Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Best to Worst

Happy new year everyone.

I can't believe I haven't updated this for ages. Well 6th edition has dropped and with it most of my enthusiasm for 40k gaming. I still love to read the novels and paint and convert the figures, but the rules... ah the rules have driven me away from actually gaming.

It boils down mostly to flyers and some of the other stupid rules they tacked on. Some of the stuff that the GW fanboys (sorry writers) come up with sickens me. All this talk of randomness adding to the cinematic feel of 40k, building a narrative, look out sir, challenges etc. It's all an excuse to cover their shoddy work.

I understand that they were trying to mix Fantasy and 40k slightly, but they failed abysmally and now we are stuck with a shitty rules set for at least another 4 or 5 years.

And that's not even all of the problem... some of the codecii are now so outdated it's pathetic.

So cheesed off was I, that I switched over to Fantasy to see if that was any better. Well it wasn't. Lots of broken and unbalanced stuff there, and just as many outdated army books in desperate need of reworking.

What did I do next?

I picked up Malifaux and Warmachine/Hordes and found them much more enjoyable. I also scoured Ebay for discounted Epic Armageddon stuff. I rediscovered Mordheim and Necromunda, I rebuilt my Eldar corsairs fleet for Battlefleet Gothic. I finally converted up some inquisitor figures. Now I am having a much better time of things.

The last year has really driven me to examine what I enjoy and why I enjoy it.

This year I have a couple of projects that I finally hope to get off the ground. I have an Eldar corsair army to finish converting and painting to match my BFG fleet. I also thinking about working on a Game of Thrones themed Bretonnian army for Warhammer Fantasy, which is based on the Nights Watch. There is also the possibility of a pre-heresy Epic Space Marine army if I can find the time.

Oh and I almost forgot - I have 2 titans from Dreamforge to build and paint when they arrive :D

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