New Full Rulebooks Released

3D Print, Age of Fantasy, Firefight, Full Rulebooks, Game Update, Grimdark Future, Merch, Skirmish

Hi everyone,

Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been releasing a ton of new stuff with the AI Rules, Campaign Rules, Mission Cards and Tournament Guides, but we’re not stopping there.

Today we’ve got a major update for the Full Rulebooks, as well as some updates to the core rules for all of our games. Let’s dig in!


New Full Rulebooks

Since the initial release of the Full Rulebooks about a year ago we’ve gotten a ton of great feedback from our players, and so over the past couple of months we’ve been working on updating the Full Rulebooks to make them even more awesome.

These new versions of the Full Rulebooks are jam-packed with new and updated content to enhance your games, ranging from smaller things like extra missions and actions, to big total conversions like rules for apocalyptic games or playing with small-scale minis.

Here a list of all the new and updated stuff you will find:

  • New Terrain Placement rules, with 6 placement styles
  • New Side-Missions rules, with 3 play styles and 18 side-missions
  • New Deployment Styles rules, with 6 deployment types
  • New Tactical Points rules, with 15 strategic doctrines
  • Updated Extra Missions rules, with 6 mission types
  • Updates Extra Actions rules, with 2 new actions
  • Updated Solid Buildings rules, now with collateral damage rules
  • Updated Random Events rules, with 18 new events
  • Updated Battlefield Conditions rules, with 6 new conditions
  • Updated Terrain & Objective Effects rules, re-written for clarity
  • Updated Fog of War rules, now with shifting focus and combat fatigue rules
  • Updated Brutal Damage rules, now with friendly fire, mishaps and crits rules
  • Updated Suppression and Fatigue rules, re-balanced for better gameplay
  • Updated Multiplayer Games rules, with 2 new play styles
  • Updated Apocalyptic Games rules, re-written for clarity and playability
  • Updates Small-Scales & Multi-Basing rules, re-written to be easier to play

Just as with the recent Point Calculators update, we’ve also done a major re-working of the layout, as well as adding new diagrams illustrations that show off the miniatures from a top-down perspective, and make things even easier to understand.

So, if you have been on the fence about getting the full rulebooks, or if you already own an older copy of the rulebooks, then we highly recommend that you check out the newest versions by supporting us: patreon.com/onepagerules

Note that we’ve also updated the Basic Rulebooks to reflect these changes, so if you had printed out a copy of those, then you should print out the new versions instead.


Core Rules Updates

As part of the Full Rulebook updates we’ve also gone ahead and updated a couple of the core game rules to enhance playability.

We’re changing how heroes work a little so that now you can use the unit’s quality value if the hero that’s in it has a worse quality. Also we’re making it so that now the hero always uses the defense value of the unit they join (unless they are the last model alive), streamlining the defense rolls process.

Then we found that Indirect weapons felt a little useless, so now you can fire without the -1 to hit penalty as long as you remain stationary. Finally we noticed that because of the short 12″ range on spell blocking, people ended up not really being able to use this mechanic very often, so we increased the range to 18″ to make it a better option.

On the AoF: Regiments front we’ve been struggling with how charges work for a long time, because it was too easy to charge into a unit’s flank even when standing right in front of them. Because of this units may now only pivot before charging, and not during the charge, ensuring that this won’t happen anymore.

Here the full changelog:

General Rules

  • Heroes may use their own morale when joining units, but aren’t forced to anymore
  • Heroes always roll for defense using their unit’s defense value, unless they are the last model alive
  • Indirect shots now only suffer a -1 to hit penalty when moving
  • Spell blocking now has a range of 18″ instead of just 12″

AoF: Regiments

  • Units may only pivot before moving and must move in a straight line when using Rush/Charge.
  • Ambush units must be placed over 12″ away (to avoid rear charges)

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Reminder: 3D Print Models

If you want to get your hands on this month’s 3D Print models then make sure to download them before the 30th of March, as they’ll only be available via our CGTrader store after that!

Get them here:

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Reminder: Limited Edition T-Shirts

If you want to get your hands on the Limited Edition T-Shirts then make sure to buy them before the 30th of March, as they’ll be gone forever after that!

Check out the store here: https://teespring.com/stores/one-page-rules

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Reminder: Old Forum Closure

Finally we wanted to remind you that the Old OPR Forum is going to be shut down on the 30th of March, so make sure to save anything you need from there now, because it’s going to be deleted forever with no way to recover it.

The new forum can be found here: forum.onepagerules.com

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That’s it for today, make sure to check out the new version of the full rulebooks and grab everything you can that’s going to be removed at the end of the month!

