I really want to like Warhammer Fantasy but I just can't stand it. Considering it is quite the following there must be something to it but whenever I have tried it the game just doesn't live up to my expectations and I find some armies, not mention the magic system, horribly overpowered.
I first started with a Beastman army under 7th edition. Just a small one, but enough to teach me the basics. Almost beat my friend's Dark Elf army. It was a close game, but certain rules immediately struck me as unbalanced. Fast cavalry were too good, and if my men have spears why are they not stabbing at a unit as it walks past? Block infantry doesn't really work. Start way sure, but historically, everything turned to skimishing once the battle horn was sounded.
Then I went with a Chaos Warriors army because it was cheap to do and the basic troops had decent armour saves. For a while it worked, but as soon as current edition game out I lost everything mainly to magic. Everyone would take lore of metal or lore of gold, both of which screwed my entire army over something chronic. So I gave up and sold my stuff, preferring 40K much more.
Now two years late I keep looking at the lovely Lizardman models and the spark is there to retry it. Problem is that I know it will be a waste. I hate the Fantasy rules system with a passion. I don't want to waste time and money on something I won't enjoy regardless of the itch I have.
Just wanted to get that off my chest.