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Offline Mathi Alfblut

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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #575 on: September 28, 2017, 08:11:52 PM »
A the Primaris are great for beginners like my 7-year old
Oh, and remember GW made it personal, not you!

Offline Gankom

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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #576 on: September 28, 2017, 09:31:01 PM »
Two of my friends have gotten into 40k purely because they think the Primaris look badass, more so then the older marines. Good for them, and more victims/allies/rivals for me.

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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #577 on: September 28, 2017, 11:02:35 PM »
Two of my friends have gotten into 40k purely because they think the Primaris look badass, more so then the older marines. Good for them, and more victims/allies/rivals for me.

I wasn't sure what to think of the primaris addition but after reading Dark Emperium, the fluff suddenly makes sense. I see a possible schism occurring between the two groups down the road because of the vast differences their genetics bring to field.
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Offline Gankom

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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #578 on: September 28, 2017, 11:05:52 PM »
It's not the greatest handling of the fluff I've seen, but generally I think it's fine. It's plausible fluff even if it's not perfect.

This may have been posted already and I missed it, but they did Regiment Focus' for the new regimental rules in the Imperial Guard codex.

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2017/09/27/regiment-focus-vostroyan-sep27gw-homepage-post-2/

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2017/09/28/regiment-focus-valhallans-sep28gw-homepage-post-2/

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2017/09/26/regiment-focus-mordian-sep26gw-homepage-post-2/

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2017/09/25/regimental-focus-catachan-sep25gw-homepage-post-2/

Each regiment has a special rule and a special Order. Some may have special strategies as well. I think it looks pretty neat.

Edit: Here's an earlier preview of the codex and some upcoming Deathguard stuff.

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2017/09/24/daemon-engines-a-battlefield-in-a-box-and-a-new-codex/

The battlefield in a box I think is amazing for new people getting into the game.
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Offline Aldaris

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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #579 on: September 28, 2017, 11:23:06 PM »
Indeed! I REALLY love the return of distinct regimental rules to customize. Catachans for instance look like a great fit for Blood Pact. Russes get a lot stronger too. Now, if we could have combined squads back for CC blobs... pretty please?

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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #580 on: September 28, 2017, 11:25:35 PM »
I really, really like the new Russ rules.

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Grinding Advance now allows any Leman Russ moving at under half its allotted Move value to fire its primary weapon TWICE, while still allowing the unit to fire Heavy weapons without penalty on the move.

My Vanquisher tank might actually redeem itself.

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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #581 on: September 28, 2017, 11:27:30 PM »
Just noticed, the Valhallan preview mentioned a combined squads stratagem. Yes!

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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #582 on: September 28, 2017, 11:31:08 PM »
Huzzah for combined squads! Although they mention conscripts are now only 20-30 per unit. So alas, no more mass hordes that easily.

Oh man, the Mordian special order lets you use Rapid Fire weapons to aim at characters regardless of how close they are to a unit. They even say how well it would work on veterans with plasma. That's going to be pretty brutal.

Needless to say, I'm pretty hyped for the codex.

Offline Aldaris

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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #583 on: September 28, 2017, 11:41:55 PM »
So far all the regimental rules and doctrines they've shown look cool and desirable, no obvious "oh shit, this is the best one". Like that a lot.

Offline Artobans Ghost

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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #584 on: September 29, 2017, 12:35:58 AM »
Thanks for the link Gankom. My valhallans are coming of age!  Just finished painting my baneblade for fun. My Russ and sentinel are painted in the frosted white but the blade is in the colours from the last codex. Just reading the stormlord variant and as it happens, I have an old model baneblade that just might work with some mods.
Mathi Alfblut Feb 4,2017
Simple, You gut the bastard with your sword, the viking way.
Questions?

Mathi Alfblut Dec 9,2017
Get a binge of Yule ale, roasted boar and some proper axes and we will ALL be happy again!

GP Aug 8, 2019
Can we just take a hammer to it, smash it into little bits.

Offline Finlay

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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #585 on: September 29, 2017, 01:47:11 AM »
did they show the tallarn one yet?
I don't care about the rules.

Pass the machete.

Offline Artobans Ghost

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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #586 on: September 29, 2017, 01:52:02 AM »
did they show the tallarn one yet?

Yes! That's actually the pic they use and it's awesome. Also realized that it will be to tough to modify my old one to suit. Different turret and front altogether.
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Mathi Alfblut Feb 4,2017
Simple, You gut the bastard with your sword, the viking way.
Questions?

Mathi Alfblut Dec 9,2017
Get a binge of Yule ale, roasted boar and some proper axes and we will ALL be happy again!

