Here's a link to a video some new fancy junk from GW for their release of 8th edition Warhammer The broken GW website. Watch at your own wallet's peril!
I'll be the first to say that these new templates look pretty cool but do I need them to replace my already nifty GF9 multi-template....I think not!
While the measuring device (both folding yardstick and compass) brings back thoughts of yester-year carpentry, it's unweildiness will certainly see it left in the figure case. I'll go for a standard tape measure as my ally, unbreakable and unbendy in all its METAL goodness!
The combat calculator looks pretty interesting but its small counting sticks will soon be lost, thus the piece becomes irrelevant and nothing more than a decorative sconce for a terrain piece. Send me yours and I'll make you something with it.
The rulebook is coming in at a pricey $75US for a mere 115 pages or so of rules out of 528 pages. The rest of the book is background and hobby articles (which should be in White Dwarf, GW!!!). This book isn't guaranteed to stop bullets, but it will stop some (maybe from ticked off spouses, girlfriends, or lone wolf boyfriends). Go here to see all the details including 100 pages of Citadel miniatures.... You didn't buy their catalogue this year??? well guess again!!!
A couple of folks have already told me that the new books pretty much makes all Warhammer Army Books obselete immediately upon purchase of the 8th Edition. I haven't seen it for myself, and no one at GW was willing to give me an answer so go figure.
I've also been told by a secret squirrel that the big rulebook's rules don't match the rules in the small softcover book that is included within the box game coming in the fall. Oh dear, let the speculation commence.