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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Tournament Guides + New T-Shirts

Age of Fantasy, Firefight, Grimdark Future, Merch, Skirmish, Tournament Guide

Hi everyone,

Today we’ve got some new game updates, a limit time t-shirt design, as well as a small reminder of all the cool ways you can engage with the community. :)


Tournament Guides

Have you ever wanted to create an OPR tournament over the weekend but didn’t really know where to start? Or are looking for a couple of ways to add more structure to army building and the game rules?

Well then we have you covered with our new Tournament Guides!

For each game you now have a guide on how to create and run small tournaments, as well as some extra rules on how to restrict abusing the army creation rules and other loopholes that we have in the game.

Now let me say that our games were never created with competitive play in mind, so to run a tournament you’ll definitely need a judge that can settle disputes quickly, as there are many things in the game that are not clearly defined.

In any case these guides should come in hand, and we hope you give them a try. :)

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New T-Shirt Designs

Recently we’ve had some players ask us if we’re going to be adding some new t-shirt designs to our stores, and I’m happy to say that we did!

First off, we have a new awesome limited edition design:

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This new design will only be available until the 30th of March, so make sure to get it whilst it’s still available. :D

We also have a couple of other new designs (which you can see below), and as new art is revealed we’re going to keep adding cool new designs to the store.

Check them out here: https://teespring.com/stores/one-page-rules

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Community Reminders

We’ve got a ton new players on board since the last time we did this, so here are some reminders of all the ways you can connect with the community…

First up, the OPR Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gBIFer

Make sure to sign up so that you can get monthly updates on all the new things that happen around the project. This is especially useful for those that are unable to keep up with the tons of updates we release every week, and would just like a recap of the highlights for each month.

Then there’s our Discord Server: https://discord.gg/djBydgk

Discord is a great way to connect with the community and if you haven’t checked it out yet you definitely should. Basically it’s a place where you can chat with 300+ other players about tactics, list buildings, hobby progress, 3D printing, and more. It’s also a great way to organise games on Roll20 and TTS, with lots of active players.

We have a new OPR Forum: http://forum.onepagerules.com/

That’s right, out with the old, in with the new! The new forum is hosted on Discourse, and it has a clean new look, plus it automates our Patreon accesses. If you want to share ideas and have longer discussions, then this is the place to go.

Finally you should follow us on all these channels:

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There you go, a short and sweet update today. But next week… oh next week we have something really cool in store for you. :D

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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2019 in Review

AI Rules, Battle Report, Grimdark Future, Merch, WarStuff

Hi everyone,

With the year coming to an end and we thought it would be cool to give you some insights into how the project has been doing, how the community has been developing, and a couple of cool things for you to check out.

Before we continue I’d like to thank you all for your amazing support you’ve given to this project by donating and spreading the word, this really is a dream come true and none of it would’ve been possible without you.

So, let’s dig in to some numbers! :D

This year has been amazing in terms of traffic and it’s been our biggest year so far, with 45,000+ visitors and 200,000+ page views over the past 12 months.

On top of that our games have been downloaded 100,000+ times, which is amazing!

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This traffic is coming from all over the world, and whilst the main concentration is in North America and Europe, we were amazed to see that our games have been downloaded in 120+ countries (apparently we even got some downloads from the Vatican, who knew the pope loves miniature wargames?).

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It’s also been really cool to see that our games have spread out all the way to Japan where there is now a whole team dedicated to translating WarStuff into Japanese (download it here). I’m really grateful for all the awesome work they have done, and you should definitely check out their Instagram page here.

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This year we’ve also been putting a lot of effort into releasing a lot more content and providing cool stuff for our Patreon supporters, and it really paid off because it’s also been our biggest year there, going from ~60 patrons in January all the way up to ~250 patrons in December. If you aren’t a patron yet you can support us here.

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This year has also been one where we introduced a lot of new things to the project, and seeing how well they’ve all been received we’re going to keep pushing to innovate and provide all of our players with new content.

Back in August we launched our Monthly Newsletter and even though we’re new to this it’s been going pretty awesome so far. We’ve got 125+ subscribers and it keeps on growing, so we’re going to try and invest a little more time into it in the future just to make it that much more awesome. If you haven’t subscribed yet you can do so here.

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Then in November we also also launched our Teespring Store, where we can finally offer some of the Brandon’s amazing art to be printed on a t-shirt. Even though we’re still super new to this we’re proud to say that we’ve had 500+ visitors so far! If you want to order your own t-shirt, mug, sticker, etc. then check out the store here.

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When it comes to community we’ve also taken some bold steps in a new direction by having a dedicated Discord Server where players can discuss the games, chat about the lore, or organize online games via Roll20.

