Rumor Updates!

Rumor Stew! Mmmmmm.

OK, so they’re coming in fast and furiously.

Well, some of the worst sounding rumors look to be true. We don’t know how to take these out of the context of the entirety of 6th edition, or if they are even completely true/read correctly/etc. but these are coming from Trade Reps at GW. They are literally reading them out of the book.

  1. Random Charges In. The exact mechanic we don’t know yet, but I keep hearing 2d6″, take the highest as difficult terrain. Wow I hope this is wrong as that screws so many armies. Let’s hope it’s actually 6″+D6″ or something similar.
  2. Snapfire. You can shoot assaulters as they come in, hitting on 6’s as I understand it. Not sure on this either, but the rule is in the book.
  3. Premeasuring in.
  4. Allies in regular games. The how and why of it is unclear, but I hope this is done right or it will utterly break the game if done wrong.
  5. Purchasing scenery. Could be cool, but again, depends on application. Who wants to see Long Fangs buying bunkers in every game? We’ll see how it pans out.

We’ll see, we’ll see! These rumors make me cringe on their own, but perhaps within the context of the overall game, they will be good fun….


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21 Responses to “Rumor Updates!”

  1. Paul Cornelius June 18, 2012 1:31 pm

    Allies and random magic charts sounds so so bad. Honestly, I can live (without too much bitching) with the rest.

    • Reecius
      Reecius June 18, 2012 1:50 pm

      Yeah, I am not super stoked on all of this, but we’ll see. Hopefully it works in the rules when taken as a whole.

  2. Kralizak June 18, 2012 1:52 pm

    Random Charges: NOOOOO!!

    Snapfire: NOOOOOO!!

    Premeasuring: I used to like the idea, but now that there’s random charges (NOOO!!) and no random shooting ranges, NOOOO!!

    Allies: NOOOO!!!

    Purchasing Scenery: hmm….

    Conclusion: poor assault armies, especially the no-allies Tyranids 🙁

    Optimistic Judgement: I hope this is just part of the gestalt…

    • Reecius
      Reecius June 18, 2012 2:01 pm

      Yeah, I am not super happy with these rumors. I just hope that the rules work when taken together.

  3. Defeatmyarmy June 18, 2012 2:23 pm

    The only thing Im looking forward to is running necrons and blood angels together. FNP DOA Wraiths with Zahndrek so my whole army DS in if anything is put in reserve from my opponent. That random charge range is making me think Ward wrote most of it to make leafblower armies even better against assault armies, if assault armies will even be used because of that gimptacular douche.

    If these rumors are true, I might just find people willing to play 5th. Im still planning to buy the rulebook, if used for nothing but to troll on 6th ed rules in the forums. The more rumors I read the more Im leaning towards going back to Warmachine since they just nullified Orks, Nids, and any other assault sauce. After the Golden Throne I might just sell the book for what I think its worth: $1.

    • Reecius
      Reecius June 18, 2012 3:01 pm

      We shouldn’t get too crazy just yet, we don’t know what we’re getting as of yet.

      We will have to wait and see before passing judgement.

  4. Hippesthippo June 18, 2012 3:26 pm

    Random charge range is 6 + 2 d6, pick the highest in all likelihood. So stop crying, your actually going to be able to assault further than before.

    Premeasuring? Big deal. We all know what 12″ looks like by now, don’t we?

    Snap fire makes sense, will not break the game. A squad of ten marines=2 hits=1 dead Ork… Big woop.

    Allies and terrain purchases will not be allowed in tournaments, cmon people.

    All in all, nothing to scare me away, no big changes. Quit freaking out this is just yk2 happening again: much ado about nothing catastrophic.

    • Reecius
      Reecius June 18, 2012 4:11 pm

      I wasn’t crying about the charge lengths at all, just wondering how it would actually work. If it is 2D6″ take the highest though, that stinks. I sincerely hope that isn’t the case. If it is 6″+D6″ or 2D6″ that would be nice, but we don’t know.

