I had figured that the Assassins update coming to Warhammer 40,000 would be a mini-codex release, but it turns out that it is a board game release instead! Games Workshop released Assassinorum – Execution Force this last weekend, and it’s a strange release to say the least.
Here’s what Games Workshop has to say about this.
A brand-new boxed game, Assassinorum: Execution Force gives four Imperial Assassins an incredibly important mission – slay Chaos Lord Drask before his dark ritual brings about the end of the Imperium itself! A fast-paced co-operative game for one to four players, it blends stealth, tactics, subtle forward-thinking and outright blazing violence into a fantastic, tense, action-packed experience that is accessible to board game players of any level.
This is pretty exciting, as we haven’t seen an assassin redesign in almost twenty years. That said, it’s very odd that you have to buy an entire board game just to get some cool new models. This is similar to the Space Hulk fiasco from a while back where the Blood Angel Terminators were considered some of the best 40,000 models released, but you had to buy a shitty board game to get them. Will you be buying these new assassin models, even if you have to buy a board game with them? Let us know in the comments!