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How many have tried this so far?
I tried it the other week when my club had a chap down from Mantic to show us their stuff for the evening. Found it much quicker to play than 40K at the same size, a lot less dice rolling and a bit more strategic.
I've heard good things, sounds not too dissimilar from 40k, but with some new ideas. One day I will get around to downloading the pdf from Mantic's site and giving it a go.
I'm very interested in the miniature range as it expands though, I wasn't too bothered by the Forge Fathers or Orc Marauders but the Corporation minis are nice Guard equivalents, and the Ver-myn look excellent. I've heard rumours of another Human faction (some sort of rebels maybe?) and maybe some other 'counts as' type figures that could be used for 40k as well. Apparently they will be doing some larger vehicles in the future too...A cheap Ork battlewagon would be amazing.
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It's not too far distant, but quicker imho. And yes there will be a faction called Rebs, not just humans though, apparently from what I got told a bit of a mash up of races, which does sound interesting. What I do like especially though, is the force composition rules are much nicer, instead of like 40k 1 HQ and 2 Troops, it's 1HQ/Vehicle to each core unit, and you can take allies very easily in it. I can't wait to see the bugs and Plague... 'nids and zombies/necrons basically. I've been playing a heck of a lot of their 'Project Pandora' the last couple of days, and absolutely love it, so much better than Space Hulk.
It is a fantastic game compared directly to 40k, unit for unit. Its weakness is that it is very new. It can't compete with 40k for tanks or aircraft at all, and is very limited in the amount of fluff and infantry models available. That being said, in terms of quality and price for what it DOES have, Warpath has 40k solidly beat.
Don't forget you can proxy, and the rules for tanks and aircraft are there. Besides, I've heard a lot of peple complaining that 40k is becoming 'Tankhammer' now. Which is true, how many 40k armies are not mechanized heavily nowadays, at least competitive armies?