Sunday, January 1, 2017

Warhammer 40k 8th Edition Leak?

Call Mulder and Scully because I want to believe...

Did I just see Warhammer 40k 8th Edition spoilers for flyers? Alert! Alert! Where's the salt?

A poster from Japan posted this image in the Bell of Lost Souls Lounge (their fun name for forums.)

He claimed to be looking for the rules for the Stormhawk but instead found this little gem - which looks like a new rule set for what could be Age of Sigmar-style flyer rules for Warhammer 40k..

There are a few things that are very similar to the current flyer rules and few things very similar to Age of Sigmar. Breaking is something we know about but it looks like Acceleration has been added. Perhaps that an extra move, or switching from Hoover to Zoom mode? There is also a chart for Maneuvers with power settings and Danger rolls. (Danger zone!)

If you make a few leaps in deduction, some of these rules could be used in all vehicles, like Toughness, Structure, Damage control. Basically, I read that as Toughness, Hull points, and Armor Save.

Also of note, some new weapon profiles... and this where things start to look really fishy.

There are a couple of numbers under "Hit Rolls" that seem to be inline with AoS style to hit rolling. Perhaps the number of hit icons is the number of shots the weapons fires?

The weapon profiles seem to have a few stats that seem a bit off. Primarily, the weapon ranges. Some of those seem to be way too short. Perhaps there will be a universal "shortening" of shooty weapons in the game to help the assault armies but those ranges seem way too small and it makes me think this could be a fake.

After getting really excited, I'm starting to think this is a hoax. It's also not in GW's design style. I've been wrong before, but I'm not buying it.

Scully 1, Mulder 0.