How to Write a Warhammer 40K Army List EXPLAINED - 10th Edition Guide for Beginners 

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0:00 Intro
1:19 Game Size
2:12 Factions and Detachments
4:39 Units and Points Costs
9:35 Enhancements
10:38 Listbuilding Ideas
13:55 Allies Rules
16:10 Example Army List
19:11 Outro


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5 Dez 2023



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@politikz8128 5 meses atrás
Step 1: pick the coolest units Step 2: include as many as you want regardless of their strength Step 3: paint them all in 1 THICK coat of paint Step 4: varnish lightly Step 5: take them to your LGS in a shoe box 🗿
@liamcostello8314 5 meses atrás
Just as the Emperor intended
@JustinBrown-gh9vv 5 meses atrás
The codex Astartes supports this action.
@andrewdavies6355 5 meses atrás
Excluding the shoe box - Literally how I roll.
@Th3Xp3rt 5 meses atrás
Step 4 is optional.
@SenseiLlama 5 meses atrás
There was a reddit post I saw. Guy printed out pictures of each unit and attached it to cardboard. Steps 3/4 completely optional
@RSBurgener 5 meses atrás
I would say, don't stress about the list too much. Your army list will evolve over time once you learn how it plays and how you, as a general, like to approach the battle. And everyone likes buying new troops every once in a while, to try this instead of that. Don't worry about making it perfect.
@kyrudo 5 meses atrás
I have just gotten into 40k and last night I was struggling hard using the app and I had the datasheet pdf open and it was too late to call my friend to help me out. This video is a god send to me right now.
@keyanklupacs6333 5 meses atrás
Pen and paper has been working fine for me.
@mylifeontour6664 2 meses atrás
​@@keyanklupacs6333did you just magically know what to write down or did you use a reference to pick your units? You know.... like the app.
@tabletoptitan6987 23 dias atrás
@@mylifeontour6664 Yeah these "pen and paper" is all you need unless you're some sort of idiot people :D ...amazing they even go on this modern thing called "The Internet" huh.
@MrShinyObject 5 meses atrás
FINALLY someone made a video like this! Every single how to play 40k / how to get into 40k either walks you through the phases or tells you about the factions. This is literally the first video I've found that tells you what you're actually supposed to DO with that information. As someone new to 40k but with a strong grasp on other types of games, I know what each thing does in its parts but don't know how to put it together. I know AP is good against armor and blast is good against large units, but I have no idea how important one or the other is and how much I should have of what.
@dxpsumma383 5 meses atrás
Great video, although I think that there's an error in your example list. IIRC Lord Solar must be the warlord if taken, so it can't be Creed.
@spoonsrattling 5 meses atrás
One thing to note is I believe battlescribe is pretty much abandonware for 40k. It's uncertain if or when it will be properly updated to 10th edition, or so I've heard on a couple platforms.
@Tropicoboy 5 meses atrás
Yah.. its sad it made playing 9th a thing for me since rules are always dumb expensinsive. I wish there was an app for at least building armies. Kinda a pain to keep switching between index and points sheet to make an army
@cabellism 5 meses atrás
Also I read something about the money from the app is not going to thr devs, the ones that wrote the code, data, etc.
@spoonsrattling 5 meses atrás
@@Tropicoboy there is a new alternative in early access by the name of rosterizer. I hear it's very good so if you want too I'd look into that
@snowy5628 5 meses atrás
​@@Tropicoboythere's literally a new app with a great army builder. Auspex even made a video on it
@sporg6002 5 meses atrás
@@snowy5628 on the official app, right? It will be put behind a paywall after it's been out for awhile
@llamaboss1434 5 meses atrás
First ask yourself: "What do I do if [BLANK] happens?" of "What if my opponent brings [BLANK]?" Keep this question general. What will you do if a big super tough monster is stomping up field? What if there's a a load of infantry swarming over a point? What if close combat specialists are coming in? What if your enemy has loads of transports to ferry around their dudes and throw at you once that job is done? Next ask yourself: "How do I win?" Well, to win in 40k you need victory points. To get victory points you USUALLY have to capture and control objectives that are in the mid-field. You might also score victory points doing some other stuff usually related to moving somewhere and killing something specific immediately. Finally tell yourself: "No plan survives contact with the enemy." Start visualizing how the enemy serves you those minor defeats. Terminators teleporting in, Tyranids bursting from the ground. Snipers taking out an expensive character. Your one anti-monster / tank vehicle or squad getting identified and gunned down at range before it can bring down a tough foe. Always be asking: "And then what?" and "What happens next?". Keep your answers to these questions somewhat pessimistic.
