Every edition of Warhammer 40,000 brings back memories for those who played them – what will you remember about 7th?
Warhammer 40,000 is a game that means many things to a lot of people. It’s been around for seven editions and if you’ve been around for more than a single edition of the game you’ve probably got your favorites. If you’re like me, there are probably things that stand out for you in each edition of the game as well.
Perhaps it’s a certain army that you remember like 5th’s Grey Knights or 4th’s Big Bugs/Eldar Falcons. Maybe it’s a particular playstyle like 3rd’s Rhino Rush or Khorne’s “Electric Football” lists. Or maybe it was the first time you dabbled with allies or “real” flyers like in 6th. Or maybe you just miss 2nd’s Overwatch shooting rules…
But for each era of the game there have been winners and losers. Some armies come out on top at the end of the edition and some armies just get so hamstrung by the rules changes that they fall to the wayside. Regardless, those factors leave an impression on the folks that played them. So the question I have for you is “How do you think 7th Edition will be remembered?”
The Decurion Era
For me, this edition’s “big concept” that sticks out is the “Decurion” or the mega CAD/Formation. Heck, the idea of the CAD and all those changes too – but really it was this “Russian Nesting Doll” syndrome that seemed to come with every new codex update. Good or Bad, it’s “the thing” that I’ll always remember from 7th edition.
Reign of the FMC
Flying Monstrous Creatures are another BIG thing in my mind. There was a time when the Tyranid Flyrants were the scariest things on the tabletop. And then people realized that Daemon Princes could do it better. Because…
Psychic Powers are a BIG deal in 7th. Invisibility and Summoning were two of the biggest hot button issues for 7th. If you built an army around one or the other (or both), you would probably have a pretty competitive build to deal with.
Don’t Forget the “D”
7th also ushered in a new era of “D” weapons. When these weapons hit the tabletop things got heated quickly. For some, they were too over-powered. For other they were the perfect defense against Death-Stars. And depending on how you played them you might fall somewhere in the middle. But the big “D” weapons certainly left their mark on the Era.
Amazing Models & Bigger Kits
Aside from all the rules debates and internet arguments on how “this” impacted “that” – I just want to point out we are living in an amazing time if you’re into the hobby side of things. From the Knight Kits, to Magnus, to the return of freaking Guilliman…It’s just been hit after hit in terms of modeling. And I won’t even go into how far the plastic kits have come in terms of being able to hide seams.
So again, I ask you: “How do you think 7th Edition will be remembered?”