GW Grognard: 9th Edition, don’t sell your armies just yet

Hey everyone! Adam, from TFG Radio, here to talk about this roller coaster of a game we all love called 40K.

So how is everyone doing? The recent news and tidbits from Games Workshop have really sent some people into a tailspin. For many of you this is the first time seeing a game go through an edition change. For others, you may have gone through an edition for 40K or even another game system so this should be old hat for your. That being said, I’m seeing a lot of people already take extreme views about the rules or come to a conclusion about the game even before seeing the complete sets of rules. I’m here to tell you not to panic.

This happens every edition change, if not every time there is a new codex. People get a small taste of the upcoming rules and they get all bent out of shape. You simply cannot take one sentence from a set of rules and make declarative statements as if they are the be all and end all of that edition or codex. This will cause people to make bad assumptions also and then make bad decisions about their army, like selling it or buying something they think will be good. Not all of us can buy 10 of everything to be sure we can adjust for every situation. People just need to calm down, take a deep breath, and be patient as we get more info anf finally see the rules as a whole. We can then calmly assess how our codex fares with a better understanding. This should help quell the current concerns plaguing out niche community.

That’s not to say you shouldn’t be worried. Change can be stressful at times. It brings something new and different and you are taken out of your comfort level with your army. It may be that your army doesn’t even play the way it used to with all the changes. It can be frustrating to see the things that Games Workshop does to your army and will feel like there really isn’t anything you can do, but there is. You can use this opportunity to learn more about other units from your codex that you rarely, if ever, used. You could also learn new ways of playing your army in order to adapt to all the new changes that are coming. You should see this as an opportunity.

If you are still in despair for your army, well there is not much I can do. What I can do for you though is take that army off your hands and find a good home for it. I will give you a whopping $100 for your whole collection and give it to someone that could really use it, mainly me. I think the price is fair as I will have to redo your army and re purpose it to my aesthetic needs. So bring me your armies and make some cash today!

That’s all for this week. I hope you enjoyed the article. Let me know what you think and how you plan to adapt to some of the new rules we have seen, in the comments section below.

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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 judges for LVO and head judges other major 40K Grand Tournaments.

5 Responses to “GW Grognard: 9th Edition, don’t sell your armies just yet”

  1. Rob Butcher June 19, 2020 11:45 pm #

    After over 100 days without competitive gaming in the UK I’m pretty sure most players have forgotten the minutiae of the rules.

    Many of those venting have never gamed in years!!

    I agree with the author, as of yet, we simply don’t know which armies are better. Three paint streams this week have really slowed down the amount of information for people to poorly interpret.

  2. Jrod0 June 20, 2020 6:40 am #

    I always like to think back to that guy who set his 8000+ point dark elf army on fire when AoS was released. I’ve actually given away armies to kids that were made obsolete, like my legion of the damned force and my old vampire counts. But that guy is my favorite example jumping of the gun without realizing the consequences

  3. Faitherun June 20, 2020 9:56 am #

    I have 20 ork Boyz and a boss. Will you still buy it for 100?

    Jokes aside, yeah… New edition. Even if your favorite stuff gets nerfed now, keep playing. It will cycle back. Unless your favorite is tac marines… Those are not looking so hot. But that is more a new model overshadowing them then rules change.

    Tl;dr. Cool your pants. And it will cycle back

  4. Chief Beef June 21, 2020 12:11 am #

    While this is sage advice for those who are stressed regarding the rules, I wonder what advice FLG has for those players that are sick of the continued Space Marine releases to the point of having no interest in the game?

    Seems that Craftworld, Ork, Guard, Tyranid and Dark Eldar players (primarily) are leaving the hobby or expressing their frustrations at the perpetual Marine focus.

    What do you say to those players that haven’t had a single new models for over 5 years while Marines get tens of releases every 6 months?

  5. King PBJames June 21, 2020 7:35 am #

    Ha, wasn’t expecting a humourous article! Pretty funny.

    I can’t believe people would go to such extremes. It’s not like GW orders everyone to turn in their old rulebooks. You can still play older editions or try to house rule it yourself.

    Really looking forward to 9th edition’s terrain and targeting rules, although the axing of overwatch caused my Tau to set themselves on fire…

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