Wednesday, 8 May 2013
A sort of rant
Ok, so this isn't really a rant but it something that I have started to find does impede my enjoyment of the game. I'm sure some of you reading this will just roll your eyes and whatnot, but bare with me.
I play vanilla space marines and have done ever since Warhammer 40K was first dropped on our selves twenty five years ago (with a break during the horror fest that was 2nd edition). I like space marines but I'm not the sort of player who wants them to be utterly awesome or to have them play like they are represented in the novels.
However the bugbear in the room for me is the sheer amount of AP2 and AP3 weapons present in the game. I'm looking at Eldar, Dark Eldar and Tau, and to those annoying monstrous creature lists from Tyranids and Daemons. I feel that space marines are already overcosted and considering that a big chunk of that points cost is the 3+ armour save it is irritating to contantly find that I'm being denied it. That is my bone of contention here.
The topic really came up when talking to my friend Joel last night (Daemons, Eldar and Tyranids player) when we were discussing the rumours of the supposed upcoming Eldar codex. He wants lots of anti-flyer weapons, howling banshees to have AP2 close combat weapons again, and in the discussion I raised my points that Eldar are still a really good codex that doesn't need twinking up. I have to admit that I did get a bit angry about it for a short time.
I have played too many games under 5th and 6th edition where AP3 weapons and power weapons decimated my army. I'm dreading playing against Tau now after watching their new codex in action over the last couple weeks. It has got to a point where I feel it is too prevalent in the game right now.
I know nothing is going to change, and probably shouldn't, but one reason for my current break in playing is because of this.