GW Grognard: Get on Board the Heresy Train

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We all know I’ve been a chaos player for a very long time. I first started on the dark path back with the original Adeptus Titanicus game and my interest in the Horus Heresy grew from there. It then moved on to Rogue Trader, where I learned about what had happened to the traitor legions during the subsequent centuries and there evolution into the chaos space marines we see today.  I played them during their high point of the 3.5 codex and suffered along with my fellow followers of the Dark Gods, as they were slowly pushed back by the plotting of the evil forces that are called the rules designers. I even played other armies as my chaos forces gathered dust on the shelves in my game room. That has all changed now with the upcoming releases, and I am back on the Heresy Train(TM) with my Black Legion leading the way.

The recent releases have me very excited. I very much enjoy the aesthetic of the new chaos space marines, and we have already seen that they will be a larger sale than before, more in keeping with the primaris marines. The release of a new Abaddon model, after almost 20 years, has me excited to get my hands on  him and get him on the tabletop as soon as possible. The daemon engine looks cool and even the obliterators look good with a much needed new sculpt. Although I don’t think you can do any worse than the blow up dolls type look of the original models. After seeing what some armies got with the first Vigilus book, I am looking forward to seeing what detachments we get for chaos in the one coming up. I am really excited about this release and wonder why anyone would play anything other than chaos.

With all that love being gushed, there is still that thought in the back of my mind, what will the rules actually be. As much as I love the look of some of the models, there is the issue of the rules for those models. There is a reason there is a large influx of new recruits in the ranks of the chaos space marines, but not very many actual chaos space marines. Event the daemon engines are a bit sub par, when compared to some the daemon engines that you can get through Forgeworld. The new Lord Discordant looks really cool, but if they give him too many wounds, along with rules that are ok, he may not see as much play in my army. Maybe I’m hoping too much in that I want a few more ways to play, if I want to be competitive. I will still get the models, they are too good not to. I’ve been doing this for a long time and the Long War continues…

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About Adam

Adam, aka Latin Gandalf, has been gaming since the early eighties and has played 40K since Rogue Trader (among a number of other games). He listens to more podcasts than any healthy person should and is currently the host for TFG Radio. He also is one of the head judges for LVO and other major 40K Grand Tournaments.

5 Responses to “GW Grognard: Get on Board the Heresy Train”

  1. WestRider March 16, 2019 1:20 am #

    All aboard! I’m really hoping that the Lord Discordant ends up being the secret sauce that makes my Khorne Army with all the MaulerFiends at least usable again.

  2. Dakkath March 16, 2019 6:00 am #

    I’d like to welcome you aboard the HELL RIDE WITHOUT A PADDLE.

    -Magnus, If The Emperor Had A Text-To-Speech Device Short 8: Crotalids

  3. Victor March 16, 2019 7:23 am #

    New Oblits at 115 points per model are just too expensive given they lack of range, speed and reliability. They should have kept their cost given they still have the same weaknesses as before

    • WestRider March 16, 2019 4:45 pm #

      I ran some quick math, and 3 old Oblits are pretty much the same as 2 new ones, except that the two new ones cost 35 Points more in total. They could have come up in price some, but the 77% increase was far too much.

  4. Sad Rubric Spammer March 18, 2019 5:03 am #

    That’s the sentiment I and all the CSM vets I’ve talked to also have. We are all pretty sure the rules won’t be Imperial Knight tier and we’ll continue to see Ahriman, Goats, and mere mortals represent our faction.

    But hey, Those models look beautiful, cultists might be losing the Legion tactics they’ve been undeservedly using, and Renegade Warbands are getting expanded so we can have Tzeentch and Nurgle warbands that aren’t legions. They may all be subpar niche rules, but at least we can choose what flavor of garbage we have to play.

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