Goatboy here and instead of an army list that would most likely not get read on Christmas day – let me write up my Christmas Wish list for this year – or really next year.
It has been a long year and I hope to get back to normal with competitions, seeing friends, and just living the competitive 40k dream. With that in mind let’s get on with the Wish list!
The world gets back to normal and we can play big events again. This is looking like it is coming down the horizon with vaccines and what not. I am very excited to get back to having some 40k vacations, seeing my friends, and just throwing dice with people I don’t always get the chance to play against. Oh – and hopefully seeing some awesome freshly painted armies as everyone should have had ample time to get those done right? It’s a simple wish and the one I will most likely get so I will continue to be hopeful and hope my friends make it thru this lonely age.\
Death Guard gets a good book. Right now with some of the FW stuff reactivating for the DG and all the bits and pieces of rules I expect that one of my armies will be very strong in the coming year. Heck – it’s also one of the easier schemes to paint too so getting one ready to go and looking decent on the tabletop is a dream. I mean it isn’t nearly as nice as painting all your guys silver like the old GK days – but it’s pretty simple to get it done with a little bit of planning and a lot of dark washes.
Chaos Space Marines get an actual Marine like update. This is one of those armies that just needs a nice deep update. They still sell well, look good, and have a plethora of creative options to allow builders to make something unique. With the whole shift in Astartes keywords I just want these regular guys to get those extra wounds, let everyone use their legion rules, and have something unique to build upon. It always feels like they are almost there and I know we could have something unique.
We need another Primarch of some sort soon. I don’t think we need a bad guy one (though Fulgrim or Angron would be easy, look cool, and could be fun for the game) as the good guys could use another “tent pole” type of good guy. I don’t know which would be best as while Russ would let them create something unique it would probably need to sit on top of a codex that is a real big update instead of the tweaks have seen for the current Marines. Either way – it is probably time to have a good guy show up.
We need something cool for the Xenos. I get a feeling the Dark Eldar are going to be a unique army build as I feel they got a ton of room to “reinvent” themselves but I sadly think we really need to look at the Eldar and figuring out how to make them another good example of 40k. If not them – then I’m looking at some of their other options to create something brand new, unique, and hopefully in demand by players. I always thought Exodites would be a slam dunk of a release and still feel like they will show up at some point.
Can we get a Daemon codex that is flavorful? Look I loved and hated the Warp Storm table (my good buddy remember many of a game where I rolled the 4+ invulnerable save for the majority of the game let alone losing a ton of scouts to the evils of the Warp Storm) but having something driven by such a large and random table is not needed. I think they could go into some kind of each god has an option to push reality as the game moves on and think that would make something cool and awesome.
I really want to get a hold of 2 dang Redemptor dreadnoughts. I got this Dread army idea and want to get ahold of them so I can decide to make them Space Goats or regular Marines. I know stores are having issues right now getting product so I will wait – wait with tears running down my face.
Oh – wouldn’t it be neat to get Monster Mash Tyranids working again? Nidzilla has a special place in my heart and always thought GW would work towards making that work again.
New Xenos race maybe? I don’t want something really weird as I want the new race to be unique enough and fun enough to play. Heck – maybe make it one of the easier armies to play? That would be neat as some of this new stuff has gotten kind of hard to track as you play – especially for new players.
Finally… I want to see a Marvel comic book from the bad guys’ perspective.
There ya go – my wish list for this Xmas day. What do you guys hope for the coming year?