We’ve recently also linked the server to our Patreon rewards so patrons get access to exclusive channels, and really if you haven’t checked it out I think you’re missing out on a BIG part of our community. Join the server here.

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Of course this doesn’t mean that the OPR Forum isn’t doing great as well, and we now have 750+ members and 950+ threads on there. This year we’ve introduced a new Hobby Section for people to share pictures of their models, and the community has been posting some awesome content like Vurrunna’s Proxy Paper Miniatures. Join the fun here.

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We’re also really happy to see that the YouTube community has been embracing our games more and more, with content creatures making some awesome game reviews and battle reports with our rules. Check out some of the videos here:

We really couldn’t be prouder of how far our little project has come over the past year, and we’re really looking forward to all of the cool new stuff that we’re going to be doing over the next 12 months. :D

That’s it for the last post of 2019, we hope you enjoyed this little insight into everything that’s been going on and we’ll be back in a few weeks.

Happy new year!

– Gaetano

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Black Friday/Cyber Monday + Wave 3 Released

Age of Fantasy, Firefight, Game Update, Grimdark Future, Merch, Skirmish

Hi everyone,

Today we’re really excited to bring you some news about how the new merch store is developing, as well as the release of Wave 3!


Black Friday / Cyber Monday

Since we’ve had a lot of people asking if we’d be doing any special deals for Black Friday / Cyber Monday let’s get this out of the way first. :D

Use promo code CYBER2019 to get 30% off anything in our store:

*** Promo code valid until December 12th ***

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So far we’ve been getting some good feedback regarding the merch store so far, and have already had our first sales, so with this deal we hope to make it just that much sweeter for you to get OPR merch.

Some players also asked us if we could add more color options for the merch and we naturally obliged, so you now have a much wider variety of color options to choose from in the store.

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Wave 3 Release

It’s been a while since we last released Wave 2, so it’s about time that Wave 3 came out. This time we’ve updated a total of 9 armies and 16 factions, so there’s plenty of stuff here for everyone!

Soul-Snatchers

  • Added new unit: Neophytes
  • Re-worked melee weapons of most heroes
  • Re-worked Psychic spells
  • Re-worked Psychic Idol rule
  • Re-worked Commander Rule
  • Assassins have new melee and ranged upgrades
  • Minions and Neophytes can now take Shred Rifles and Plasma Rifles
  • Re-worked all Grenade Launchers
  • Re-worked most melee weapons across all units
  • Re-worked Battle Standards
  • Soul-Snatchers can now upgrade one model to be a Psychic
  • Re-worked Spotter and Survey Vehicle rules

Titan Lords

  • All units lost Impact and gained Stomp
  • Re-worked Mini-Titan Sword

High Elf Fleets

  • Re-worked melee attacks for all heroes
  • Elven Kings can now take Ancient Commander rule
  • High Seers now start with Psychic(1)
  • Re-worked Psychic spells
  • Avatars of Flames now have Regeneration
  • Star Cannons now have AP(2)
  • Re-worked most melee weapons
  • Banshee Squads now have Strider
  • Scorpion Squads lost Strider
  • Re-worked Teleport rule
  • Re-worked Sun Blasters
  • Re-worked Jetbike and Jetspear Squads
  • Re-worked Laser Spears and added Star Spear upgrade
  • Wraith Walkers lost the Impact rule and gained Stomp attack
  • Re-worked Vibration Cannons
  • Wraith Titans lost the Impact rule
  • Re-worked Heavy Wraith Cannons and Ghost Sword

Machine Cult

  • Re-worked melee and ranged weapons for Machine Priests and Deacons
  • Machine Priests and Deacons can now be Psychics
  • Re-worked the Canticles rule
  • Cult Alphas now have Strider
  • Sect Chiefs now have Scout and Stealth
  • Cult Vanguard and Rangers can now take Flamethrowers and Heavy EMP Rifles
  • Re-worked Gauntlet Shocks for Shock Priests
  • Re-worked Blaster SMGs for Sect Infiltrators
  • Destroyer and Breacher Cyborgs now have A3
  • Breacher Cyborgs can now take Heavy EMP Cannons
  • Re-worked Icarus AA-System to be simpler
  • Re-worked Anti-Charge System rule
  • Combat Robots now have Fear and Stomp
  • Dragoon Walkers can now upgrade with P-Carbines
  • Iron Walkers lost the Stealth rule

Wormhole Daemons

  • Most units lost the Fear rule
  • Greater Daemons and Champions have more melee attacks
  • Re-worked Symbols of Havoc
  • Re-worked melee upgrades for Daemon Warriors
  • Re-worked Psychic spells

