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40K blast scatter

Now that 5th Edition warhammer 40k is here, there are a whole load of extra things to think about. I was thinking about how blast scatter has changed and was wondering if the chances to hit are really so much worse, so I knocked together a quick table:

40K 5th Ed blast scatter table

(click on it for a larger view)

It gives you the following information:

  • the chance of hitting without deviation
  • the chance of still hitting the originally targeted model with a 3″ or 5″ blast
  • the chance of scattering less than or equal to a given distance.

and how it changes with the model’s BS. The colours denote a 33-50%  (yellow), 51-80% (orange) and 81%+  (green) chance of meeting the criteria.

The numbers are much better than I thought- it seems that my fire prism is still quite effective.

If you find this useful, let me know (or if you find any mistakes!).

5th Edition 40K

It does not seem so long since 4th Edition, but 5th is now just around the corner. GW have a preview on their site and there are copies in stores which the managers may let you look at.
Rules wise I am a bit concerned that “true line of sight” will make things much slower and fiddley, but I guess I will have to play it to find out. I imagine it will also make my favourite army, Eldar, play a bit differently. On the other hand, running wraithguard, scorpions and Eldrad will be interesting…

Then there is the question about which version to get. GW seem to have realised that there is a market for a range of different editions- I am tempted by the collectors edition, but then I would need a second copy to play with, and I just can’t justify that. Rumour also states that there will not be a full mini rulebook- I bought macragge (from ebay…) just so I did not need to carry the big one around. The gamers edition looks nice too, but I probably don’t really need an ammo crate. I may just end up with the basic book.