      And no, not everyone knows what 12″ looks like. I think premeasuring is largely a good thing, though. It will make games go fast most likely as you won’t have to agonize over going for a long shot or charge, you will just measure and know.

      Allies is the biggie though. That can be crazy bad.

      And it is a bit premature to say off hand allies and terrain won’t be allowed in tournaments. Until the rules are read we don’t know if they will be or not, and that is coming from us as some of the most, if not the most, active TOs in the country. If allies and terrain are a fundamental part of the new rules, it may not be so easy as all that to ban them. We have to read the rules.

      Right now we’re just in hang out and see mode.

      I agree with you though, that people shouldn’t get too upset yet, everything we’re reading is out of context.

  5. mercutioh June 18, 2012 4:17 pm

    Allies + Snap Fire means Flamers of Tzeentch with My CSM FNP plague marines = Good Luck ever getting me off of an objective with assault there boyos.

    I’m reserving judgement there could be things in there that make these rules better…..but it certainly feels like I need to anticipate a kick to the junk for my assault heavy orks.

    • Reecius
      Reecius June 18, 2012 8:19 pm

      Yeah, random charges, if it doesn’t extend the range on charging, will really hurt assault armies in a big way.

  6. edwin June 18, 2012 4:45 pm

    I think random charge lengths is a good thing. Assault is so powerful compared to shooting. Assault destroys while shooting withers. Making it harder to assault balances out just how powerful it is.

    • mercutioh June 18, 2012 7:09 pm

      *checks for sarcasm light* *Shrugs* *Moves on*

  7. Kudos June 18, 2012 6:16 pm

    I can see allies in. With all the other tabletop war games on the rise they need the money I’m sure. Allies = more models/codices purchased…

    • Reecius
      Reecius June 18, 2012 8:18 pm

      It also makes it easier for people to start new armies. Buy a few models form one army to ally with yours, next thing you know you are finishing it out!

  8. mercutioh June 19, 2012 6:48 am

    Naftka is reporting that Charge distances are 2D6 added together with Jump infantry getting a reroll on these for assault. (which is wierd unless it’s take the highest, but far be it from me to question GW and Logic. source is stating the next White Dwarf will have further info.

    • Reecius
      Reecius June 19, 2012 12:11 pm

      Yeah, I saw that. That is certainly better than 2D6″, take the highest.

      • mercutioh June 19, 2012 1:14 pm

        I tell you what Allies means to me. Deep striking super flamers that wound everything that try to assault it on a 4+ Oh and add in 3 extra Daemon Princes for good measure Plus Fateweaver. MUHUHAHAHAHA! Also potentially Blood Axe Nobs coming out of Vendettas(or Zerkers for the traitor Guard) which now can’t be hit on anything but 6’s. Cue Flight of the Valkyries boys!

  9. mercutioh June 19, 2012 1:53 pm

    Another thought on Allies, following some of the rumors of it being a secondary FOC addition (which would mean 1 hq and 2 troops are required to take anything) I would think that you could outlaw that from tourneys without causing too much grief

    • Reecius
      Reecius June 19, 2012 2:09 pm

      Yeah, that does sound quite a bit more reasonable.

  10. mercutioh June 19, 2012 3:50 pm

    it’s funny, the allies rules almost echo Mantics system. You can take units from allied factions but only if you take a solid unit of troops first. once that happens you can get one heavy and one hero per solid unit. (with the solid unit in this case being base FOC) Tau shooting with Basic Marine troops is the stone cold nuts though. SO many wacky combos.

    • Reecius
      Reecius June 19, 2012 3:57 pm

      Yeah, imagine Long Fangs with Paladins and such. Lame (IMO). I think it would be super cool for casual play as long as both players were on the same page, but so long as anyone tries to optimize a list the possibilities for abuse just blow up.