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Wood Elves

  • Added new unit: Warriors
  • Re-worked all hero melee weapons and upgrades
  • Re-worked all hero mounts
  • Re-worked Wizard spells
  • Revenant Elders can now be mounted on Dryad Horrors
  • Most units lost Fear and Fearless rules
  • Re-worked Malice rule
  • Re-worked upgrades for Tree Revenants
  • Rangers now have Monster Hunter rule
  • Eternals now have AP(1) in melee
  • Light Cavalry can now take Longbows as an upgrade
  • Deer Sisters lost Sisterhood rule but can upgrade one model to be a Wizard
  • Re-worked the Scythes upgrade for Treeman Hunters
  • Re-worked Hawk Riders and Giant Eagles
  • Hawk Riders can now take Longbows as an upgrade
  • Tree Giants now have AP(2) in melee

Dark Elves

  • Re-worked all hero melee upgrades
  • Re-worked all hero mounts
  • Re-worked Wizard spells
  • Assassins lost Fearless but gained Stealth and Defense 3+
  • Dark Warriors got new melee upgrades
  • Re-worked Snake Sisters upgrades
  • Re-worked Shade Killers upgrades
  • Black Horsemen can now take Repeater Crossbows as an upgrade
  • Raptor Knights now have A2 on their Claw attacks
  • Medusas now have Defense 2+ and +1 attack in melee
  • Re-worked the Hydra Heads rule
  • Re-worked all chariots to have Defense 2+
  • Blood Chariots and Medusa Chariots lost Fast and Impact

Saurians

  • Frog-Mages now start with Wizard(2) and can upgrade to Wizard(3)
  • Frog-Mages can now upgrade their Energy Pulse and mount on an Ancient
  • Palanquin
  • Re-worked Wizard spells
  • Saurian Veterans now have Defense 3+
  • Re-worked melee upgrades and mounts for Saurian Veterans
  • Geckos now come with Hand Weapons only and can upgrade with Javelins or
  • Blowpipes
  • Re-worked Javelins, Blowpipes and Fire Bolas
  • Re-worked Pterodactly Riders
  • Re-worked Rock Bombs rule
  • Saurian Warriors now have Defense 4+
  • Re-worked melee upgrades for Saurian Warriors
  • Guardians now have Defense 3+
  • Raptor Riders now have A2 on their Claw attacks
  • Re-worked Snake Swarms
  • Re-worked Dragon and Spiked Lizard and added a Lizard Handler upgrade
  • Triceratops now have 6 attacks in melee
  • Re-worked Giant Blowpipes and Altar of the Gods
  • Re-worked the Spit Venom weapon for Spinosaurus
  • Re-worked Primal Roar rule
  • Anyklosaurus now have Crew Attacks and a more powerful Mace Tail attack
  • Re-worked Ark of Snakes rule

Ogres

  • Added new units: Champion and Iron Warriors
  • Re-worked all melee upgrades for heroes
  • Big Pistols now have 18″ range
  • Hunters now have Strider rule
  • Re-worked Wizard spells
  • Most units lost the Fear and Impact rules
  • Ogres have new melee upgrades
  • Devourers now have A3 in melee
  • Re-worked Beast Riders
  • Abominations now have Defense 2+
  • Ice Mammoths and Giant Bisons now have Tough(9)
  • Re-worked Chilling Aura rule
  • Giant Bisons lost Furious
  • Re-worked Catapult and Cannon Chariots

Rift Daemons

  • Most units lost the Fear rule
  • Greater Daemons and Champions have more melee attacks
  • Re-worked Symbols of Havoc
  • Re-worked melee upgrades for Daemon Warriors
  • Re-worked Wizard spells

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That’s it for today, go get yourself a nice T-Shirt with those 30% off and we’ll get back to you next week with another patch for some of the already released armies! ;)

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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OPR Merch Store is Live!

Merch

Hi everyone,

Today we’re proud to announce that finally the OPR Merch Store is live!

Check it out here: teespring.com/stores/one-page-rules

We’ve checked with the Teespring team and they said that if you make an order now it should still be delivered before Christmas, so if you’re still on the fence about what to get for your loved ones then maybe one of our awesome t-shirts is the answer. :D

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In our merch store you’re going to find a ton of awesome designs from Grimdark Future and Age of Fantasy, which come on a variety of products and in different colors.

Right now we’ve got T-Shirts (male and female), Hoodies, Mugs and Stickers available, but if you want one of our designs on another product (Tote Bags, Phone Cases, etc.) make sure to send me an e-mail and I’ll see what we can do.

