Thursday, June 21, 2012

Obligatory 6th edition speculation, fear, excitement post

Like everyone else in the 40k universe, I have been reading all the rumors I can find, about the new rules.  From what I have seen it is going to change a lot.  I like change.  I like having to figure out how to use my armies/playstyles under the new set of rules. 

Dark Eldar

I think know that the dark kin are going to miss out on the psychic phase.  I feel like the armies that have no psychic powers are gaining some abilities in other areas.  For Dark Eldar, it looks like the jink and flyer rules are our new redeeming abilities.  But if jink gives you a 5+ save, why would anyone ever get a flickerfield?  Also I am hoping that flyers are always hit at BS 1, even when only flying 12".   Also, kill points look to be out, so victory points work better for us, with a lot of cheap transports.  BRING ON THE VOIDRAVEN!

Eldar

I don't know what you all think, but Eldar have always been the kings of psychic powers, according to the fluff.  In this new edition, they only get 2/5 of the powers, while most imperial factions get 4/5?  How does that work?  Other than that, we just really need a new Codex.

Tyranids

The monstrous creatures seem to be getting a much needed boost.  I would love to see a couple tyrannofexes next to a tyrant, giving them preferred enemy that re-rolls to hit rolls.  And it would be great to see a trygon open up a landraider by doubling its strength for a couple less attacks. 

Space Wolves

The Wolves should be fine, because they are an imperial army.  If all the Close combat weapon rumors pan out, and power weapons are ap3, then I really want to make a drop pod terminator army.  I have always had a love hate relationship with them.  At first I hated terminators, when playing against them.  And love to use an army of them, or use them in Space Hulk.  I think they should get  a boost in 40k.  They are supposed to be super tough, and can die pretty easily to a lot of stuff right now.



So what do you think?  Anything I missed for any of the armies?  I am sure there is a lot I have missed for these armies.  Let me know what you think.