Something strange is happening

I’ve been trying to fight the urge but I’m starting to get excited by the thought of trying out 8th edition 40k. Being a die hard fantasy fan this is a weird feeling.

I’m not a total 40k noob. I played half a dozen games of 7th edition but really didn’t like it. This was down to a combination of factors however the new rules have really simplified it and are more in line with some of the old fantasy rules (especially around armour penetration). The 7th edition may have had the same named rules but they often worked completely differently, which was just too confusing.

It’s difficult to have played GW games over the years without having picked up a few space Marine models and a few years back I built up a small force curtesy of the dirt cheap 2nd hand eBay market. This included a number of dread’s which have always been, hands down, my favourite models.

I love me some dreads!

Recently I picked up a few of the new primaris marines including the Redemptor Dreadnought (it’s a dread, I had no choice!) and the Agressors. No idea how they play but the new models are superb (as you come to expect now from GW) and were a cinch to put together.

With the dread, the only slight pause I had when assembling it was fitting the legs to the torso and then that slightly impacted the position of the feet when they were attached. Still it turned out quite well. I deliberately angled the body to one side. One thing I will say about the dread is it is designed so the arms are all movable. I personally glued the cannon in place but the power fist still moves up and down as do both shoulder joints. It’s the first GW model i’ve purchased that has this freedom and I quite like it (though i may end up gluing it in place, depending on how loose it gets).

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So with some new toys, I now get to undertake possibly one of my favourite parts of my hobby, list bashing!

Traditionally I’ve favoured imperial fists (or more accurately a.n other successor chapter), mainly due to the large number of Bolter units I own and I’ll continue this trend, at least to start with (fluff wise I do love Blood Angels, so looking forward to their new codex).

 

5 thoughts on “Something strange is happening

  1. 8th is a far, far better edition to get started with 40K in than 7th was. 7th had some great stuff, but you really had to know the system inside and out, and add a bunch of house rules, to really get it to work well. Basically, I’m sure it was a fantastic system for the Dev team to play with, but if you weren’t a games designer yourself, it was pretty overwhelming. 8th not only has much cleaner rules, but also far better balance.

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    1. I get that impression too and it made me appreciate why they simplified the rules from warhammer fantasy to AoS (whether I like it or not). I think they learnt from the mistakes of that, which is why 40k wasn’t such a radical overhaul.

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