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Author Topic: WH40K discussion thread: TTS is dead: so long, and thanks for all the bolters.  (Read 685880 times)

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Re: WH40K general discussion thread: full_output_name.replace("waaagh","WAAAGH")
« Reply #11745 on: September 22, 2019, 11:38:35 pm »

I played a game today using the updated marines codex, ironically without the terminators I just finished painting, using the Iron Hands supplement rules.  I was playing Iron Hands before they were cool, and they honestly kind of sucked compared to the other chapter tactics, but the power creep they got from the codex supplement is a little disgusting by comparison.

I was up against a custodes player, and I'd never faced custodes before so I expected to lose hard.  Instead, I managed to tie him in a game where we had to hold objectives, which is something my army is usually awful at.

Iron Hands are ridiculous now.  They get 6+ feel no pain on everything but servitors, can reroll 1s to hit with heavy weapons, can move and shoot heavy weapons with no penalty, their vehicles count as having double wounds for the purpose of the damage table, and they get overwatch on 5+.  Not to count the excellent complementary warlord traits, such as being able to designate a squad per turn that can reroll one miss, one wound roll and one damage roll if I'm remembering right.  And reduce damage to vehicles by 1 if they're close to your warlord.  Or get extra repairs.  Or let their librarians repair things.  It goes on.

I like the power boost, and I haven't played a ton of 8th edition, but I'm a little worried about the power creep and sheer number of rules and special conditions I have to remember.  I'm already forgetting half of the times I get rerolls or other special conditions.  I can only guess every other chapter got similar upgrades for little or no point cost.

On a different note, I was surprised at how effective a custodes army could be when only ~15 models added up to 2,000 points.  I also felt good about shooting down his super heavy transport flyer in the first turn too, which I forgot the name of but which had 22 wounds.  That is, until a dreadnought and a bunch of other close combat characters promptly crawled out of the wreckage and charged my razorbacks...
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Re: WH40K general discussion thread: full_output_name.replace("waaagh","WAAAGH")
« Reply #11746 on: September 22, 2019, 11:52:49 pm »

So I ran my brother through the challenges of the Throne of Baphtar today.

Which system were you using by the way?

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« Reply #11747 on: September 23, 2019, 03:14:48 am »

So I ran my brother through the challenges of the Throne of Baphtar today.

Which system were you using by the way?

Black Crusade.
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« Reply #11748 on: October 17, 2019, 06:11:45 pm »

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Re: WH40K general discussion thread: full_output_name.replace("waaagh","WAAAGH")
« Reply #11749 on: October 17, 2019, 07:39:56 pm »

Because he's just so gosh darn adorable.
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Re: WH40K general discussion thread: full_output_name.replace("waaagh","WAAAGH")
« Reply #11750 on: November 15, 2019, 05:05:09 pm »

This is 40k, but eh, I don't think we have a half-alive FB thread.
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Re: WH40K general discussion thread: full_output_name.replace("waaagh","WAAAGH")
« Reply #11751 on: November 15, 2019, 08:46:39 pm »

What if we didnt completely alienate a large portion of our playerbase?  *thunking*
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Re: WH40K general discussion thread: full_output_name.replace("waaagh","WAAAGH")
« Reply #11752 on: November 16, 2019, 06:08:47 am »

Wasteful news!
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Re: WH40K general discussion thread: full_output_name.replace("waaagh","WAAAGH")
« Reply #11753 on: November 16, 2019, 05:33:24 pm »

What if this was their plan all along like how going to new coke back to coke classic boosted sales overall
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Re: WH40K general discussion thread: full_output_name.replace("waaagh","WAAAGH")
« Reply #11754 on: November 16, 2019, 05:56:09 pm »

Maybe, not like I can spend money on it, but I'm sure I'll never would spend anything on Age of Duels of Planeswalker while FB has all the charm and I would do spend money on it if I could.
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« Reply #11755 on: November 18, 2019, 09:02:52 am »

What if we didnt completely alienate a large portion of our playerbase?  *thunking*

You do realize you're in a thread about a Games Workshop game, right? They consider alienating only half of their player base a bad day.
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« Reply #11756 on: November 18, 2019, 12:23:44 pm »

What happens to a blank if they were dropped into the warp itself directly, through Gellar Field failure, etc.
Would they keep their own bubble of non-warp or smoothed out warp around them, or would the raw power of the warp overwhelm and consume them?
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Re: WH40K general discussion thread: full_output_name.replace("waaagh","WAAAGH")
« Reply #11757 on: November 18, 2019, 12:27:36 pm »

Not an unpopular opinion, but goddamn... they couldnt have made the Mortal Realms any more bland and generic.
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Re: WH40K general discussion thread: full_output_name.replace("waaagh","WAAAGH")
« Reply #11758 on: November 18, 2019, 12:42:34 pm »

What happens to a blank if they were dropped into the warp itself directly, through Gellar Field failure, etc.
Would they keep their own bubble of non-warp or smoothed out warp around them, or would the raw power of the warp overwhelm and consume them?

They'd probably just suffocate. A blank in the warp is really just a human existing outside physical reality, without all the things the human body needs to survive.
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« Reply #11759 on: November 18, 2019, 01:47:51 pm »

Perhaps they just "resurface" back to this dimension like the Tau ships do. Then yeah, proceed to suffocate anyway.
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