Tactical Objectives

Posted: May 28, 2014 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Expansions, Hobby, Rules, Scenarios
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The new edition of Warhammer 40,000 includes a new set of missions titled Maelstrom Of War. These missions use the new Tactical Objectives which create a more dynamic set of victory conditions.  These Tactical Objectives appear in the rulebook as a set of tables, but Games Workshop also has released these in a handy card format.

If you’re like me, you want your Tactical Objective cards to last a long time (at least two years, right?!) so keeping them protected and in good shape is going to be a consideration.   Thankfully, they come packaged in a nice robust case.  This keeps them safe and sound between games, but during games the cards are going to be handled and shuffled countless times leading to wear and tear.

One way to protect the cards will be to put them in protective sleeves.  While Games Workshop doesn’t make these cards fit a common standard commercially available sleeve, they can still be sleeved effectively with just a little bit of work.

I was able to find a set of card protectors which are a very good fit.  These are the 56mm x 87mm sleeves.  I opted for the Ultra*PRO sleeves as they are of a better quality plastic and are more rigid which will aid in shuffling.

Fitting them into the sleeve is simple enough but there will be more sleeve than card once you’ve got them in there.  You can stop there and they will be usable or you can take the next step and trim off the excess sleeve.

Trimming can be done with a scissor, or even a steel ruler and a sharp hobby knife (take care should you go with this option!).  I made use of a paper cutter with a guide to help ensure that the cuts are straight and consistent each time.  With just a little bit of time and effort your cards will survive almost any battle!


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