A new hope? …yeah, wrong science fiction setting but hey, in space no one can hear you scream, right?
Well, it is time to throw down and give my two pence worth on the imminent release of the all-new Warhammer 40,000.
I have written and talked about my love of 40K many times over the years from forum conversations to blog posts and have also gone into detail about my entry to the game being way back at the very beginning of Warhammer 40,000 with Rogue Trader.
Over the years, I have played all editions apart from 3rd and I have enjoyed every edition as I am one of those players that embrace change and looks to find the fun in a new game or ruleset and the latest release will be exactly the same, if not more since it boasts a completely new direction for the game and not just a tweak or badly crammed in rule addition. I don’t want to dwell on previous editions, they are still there, I can still crack out and play a game of any of the older versions and people seem to forget this but I see previous editions as still available should I need to revisit them.
What do I want from the new Warhammer 40,000 game? …it may sound selfish when I say this but I don’t want a game that focuses on balance, I have never been a competitive player and care very little for tournament play, what I do want is a game that is easy to pick up and play, one that makes me get out and use all my models rather than the same tried and tested ‘go-to’ setups, but more than anything, I want fun and lots of it.
I am at the point now where I want to introduce my children to the game that I fell in love with way back at the start of the ’90s and as 7th edition stands it would be practically impossible to do that due to its complexity.
There is also a positive vibe from the re-established online presence that GW has decided is now a good thing for business.