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Czar Ziggy said:
The other thing to say and get out of the way as well is please no wish-listing for the new edition. This thread should be about discussing the coming changes that Games Workshop have put in stone. It's not productive when people start saying; "Maybe now Fire Warriors will get those heavy weapons finally!"
And so it begins...
With the Fall of Warhammer Fantasy, and with the installation of the Vichy Regime a.k.a. Age of Sigmar; Games Workshop shifts it gaze across the Damocles Gulf to Warhammer 40,000. Launching 8th edition across the vastness of the Warp, they rain down vast destruction upon the unexpected fandom of WH40K.
Will this be any good, I don't know?
It's Games Workshop.
I expect a typical "bell curve" result: incredible, 'knock-it-out-of-the-ballpark" rules, with a lot of mediocre stuff in the middle; and on the other end really, really bad rules. And when I mean "bad", I mean the typical Games Workshop ill conceived, half-thought out and confusing rules. And when has it ever be any different? From Rouge Trader to 7th edition, it's generally been the same. Yes, over the years things have gotten better in some respects; but always with same overall lack of consistency and focus. Sometimes it really hits the skids. Who can forget the atrocity that was 4th edition, when the rule book itself was such a travesty that you had to tab the pages just to keep track of what was going on? Since rules, hobby stuff, and fluff were all mixed higgly-piggly altogether! With the rules for the original "Kill Team" stuck stuck right in the middle(???)
Anyone could make a list of their favorite GW atrocities, for whatever edition you want to name; but I leave everyone to groan to themselves on this one. However I'd just like to mention two very recent events: Kill Team (New) and Shadow War: Armageddon.
The first one is just a watered down small point 7th edition game, and the other a mishmash of 3rd and 7th edition with (for no other reason than it is a GW product) the words "Kill Teams" stuck to it?
Uh, what? Isn't there already another game with "Kill Teams" or "Kill Team" in it's title?
Of course GW knew that 8th edition was coming out, so anything based on 3rd or 7th edition was going to be obsolete.
Why was was this, I don't know?
Because it's Games Workshop?
And to those willing to keep up the fight...
We can't change or challenge what's coming; but to help you keep your chin up during the "grim darkness of the near future", here is Winston Churchill's We Shall Never Surrender speech.
And to keep in the spirit of Britain 1940, here's a selection of Vera Lynn songs:
We’ll Meet Again
The White Cliffs of Dover
When I Grow Too Old To Dream