Welcome to Ruleshammer an ongoing column that tackles rules issues in Warhammer 40,000, Age of Sigmar, and other games. Every Thursday, we tackle key rules topics and rules questions from readers. If you have a question that you’d like to see answered or a topic you want to see covered get in touch.
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Warhammer 40,000

9th Edition Rules Breakdowns

Core Rules

Building Armies – Terrain Guide – Dice, Re-rolls & Modifying Characteristics – Engagement Range – ActionsAura’s and Fast Rolling

Movement Phase

Aircraft¹ – Types of Move – Transports¹

Shooting Phase

Look Out SirBig Guns Never Tire

Charge Phase

Charging and Heroic Intervention

Fight Phase

Coming soon

Morale Phase

Coming soon

Ruleshammer 9th Edition Faction Q&As

Chaos: Death Guard
Xenos: Necrons – Drukhari
Astartes: Space Marines – Blood Angels – Dark Angels –  Death Watch – Space Wolves

¹ Articles due updates

8th to 9th Edition Change Breakdowns

These articles summarise 9th edition rules primarily by looking at how the rules have changed from 8th edition. Keep in mind that these won’t be updated with FAQs but they will transition to full rule breakdowns as the edition gets more established.

How have the Core Concepts of 40k Changed in 9th edition?

MovementThe Shooting & Psychic Phases – Charge and Fight – Morale and Core StratagemsMissions and Reserves

Ruleshammer Q&A Archive

May 2021 7th Q&A21st Q&A

Current Ruleshammer Compendium Cut Off

April 2021 3rd Q&A16th Q&A23rd Q&A30th Q&A

March 2021 19th Q&A – 5th Q&A

January 2021 13th 2021 Answer UpdatesFAQ Special Update – 7th Q&A

December 2020 31st 2020 Q&A – 10th Q&A – 3rd Q&A

November 2020 19th Q&A – 2th Q&A Feedback

October 2020 29th Q&A22nd Q&A15th Q&A – 1st Q&A Feedback

More Ruleshammer Articles


Warhammer: Age of Sigmar

The Mortal Realms have their share of quandaries and sometimes we step in to address those.

What the FAQ? Understanding the Bastiladon’s save

Age of Sigmar Rules Concepts

How Mightier Makes Rightier Works (or Doesn’t)

Other Games

From time to time we cover other games as well.

Ruleshammer: Monopoly