You will find the FREE Warlord Orders PDF & Word Doc at the bottom of this post.
Obviously I have my Rulebook and Codex / Supplement to hand when playing any games, but this just helps me get started quickly without needing to open up all my books.
On the left there is a simple Pre Deployment list. This runs through the steps required to get the game started, similar to that found in the rulebook just without all the extra jargon included, but just the right information like when to roll off, plus a reminder to roll on any Codex army specific charts / rules etc.
Moving onto the right side of the page, there is the reminder section that I have named Game Play - Friendly Turn. This comprises of the three phases:
- Puretide Engram Neurochip - Choose option to use
- Nova Charge Riptide / R'varna - Choose most viable option
- Check for Assault jump move range (make sure I got somewhere to go after shooting
- Markerlight order priority - decide what order to fire them
- Longstrike - dont forget tank hunter rule
- Assault Phase
- Jet Pack moves - 2 D6
- Assault Consolidation 2 D6
- Shoot Interceptor weapons at reserve arrivals
- Neuroweb System Jammer - nominate at start of enemy shooting 12" distance
- Photon Grenades - +1 Cover save within 8"
- Supporting Fire
There is a space for the name of your army under the Warlord Orders Title, helping you to keep track of which set of orders are for which army. So you can file them away for future use.
The Tactical Notes section is a free area for any scribbles regarding tactical thoughts, battles plans, anything really. I often use this to write done and prioritise my enemy targets, it is easy to go off mission, so this helps to keep focus.
At the end I have included an Eternal War, Mission Map - Battlefield Overlay. The lines correspond with that of the three deployment areas for Dawn of War, Hammer and Anvil and Vanguard Strike. I have also included a 12" radius circle in the centre of the map to help with some Altar of War missions.
I have found this battlefield Overlay very handy in the past, with making a rough note on where objectives are and an idea for what I want my force to do. I know we can see the board we are fighting on and we are allowed now to pre measure but by doing a quick sketch on the overlay will help with forming your battle plan. It does work and is still used in modern warfare today, so give it a try, you may surprise yourself.
So that is a brief on what the Warlord Orders are and why I decided to make it. You don't have to use it and you may even find the idea of no use to you, but for those that do like it and want to give it a try, a link to the down load is below.
I have included two formats for you. A PDF version and the original MS Word version for those that wish to type instead of write. Please feel free to use this how ever you like, just point people to the site should they like it. I have included Colour and Plain background downloads, the colour ones are larger files but look great.
*Due to some awesome feedback, (thanks Dave) the downloads have now been updated to Version 3. See comments for suggested improvements that have been added*
'Warlord Orders' PDF (Colour Background)
'Warlord Orders' PDF (Plain Background)
'Warlord Orders' MS Word (Colour Background) - Large file 7mb
'Warlord Orders' MS Word (Plain Background)
More downloads are available in the 'Downloads' page.
Feedback is always welcome, so feel free to comment.
~ The Emperor guides our path by his eternal light ~