@blackjack4105 5 meses atrás
Now this is one of the greatest videos for new players, and even vets, looking to get into 10th edition. Auspex is single-handedly carrying the GW 40k operations team for pennies on the dollar right now.
@Xarick 5 meses atrás
Quite enjoying building first born lists with my older models, this video is really helpful since i ofc find myself spamming characters if at all possible. :D
Thank you for continuing making videos like this!
@Dracobyte 5 meses atrás
Thank you for this awesome guide!
@willshields4480 5 meses atrás
40k is about fun at the end of the day, so don't feel the need to have a perfect list straight out the gate
@GuardianAssassin 5 meses atrás
I'd really like to learn how to ally a Freeblade Knight into my Black Templar army and how to use Legends Dreadnoughts in 10th Edition.
@SenecaRapson 5 meses atrás
For the Freeblade, it's one knight that's Questoris (Paladin, Galant, Rex, Preceptor, Errant, Crusader, Warden) or Dominus class (Valiant or Castellan, or instead of either of those, you can take 3 Armigers (Helverin or Warglaive). The legends stuff is just a matter of if your opponent agrees and you aren't in a tournament that restricts legends.
@Sin_Paladin 5 meses atrás
auspex said 3-5 characters and that makes me rethink my 8 characters in my space marines. its rule of cool though who cares if i only have 4 units they are very scary units. my captains might get lonely with out their Lts.
@apeboy4 4 meses atrás
What unit do you recommend to pick for IH in 10th ed?
@Francis5795 5 meses atrás
dude, my guard list was so simple I just used excel and it took me 10 minutes
@Khalith 5 meses atrás
Great video! Appreciate it!
@jroden06 5 meses atrás
Sisters of Battle supported by a single Knight Castellan; "Sister Crushinator".
@blainewiebold4053 5 meses atrás
So I’m new to building an army. So I would like to know my limit of terminators I can run.
@joshsmith1179 5 meses atrás
Very informative. Thanks
@ryanullrich2940 5 meses atrás
So I'm trying to put together a fun Necron list, with a 10 man unit of lychguard can u take 5 shields and 5 scythes or does it have to be all uniform. Cheers!
@captainnickname293 5 meses atrás
Wargear can be individualized!
@reginlief1 5 meses atrás
It will specify on the mustering side of the datasheet what options a unit has for wargear. I can’t remember with Lynchguard, but it will either say “any model can replace warscythe”, in which case you can have any number in a squad with either options, or it will say “all models can replace”, in which case all models in the unit must make the change together. If I had to guess, just because the shield is a defensive option, it would be the latter.
@mylifeontour6664 2 meses atrás
GW made this extremely confusing for new players. "now you must choose your detachment.... from a list of one choice" it makes new players think they have to go looking for all the different detachments and learn them all when in reality they don't have a choice. Also factions and armies are the same thing?? Just use one word.
@DamienJones77 5 meses atrás
Shout-out to all those players making their lists in Excel like me.
@trintovai8275 Mês atrás
I assume aeldari have the same ally rules for corsairs and harlequins? Cause I notice in the their pdf datasheets on the community site they have them as allies under the attachment rule, but it looks like they forgot to replace the drukari keyword
@OniGanon Mês atrás
Corsairs and Harlequins have the Aeldari keyword. As far as I know an Aeldari army treats them like any other Aeldari unit.
@trintovai8275 Mês atrás
@@OniGanon yeah i think its just a blurb exclusively for the Drukhari army... which is strange because its not in the drukari index...
@trintovai8275 Mês atrás
but ultimately yeah i think its just me overthinking it trying to figure out how it really applied to the aeldari lol
@FutureCommentator 5 meses atrás
I already have the field manual, my indexes, and an excel spreadsheet open. This video is added to my second screen in the fourth quadrant to help me write my list. How's an all Gravis Astartes list sound?
@StarkMaximum 5 meses atrás
As much as I love Gravis and I wish I could do a whole Gravis army, there just aren't a lot of Gravis units; you're gonna be stuck to about, i dunno, three or four units total? And the ones you get aren't exactly setting the world on fire...well, I guess they kinda do since they can be given flamers and meltas, but you know what I mean. Believe me, restricting yourself to an extremely narrow niche of units is going to be a struggle even if your army is super cool. I would just grab your favorite Gravis units, kit those out to be total badasses, and then fill your list out with more "regular" troops.
