Hey everyone! Adam, from TFG Radio, here to talk about the exciting universe that is Warhammer 40K!
Well the new edition of 40K is finally here. Hopefully everyone was able to get their hands on what they wanted. I know I was able to get the things that I wanted and even some extra stuff for our show contests. Now comes the part where we all excitedly open up the boxes like it was Christmas morning in July. I immediately looked at the points section to confirm what I already knew. There seems to be a lot of Forgeworld units that didn’t get any point values. I wanted to confirm that the units that I had models for, and enjoyed playing, were no longer given a point value. After looking through the lists and noting what units were no longer there, I had to pour one out for one of my armies, Renegades & Heretics.
I have been playing renegades & heretics for a while. I first started playing them in 7th edition. It was actually a pretty strong army that had a lot of bodies but also had a lot of artillery. It included a pre-nerf void shield generator and sometimes included a Renegade knight. It was such a good, strong army. Unfortunately, in 8th edition they didn’t fare too well. They were overpriced and severely limited in what units they could take from the Astra Militarum codex. In addition, as time went on, the lack of any army specific stratagems really hindered how the army performed on the battlefield so they have since been shelved. My hope was that with the new edition they would update the army and make them a bit more viable on the tabletop. This doesn’t seem to be the case and it may actually look like the army will be going the way of the Dodo.
I do have an ounce of hope though. We still have to wait for the release of the new Forgeworld books. I am hoping that a new renegades & heretics army list is in there. If not, there is always the chance that they will either get a White Dwarf index article or even their own full blown codex. If any of those actually happen then they will finally have the stratagems, relics and traits they need to be a more competitive force on the tabletop. There are plenty of clues, and sprues, that would give me hope that this is happening.
If they don’t bring them back and they go the way of Legends, I guess it will be something I would have to deal with. I guess I could always just play them as regular Astra Militarum. Hey at least I will finally get access to all the cool stuff they have. Hopefully Games Workshop creates something for them. If not, because they may be working on something else, then I’m calling it now, Squats around Christmastime!
That’s all for this week. hope you enjoyed the article. Let me know what you think, and what units you hope aren’t actually left out of the game, in the comments below.
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