Thursday, 21 June 2012
I come to you now at the turn of the tide....an introduction from The Voice
Posted by The Voice
So the difficult first blog from a new contributor,hmm….
I’d better introduce myself really huh?
Hi there. My Names Gary and some of you may know me as The Voice from over on 40kuk and I’ve been begged, cajoled and pleaded with by Ven to add my words on a semi regular basis on these hallowed pages…...Well that’s the story I’m telling and I’m sticking to it – ignore anything Ven says to the contrary J. The pertinent facts of my nerd career for those that are interested are: I’ve been playing 40k and war games in general for 15 odd years. I’m an ex Gw employee and used to work in direct sales. I’m part of the Welsh Etc Team. I’m a keen tournament goer. I can’t paint fast for toffee and I play chaos armies for preference with blood angels a close second.
So without further ado and as the title suggests I’ve started my blogging career on the cusp of very exciting times. 6TH Edition is just round the corner and it seems like it’s going to be a very big shake up. The blogosphere will soon be alight with new tactics, cries of cheese and list builds….and all I wanna do is throw some petrol about like all the other Geeks !
Now I’m not going to make (that many) sweeping statements, but from the sckuzzlebutt I’m hearing I think I’m going to enjoy the changes (yes even random charges) as a change is as good as a rest and frankly 5th ed had got stale for me. Same armies, same winning principles in list building, same everything, meh. The new rules would indicate that every codex is going to need reading with fresh eyes and new builds and even out of favour choices may need a revisit or two. I can’t wait.
One thing I am a little concerned about however is the supposed rules for including fortifications as part of the army list (50 points for a bastion allegedly!!) this to me rings some alarm bells. Lugging terrain pieces around at a tournament will be a pain first and foremost but mainly it’s the terrain that dictates the flow of a game, being able to bring your own really does (for me) mean you’re not going to tax your generalship skills too much as you can rely on always having xxxx in your deployment zone to hide behind/bunker a unit/block a flank. It’s a part of the game which normally is totally random (what your deployment zone is going to look like) and you can impose your will apon it, therefore taking out that element of having to roll with the punches. I’ll hold judgment till I see the book mind you but it’s one to bear in mind methinks.
Personally I’m looking at my old DOA Blood Angel lists and licking my lips. Everything I’m seeing really seems to make the space vamps in general look strong (bar the possible reduction of fnp to 5++ but you can’t have everything), I shall defo be looking at Bangle lists initially in my 6th ed play testing as well as getting my current Logan bomb list tweaked a little (a project I’m working on to sell when finished to help pay for my upcoming nuptials…space Vikings always sell well J )
Ok just short and sweet this time round till we get something to really get our teeth into.
Till next time