Codex: Astra Militarum Top Changes | Warhammer 40,000 Faction Focus

Avatar The Chef November 12, 202268  28 68 Likes

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After much waiting, the Astra Militarum finally receive their 9th Edition Codex! Join Chef and Bard as they delve into the Guard and discuss some of the big changes held within!


00:00 So here we are once again…
00:55 Intro
02:04 Detachment Rules
03:45 Regimental Doctrines
07:44 Army Rules
08:30 No, you don’t get to use the Balance Dataslate…
08:59 Turret Weapons
10:44 Orders and Regimental Tactics
17:16 Battle-forged Rule – Stratagems
21:32 Battle-forged Rule – Tank Aces
24:04 Battle-forged Rule – Psykana Discipline
25:06 Battle-forged Rule – Warlord Traits
26:39 Battle-forged Rule – Relics
30:05 Datasheets – HQ
35: Datasheets – HQs Pt 1
35:57 Datasheets – Leman Russ Weapons
39:34 Datasheets – HQs Pt 2
42:31 Datasheets – Troops
43:36 Datasheets – Elites
46:46 Datasheets – Fast Attack
50:43 Datasheets – Heavy Support
55:59 Datasheets – Transports and Flyers
56:30 Datasheets – Fortifications and Super Heavies
57:36 Datasheets – Tempestus Scions
59:17 Points
1:05:17 Army Balance
1:07:20 Final Thoughts

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USS Sylvester
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USS Sylvester
9 hours ago

Yes I’m happy for new codex for next 6 months before 10th edition hits lol 😂 so I’ll enjoy the powerful codex for a bit as waiting for five years for it lol 😂 thanks for the video 🙂

Enhanced Ignorance
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Enhanced Ignorance
13 days ago

Leonidas looks like a guard model. Literally look at any artwork. He’s the big dog so he should look like he’s the big dog. Supposed to be inspiring and commanding and I don’t know if he would look like that if he was in some dirty fatigues and had a hat

Michael Whiffin
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Michael Whiffin
14 days ago

Great video guys, wow there’s a lot going on. I’ve been a Guard player for over 19 years. It’s fantastic to see the first love get a much needed boost. Also as always the case with some armies, Guard can be tough to use correctly so that offsets a wee bit. Glad the big guns finally got a boost!

Graham Bennett
Graham Bennett
14 days ago

Yes! I’m so glad the Vanquisher is now a real tank killer!

Jonathan Haynes
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Jonathan Haynes
15 days ago

Ok

Virate
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Virate
16 days ago

As a guy with 5k pts of Scions this book feels real bad from my point of view lol. Any idea if it is possible to give orders to units arriving via deepstrike or is that just a no go?

Solidog
Solidog
16 days ago

Great video guys. So pleased to be watching it, as a long suffering guard player it’s nice to be able to actually believe I might win a game now lol and I know you say orders make it a bit op but they are still guard and they will still die to a strong breeze, orders are no use if everyone you want to order is dead lol.

GreaterChickenofTzeentch
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GreaterChickenofTzeentch
16 days ago

Great stuff, folks. Seems to fit perfect with Movember, given the long association of the mustache with the British military. 🙂

Brett Pettitt
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Brett Pettitt
16 days ago

So my thoughts after watching this – How long before people start saying it’s broken and needs adjusting? I personally don’t mind so much, so long as it’s all looked at objectively and balanced accordingly. As I am unlikely to make a tournament within the next 4 or 5 months I don’t think I will see op lists and if I do, sucks to be me 😁

Chuckard
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Chuckard
16 days ago

I feel like old codexes were written with a weakness in mind – Marines went down to high AP, Nids had super weak armor etc. But now it seems books are written to overcome that weakness – AoC for Marines, Nids can have inv saves etc, now tanks can have inv & MW saves…
Its ok to have a weakness in your army if you are stong doing other stuff!
That said, excited for the book and a great review as always!

Tom Fail
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Tom Fail
16 days ago

Thanks for the awesome video as always! As a casual player I am very concerned that it is going to be difficult to have a fun game vs some of this guard stuff. My mate has a full armoured company and at 1500 will be able to take a tank commander, 5 leman russ and a baneblade. I know they have lost AoC but the damage output is really good and it’s strats like -1 damage vs close combat, bouncing tank orders, picking the 6s to hit auto wound rule which just tip them over the edge. We shall have… Read more »

Brian Wrench
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Brian Wrench
16 days ago

brilliant work guys, really enjoyed going over this !

Tyler LeMay
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Tyler LeMay
16 days ago

Completely agree on the whole “Lasgun AP 1 better than a Bolter thing.” I get the order but fluff-wise is just…weird. 🤣

skeletor100
skeletor100
16 days ago

Has Chef any interest in continuing the guides for the new codexes? They were really useful for getting a flavour of the armies, even if you’re not planning on playing them, but there’s not been one for Daemons or Votann yet.

The Phantom
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The Phantom
16 days ago

They actually sound pretty good now! full Leman Russ army incoming!

Matthew Davis
Matthew Davis
16 days ago

Did chef and bard grow mustaches just for the opening bit? It was amazing!

Zaius
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Zaius
16 days ago

So GW gives Demons ability to deep strike closer and then nerf if with Guard doctrine. Lol classic!

Crazyshak48
Crazyshak48
16 days ago

*listens to the stats on the new weapons for the Leman Russ, then looks at the weapon stats for my Doomstalker and Doomsday Ark* Boy I love having all these star-fueled “super weapons”. Hopefully 10th edition is kinder to the skelly bois

Christopher Krueger
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Christopher Krueger
16 days ago

Man, I hate when GW does faction specific stuff like “only IG turrets do this” instead of having all turrets work that way.

Sven Hegenbart
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Sven Hegenbart
16 days ago

you cant deny objectives with it as you meassure from the center of the mark but thats not the case for the objectove marker meaning you have 0,5 inch to still hold onto that marker without being hit. Think people will take one and chose from the other options

Ryan Green
Ryan Green
16 days ago

I like the low points of troops, makes them feel more like disposable guard. Hopefully they just tweak the broken combos

John Matson
John Matson
16 days ago

The book dropped at the perfect time with the staches XD Tally ho!!

Peter Mannion
Peter Mannion
16 days ago

Tally ho!

Dolthar Sodjath
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Dolthar Sodjath
16 days ago

Tally ho!
Sadly I feel like the guard will rip apart my Flesh Tearers…😅
Also… how can i change my avatar picture!? Oo