Warhammer 40K Planetstrike is on its way. The Planetstrike promo video looks very much like apocalypse and hints at some of the Planetstrike missions which will totally change the way we play 40K.
The most notable Planetstrike photos show an Imperial base in the centre of the table, surrounded by Tau Battlesuits coming on from all sides while another photo shows chaos terminators caught between two battlement walls. The rest of the Planetstrike pics resemble a game of Apocalypse.
Watch the Planetstrike Movie
Planetstrike Force ChartsPlanet Strike Attacker:
Minimum: 1 HQ.
Optional: 2 HQ, 6 Elites, 6 Troops, 6 Fast Attack, 3 Heavy Support.
Planet Strike Defender:
Minimum: 1 HQ, 2 Troops.
Optional: 2 HQ, 3 Elites, 6 Troops, 3 Fast Attack, 6 Heavy Support.
As someone who disliked the insane freedom of 40K Apocalypse, Planetstrike at first glance looks like a more controlled affair with armies specially chosen to attack or defend. Plus, a full set of Planestrike mission opposed to the big free for all that Apocalypse offered.
But one thing's for certain -if my friends and I want to play Planestrike, we need to buy a lot more 40K! So for now, Planetstrike will probably appeal to people who want to field that Space Marine Terminator army, 6 Land Raider army or Tau Battlesuit army led by Farsight as well as the people with truly Apocalytpic scale forces.
Don't get me wrong, Planetstrike looks amazing and I'd love nothing better than to see an army of 30 Tau Battlesuits decending from the skies (to the sounds of heavy metal!). But for someone like myself with around 2000 points of Tau which are designed for playing Warhammer 40K tournaments, I would need to buy a whole heap of Warhammer 40K before I could even feasably play Planetstrike.