Reccius here from Frontline Gaming with a fun exercise: if you had 3 40k wishes to change factions in the game, what would they be?
Here’s the rules: you get three wishes, each of which can be used to alter an existing faction in the game, or to wish a faction into existence from the fluff. Here are mine!
For my first wish, I would wish for Orks to get Invul saves!! Sheesh, even just a 5++ would be nice. I think a simple solution would be to make Cubork Bodies go back to a 5++ and/or to allow the KFF to work on Ork faction units in melee. That alone would make such a tremendous difference for them, allowing them some degree of durability in melee which they currently lack.
My second wish would be for Chaos Space Marines to get a morale boost. For hardened warriors that used to Know no Fear and now reside in a realm as close to hell as we can imagine, they sure are wimps! When not making suicidal challenges, they often run away to their deaths unless someone in the squad is holding a very expensive stick that keeps them from running away…until he dies! Give us Chaos Marines as they are in the fluff: the thing you run away from, not the the wimps that run away from you!
My final wish would be for Tyranids to get melee monsters that were actually good at melee! Haha, for an army meant to win close combat they are well and truly terrible at it. With the notable exception of the Dimachaeron (who is above average in melee) most Tyranid “melee” units are just terrible at it outside of highly favorable match-ups. When was the last time you even saw Genestealers on the table? Or a melee Carnifex or Hive Tyrant? Codex Flyrants needs some serious help in the punching department! Some easy fixes would be: give them an invul save in melee, or give them better than WS/I 2 or 3 on their big bugs, possible give them some means of a 12″ move on the assault bugs (including the big bugs) to allow them to actually make it into melee where speed makes up for their lack of durability or punch, perhaps more attacks, or give them access to book powers such as Biomancy again. Any or a combination of the above would dramatically increase the bug’s ability to actually win a fist fight which at present, they do not do very frequently.
That’s it for me! Sound of in the comments section and let us know what your three wishes would be!