Here’s how to use it:

1) Select the design that you like.

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2) Pick which product, size and color you want.

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3) Click on “add to cart” and that’s it!

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If you want to see more details about the product simply click on “see more details”.

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As we get new illustrations over time we’ll be adding them to the store and retiring old ones, so keep your eyes peeled for the latest shop updates.

Thanks a lot for all of the help you gave us by filling out last week’s survey and for all of the support you’ve been giving us over the past few years!

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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Merch Survey and Battle Sisters

Firefight, Grimdark Future, Merch, Quickplay Armies

Hi everyone,

Today we’ve got two long awaited updates for you, delivering on an old promise from the Community Survey as well as updating an old favorite army to reach it’s full potential!


OPR Merch Survey

This has been a long time coming, but we’re please to announce that finally official OPR merch is going to be available in the near future. :D

We’ve decided to use Teespring as our main platform to produce various custom printed items, and we couldn’t be more excited at the idea of seeing our awesome illustrations on t-shirts, hoodies, posters, mugs or whatever else.

Because at the end of the day this merch is made for our fans, we’re going to put the power in your own hands by giving you a choice of what items and designs are going to be made available in our Teespring store.

We have 23 designs for each game, and are looking of featuring at least 4 designs per game at the beginning, though hopefully we’ll be able to put together more of them.

So, are you ready to pick your favorites?

Take the survey here (it’s only 4 questions): https://forms.gle/pRm8gMXrmDNsYbXNA

Right now we’re trying to have everything ready as soon as possible so that you can get some cool OPR merch delivered by Christmas, but no promises.


The Battle Sisters

With the release of some awesome new Battle Sisters models we thought it’s about time to give the Battle Sisters the spotlight that they deserve!

For those of you new to the Grimdark Future lore, here are the basics:

The Battle Sisters are a splinter faction of the Battle Brothers, which follow the lead of their own god-queen instead of the conservative god-king.

Once the god-king declared women to be unfit to fight the god-queen decided that she had enough and took off to start her own army of brave warriors, copying the technology of the Battle Brothers, even if not always perfectly.

Whilst this means that they lack a little bit in toughness it doesn’t make them any less fierce when it comes to war, and in some ways they greatly outshine the Battle Brothers.

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Latest Update

To reflect this piece of the lore we’ve recently updated the Battle Sisters, adding in a ton of new units that are using similar technology to that of the Battle Brothers.

In the new Battle Sisters army books you will find rules for Battle Sisters in Destroyer Armor and on Combat Bikes, as well as a new Psychic with her own powerful spells.

We’ve also added in some more goodies with new weapons for most units, as well as one of their favorite toys: the Flamethrower Sniper Rifle. :D

With all of these rules improvements and custom modelling opportunities there’s never been a better time to start playing Battle Sisters.

Quickplay Armies

Quickplay Armies are pre-made army lists designed to be ready to play out of the box, without the need to count point costs or create your own lists. They are the perfect thing to dip your toes into new armies and see if you like them!

Are you hot for the Battle Sisters already? Well then we’ve got a cool mashup for you this week, allowing you to immediately get started and play out one of the oldest conflicts in the Grimdark Future lore with these new Quickplay Armies.

This week’s Quickplay Armies: Battle Sisters vs Battle Brothers

Battle Sisters

  • 1x High Sister w/ Blind Faith, Pistol & Energy Sword
  • 10x Battle Sisters w/ 1x Flamethrower, 1x Fusion Rifle & Sacred Banner
  • 5x Assault Sisters w/ 1x Plasma Pistol & Energy Sword
  • 5x Fanatic Sisters w/ Shock Whips
  • 3x Flagellants
  • 1x Assault Walker w/ Walker Sawblades

Battle Brothers

  • 1x Captain w/ Destroyer Armor, Storm Rifle & Energy Sword
  • 5x Battle Brothers
  • 5x Battle Brothers
  • 1x Attack Walker & Heavy Minigun

The Battle Sisters in this set focus on a variety of short-range to mid-range infantry units supported by a dangerous Assault Walker. The list comes with a High Sister that can boost her unit with Blind Faith, as well as crazed Fanatic Sisters that rush into battle and can deal tremendous damage with their Heavy Chainsaw Swords.

The Battle Brothers on the other side focus on a simple setup of Battle Brothers that can use their versatility to hold their own both at range and in melee. The list comes with a Captain in Destroyer Armor that can Ambush behind enemy lines, as well as a powerful Attack Walker that mows down enemies with its Heavy Minigun.


That’s it for today, hope this update gave you all the inspiration you needed to start a new Battle Sisters army or dust off your old collection. :)

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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