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Having read a couple of threads i recently discovered that our army book is 6th Edition, i was wondering what they could do to Wood Elves in our 7th edition book, i think WE are quite well balanced at the moment.
My friend always moans about WE magic being bad, and one thing i agree with him on is the 18" ranges should be increased to the standard 24" theyll probably change the magic in the future so i think thatll be a bonus.
What do you think theyll add/change in the 7th edition book?
to be honest, I don't think they need to do a thing. The WE book is one of the few books they did right. It will be competitive for many, many years to come. If anything, it may be a little too good:happy:
For the most part, i have to agree that the main body of the WE army book is balanced. Magic has already been mentioned to be on the weak side, but some magic items and kindred costs/abilities need to be revamped. The lethal shot on the waywatcher kin for example is next to useless since it can be used with magic arrows or a bow. It would also be a bit nicer if our characters were a bit more competent in a one-on-one fight against other heroes without the aid of magic items.
I like the WE book ATM. Since the book is pretty new anyways, it will be a long time before we see a new WE book anywho. Magic may be a weak spot but since we make up for it in other areas, I still say it is well balanced. 24" for magic would be nice. Didn't WE long bow used to be 36"? I'd like to see that, because you would think that WE should have the best archery, currently cross bows have the same distance and better strength. Giving us the +1 S to long distance shots as well has the close range would be too much but extending the whole range would be nice, increase or close range by a wee bit and all. :party:
I like the current ruleset a lot.
As already indicated the magic lets us down a bit.
I think having Spellsingers with access to the Lores or Beasts and Life would be good. Branchwraiths should still be restricted to Athel Loren.
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I think they could do a lil more with waywatchers to put them on par with the treeman or god forbid they might nerf the treeman ::gasp::
but if every army had a unit that performed a certain task or if every army was good at shooting, or had a crippling magic phase, or super heavy hitters, then there would only be one army book and no point in playing the others. The thing that attracts me to the WE is their skirmish and hit and run point denial tactics. It is very much unlike any other army. Not every army needs a completely dominating magic phase, not very many even have good magic (HE, Lizardmen, some Empire, Chaos armies are about it)
I'd have to agree - the fact that WE magic is only so-so (and mostly support-based) seems fine to me. The strength of the army is clearly elsewhere. That said, I don't see a vast amount of harm in allowing Spellsingers access to the Lores of Life and Beasts. While it would give a bit of flexibility to HE wizards, it would not mitigate the existing issues we already have with magic, that being the expense to make it truly powerful.
I also agree that Waywatchers should be just a smidge more effective for their points cost. While they are still the Miles Davis of Athel Loren, they seem a bit overpriced.
For the most part, I would prefer to see the Eternal Kindred clarified (and maybe something done to make it have some purpose). Aside from that, I think we've got one of the best books yet. Currently, it doesn't need vast improvements, aside from some cleanup and clarification in parts - easily handled with a FAQ.