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Ruleset Updates

Posted: October 14, 2015 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Composition, Dataslate, Digital, Forgeworld, News, Rules
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In an effort to ease questions about what is and is not allowed with respect to codices, units, and formations for Astronomi-con we have simplified things somewhat from our inclusive list of codices and supplemental rules.

Astronomi-con has always been about including as much of the 40k universe as possible within the scale and scope appropriate to the points level being played with the goal of encouraging narrative thematic fun games for all participants.

To address the questions of what units and codices are allowed, we have opted to do away with the 30-day restrictions on new releases.  Currently it seems new units with their rules are made available almost every week via White Dwarf, in advance of a codex release.   If a unit has complete rules available then they are permitted.  If a unit is released with an incomplete set of rules – such as referencing special rules or wargear that has not yet been released then that unit will not be permitted.

All currently published Codices, Dataslates, Formations, Supplements, and their associated FAQ’s will be permitted unless otherwise noted on the Ruleset page.   This also includes Forgeworld Imperial Armour books, Experimental rules, and their related FAQ’s. Black Library hosted rules are also permitted.

Check the Ruleset page for complete information!

Ruleset Update

Posted: June 25, 2015 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Composition, Dataslate, Digital, Expansions, Forgeworld, News, Rules
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At long last we now have a comprehensive list of codices, supplements, dataslates, and Imperial Armour books cataloged on the Ruleset page.  Players may select their armies using units and formations from these sources, following the tournament rules for Army Selection.

This list of approved sources of units is now over 60 published sources, so players have an unprecedented amount of choice for how to compose their armies.  Army lists must be submitted to the organizers for validation so when preparing your list be sure to note the source(s) that your force is selected from.

There have been a lot of changes to the 40k ruleset over the past year, and it has been a great deal of effort to organize and present this list.  So should something not be listed, please let us know.

Army Selection Update

Posted: June 21, 2015 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Composition, Dataslate, Events, News, Rules
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We have revised the Army Selection rules:

Players must select their armies using the Battle-forged method as detailed in the main rulebook page 117.

Players may select any number of Formations but cannot select the same Formation more than once.

Players cannot select Allies classified as ‘Come the Apocalypse’ in the main rulebook.

Players cannot select units or Formations that are designated as “Apocalypse”.

Players cannot select units that have a battlefield role designated as “Lord Of War”.

Players cannot select a Formation that includes a unit which has a battlefield role designated as “Lord of War”.

It is important for players to understand the differences among a Detachment, Formation, and a Unit when creating their Battleforged army. This is all detailed in the main rulebook and in each codex.

Astronomi-con Detachments

Posted: June 4, 2014 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Composition, Dataslate, Events, Hobby, News, Rules, Uncategorized
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Having had some time now to work with the new seventh edition ruleset, we have made some changes to how armies will be selected when used at Astronomi-con events.

Armies will be able to be selected from up to five Astronomi-con Detachments as detailed below:


Of Dataslates and Formations…

Posted: March 6, 2014 by Lord Commander Militant of the Imperial Guard in Dataslate, Digital, Events, Expansions, News, Rules

Okay folks – we have been getting a lot of queries about these so it’s time to address it.

Xian and I spent a fair bit of time talking on the phone yesterday as I navigated my way through snow-filled blizzardy streets filled with traffic. It was a productive way to use gridlock time I guess.

So, without further ado – Dataslates and Formations…


Countdown to Astronomi-con!

Posted: March 5, 2014 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Dataslate, Digital, Events, Expansions, Forgeworld, Hobby, News, Rules

We are now a month away from this year’s first event in Winnipeg!

With all of the new Codices, Supplements, Dataslates, Expansions, both in print and in digital format, the Warhammer 40,000 ruleset is changing practically every month.  This certainly presents challenges to players, but also to us organizers that must keep track of all of these updates!


The website is undergoing some layout improvements to try and keep on top of these sorts of things, so keep any eye out for the new pages under the Tournament Rules heading.


Astronomi-con has always been about showcasing the hobby in all of its forms, and as such we’ve always tried to incorporate as many expansions and supplements as we can into our events.   With this in mind, we are accepting formations from the new GW digital Dataslates, and are making extensive use out of the Stronghold Assault expansion.


For those players interested in using the new digital Dataslates, it is required that players have an official purchased version of these rules with them on their e-Reader device and make them available to their opponents and tournament organizers upon request, just as would be expected with a printed codex or expansion.