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Offline GamesPoet

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Re: Which Is Your Favourite Edition of WFB?
« Reply #50 on: August 24, 2022, 01:33:47 PM »
The mess of 8th edition seems to provide at least a partial explanation as to why they just chucked it all, and came up with W:AoS.  Looking back on it now, even towards the end of 7th there seems to have been a downward spiral into the crud it became with 8th.
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Re: Which Is Your Favourite Edition of WFB?
« Reply #51 on: August 24, 2022, 02:02:42 PM »
Well, they lost their eye on the ball. The production value is there with the 8th set, but its like they handed off the project to an intern who didn't understand gaming, or they really thought everyone who bought the starter was going to drop another $100 on the army books to go with it.

I wasn't around at the time so I have no way of knowing what the existing gaming community thought at the time, let alone anyone who was buying a WFB game for the first time.

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Re: Which Is Your Favourite Edition of WFB?
« Reply #52 on: August 24, 2022, 02:05:57 PM »
Leadership starts at the top, and they messed up, forcing the need to scrap, provide something different, and rebuild.  To their credit, W:AoS has done decently, and with some of their other choices in recent years with things like Blood Bowl, Beastgrave, Warcry, even Necromunda, the new direction seems to have paid off.
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Re: Which Is Your Favourite Edition of WFB?
« Reply #53 on: August 26, 2022, 05:46:46 PM »
My journey into WFB World started back in the 4th edition end days. I managed to play a few battles just before 5th was released. 5th edition was fun to play with all those mighty heroes, potent magic and flyin' high.

My favorite is 6th - focused on regiments, with magic as support, quite well balanced between armybooks.
7th is fine tuned 6th regarding rules, but lacks balance. Last armybooks like VC, DE or Demons are overpowered.
7th was my last edition, when I've heard rumors on 8th with pre measurement and random charges I immediately finished my WFB adventure.