GP Aug 8, 2019
Can we just take a hammer to it, smash it into little bits.

Offline Midaski

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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #587 on: September 29, 2017, 08:55:47 AM »
........... and what  about Praetorians .........................
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Metal to Finecast - It is mostly a swap of medium. 

You mean they will be using Ouija boards instead of Tarot cards for their business plans from now on?

Offline Artobans Ghost

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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #588 on: September 29, 2017, 11:03:11 AM »
........... and what  about Praetorians .........................

I have a squad of Pretorians sitting around waiting for orders.
Mathi Alfblut Feb 4,2017
Simple, You gut the bastard with your sword, the viking way.
Questions?

Mathi Alfblut Dec 9,2017
Get a binge of Yule ale, roasted boar and some proper axes and we will ALL be happy again!

GP Aug 8, 2019
Can we just take a hammer to it, smash it into little bits.

Offline Finlay

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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #589 on: September 29, 2017, 11:59:57 AM »
command dice
maelstrom dice
command guage

helpful?
I don't care about the rules.

Pass the machete.

Offline Artobans Ghost

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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #590 on: September 29, 2017, 12:09:56 PM »
command dice
maelstrom dice
command guage

helpful?

Ha! 😺
Mathi Alfblut Feb 4,2017
Simple, You gut the bastard with your sword, the viking way.
Questions?

Mathi Alfblut Dec 9,2017
Get a binge of Yule ale, roasted boar and some proper axes and we will ALL be happy again!

GP Aug 8, 2019
Can we just take a hammer to it, smash it into little bits.

Offline Aldaris

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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #591 on: September 29, 2017, 02:32:47 PM »
Kurov's Aquila from the Armageddon regiment preview looks cool. Every time an opponent uses a stratagem, roll a d6, on a 5+, gain one command point. Nice. And a Dagger that allows one infantry unit and the bearer to outflank. And a pretty nasty sword - not sure who I'd give it to though. Lord Commissar perhaps.

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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #592 on: September 30, 2017, 09:09:36 PM »
command dice
maelstrom dice
command guage

helpful?

No, just an addition that can look great but can be done with normal substitutes.
Maelstrom cards are helpful if you and you opponent have a deck
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Offline Gankom

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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #593 on: October 25, 2017, 11:20:21 PM »
I figured I'd stick this here instead of making a new thread.
https://regimental-standard.com/2017/10/25/the-history-of-the-imperium-tanks-of-old-terra/

The regimental standard is great. It's so good to see GW embraces some humour now and again. I loved them saying how 'ineffective' the Sherman would be compared to the mighty Russ!

Offline Midaski

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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #594 on: October 31, 2017, 12:22:44 PM »
Thought it was about time I sorted something operable in the new edition.

How good are some of the extras?

Combat guage
Open War Cards
Tactical Objective Cards
Quote from: Gneisenau
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Metal to Finecast - It is mostly a swap of medium. 

You mean they will be using Ouija boards instead of Tarot cards for their business plans from now on?

Offline Gankom

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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #595 on: October 31, 2017, 03:30:39 PM »
I got the Imperial Card cards and find them really useful. Mostly for the objectives and orders. The other ones I just keep nearby but I don't want them cluttering up my whole table edge. I don't use any of the other ones.

Offline FR1DAY

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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #596 on: November 01, 2017, 08:27:30 PM »
You just need the faction cards, which will include all the various extra rules etc you need. Combat guage is just a tape to measure moves, dont bother.
There are 40 different shades of black, so many fortresses and ways to attack.

So why you complaining!

Offline TexasYankee

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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #597 on: November 01, 2017, 11:09:27 PM »
You just need the faction cards, which will include all the various extra rules etc you need. Combat guage is just a tape to measure moves, dont bother.

What he said. The faction cards are awesome for objectives and stratagems, I highly recommend. However, the $10 combat gauge is just a tool that measures 3", 2", 1" and 1/2", and there must be someone else out there that makes a tool like that for much less. The handy types can probably just make one on their own.
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Offline Midaski

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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #598 on: November 02, 2017, 08:18:22 AM »
Are they called "Faction Cards" as I cannot find them on the GW site using that term in the search?

Or is that the 'popular' name for them?
Quote from: Gneisenau
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Metal to Finecast - It is mostly a swap of medium. 

You mean they will be using Ouija boards instead of Tarot cards for their business plans from now on?

Offline Walt von Ark

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Re: 8th edition on route.
« Reply #599 on: November 02, 2017, 08:34:46 AM »
they re called datacards