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Off hand, can anyone think of any unreleased tanks that could come out?
Not another expansion! I am glad that GW is expanding the game, but there are some more needed things to do then this right now! I mean, we just got the Planet Strike and Battle Missions not to long ago (looking at financial terms). They should really update the Codexes before all of these expansions...
On the other note, how will Tyranids fit in? They don't have any tanks... But they have massive monstrous creatures
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Offhand? Hydra, Manticore, every IG artillery variant that isn't the Basilisk, the Leman Russ Eradicator, Exterminator, and Vindicator, the Land Raider Ares, Prometheus, and Helios
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Cant think why it would be amidst a tank release, but Nid second wave perhaps?
Other than the IG stuff i cant think of anything that needs doing really, except for a few infantry models, but again they dont seem to fit.
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I feel like you guys think GW is damned if they do, damned if they don't on this one and it is ridiculous. They aren't selling a new book, they are putting a way to play tank based battles in white dwarf and want to try to sell some magazines. This seems like the most valuable thing they have put into white dwarf since the blood angel codex. I don't think this took the development team away from codex production for too long...this seems like a couple of guys were like, "you know what would be cool? A system for tank based combat." then they fleshed out some rules and play tested it for two games (it is games workshop after all).
All we ever do is complain the white dwarf is just an add magazine and it doesn't ever give us anything new, and the battle reports (are there even battle reports anymore?) are worthless. Now they instead of just showing some pictures of the new tanks they come out with a system to use them and give it to us for the cost of a magazine and we are complaining about how they should get all of the codices finished first. How about we are a little grateful that Gamesworkshop might be trying to put something of value in White Dwarf.
Full disclosure--I am a Nid player and this update will likely be worthless for me, but I am glad to see white dwarf moving in the right direction which one day hopefully will lead to more reasons to actually purchase the magazine.
I agree with nichodemus, this is a step in the right direction for WD. They really should do Chapter Approved-esque features like this more often. This will be one WD I will have to buy since I gave up on subscribing when LOTR launched back in the day.
Edit: Oh and maybe they'll finally update the old Ork warbuggies, they've been languishing around un-updated longer than the Dark Eldar.
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Yay! A armor clash! As if fighting Rail-Guns was not fun enough before! But now when your entire force is now armor, you get pwned twice as hard! Unless you are a guard player who is packing 6+ Leman Russ Vanquishers.
In short terms, I think that Tau and Guards are basically going to destroy this game, as Chaos Daemons are probably going to be flat-out ignored or twice as armor challenged before. I would say Nids would be on the same boat as Daemons, but far too many people love nids for Games Workshop to screw them over. Plus with the new book Armor popping seems to be a lot less of a problem.
The real only thing I can hope for (and know that it won't happen) is a Hell Talon Kit. That would be epic. Or the only other hope is that maybe if they do something for monstrous creatures to lend a hand to Daemons I can see them getting the plastic Daemon Prince that has been flying around the webs since 2008 was it?
Someone should tell GW that all my games already look like an armored spearhead. Still, could be funnish.
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A reason to buy White Dwarf?
Now that is a major change
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