Hello once again with another article fanning the flames of desire for the new edition of 40k.
This isn’t going to be a rehash of new rules as I am writing this a bit early due to my weekend being filled with moving, more moving, cursing how much crap I have, and finally getting settled into a new house. This means I won’t have a chance to catch up on the tidbits that GW will drop throughout the week as I am spending too much time dealing with the real life nonsense that comes with moving myself, my kiddo, and my wife. Oh yeah and an old cat too who is a pain in the rear. With that out of the way will ask the question – what the heck am I going to talk about? Let’s just go with a wish list for the future.
First of all – I want all the armies to be good. I want every time I get to the table top I could play something completely different instead of the same ole armies. I want to feel the fear of trying to figure out how to win instead of going – oops got the combo time to crush your spirits. I want to wonder what the heck those Ratlings do or what does a Kroot Shaper actually do. I want the chance to build and break different factions instead of the same ole nonsense we have been used to with the coming of 6th and the ending of 7th. I get the feeling some things will be better as they always are in any game – but it does feel like everyone’s collection will get a chance to shine.
I want the game to finally start to push into the limelight again. I want to watch games on Twitch or read a Battle report where I didn’t already guess the outcome based on the army lists. I’d like to see more then just a combo of nonsense abilities or a ton of free stuff ruin the game by overloading each of their turns. I want events to be exciting to go to for new lists and reading about those events take up a good deal of my random phone internet browsing time. I just want this game to fulfill the old “competitive” itch I had when we initially had 5th edition.
Armies wise, please make Orks good! I of course have a huge Ork army so any hope to get that faction working is a dream come true. I wasn’t nearly as good/lucky as Mr. Bad Touch Ben Mohile with those Orks so I was always feeling like I couldn’t bring them to the table top. It sounds like they got a switch kick the pants and set them up to be truly terrifying again so I am exciting. It also doesn’t help that I haven’t painted an Ork in over a year so the desire to slam a bunch of random stuff together and create a super bad a$$ Ork Warboss is huge. It also helps I grabbed a Morkanuat/Gorkanuat when it was on specially locally as a bit of conversion fodder and never used it for said conversion. I also have a crap ton of Ork bodies from my constant bits hording mentality so I should be fine to make any and every list I could ever imagine. I even have some Flash Gitz somewhere.
Death Watch being decent – maybe? The good guy army I am excited about the most is finishing a Death Watch army. I randomly grabbed some kits when they came out as they looked cool and thought the scheme was easy enough to mass replicate. I even did a small commission and found their build potential to be pretty awesome. This leads me into having high hopes my old Grey Knight Purifier army might work again too. I don’t know how well the army builds will be and if multiple big detachments are usable in this game. If so I do think I need a crap ton more rhinos and other vehicles to ensure I have proper transportation. I have a ton for the Space Goats army – which again might see the light of day if I feel like reliving my youth and the constant barrage of using and reusing Goats as the Counts as Kings.
STOMP STOMP STOMP – NIDZILLA! As I was packing stuff I even found my old Nidzilla army. I don’t think will see that army come back but it is fun to remember the good times with that list. I built it right when I got back into 40k as it would let me win local events and thus get more goodies to build the armies I wanted too – Chaos Space Marines. The idea of massed TWL Dakka fexes shooting out a ton of grubs is very exciting. I don’t know if they will stay the same but will see. I always loved big monsters and bringing them back out would be a lot of fun. The paint job is pretty hot garbage as I wanted to get them done fast so I could ruin someone’s day on the table top.
CSMs as Dangerous Villains. Finally the dreams of actual Chaos Space Marines hitting the table top keeps me going. I want to build some new models but no space, boxed stuff, etc means I have to just wait. I had started a Death Guard army and the rumored boxed set plus army book is making it hard to count down the days. I haven’t been this excited about a release in a long time and my poor wallet is crying that I need to buy some furniture and a Fridge for the new house first. Damn you adult decisions!
Hopefully next week we get a locked in date for the release and maybe more information on how will be playing in the future. I do like the “previews” we are getting and the push to give more concrete information for specific factions. Everyone has their pet group and if this edition lets everyone’s collection sing again on the table top then will be in for a rather glorious set of time throwing down on the table top.
~What are you exciting about? What armies are you wanting to bring back to futuristic landscape that is 40k?