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Planetstrike: Preparing for War | Planetstrike Articles | Games Workshop
Tell me what you think.
My thoughts, well there is another forum with a similar thread, I agree with a bunch of things mentioned. Here's it's post:
Dark Eldar Planet Strike article.... ???
It's a discussion on GW and their staff's knowledge on their own products whish is a large issue I think in the post on the other forum.
Help the kin TAKE your soul, I mean, take your soul...
I play Vassal. I'm in V40K Open Ladder.
They must have written all of this with a different Codex than the one I currently have!
So perhaps in the far-flung future that is 40K the ‘Talos’ is not a Monstrous Creature and the rumored ‘Dark Avatar’ resumes that mantle instead.
And the Ravager becomes a unit type ‘Tank’ and Splinter Rifles become Assault 2.
But who knows what they are smoking over there at the moment?
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
While the article does have some questionable suggestions, it is correct - if you don't use the FAQ.
I mean, in the codex the talos isn't an MC so he is correct in that manner.
Actually the more I read the article the more I think we aren't giving him enough credit as his plans are realistic ones - just because it isn't "lol i r wych spam lol" people shouldn't be so hasty to declare the article pointless.
Plus I am a form believer that Hellish Cacophony is of game breaking power as long as you aren't fearless.
I believe what he was implying with the "Not a monstrous creature" comment was that they don't receive the extra dice for penetration on bastions, but instead use the talos special rule in it's place.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the talos being a monstrous creature clarification was more designed for cover issues than anything else.
He may be off on the Talos and Scourges but really it isn't bad advice if you find yourself defending (if you get tired of claiming the race rule) in Planetstrike.
I do pretty much exactly what he says, maybe even a little more extreme, when I am defending most of my army is in reserve and counter-attacks.
We had a similar talk about this same subject on another forum and we think that maybe this Gw employee has already read the new DE rules, meaning he knows some things we don't. This could explain the talos matter.
has anyone emailed them about the mistakes?
do so and post their response!
Meh, I wouldn't claim it's a new dex thing. GW are always pretty forgetful when it comes to their own rules.
For example, in White Dwarf when 5th ed claimed out they did a thing listing benefits for all the armies. Witch Hunters players will apparently love 5th ed for not having to roll partials for their flamers! =D Yeah, because back in 4th ed... oh... wait.
Also, for further amusement, the new Vampire Counts book has a sample list halfway through, like most new books. Except their list is riddled with miscalculations - 2 units of Dire wolves are listed, same size and points costs, except one has a champion. And the Blood Knights champ is only allowed a magic weapon, yet the list has him carrying the Cursed Book.
GW don't know their own rules...
EDIT: Hmm, that's interesting. In the Tyranid section of that link it claims Raveners are awesome because since they have Deep Strike and can assault straight away. But the Planetstrike rulebook does not let Beasts Deepstrike in...
Dammit GW, we're not going to take your advice if you're making up rules!
(Although they do mention in the Inquisition section a rather amusing trick involving Orbital Strikes and Grey Knight Terminators...)
Last edited by psychichobo; August 25th, 2009 at 00:47.
On the beasts Deep strike thing and the Raveners, the raveners circumvent that because they can already deepstrike. This means that they can make use of the deep strike assault rule even though they would not be allowed to deep strike at all if they were beasts. Something I was miffed about when I first read the book because I was looking forward to doing that exact thing!
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