1) Stronghold Assault will not be used, but improved rulings addressing pre-existing fortifications will be
2) Escalation will not be used, nor will Lords of War in general
3) Forgeworld will not be used, though you can freely use Forgeworld of any sort in the Trios and Narrative events (both of which have play-to-win singles elements, and both of which have more laid back elements, whatever suits you)
4) Character-type Dataslates will be legal
Up for discussion:
Formations - Illegal (prevents Riptide/Broadside formation, and 6 Storm Talon formation)
Formations - Take up the army's Allied Detachment (allows use in a more regulated fashion, including throwing Tyranid a bone)
In Narrative news, first off, get your Warlord ticket if you're planning - they're starting to run out.
Second, we've settled on the concept artist for the first visualization of Humanity and the Virtue.
Cedric Debled's first concept sketches will be visible here and in our newsletter in just about a week's time!
Examples from his portfolio, linked here.
Finally, these are the concept terrain layouts for 40K this year. We're open to feedback, and will be demo'ing these updated layouts at the Torrent of Fire Invitational next week.
For days inclusive of only Dawn of War and Vanguard deployments:
For days inclusive of only Vanguard and Hammer and Anvil deployments: