Sorry if it’s been a bit quiet this week. Most of my efforts have been focussed on getting ready for Fields of Blood, the NZ Grand Tournament next weekend.
The lists have all been checked, the remaining trophies ordered – best in race for those armies with 4+ adherents – and tonight the data will all be entered into Overlord.
All this against a backdrop of the release of 6th Edition Warhammer 40k on Saturday.
I wandered into my GW Hobby Centre yesterday and found out that they weren’t doing pre-orders. Eventually I was allowed to buy them – Book, Cards, Tape – paid upfront but was told that I had to pick them up by 12.00pm.
When I got home I found the new White Dwarf there and flicking through it last night I found I am looking forward to the new edition. Thinking more about one of my concerns – Hull Points for vehicles – the idea is growing on me. The solution looks a more elegant version of the old escalating weapon destroyed/immobilised system and in conjunction with the reduced cover save, I’m now revising my judgement.
However the concept of allies looks full of fail. Charlie texted me a couple of nights ago unsure whether he was going to add Mephiston or Ghazghull to his Necrons. We finally agreed on both. It is quite clear that the concept has been driven by Marketing to allow Timmy to use all his models. Waaaaagh! Certainly adds a whole new range of up-sell possibilities and will shift some of the Finecast back catalogue.
So looking forward to Saturday and the 30 days of optimism I’ll have until the new Chaos Codex shatters my dreams.