@FutureCommentator 5 meses atrás
​@@StarkMaximum I don't plan on winning with this list, I just want to see how it does in this edition. Feirros and the Biologis would be useful in this list, and they'll be supplemented by Repulsors and Repulsor Executioners and many different dreadnoughts. I also plan on dusting off my drop pods for other lists since they seem to be getting useful now. Not for gravis, of course, but for the rest of my army.
@StarkMaximum 5 meses atrás
@@FutureCommentator I don't mean issues with winning, I mean issues with the list potentially being boring if you only let yourself use a few specific units. But I guess if you're bringing tanks and dreadnoughts that'll help freshen the list up a bit.
@baconeatan4121 5 meses atrás
Wait, does this mean I can finally play hero hammer and still be a legal list :,)
@Michaelkayslay 3 meses atrás
I just started an blood angels army and don't know how to build an army. I don't know what unit is bad. I'm just building for the models I have
@riven5677 5 meses atrás
The awesome necron is a nice touch
@dragoncommander8921 5 meses atrás
the question i have is, can you allie one space marine chapter with another one ?
@TheSoijohn 5 meses atrás
Alas no. Only one chapter per detachement, and you have just the one detachement
@@TheSoijohn actually you can. however it has to be generic space marines, either that or if it's FAQ'd then it'd read along the lines of: neither can use their detachment special rules, or, only your main (choose) gets to use it's detachment special rules, the secondary uses none and cannot use the main. but as of now two colour (or however many you want the only limit is models) schemes acrosss your force. just let your opponent know before the game to avoid issues.
@AzkuulaKtaktu 5 meses atrás
​@spacelizard6770 one chapter keyword per army
@mattcassidy1059 5 meses atrás
I'm just going to roll up with 2k worth of grots. Take you forever to remove that many bodies
@johnfree1717 4 meses atrás
So if I am understanding correctly, I could have 3 Predator Annihilators, 3 Vindicators, and 3 Destructors if I wanted? Not that I do, I am just making sure I am understanding the rules clearly.
@thedwork9813 5 meses atrás
How do you know if you can attach more than 1 leader in a unit?
@AzkuulaKtaktu 5 meses atrás
One of the relevant datasheets will tell you, possibly in italics
@PhilSNight 5 meses atrás
Where in the app can you find Death Korps Marshal? I need to know!!
@cloudydiamont8534 4 meses atrás
Soo if i play a 1k points game, i can take a paladin knight (450) right?
@crustman5982 5 meses atrás
Can someone give me a source for the Allies rules?
Mention: pick the best unit. Include it 3 times (6 times if battleline) or as many time as you actually have the models for that unit. If you don't have enough models to spam the max of that unit, get a 3D printer...
@fkaroundhandleit 5 meses atrás
3d printer go brrrr in my house.
@singularkakapo 5 meses atrás
Step 1: 3 Stormsurges Step 2: 3 Breacher teams in Devilfishies Step 3: any HQ you feel like Step 4: somehow play this mess Step 5: profit
@zargonfuture4046 5 meses atrás
Well thats a sad reality to the rule of cool isn't it. Sounds like 40k is just about the boring winner list then.
@hmad898 5 meses atrás
or run a cadian castellan, a 10 man cadian squad, 3 banehammers and a knight crusader
@kamikeserpentail3778 5 meses atrás
@@zargonfuture4046 I feel like 10th is a lot less about that, but still not perfect.
@reavern 5 meses atrás
I just picked up my Leviathan box today and have been going through the rules book, and I can’t find any “spells” for Psykers or similar units. For example, my Black Templars used to have Litanies for Chaplains. And Space Marines had Librarians with Disciplines. I can’t find any Litanies or Disciplines. The only ones I can find are under a character or unit’s Abilities, and it’s usually just one. There are no other options! Did GW get rid of all choice of “spells” in 10e? Or is this temporary, and we need to wait for each factions’ codex for “spells” to added to the new edition? Is that what the Psychic Awakening was about in 9e?
@SenecaRapson 5 meses atrás
It's how GW handles psykers in 10e now. In 9th, even with Psychic Awakening you could choose X abilities per psyker from a discipline list. In 10e there is no Psychic phase and most psychic abilities are treated as a weapon on the datasheet with the keyword psychic on it. Some also have an ability with psychic in parentheses next to the name on the right side of their datasheet.
