Monday, April 29, 2013
In case you didn't know, I'm kind of a big deal
I'm pretty excited for the new Codex. I haven't fielded my Dar much lately as I'd have to pick up some models I don't really like. Namely War Walkers. I just hate the Chicken Leg look, back in the day I would have just converted them but with the second kid coming along money is tighter. So I've been waiting. I played that 1000 point game against a friend and I'll being playing in his Tourney thing with it. I really don't care how I do, I just want them to represent. I won the last game thanks to my Pathfinders doing what needed to be done, with the help of a Farseer's guiding hand. But in the game I really saw how over costed and behind they are, 1K is tough for them. He was fielding a ton of stuff and they were marines with 2 Thunderfires and a Flyer. It's all good though, will be a nice close out of the old Dex. It's lived long and strong, Funny how each Ed has changed it. Hopefully Wave Serpents get some kind of a boost, otherwise I'll have a ton of them sitting on my shelves haha..
I've also been seeing more and more Eldar info pop up and right now I'm getting a little worried. I'm a bit of an Eldar Elitist as in, I've played them now for over 20 years and very few people I knew did. They can be a hard army to play if you don't understand them and that scares people away. But if you can use them right they can (could, they are showing their age now but still have the potential to) make your enemy bleed. But now I see tons of people all over them, I can't wait for this or that unit and blah blah blah.. Ally this and Ally that. Personally I'm not a fan of the Ally system, it fits into the Min/Max system of cherry picking that people jump on to win. Like Necrons w/ GKs.. that is weak in my opinion. Now when I go somewhere and see the Dar running on a table I know the person likes them and want to field them. Sadly in the future if their Dex is good and the masses pick them up for the sole purpose of Allies it has the potential to diminish that for me. This is only my opinion and I know a lot of people love Allies, and they have their uses. But to me an army should be built with purpose and fluff in mind. That's why you should pick an army, because you like it. Not because it's the latest and greatest. But hopefully the Codex Flood will continue and those people will jump right onto the SM codex quickly .. haha