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General Discussion / Re: Braking 8th edition?
« on: Today at 02:43:52 PM »
Give it a few weeks once 8th is out and some players will have worked out how to break elements of it. It's part and parcel of new editions.

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General Discussion / Re: 8th Ed. Are you ready?
« on: May 19, 2017, 12:49:04 PM »
I'd be concerned if Eldar and T'au get put in faction Xenos.  Not sure about the rest so far.  Gw still not saying much, just corp speak ATM.
Everything is great.  Everything with a model will get rules, is not the same as everything with rules will get rules.  Conversions matter,
Fluff matters, Depth of immersion into the game matters.  Well to me anyway.

It will all come down to factions. There won't be a generic Xenos faction like Imperial and Chaos will be. I can see Tau, Ork and Necron players getting a little miffed by how much two other factions will have available to them compared to themselves. Also, it remains to be seen whether Eldar will share a single Aeldari keyword or whether Craftworld, Dark Aeldari (or Drukhari) and Ynnead will be separate.

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Discussion: 40K Rumors / Re: Warhammer 40K 8th Edition Starter Set
« on: May 17, 2017, 11:19:19 AM »
Everything now points to it being Death Guard vs Ultramarines.

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General Discussion / Re: A Missed Opportunity
« on: May 16, 2017, 03:02:03 PM »
I really don't understand the hate for these new models. GW hasn't screwed us players over at all and neither have they messed with the fluff.

Just because they introduce new larger scale marines does not invalidate your older marines. These are just a new unit for you to include. I don't see them updating other models to the same scale. Likewise I expect every army to get cool new units as well as they get updated codexes.

As for Fabius Bile he was experimenting with enhancing marines but he didn't have the backing and resources of Mars to do it. Caul has all that and more to create these new additions to the Imperium's finest.

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I fully expect them to be in the new Battletome: Imperium but they'll have the Imperial faction keyword that for now will let any Imperial faction use them.

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With the exception of a reaper autocannon, I always go pairs of lightning claws on my Death Guard terminators.

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Discussion: Chaos Space Marines / Re: Traitor Legions!!
« on: May 12, 2017, 04:07:19 AM »
The chosen sons of barbaras approve. I've been playing death guard since 3rd edition and have gotta say this is the closest to competitive we've been in a while.

Tell me about it! I can actually win games now.

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General Discussion / Re: 40K 8th Edition Holding Pattern
« on: May 09, 2017, 02:26:11 PM »
My club isn't holding out. We're a quarter of a way through a lengthy league which will overrun the new release. We're sticking to 7th for that and letting 8th games run in the background for a while. Still painting models as I go but I just wish they would hurry up and release the free rules download so we can get a better look at the rules rather than dribs and drabs.

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Discussion: 40K Rumors / Re: Warhammer 40K 8th Edition Starter Set
« on: April 27, 2017, 02:46:26 PM »
Don't forget that GW have said that a new faction is added with the release of 8th. Maybe it's Dark Angels vs them? But after the new 40K banner and the recent trailer, I'm betting it will be Death Guard.

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General Discussion / Re: Which assault themed army is most consistent?
« on: April 24, 2017, 12:49:34 PM »
I find it's not always the army but the player. Units hit hard because the opponent knows what to do with it, how to equip it and where to hit you so it does the most damage. In assault I have the hardest time against Space Wolves and Tyranids jointly, with Blood Angels and Orks probably second and third.

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General Discussion / Re: 8th Ed. Are you ready?
« on: April 24, 2017, 01:26:18 AM »

About the rules, are we going to get a couple of pages per faction in the new rules book so you can build an army of your choosing?  Or a generic rules book and a pdf file for each faction?  With all the rumors online and flying around from all the players I'm not sure which way to turn. 


I think this is where we will see the game become like AoS in the beginning. You'll be able to buy the rulebook or download the basic PDF for free. Then you will get basic free codex downloads like they did with the old WFB armies until new codexes come out.

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General Discussion / Re: 8th Edition Lists
« on: April 23, 2017, 01:29:13 PM »
I'm not worrying about it and will just continue to work on the models I have to build and paint right now.

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General Discussion / Re: 8th Ed. Are you ready?
« on: April 23, 2017, 08:03:46 AM »
I'm not happy that all the money I spent on Traitor Legions and the Gathering Storm books has been a big waste of time. Bit of a d**k move but hopefully the edition will be worth it.

There's theoretically nothing stopping you from continuing to play 7th edition, also, 8th edition has been in the rumour mill for like 2 years now.  It'd be a bit naive to rule out any possibility that things might not port over.  GW have done it before with 2nd to 3rd edition so there's even a precedent.  For myself, I mostly picked up Gathering Storm for the storyline.  I'm a bit sad that Traitor Legions isn't going to port over but I'm hoping there will be an 8th edition equivalent at some point.

Personally, I'm looking forward to the alleged streamlining they keep promising us.  Doubtlessly there will be some changes that I don't like because they mess elements of my army up but equally there will be other mechanics that I can take advantage of to leverage the system against my opponents.  As far as mechanics go, I don't think it'll be better or worse per se, merely different and there's going to be some adjustment required.  I for one intend to embrace the change (hail Tzeentch!) rather than complain about it, if nothing else it'll give me a head-start over the players that don't.

It's been in the pipe line for a while now and I don't have a problem with that. I do however feel that a change in system was not what we wanted nor needed. 8th edition needed to remain the same system but tidied and with the problems fixed. We have had this ruleset for nearly twenty years now and it works. No need to replace what isn't broken. I've also picked up the Gather Storm for the storyline as I'm enjoying the "fall of night" fluff for the game right now but I do feel it's a lot of money to spend on that when I didn't even get anything from the books for my army (and that's not me whining just making a point).

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General Discussion / Re: 8th Ed. Are you ready?
« on: April 22, 2017, 12:28:38 PM »
I'm not happy that all the money I spent on Traitor Legions and the Gathering Storm books has been a big waste of time. Bit of a d**k move but hopefully the edition will be worth it.

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General Discussion / Re: Going back to 40k
« on: April 14, 2017, 11:05:19 AM »
First I like to thank all who have posted on this topic. Second what the hell is going in 40k! Right after looking at some of the codex's for some of the armies and the new books. It's like here have a mixed army and have a bonus. That and the Primarchs are coming back, so picking up Guilliman is looking good right now. Going back to 40k, Guilliman is back in action, why not. With the gathering storm books a SM/IG/Eldar/Dark Eldar army is looking possible. But I am wondering what is the cheezy stuff is everyone dealing with. When I stopped playing, flyers were the biggest pain to deal with. Especially a 6 flyer Necron list where you shoot them down and the troops just go back in reserves. I'm not going to lie I did like my stormraven coming in like a A-10 saving my troops while pushing the others back. But can a big mixed army even be good in a fight or is just wishful thinking? As for now I'm just going to use my space marines to relearn the game but I still like to know about how good a mixed army will be.

I wouldn't call it cheezey but what I struggle to handle these days isn't the armies but rather those armies with super psychic potential (Eldar and Thousand Sons mainly).

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