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Shadow War: Armageddon resources

Postby T-J » 08 Apr 2017, 21:09

Why am I posting this?
I am really intrigued by Shadow war, and I have more time on my hands than most, so wanted to share the cool stuff I found along the way.

What is Shadow War: Armageddon?
In a nutshell I would say it is Kill Teams on steroids.

More in depth explanation.
Shadow War: Armageddon is a set of rules heavily based and almost identical to Necromunda, a 40k skirmish campaign game.

You choose a small force, each person acts independently, you can equip everyone with all sorts of gear, and then you play against each other in a campaign. Your guys or girls are likely to skill up along the way and you can buy new gear and equipment, or even get help from specialists, such as a Deathwatch Marine or Eldar Solitaire.
Why should I play this?
Its quick and deadly a fun change from what I feel to be the bloated slog that Warhammer 40k 7th editiion, plus you probably wont even have to buy new models

You want more reasons?
You get to create characters, instead of an army of nameless units all equipped identically you are encouraged (forced) to give each guy a name, instead of being the same each time you play your guys change for both the good and the bad. In Necromunda (the game of which this derives from) one of the things you will find each veteran player has is that time, this happened to keith or rob lost an eye then went on a rampage.

The barrier to entry is very low, instead of having to buy, build and paint 30-200 models, I have to do maybe at most 25, though usually under 10. I can also usually get away with only having to buy 1 or 2 box sets, which makes the game the entry route we have lacked for so long as far as 40k goes (while there are still people playing Necromunda a new player is hardly likely to want to invest in a 14 year old unsupported game, and kill team never really had enough depth to carry it).

Great way to play lots of different people, because games are so short you are very likely to get 3 or 4 games done in the same time as normal 40k game, this means lots of variety in opponents (unless of course you decide to do a 2 player campaign)

A new challenge, the rules are straight out fo 2nd ed and so the majority of people will find them completely alien. Even those people versed in that era of rules are dealing with new models in the system. This means everyone on a much more even playing field, if you started 40k today with Shadow War: Armageddon, you will be on pretty much a level playing field with someone whose been playing for 5 years. Whereas if you dived into 40k you would be so very far behind.

Don’t have to lug around all sorts of books. You have a rulebook, fairly thin and much like AoS with 4 pages of key rules, then you have a at most 6 page faction list, either included in that rulebook or as a free download. No need to carry around 5 different sources of rules for an army.
But wasn’t it sold out, how would I be able to play?
There was a boxset for Shadow War: Armageddon, it was indeed a very limited release, however you don’t need it to play the game:
The models are available separately.
The terrain in the box is sold separately.
Update: The rulebook is going to be released May 6th and will cost £25 for the physical copy
The templates are available separately just in green instead of red.
The only unique things at this point are the counters and the artillery dice (which was discontinued a while back) both of which while cool are really optional extras.

Rule Sets
Factions Further Rules One man Scenario Official Resources Cool Terrain
Sector Mechanicus:
Galvanic Magnavent: https://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Se ... -Magnavent

Ferratonic Furnace: https://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Se ... ic-Furnace

Alchomite Stack: https://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Se ... mite-Stack

Fluff
https://regimental-standard.com/2017/04 ... -training/

Semi official
Sheet with suggested kits, given to participating stores:
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Unnoficial
T-Js Blank Kill Team sheet, based on the one in the back of the book:
Blank roster.xlsx
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T-Js (modified) blank Kill team sheet, extra line for stat changes and save stat:
Blank roster 3 lines.xlsx
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Kill team builder: Shadow-war Zone(Made by a guy in Derby who goes by Cadianshock)

Videos
Battlereports
Guerrilla Miniature Games: https://youtu.be/2vgoBnypDuQ (my favourite, includes introduction to the history of the game, and is really in depth with rules)

Mini Wargaming: Campaign game https://youtu.be/Kz4Sf3RRYMY

Mini Wargaming: Random mission https://youtu.be/O5wTHZuk9mQ

Comparison with Necromunda
Bols: https://youtu.be/S21ObSBmaNA

Mini Wargaming: https://youtu.be/4uNOVICrOPo

Other Videos
Bols: Look at the retailer kit: https://youtu.be/2LsOrmOFX1E

Bols: Look at the terrain: https://youtu.be/2u3Eq08BGEI

Podcasts
Forge the Narrative (bols): http://forgethenarrative.net/podcast/ft ... he-future/

House Rules
To be decided.

Edit: added a couple of more links
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Re: Shadow War: Armageddon resources

Postby sjjones » 08 Apr 2017, 22:14

Awesome stuff T-J, have shifted to Resources given the topic :)
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Re: Shadow War: Armageddon resources

Postby Maddog7558 » 09 Apr 2017, 07:48

I would really like to give this a go looks great fun and reminds me of necromunda
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Re: Shadow War: Armageddon resources

Postby T-J » 09 Apr 2017, 12:44

Maddog7558 wrote:
09 Apr 2017, 07:48
I would really like to give this a go looks great fun and reminds me of necromunda
Yep definitely Necromunda, playing Kendo next week, so you may be able to see it in action, it could even be fast enough to fit in alongside doing other games. Battlereports I have seen have tended to be 30-45 minutes.

Me and Sam have got the rules, so you are bound to get a game in at some point, alternatively the rules are out there if you wanted to play with someone else (just not officially)
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Re: Shadow War: Armageddon resources

Postby Maddog7558 » 09 Apr 2017, 13:08

Yeah I've watched a few battle reports it's rather fast paced so can definitely get games in quickly
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Re: Shadow War: Armageddon resources

Postby T-J » 09 Apr 2017, 19:32

Updated first post again following this announcement

https://www.warhammer-community.com/201 ... able-soon/
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Re: Shadow War: Armageddon resources

Postby sjjones » 14 Apr 2017, 22:40

Updated again with direct links to the rules for Non-boxed set factions.
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Re: Shadow War: Armageddon resources

Postby T-J » 18 Apr 2017, 19:56

Updated first post with more accurate rulebook details
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Re: Shadow War: Armageddon resources

Postby T-J » 23 Apr 2017, 14:10

Updated initial post some formatting improvements and the following additions:
  • Link to the PDF GW put out of the counters from the box set
  • Sisters of Battle (Adepta Sororitas)
  • Inquisition
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Re: Shadow War: Armageddon resources

Postby T-J » 27 Apr 2017, 11:26

Updated first post to add the new multiplayer rules/mission

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