Hey everyone! Adam, from TFG Radio and killer of fun, here once again to grace you with the golden light that are my thoughts and ramblings.
These last couple weeks sure have been exciting. I mean Games workshop has been giving us all kinds of great tidbits and info for us to comb over with a fine tooth comb. It’s not really the amount of info that they have given us but the possibilities of the new information and how we process and use this new information. There are a couple things that stand out to me and, as you might suspect, I do have some thoughts about all this. So lets get down to it.
Ok, I really like that they are going to have four new codexes. No, really I do. That will give us six codexes by the end of the year. My only *concern* is that these four new books are all power armor armies. Sure, one of them is chaos but I think we have enough Death guard models to last us a while. The other three are more space marines. Yes, they are the Jacob, Edward and Delta force marines but they are still more marines. I would have preferred something other than more marines since we are getting a codex with a million new units for them. Since these armies are actually included in the new Space Marine codex, there really is no hurry to release the sub faction codexes. I think throwing in a xenos codex (not Eldar) would have been better. At the very least it would have lessened the gnashing of teeth from certain sectors of the internet, although there really is no stopping that.
The other thing that has been sprung on us is the release of some new rules. I actually don’t mind the rules themselves, I think that they are a good addition to the game and will help in reshaping the meta (where games are actually played). Maybe I’m just some poor country rules lawyer, but the issue I have is the way the rules are being released. I don’t understand why they are waiting until codex releases to role out these rule changes. I’m wondering why they just couldn’t include these new rules and keywords in the main rulebook. You have a new edition change, which is the perfect time to make changes like this. Maybe covid has something to do with it as I know it has played havoc with just about everyone and everything. Or maybe they just wanted to rules out there and they felt they could just tack them on when the codexes are released. In any case it seems that getting new core rules through codexes rather that the actual rulebook may be the new thing.
Be that as it may, I can’t wait for these books to be out so we can once again have rules all over the place, unless you have the app. Which leads me to believe that all this is being done so that you have to use the app since all the rules should be there. That’s just crazy talk though, right?
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