What has rekindled this interest? Hmmm…
“What’s my Fantasy? Why do you ask?”
“… Yeah I like what I see; did you see those new Ogre Kingdom models, they have a giant fat man riding a mammoth thing … No, I’m not really into those kinds of things…”
“Do for fun? Well Clan Skryre Skaven, Dark Elves, specifically a Witch Coven of Khaine… Yeah, it’s fun… Just a bit unbalanced in some ways…”
“Has it been bad? Not really, just needs some touching up, but it actually looks like they’ve been working on it. So no, I wouldn’t call it bad.”
“… No, you listen, if I’m going to pay $1.99 a minute to talk to you, we’re going to talk about what I want to talk about.”
Mr. Black here, dear readers, and shall we have a nice sit-down-and-talk about everyone’s favorite Fantasy-based miniatures game from Games Workshop?
As we all know, the new edition of fantasy came out not too long ago- an edition released with the specific intent to “save the game” as it were with it’s balances and reworkings, basically pushing it into the realms of High-Magic fantasy and away from the (semi) historic-tactics which we had seem in earlier editions…. I won’t get too much into that, as the people reading this should be well aware of that fact anyway, but if you’re not then let me just say basically the game used to be about strategic flanks, knowing how the dominoes would fall should you charge/retreat/press on/etc vs how it is now with high-powered characters, game-altering magic, and a few randoms mixed in.
Is it any less tactical? It could be argued either way, really, but personally I’d have to say no, the new edition had just a bit of it’s familiar tactics shelled out. The trade-off? Fun. The game is honestly a lot more fun these days, and I can actually picture normal people playing it vs the old mental image of gentlemen in smoking jackets with pipes (ok, I do miss that aspect of it).
You can’t look at those and tell me they aren’t a big heaping pile of awesome.
~Got an opinion that you just don’t think others will understand? Or do you simply wish to write me a nasty hate email/have any questions? If so, feel free to forward them to [email protected] Meanwhile, tell me what’s going to happen to Fantasy over the coming times. -Mr. Black