Have to stop lurking and chime in here.
I have been tentative about 9th and the hype around crusades for a bit...
Then in the GSC article
they showed actions and one example...
Holy amphetamine parrot.
I feel that for ages GW has tried to make narrative objectives and missions. Too often these have not been balanced, or required too damn much bookkeeping for little return, or were just not fun.
From the small bit shown here, it feels to me that someone finally sat GW down and said, "Ok, tell me what you want to do. Good, now here is how we write that..."
I am actually stupidly stoked about this. Small units of troops that have, forever, been simply tax, now have a purpose again. And unlike in the ITC, where you have to nominate your engineers pre game, so they can get insta targeted, any infantry unit can Raise the Banners
If the rest of the secondary objectives are done like this, I am very, very excited