Is Warhammer 7th Edition Broken? Just Shut It And Play The Game (Or Not)
a guest editorial by Stormcaller
I will take the bold step and say that the new rule set is not broken…if anything is true, it is that an abuse of the rule set, as always occurs, is once again taking place. Saying that the car you intentionally run into a lamp post is broken is an apt analogy. Let’s talk about this from a different perspective…
If what you do with the rules in within boundaries of your codex and the published rule set, then simply stated, you are not breaking the rules. The rules, as printed, are being followed. My friend Dale loads a pack of Lootas into a Battle Wagon and rakes his opponents. It is fairly difficult to take out the Lootas before you are shot to pieces. Frustrating if he brings it when you play him, but not broken or illegal.
In 6th, Taudar was an example of broken players, not broken rules. Players chose to, within the structure of published rules, combine the best of two already solid armies. They ended up with lists that dominated many organized events and misc. tabletops. So many complained that the lists, and the rules that allowed them, were broken. Sorry, not buying it. The players who built those lists taking the rule set to its extreme limits perhaps abused the rule set. However, the rules themselves were solid, if not the perfect structure that some would like. Ironic how those same players now scream that the new “edition” is broken…sorry that someone took away your toys!
You are adults. If you dislike the game in its’ current form that much, vote with your money and time and find another game system that will meet your needs. While you’re at it, take your whiney friend with you. All of us will be happier.
So where do you place the blame: bad ruleset or bad players?
Stormcaller has been a 40K player since 2001, and is currently the proud owner of Hive Fleet Prometheus. He is an avid board gamer as well. He has a strong aversion to controversial issues…not!