Goatboy here to talk about the latest hotness that is too good in the current 40k Meta.
I survived another localish tournament up in Dallas, TX called the Dallas Open GT. I will be doing a small report on it later on this week, but I wanted to talk a little bit about few things that might be a little bit too good right now in the current 40k Meta. I took a pretty mean list that ran through 3 opponents and only had issues with two armies – packing what I think is probably one of the biggest “warping” stratagems in the Game – Agents of Vect.
Agents of Vect
First of all, I will say my initial thoughts on the power were pretty spot on. I thought facing any army that needs some kind of Stratagem advantage to win will have to figure out a way to play around this power. Either they need to bait out its usage and thus burning the DE players command points – or figure out a way to get them to waste it on a particular ability and utilize another one in the same phase. Of course, this was all before the new “upgraded” amount of Command Points most armies which need them are working with and thus my newer, fresher, and more cautious outlook on the power.
My buddy Kenny had some good quotes on this so I figure I would use his words to start off this discussion.
“In a game that locks USR’s behind a paywall in which “Command Points” are the currency “Agents of Vect” is simply bad game design in it’s current iteration.
To be clear I think CP farming is also bad game design.
For some reason I only read about Dark Eldar players defending AOV and never have I heard an Imperial player defending CP farms. It is like the Imperial players know its OP.
8th ed is beautiful game and resourse management is what creates unique combos and builds. I am uninterested in the tired argument I read from a lot of DE players to “git gud” or “learn to win without strats” Which is fine as long as you don’t have them either but then we are not playing 8th ed anymore. Currently DE and to a lesser extent Eldar are playing a different game.”
It Really Is Too Good
Agents of Vect Solutions
This is Fine…
Celebrating 10 years of gaming so come on down and throw some dice in lovely city of Austin, TX. Warhammer 40k Champs & Team, Age of Sigmar, 40k Narrative, Shadespire, Warmachine, and Bloodbowl are the events throwing down this year.
Dates are August 17th-19th
I should be there – most likely very tired as I will have a lovely new Kiddo – so come on down say hi, throw some dice at some models, and maybe win a few games.