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 Post subject: 40K action.. 4th edition style .. back to the future ..
PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:36 pm 
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Last night's action (wargames wise, that is) with plenty of photos

http://wargamingnz.blogspot.co.nz/2014/ ... k-4th.html

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 Post subject: Re: 40K action.. 4th edition style .. back to the future ..
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Looks like great fun. My only thought is that 40k benefits from terrain; not as much as Infinity, but more of it will (usually) produce a more interesting game.


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Wes wrote:
Looks like great fun. My only thought is that 40k benefits from terrain; not as much as Infinity, but more of it will (usually) produce a more interesting game.

Wes

Thanks for responding. You can tell that we are NOT 40K veterans :lol:

Are we using too little in your opinion? Would you advise more? From the L&tD perspective I might have liked less??? :?

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 Post subject: Re: 40K action.. 4th edition style .. back to the future ..
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Wes wrote:
Looks like great fun. My only thought is that 40k benefits from terrain; not as much as Infinity, but more of it will (usually) produce a more interesting game.

Wes

Also meant to say it really is the first game of 1500 points I've ever payed. All these years it has been 400-100 points (not enough painted figures).

I was fascinated (but not surprised) by how differently it played. I play a lot of HotT (Hordes of the Things). Normally this is played with 24 army points., but there is a variant called Bog battle HotT which is three times the size. Plays completely differently yet it's the same game/rules.

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 Post subject: Re: 40K action.. 4th edition style .. back to the future ..
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You hit it on the head in your blog when you said that 40k isn't terribly strategic, and the fact that you've got to house rule things is pretty clear evidence that the rules aren't exactly tight. the fun is in the spectacle, and it's clear from the tone and look of the armies that you guys are having a great time.

i only played a bit of 4th, but i seem to recall being unable to shoot through more than a couple of inches of terrain. that makes things far more interesting, since a little bit of thought and care into position matters. without enough terrain, if you have a couple of shooting armies (of which necrons is most definitely one) they can literally just walk into range and begin removing models in droves.

i'd say 9~11 pieces (of less than 1' square) are ideal. you'd like the board cluttered enough that units can hop from terrain piece to terrain piece, and that shooting armies are actually required to manoeuvre a bit.

The old Cities of Death book was release for that rule set and was great fun as well.

I find 40k is ideal between 1500-1750. Around 1k, you don't have "enough" in your toolbox if your initial plan fails, and at 2k+ there's simply an embarrassment of riches (no need to think, i have so much redundancy)


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Another week, another 4th Edition game

http://wargamingnz.blogspot.co.nz/2014/ ... itors.html

Tau and Traitors.. whoop whoop

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I like that you guys are tweaking the rules as necessary; it's a very GW approach, actually. You guys are playing the way the guys in the studio play: tweaking things as necessary, and just having a good time.

Are you using the Valkyrie as a skimmer?


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Wes wrote:
I like that you guys are tweaking the rules as necessary; it's a very GW approach, actually. You guys are playing the way the guys in the studio play: tweaking things as necessary, and just having a good time.

Are you using the Valkyrie as a skimmer?


Thanks.. using it as a flyer, with those later 5th edition rules (sort of) .. but open to suggestions.. hadn't thought of it as a skimmer .. do you think that would work better? Interested in all thoughts and opinions.
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