't played at all in several weeks... I need to remedy that soon. Reading the document, however, has left me highly impressed. These are just as simple as the standard missions in the 5th edition rulebook (except for Objective Two: Recovery, but it might be a lot simpler in practice than it seems on paper). However, there are twice as many mission objectives, twice as many deployment options, and a bunch of army-specific missions in the back.

The new options are great, but the part about this pdf that intrigues me the most is its subtle tweak to the kill points rule. Not only do you get KPs for killing your opponent's units... this tweak gives you KPs for protecting your own units as well. I'm not completely sure I like it, in part because I'm already dreaming of ways to exploit it, but it might be a viable option for people who aren't satisfied with the current system.

As I said before, I'm impressed. I would encourage anyone who plays 40K to check it out. I'm looking forward to giving it a spin.
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