Age of Sigmar General's Handbook 2018
The General’s Handbook 2018 expands upon the rules of Warhammer Age of Sigmar – and those found in the previous iterations of the General’s Handbook – in a 136-page softback filled with flexible rules which can be combined in virtually endless ways.
The General’s Handbook features a Battleplan Generator – 5 tables determining how the armies are set up what they must do to win and the obstacles in their way featuring maps, objectives, twists, ruses and sudden death conditions which slot together to create Battleplans.
Rules are also included for aerial battles: in Overhead Aerial Battles, you effectively have 2 battlefields, 1 on the ground and 1 in the sky, whereas in Stratospheric Aerial Battles only the sky is represented – perfect for player with large collections of flying models. An example Battleplan is provided for each, with objective and twist tables helping you generate your own;.
One section of the book contains 43 Special Rules for Narrative Play games – these are all evocative of situations and surprises that a leader might find himself dealing with in times of war, and can be applied to either or both players – these are great for adding balance, should it be needed.
A section is dedicated to Historical Battles – this guides the player through setting up and playing a battle with 2 example stories and annotated gaming table setups showing you how these wars were fought.
As well as these, you’ll find Gathering of Might – this is a set of simple modifications to the Warhammer Age of Sigmar core rules which streamline them, allowing for big battles featuring hundreds of models on either side. 2 Battleplans are included, with Legendary Traits, Gifts of the Gods, Artefacts, and Spells for each of the four Grand Alliances.
Another section contains the rules needed to run Matched Play games – guidance on army size, points limits, battlefield roles, allied units and warscroll battalions, with clarified rules on using Triumphs and Command Points. 18 Battleplans are included, along with Allies tables, listing the eligible Allies for each faction. An updated list of points values for every miniature in the range is included, with the profiles printed in this book superceding any printed previously.
A section called Conquest Unbound gives optional enhancements based on the layout of scenery, allowing you to augment the battlefield with arcane constructs and ancient edifices.
New summoning rules, including battle traits, abilities and spells – for Blades of Khorne, Disciples of Tzeentch, Everchosen, Seraphon, Sylvaneth, and Grand Alliance Chaos allow you to raise unquiet spirits and draw daemonic entities into battle.
Updated Allegiance Abilities – with battle traits, command traits and artefacts of power are included for Darkling Covens, Dispossessed, Free Peoples, Fyreslayers, Seraphon, Wanderers, Brayherd, Slaanesh, Slaves to Darkness, Skaven Pestilens, Skaven Skryre, Flesh-eater Courts, and Ironjawz, with new Warscroll Battalions for the following factions: Fyreslayers, Seraphon, and Ironjawz.
Scenery Warscrolls are included for the following Citadel miniatures: Baleful Realmgate, Azyrite Ruins, Arcane Ruins, Barbed Venomgorse, Citadel Wood, Dragonfate Dais, Magewrath Throne, Numinous Occulum, Ophidian Archway, Shardwrack Spines, Sigmarite Mausoleum, Walls and Fences, and Warscryer Citadel.