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About how often do you play apocalypse games?

Never! I hate those!
1 (5.3%)
Never, I have a life/my wallet is already bleeding from normal games.
6 (31.6%)
About once a year to twice a year, I like them but I have to keep them spaced apart.
9 (47.4%)
About three to five times a year, I think they're pretty great.
3 (15.8%)
There's other game-types than apocalypse? O.o
0 (0%)

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Voting closed: July 01, 2013, 07:53:16 PM

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Offline Wake325th

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How often do you play apocalypse games?
« on: June 17, 2013, 07:53:16 PM »
Just wanted to get a feel for how much GW loves our addiction.

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Re: How often do you play apocalypse games?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2013, 09:12:57 PM »
Yes, GW loves my wallet  :P
There's rumors of a new Apocalypse book and units released in July  :-[
But I just love a good weekend Apocalypse game! Somehow the story elements of the game, shine a lot more in one of those mega-battles.

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Re: How often do you play apocalypse games?
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2013, 11:24:35 PM »
I completely agree! my orks only feel truly at home marching underneath a stompa! and my ghazkhull's favorite seat is atop his battlefortress! what else would he want to ride?

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Re: How often do you play apocalypse games?
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2013, 09:21:01 AM »
Apoc is one of my favorite ways, actually THE favorite way to play 40K. For me 40K is about the models and the social aspect- so anytime we can get more models on the table and more players on each team it is a win/win. Apoc also allows formations, no force org, and super heavies which are fun- as long as the super heavies on each side are somewhat balanced- you can't full balance apoc and I stopped trying long ago.

That said, a GM or moderator to help with the rules and make rules judgements and keep the game moving helps a ton.

I'm looking forward to the new Apoc book coming out by GW.
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Re: How often do you play apocalypse games?
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2013, 12:14:06 PM »
We don't play a lot of Apocalypse where I'm from but when we do we try and go a little crazy. Stratagems, crazy formations, the works. One of our favorite things to do is the carnifax in a box, this is when you take something scary, say a bloodthirster or swarmlord or something. You take him and stuff him in a rhino or a landraider. Then you just drive it on up and surprise!

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Re: How often do you play apocalypse games?
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2013, 01:41:43 PM »
Would love to play one or two but its pretty easy to see through the concept from GW perspective. Rumors of the new Apoc 2.0 are that it will focus even more on the formations.

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Re: How often do you play apocalypse games?
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2013, 06:53:00 PM »
Never played it, but looking forward to with the new release! What could be bad about having even more fun with 40k? Haters gonna hate though...

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Re: How often do you play apocalypse games?
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2013, 08:36:27 PM »
I love apocalypse and would play it on a more regular basis. Sadly, timewise its hard for me to get a full day of gaming to fit in a game.
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Re: How often do you play apocalypse games?
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2013, 10:29:17 PM »
I don't know... but something tells me I will be playing more next month. It's funny... Every army in the GW site has "Apocalyptic Formations" Except Sisters of Battle.

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Re: How often do you play apocalypse games?
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2013, 03:16:49 PM »
Doesn't that collector's edition sure look fancy? What I wouldn't give (other than $250) to own one! but more models > more trinkets :/

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Re: How often do you play apocalypse games?
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2013, 02:11:11 AM »
I have never played, I just don't have the time to do it

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Re: How often do you play apocalypse games?
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2013, 09:44:18 AM »
I don't know what option I should take as I don't play apocalypse,  but it isn't cause I don't want to. I don't have have a FLGS and its hard enough finding someone to have a regular game let alone a Apocalypse game. But if I could I would play it as much as would be feasible. If I had it my way I would try and fit a Apocalypse battles into a campaign, like for if more than to factions are fighting over something or as a last stand battle if one force is about to take a planet. I think Apocalypse battles could fit really well into campaigns.
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Re: How often do you play apocalypse games?
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2013, 10:05:45 AM »
We played several Apoc games when the rules came out and I hated it. Games took far too long and I just didn't enjoy it.
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Re: How often do you play apocalypse games?
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2013, 03:51:19 PM »
I think apocalypse games are absolutely awesome. They make a great end to a campaign, which my friends and I play a lot of, we love the story driven narratives etc. Anyways, back to point, they are great.

Yes they take a while to set up and sometimes a long time to play, but the pure carnage and brutality of them has us hooked. But I find its in these large games that real heros and characters shine, there are many 'against all odds' moments I find.

I agree that a lot of the tactical element is taken from the game as there are such large guns it quite often doesn't matter what tactics you use when half your army is obliterated in one turn.
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