Post by Long John Silver on Jul 7, 2012 10:32:11 GMT -5
I don't have it yet, but I usually get both the boxed set and the rulebook. People are saying something about the fluff has changed a bit too (in terms of the 40k universe moving on to 'the time of ending'), so I'll be interested to read about that.
People are also saying the changes are a lot like 8th ed fantasy - random charges, psyker cards, expensive dice, templates and counters, and Flyers instead of monsters.
I already have 5 dak angels from the starter set, as they're already in the 40k starter paint set. They look the same as AoBR marines, but the shoulder pad with the DA iconography embossed on it is a seperate piece.
Post by Long John Silver on Aug 2, 2012 15:46:33 GMT -5
I have the new edition, but had to leave it at work. *Rage!*
It looks interesting. I'm more interested in allies and fortifications now that I look at them. I'd rather have a good anti-air defence than take flyers. That being said I shelved my plans to buy a storm guppy, but I'm looking at getting an aegis defence line for my old guard army. I have a bastion, though, which I'll have to make a new army for.. *Joy!*
Oh. You can only have one 'fortification' per primary detatchment.. Although my other gaurd army is big enough to split into 2 detatchments, as at 2000 points you get double force org charts, anyway.
Also the allies let you get a fourth HS (or other) slot into smaller games (e.g. 1250-1850 points), so that should make interesting list combinations.
We forged our path in the blood and bones of our fallen, erecting squalid mortuary markers along the Crow Road...
And then the bell tolled thirteen and we knew all our granite-carved victories were but scribbles in the sands of time.
Captain Ambrose Templeton (Fire Caste, Peter Fehervari)
Post by flamingkillamajig on Aug 28, 2012 19:19:25 GMT -5
Normally i'd prefer lascannons myself but then i hear rockets are going to get a flak variant at some point vs air units so that'll be infinitely useful. Somehow a laser which intercepts at the speed of light is worse than something that intercepts much slower though.
Post by flamingkillamajig on Sept 2, 2012 13:38:03 GMT -5
The chaos army in the new starter set looks amazing.
Honestly i don't see why you should have a problem shooting missiles. This might sound odd as it's normally probably meant for rifle sized guns but couldn't you use the vision and gun slits in the aegis defense line? I mean it might sound stupid with rockets but still it should make sense with rifle sized weapons at least.