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General's Handbook

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General's Handbook

The ultimate Age of Sigmar companion

Muster your forces, draw battlelines and prepare to engage the enemy with the ultimate guide to playing Warhammer Age of Sigmar. Discover three ways to play and wage war!

Open Play: Throw your models on the table and get started, with battleplans and more!
Narrative Play: From retelling a battle from the lore to enacting great campaigns, this is a guide to playing games of Warhammer Age of Sigmar that tell a story.
Matched Play: Balanced and tactically-challenging gameplay, using a points system and pitched battle scenarios.

In the Mortal Realms, armies clash, heroes rise and empires fall – and legends are forged. The General’s Handbook gives you a whole host of new ways to forge your very own tabletop legends, with a vast toolkit of ways to play your games to suit any tastes. The book breaks down to four main sections.

Open Play
If you want to simply put models on the table and have fun, this is for you, with guides to playing unrestricted, team-based and multiplayer games – just add models! This section includes a series of multiplayer Battleplans that are a perfect introduction to playing fun and frantic games.

Narrative Play
If you’re inspired by the tales of the Mortal Realms, and want to recreate them on the tabletop, this is your section, with guides to building themed armies, crafting your story through your games and Battleplans based on the history of the Realms. In addition, you’ll find four campaign systems, including an expansion of the popular Path to Glory system.

Matched Play
If you like the idea of building a finely-crafted army and testing it against skilled opponents on an equal footing, Matched Play is for you. It includes points values for Warhammer Age of Sigmar models, army building guidelines and balanced Pitched Battle Battleplans – it’s the ultimate test of your generalship.

Allegiance Abilities
Powerful Command Traits, Battle Traits and Artefacts of Power that reward you for building an army dedicated to a single Grand Alliance – usable no matter what style of game you want to play.

The General’s Handbook includes 26 Battleplans, Path to Glory warband tables for more than a dozen factions, and much more besides. It’s the ultimate guide to waging war in the Mortal Realms.

This edition is optimised for tablet devices and requires software capable of reading ePub3 files. For more information about these, check out our Formats and Ranges page.

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