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General Discussion / Re: Loosing in the list construction phase.
« on: October 21, 2017, 04:10:09 PM »
Even after playing 40K for 30 years I still don't fully understand list construction. I'm a fluffy/narrative player who takes what feels right for the army and/or individual unit. I try to consider weapon strengths and weaknesses although 8th has largely done away with weaknesses thankfully. Everyone has a different view whether something is or isn't worth the points or abilities. Although under 8th I find it is less about the list so much as looking at what your opponent has fielded and understanding where you need to focus fire.


My recommendations are this are as follows. If you are a casual player then play casual. Learn through playing what does and doesn't work. My other suggestion is do what you've sort of mentioned in your post and ask those competitive players for their advice. They'll leap on the opportunity to help you get better at the game and your list building.

Good luck.

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Discussion: Space Wolves / Re: Is there 8th Ed rules for
« on: October 16, 2017, 07:02:23 PM »
He has a brief appearance in the story for Wrath of Magnus but there are no stats for him in 40K as yet. I do fully expect him to be one of the next loyalist Primarchs to turn up in the next couple years.

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Discussion: Sisters Of Battle / Re: Got stomped today!
« on: October 14, 2017, 11:57:37 AM »
By sounds of it you needed more terrain on that table. A decent amount of blocking terrain will help and reduce the effectiveness of that rule.

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General Discussion / Re: Primaris Astaeus Super-Heavy Tank
« on: October 13, 2017, 06:02:59 AM »
When I first saw the side on picture in the White Dwarf I wasn't impressed but once I saw the 3D spin-around video it has grown on me. I don't think it's as bad as all that. All the odd looking Primaris stuff is going to take a while to sink into the norm.

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Discussion: Eldar / Re: Ynnari question for a friend
« on: October 11, 2017, 08:13:20 AM »
Doh! Ignore me I'm being blind. Sorry. :(

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Discussion: Eldar / Re: Ynnari question for a friend
« on: October 09, 2017, 11:14:42 AM »
I can't find anything in the FAQ that covers it. Nearest thing is the description of the order for an exploding transport.

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Discussion: Eldar / Re: Ynnari question for a friend
« on: October 08, 2017, 11:40:34 AM »
Thank you.

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Discussion: Eldar / Ynnari question for a friend
« on: October 07, 2017, 02:56:42 PM »
Got a question from a friend which I'm not sure how to answer. He was playing Ynnari.

" If a transport vehicle gets destroyed does the unit inside get to use their power from death rule? I believe that they are not on the board at the time of its death so they cant get the soulburst just the same as they cant be effected by the vehicle exploding before they disembark"

I assume not because as I understand it they aren't considered on the table at the time. Any help?

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General Discussion / Re: Why Death Guard For 8th Edition?
« on: September 17, 2017, 05:46:40 PM »
I hadn't considered Cypher but I imagine GW have a plan for him. Russ definitely seems right. While Guilliman is holding up the Imperium I can see Russ leading the Space Wolves into battle against the foes of mankind as an opposite response to Guilliman.

At some point I also expect the Sanquinor to be a manifestation of Sanquinious, in a similar way to the manifestation of Celestine, and being the Imperial command in the Dark Imperium.

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General Discussion / Re: Why Death Guard For 8th Edition?
« on: September 17, 2017, 02:52:57 PM »
My money is on either the Lion or Leman Russ.

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General Discussion / Re: Why Death Guard For 8th Edition?
« on: September 13, 2017, 06:59:52 AM »
Would love to see a Dorn / Perturabo grudge match emerge..

Give them time. I'm sure we'll see this soon enough. :)

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Discussion: Tau / Re: How to get Tau to work under 8th?
« on: September 05, 2017, 05:58:26 PM »
My friend has had a few games since I posted this and he slowly coming around to the idea that he can't play as he used to. New edition new ways of doing things and it has made him realise that Tau can be played well now.  :)

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The dream of owning a dedicated gaming table is one we all share. But unless you can afford it and have somewhere to keep it probably best to stick to something you can put down on a table and pack away easier.

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General Discussion / Re: Getting back into 40k
« on: September 01, 2017, 09:00:10 AM »
Welcome back to the hobby.

If you are thinking of going back to the space marines as your army of choice, you'll need the rulebook and the recently released space marine codex. If you aren't interested in the big Dark Imperium start box (space marines vs death guard) then take a look at the start playing bundles you can buy from the GW website as there is a basic one for space marines.

As others have said you will be surprised at the differences in the rules for 8th edition. It's not just a new edition, it is a complete overhaul of the rules. Take it as a brand new game and you'll do fine.

Good luck.

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Discussion: Fortifications / Re: A lack of fortifications on the table
« on: August 30, 2017, 08:14:17 AM »
The only one that I have started using now is the vengeance weapon batteries with punisher gatling cannons when I expect to face horde or light infantry. Otherwise, yes, they are far too expensive for an immobile "unit".

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