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I have to note, the Army Lists section isn't nearly as full of horrible and random piles as it was with the old Codex despite the book being pretty new.
So at least one aspect of the current philosophy at GW is working. Just about anyone can at least build a legal, and maybe even viable army. Yeah, we can bitch and/or moan about the reduction in options and flavor of doctrines, but at least the kiddie across the table might play something legal.
I just figured for once I'd keep an entire post positive. Now back to the regularly scheduled angst about Codex: Arbitrary ...
RecklessFable's Journey to Mediocrity (Painting an IG army)
I've been addicted to World of Tanks lately and neglecting my IG... But it is so... much... fun!
yea, the chart is pretty clear and easy to use, I love it...
but the Necron codex is clearer you want a troop? you only have one, no wargear. Want a lord? the harder question is how you are going to paint it, trouble choosing a heavy support? are you kidding me?
The reason no one is moaning or groaning is because in the new IG 'dex, there's just so many wonderful new toys to play with. No one is bemoaning the loss of doctrines and whatnot because GW actually did a good job with the special upgrade characters opening up new ways to play their armies. Also the plethora of vehicles allows the guards a lot of flexibility in terms of having a vehicle to deal with almost any type of situations.
I say this because I love the new Guards, and I don't miss the old ones at all! My only gripe is....WHEN ARE ALL THE NEW MODELS COMING OUT!!!
And the death of Close Order Drill, Hallelujah! I confess to having an OCD streak wrt playing by the rules. I don't think I ever saw a single IG player in 4E ever execute a legal charge or pile-in move while using Close Order
Orks, SM, IG, ect. All of the newer codices, although by no means perfectly written/balanced, do offer a healthy variety and characterful army selection.
Even Chaos, Daemons, and Eldar are pretty good. Although Chaos seems somewhat bland to me, I want cultists!!
While the layout of the new IG dex is nice, my friend has the Eldar codex and I must admit that I really do not like the layout of that very much...
Space Marines: W15/L7/D3
Imperial Guard: W6/L4/D0
Eldar was the first of the new formats and the death knell for the traditional "Armoury" we had all come to know and love, so they can hardly be blamed for it being harder to read than the newer ones.
One downside to the new IG codex is the realization of how goofy the damn vehicle squadron rules are. They weren't generally well known or used before with the exception of Killa Kans, but now that everything and its brother is a squadron people are discovering wierd and stupid rules situations like never before *seriously? both leman russes get a 3+ cover save if they have camo netting and one pops smoke?*
Blais's Paint Studio-Getting broken armies good soft scores since 2009
You know, that's a Good point - I haven't really been dissapointed about the death of Doctrines, b/c once I saw all the lovely new shinies I forgot that I was supposed to be ticked about it *L*Seconded on both parts!I say this because I love the new Guards, and I don't miss the old ones at all! My only gripe is....WHEN ARE ALL THE NEW MODELS COMING OUT!!!
"The objective is to win, the point is to have fun."
I think that this codex is great! There is a lot more in it than the last one, and i do hope that all the models come out soon, i can't wait for them. When does the Hydra come out? Does anyone know?
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