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My blog is primarily my own personal fluff in the Warhammer 40,000 universe regarding the Draconis system such as the Knight House Yato in Draconis III, the Imperial Guard...I mean, Astra Militarum regiment trained there, the Draconian Armored Defenders, and the Forge World of Draconis IV with its Adeptus Mechanicus priesthood, Cybernetica cohorts and Skitarii legions, and the Titan Legion, Legio Draconis, known as the Dark Dragons.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The facts of Faction

Oh yeah, I just found an interesting tidbit that I thought I should share. Well, we probably all know about it already, but this confirms what we've suspected so far.

Hey Warhammer 40000, can a single detachment (say, a battalion) combine different armys? For example, could a single Imperial battalion contain both Space Marines, Skitari and Sisters?
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Warhammer 40,000 They must simply contain the same keyword. That can be as all-encompassing as "Imperium" or be really specific like "Ultramarines". The more specific you make it, the more army bonuses you will get...

Cool! So in other words, you can build a Battle-forged army from various Factions as long as they are all Imperium! Obviously I doubt you can build a xenos army of Tau and Orks, but for Imperium players, this is great news! That means I can field a combined Skitarii-Imperial Guard army. For example, Skitarii Vanguard as Troops and Leman Russ tanks as Heavy Support! And still have space for Onager Dunecrawlers! It would be great to field a Super-heavy Deatchment of a Stormsword and a couple of Imperial Knights as well!

There's lots of ways you can build it, and it's very flexible. For example, you want Imperial Guard Leman Russ tanks, but you don't want their infantry. Then take a Grey Knights Terminator squad for Infantry! An Adeptus Mechanicus Tech-Priest Dominus as your HQ to repair those tanks! Stuff like that!

If course, the flipside is that I get more bonuses if I field a complete Imperial Guard army as opposed to my Skitarii-Imperial Guard hybrid army, but we shall see. Anyway, I think this is good news and allows for a ton of flexibility yet doesn't get too overpowered because you don't get the bonuses, unlike Formations of the past where you just take whatever Formations and group them together for the various bonuses. This edition is shaping up to be really awesome!