As the Warhammer gaming community eagerly awaits the release of Warhammer Legions Imperalis, Games Workshop has provided a sneak preview of how the game will unravel. The game studio went into details via a post on the Warhammer Community website.
One of the first differences you will notice is the size of the game board which excels all other games that were previously released- except for the Onslaught mode. The dimensions of the board spread 5′ x 4′, setting the stage for huge armies.
That is exactly what Games Workshop has in mind. The armies are worth up to 3,000 points for each force. This is almost a consolation prize and battle trophy at most, and will surely indulge most fans.
However, bigger boards and more points also imply a broader selection of army units. The selection process appears to be simple with only two main categories:
Once you have made your categorical decision, you can add around 60% of your factions from a primary army list. You then proceed to define the components of your units
- Formations: These are larger strategic units and will be guided by a Formation Organization Chart
- Detachments: This group of units constitutes the foundation of your force and is almost like individual units. You will be required to build one detachment for every 1,500 points. This translates to two Primary Army List for each army.
You are almost done but still need another 30% of your army. This detail will be construed with Allied Contingents forces such as Titans and Knight Household.
Finally, let’s talk about turn structure, which is quite unique in Warhammer Legions Imperialis. Each turn comes with five phases and both players act within each. The turn sequence is as follows:
- Orders – begin by secretly assigning one of four orders to each detachment.
- Initiative – in this phase, you determine who goes first.
- Movement – place your units in combat position
- Combat – engage the foe
- The end phase.
You can assign secret orders using tokens by placing them facedown on each detachment. These orders are then revealed once all of them are placed.
You can read the complete post on the Games Workshop community.