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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #51 on: May 05, 2017, 09:08:52 PM »
I like it. Everyone gets access to the same formations, and the small ones that are just used to tack on a couple of OP units to your army yield no command points.

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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #52 on: May 05, 2017, 09:58:20 PM »
Looks good so far; I am not so concerned with formations as I am with the armies themselves. The one big question that I haven't seen answered is this:

If all our current codexs are no longer valid, will they be releasing "war scrolls" like they did for AoS, .pdf style? For free? Or will they have an actual codex for each army ready to go by June 17th (the rumored release date)?

If I missed the answer to this in all the info they have released so far (and to be fair, GW has been very good at the info they have released so far), can someone fill me in?
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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #53 on: May 05, 2017, 10:36:02 PM »
three codexes.

Imperium
Chaos
Xenos.

I THINK GW said these are free?
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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #54 on: May 06, 2017, 09:39:01 AM »
I thought they said the basic rules would be free but you'd have to buy army books.
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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #55 on: May 06, 2017, 11:12:05 AM »
they did say they are working on an app also but wouldn't be ready yet for release date
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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #56 on: May 06, 2017, 05:11:27 PM »
I thought it was going to be three cheap soft back lists for the factions Finlay mentioned, but not free
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« Reply #57 on: May 07, 2017, 10:47:54 AM »
I like the idea of one book for all the Imperium stuff! All my models fit into that category.

Wouldn't a chaos book be quite short compared to the other two?
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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #58 on: May 07, 2017, 12:43:19 PM »
Looks promising, might get me to play again, we'll see.
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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #59 on: May 07, 2017, 12:50:09 PM »
Welll, chaos would be marines and demons.  The number of marine kits that have seen release in the last year and the huge number of cult models coming soon will add an immense variety of flavors to them.  Unfortunately, that doesn't get around the fact that you are really just looking at a bunch of marines with a few different rules.

Chaos gets

Chaos Marines
Demons


Having said that, the Imperial side looks a bit similar even though the variety of models gives a different impression. 

Imperials have three categories to the chaos army's two:

Marines
Grey Knights (really just marines with fewer units but more abilities)
Custodes (slightly better Grey Knights)
Death Watch (elite marines)

Astra Militarium
Whatever they are calling the storm trooper army (really just the Astra again)

Mechanicus Skitari


Xenos are an odd lot.  No real interchangability outside the Eldar.

I know I am jazzed up to get to use my damn dredds and especially my Gorkanaut!  I painted it up, love it and the rules were complete and total trash.  Just useless.  He should be similar to the knights now.
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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #60 on: May 08, 2017, 07:30:42 PM »
Infantry can split fire at will!

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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #61 on: May 09, 2017, 02:44:33 PM »
http://natfka.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/8th-edition-character-rules-and-how.html?m=1
Characters can't join units anymore. No more Death Stars. Not sure how this will work for guard command squads though.
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« Reply #62 on: May 09, 2017, 03:34:21 PM »
I think I like that.
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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #63 on: May 09, 2017, 03:48:20 PM »
I think I like that.

I like that for everyone else but not for me.


Why did you link to faeit instead of warhammer community friday!

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2017/05/09/new-warhammer-40000-characters-may9gw-homepage-post-4/

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I don't care about the rules.

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« Reply #64 on: May 09, 2017, 05:21:22 PM »
I like it. You can't target a character  with shooting unless he is the closest model, so movement and positioning is key to keeping a character alive - which rewards planning and clever tactics on both sides. And getting rid of Deathstars is joyous news anyway. No more silly unkillable characters that soak all the fire they want, and then just endlessly "look out sir" if they don't feel like taking the hits anymore. No more challenge shenanigans. No more guardsmen with ATSKNF.

The more I read about this edition the more I like it. So far I haven't had any "OK, this is fucking stupid" moments. Well, I was a bit sad to see that charge range is still random, but I can live with that.
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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #65 on: May 09, 2017, 05:35:03 PM »
Are they any ideas what the new starter set would be army wise?

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« Reply #66 on: May 09, 2017, 05:48:58 PM »
Death guard and ultramarines.
http://natfka.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/8th-edition-starter-set.html?m=1

I like the faeit rumours site
There are 40 different shades of black, so many fortresses and ways to attack.

So why you complaining!

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« Reply #67 on: May 09, 2017, 05:51:07 PM »
I like the faeit rumours site

Me too. You can tell he's really passionate and he updates very frequently.

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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #68 on: May 09, 2017, 05:58:49 PM »
https://www.warhammer-community.com/2017/05/09/warhammer-40000-faction-focus-astra-militarum/

Snipers will be able to target characters regardless of proximity. Ratlings, useful?
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Also, Leman Russ has T8 W12 3+ Armor. Quite tough!

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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #69 on: May 09, 2017, 06:04:30 PM »
let's compare the drip drip of daily rumours which is getting me HYPED for something still a month away

with GW's total no leak policy of a few years back.

another positive change!

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2017/05/09/warhammer-40000-faction-focus-astra-militarum/

Snipers will be able to target characters regardless of proximity. Ratlings, useful?
 :icon_eek:

I've got 2 unopened blisters of ratlings.
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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #70 on: May 09, 2017, 06:05:32 PM »
Space hobbit power!
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« Reply #71 on: May 09, 2017, 07:24:31 PM »
Reece from frontlinegaming, one of the playtesters, also said this in a comment:

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I wish I could [say more] but as we’ve been saying, there was a concerted effort to make EVERY unit in EVERY faction good. Now, how close we came to achieving that goal will vary based on the perspective of each individual, but we certainly tried to hit the mark.

so hopefully the hobbits aren't the only ones in for some playtime after a long absence.
I'd LOVE to model up some cool Chaos Roughriders for example. Ogryns. Heavy Bolter HWS. If all those stinkers have a place in the new edition and the currently viable stuff is still good I'll be seriously impressed.
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« Reply #72 on: May 09, 2017, 07:54:06 PM »
Let alone units, I can get my painted 2000 point ig and deldar armies out!
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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #73 on: May 09, 2017, 08:11:09 PM »
It's going to be a great period of list writing and gaming to try out new combos. I'm looking forward to it.
Especially looking forward to seeing what happens to the orks!
There are 40 different shades of black, so many fortresses and ways to attack.

So why you complaining!

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« Reply #74 on: May 09, 2017, 09:20:45 PM »
Every unit has to be worth using? Heresy!  ::heretic::
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