You know that problem I was having keeping track of all the new Warhammer games? It's worse than I thought. Guys, there's one being made in Sydney. Yes, that Sydney. It's called Warhammer 40,000: Regicide and it's being put together by the folks at the (appropriately-named) Hammerfall Publishing.
According to the official website, Regicide is based on a game in the Warhammer universe. The description compares it to Chess, though there are more grenades and power swords than pawns and bishops.
Going by the below image, that sounds like a fair way of framing it.
It'll also feature "dynamic tactical abilities". If you watch the explainer video above, you'll see you can execute XCOM-style attack orders, such as snap shots, though special abilities are also available to give you more character and race-specific options.
The game will have a single-player campaign with one of the Warhammer universe's more well-known squads, the Blood Angels, while multiplayer will come in the form of two modes: "Regicide" and "Classic".
The former appears to be the default way of doing things, while the latter provides an experience more akin to "traditional chess rules" with "brutally violent kills". So a modern-day Battle Chess? Sign me up!