@reavern 5 meses atrás
@@SenecaRapson I know that the Psychic phase is gone in 10e but I didn’t think that all Psyker “spells” were gone. I thought the reason they were moved to the Command phase was because the timing of the Psychic phase caused problems or confusion with certain spells, and since the goal of 10e is to simplify and streamline the game, that change made sense. But I don’t like removing the CHOICE of “spells” from the game. That’s too extreme.
@hmad898 5 meses atrás
they're pretty much all command phase abilities or guns (essentially) now. the thousand sons are pretty much the only place for shadow wizard money gang members now
@kamikeserpentail3778 5 meses atrás
And that all seems fine to me. Removing the "choice" of spells makes it so people have to choose based on units instead. Besides, there wasn't all that much of a choice, some spells were clearly just better than others. Now by tying them to the model, they can "balance" around that one ability rather than a whole slew of them.
@olly123451 5 meses atrás
Can’t wait to play some nonsense “all HQ units” list
@fkaroundhandleit 5 meses atrás
I find it funny how gw put their site into queing mode, did they really think people were going to buy up the worthless index cards, rules, and mission cards, that'll be updated 100times
@shadowmancy9183 5 meses atrás
Neither the index cards nor mission cards are likely to get updated, and for what I care about from the rules, it's also not going to get updated without coming out in a separate book.
@Sanroxem 5 meses atrás
Some might, some might not. I've ordered index cards for 6 armies as it seems worth it for the convenience of not messing with pdf on phone or with crappy printed datasheets on standard paper. When they get outdated I'll just edit it on the cards, not really an issue
@@Sanroxem you can glue prints onto card. just saying. I make boardgame tokens for my own use, so cards are one of the easiest things to make, and future proof, by just whiteout over the change. done. and saved a deal of $$$ for more crack or paints.
@Sanroxem 5 meses atrás
@@mostcoolestjewintheworld Nice. I've never dabbled with such things myself (yet - I just started collecting W40k models couple months ago ;)). Might start doing such things in the future, but for now I'm fine with just buying the officials ones. I live in poland and those cards are priced at around 12 USD so it's really not that expensive
@shadowmancy9183 5 meses atrás
@@Sanroxem That's what lamination's for.
@nintendo309 5 meses atrás
I am still trying to figure this out but, can I use Magnus mortarion, and angron the same army
@renthealternative147 5 meses atrás
I think so because they all have the ‘chaos’ keyword, but you will get no army or detachment rules
@reavern 5 meses atrás
I really dislike the restrictive rules for squad sizes. I know GW is trying to simplify 10e, but the binary choice of minimum or maximize squad size is stupid. Not only does it cause needless frustrations for army list building and un-spent points to be wasted, but it’s causing problems for Transports. For example, I’m a Black Templars player and I want to use an Impulsor and/or Repulsor to transport certain units. The Impulsor has a capacity of 6 (standard) models and the Repulsor has 12 models. In 9e, I used to load an Impulsor with 5 Bladeguard Veterans and a Chief Apothecary, rush them to a mid-field objective, and camp there for the entire game, being virtually impossible to shift. But 10e’s rules force me to take either 3 or 6 Bladeguards, and an Apothecary can’t lead Bladeguards. I either have to take only 3 Bladeguards and a Bladeguard Ancient or Lieutenant or Captain as Leader, or take 6 Bladeguards and no leader, to fit them in the Impulsor. For the Repulsor, I used to load 10 Sword Brethren and 1 or 2 HQ/Support units to fill the 12 slots. Grimaldus is accompanied by 3 servitor models, so he couldn’t fit in the Repulsor with 10 SBs, but that was ok in 9e because he didn’t have to be attached to the SB unit as the leader; I could Advance him up the board and catch up to Sword Brethren in a turn or two. But I can’t do that in 10e because Grimaldus must be attached to the Sword Brethren squad to grant his 5+ Feel No Pain. I don’t think Grimaldus can fit into the Repulsor with 11 Sword Brethren because Grimaldus’ unit composition lists his model and 3 servitor models; that would be 15 models, and the Repulsor can only hold 12. That might fly in a friendly game, but I don’t think it would be legal in a GW tournament… unless GW releases a FAQ clarifying this. Regardless, the min-max squad sizes are needlessly restrictive! It’s especially frustrating because the new WH40K App makes us increase the models in a squad in increments of 1 - instead of min or max squad size options - and it doesn’t automatically adjust the wargear quantities to match the number of models. These kind of annoyances are why WH40K players didn’t use the old WH40K app! It doesn’t seem like GW has learned their lesson from 9e.
@hmad898 5 meses atrás
battle sisters in 9th could be anywhere between 5 and 20, now its just 10
@dekai7992 5 meses atrás
You can still take only 5 models from a 6-model slot. You're still paying points for 6, though.
@reavern 5 meses atrás
@@dekai7992 Paying points for models that aren’t on the table isn’t something that ANY WH40K player wants to do. Every point is precious, and there are countless units that aren’t considered competitive because of their points cost, so wasting points on models that can’t be played is inconceivable.
@dekai7992 5 meses atrás
@@reavern I know that. I was just pointing out a technically possible option.
@SharpeBalth 5 meses atrás
God I hope the Canis Rex spam thing doesn't become legit. I can't stand named characters in games at the best of times, let alone one whos obviously a shoe horn in *purely* for meta.
@scottiebarnes2411 4 meses atrás
Can I take 6 krieg squads and 6 Cadian
@matjov 5 meses atrás
Step 1: don't play one of the sh*t armies. Step 2: play one of the OP ones. Step 3: forget everything about your army having any kind of personality.
@ThatWildcard 5 meses atrás
Iron Hands in a nutshell
@kamikeserpentail3778 5 meses atrás
@chrismurphy3745 5 meses atrás
Thank you sir
@dhobson5439 5 meses atrás
Can characters carry multiple enhancements?
@Rybesh532 5 meses atrás
Unfortunately, no
@ShahbazBokhari 5 meses atrás
Thankfully, no.
@DibbzTheLoner 5 meses atrás
Each character can only have one enhancement, you can't have duplicates of the same enhancement, and your army can have a maximum of three enhancements.
@AzkuulaKtaktu 5 meses atrás
Epic heroes cannot have enhancements or duplicates
@tylerblevins500 5 meses atrás
So true, king.
@romanor1er818 5 meses atrás
@theclarkmaster3642 5 meses atrás
5 lion el Johnson’s. Nothing else
@winter9930 5 meses atrás
That GK video is never happening is it :(
@auspextactics 5 meses atrás
They're all happening, and as soon as I can
@dekai7992 5 meses atrás
Let the man breathe for a bit. Jeez...
@NornQueenKya 5 meses atrás
Well first... you get a pen and paper... and then you put the pen on the paper...
@TritiumOxide 5 meses atrás
Ight the writing tool and the paper have been connected, what next?
@kombatwombat6579 5 meses atrás
When a dad and a mom love each other very much...
@KingFlameHawk 5 meses atrás
I only got quill and parchment, so I guess I am screwed.
@matts9491 5 meses atrás
Instructuons unclear. Pen currently inside left nostril
@silentsmoke13 5 meses atrás
True, but you would be surprised by the amount of people who don’t get it!
@zargonfuture4046 5 meses atrás
My opinion its a Crap app. Someone needs to take on BS and give it some love, tjw owner needa to move on or someone needa to build a BS 2 and give that the flag to move on to.
@james-and-his-stuff 5 meses atrás
So 500 points is gone
@conspiracy_marine9238 5 meses atrás
Yes but not really as combat patrol is meant to replace 500pts games but the 1k,2k,3k game modes are basically max size not required size
@AzkuulaKtaktu 5 meses atrás
The combat patrols have their own Detachment rules, which could be fun to build around for smaller games
@hmad898 5 meses atrás
​@@james-and-his-stuffyou can still play 500 points, the game just isnt balanced for it
@goddamnfish 5 meses atrás
I give this here medal, wear it with pride and dignity that you did it. finally. someone was first.
@newhope33 5 meses atrás
10th is just going to be a boring cheese fest.
@kamikeserpentail3778 5 meses atrás
Seems more strategic and less cheesy than fucking 9th. All of the matches I've seen so far have been pretty close, and rather varied.
@dekai7992 5 meses atrás
I actually like the stratified interaction between infantry, vehicles/monsters, characters, battle-shock, and objective control. It's rather clever, design-wise. I hope they can keep it intact over the course of the edition.
@jacqueslandry2319 5 meses atrás
Play bolt action or one page rules
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