Although “soup” armies aren’t necessarily a bad thing, Death Before Dishonour
has a much more strict set of army composition rules which uses the existing Command Point system to reward players who bring a thematic, mono-codex army.
The rules pack* has a full breakdown of the system, but in short:
You must bring at least one Battalion, Brigade or Super-Heavy detachment, which must contain your warlord. This is your "Primary Detachment"
You will only gain CPs from detachments that exactly match the keywords of your Primary Detachment. No exceptions!
You only gain the +3 CPs for “Battleforged” if all your detachments have exactly matching keywords
On that last point there are a few exceptions. For example to help obviously lore friendly forces like Death Guard and Nurgle Daemons to keep their CPs
when they fight together, or to allow Drukhari players to field a mix of Cults, Covens and Kabals without being punished.
However if you're used to taking an cheap IG
battalion as a command point battery then adding on some Custodes Jetbikes and some Imperial Knights... well you're going to start with far fewer CPs
than your more "pure" opponents!
Although this won't create the most "cutting edge meta" tournament, it will level the playing field, increase choice and reward thematic armies - to let all the glorious variety of Warhammer 40k
factions out to play.
* Website with rules pack will go live in the next week or so... thanks to everyone who's signed up - I will keep you posted.