At this moment I would be genuinely interested in what new stuff guard are gonna get as new models, they still have some model gaps from the last codex which we are likely to see released bit what "new" stuff will be interesting to see, as for the codex no point worrying at this point, when it lands read it with an open mind and look at how you can shape it to your current play style and then start tweaking .
Will do, thanks
Imp Guard can look forward to a new unit or two, or a complete revamp of the infantry who are looking increasingly dated (but then Fire Warriors are bad sculpts as well so maybe not). Maybe Ogryns/Ratlings and the other Artillery Variants and a new Flyer. In terms of rules, I don't see anything changing much. IG have played the same way since 2nd Ed - shoot, tanks, shoot, tanks, die like girls in combat. There's only so much you can do within that framework, which means whatever army you have now should remain viable.
I hope they rewrite and resculpt Ogryn and Ratlings, they seriously are in need of it. Same with Stormtroopers. I pretty happy with what Guardsmen look like (after I swap their heads with some Pig Iron ones) and other than that (Sentinels look alright, but then again I take them as armored Heavy Weapons Teams), the vehicles all look cohesive and nice. Some of the options that don't have Games Workshop kits yet (Griffons being what I most want).
I'm worried for any new codicies of mine on the horizon too. My biggest fear is that my BA army will become cost prohibitive with a new update. It survived the edition change quite well but given that Assault Mariens increased in cost for C:SM, I worry. Of course, Eldar became a much better army I feel with their new codex and many of their expensive units dropped in points. So I find myself with more mixed feelings than anything. But the heaviest weight would be the affect of 6th ed on Dark Eldar. This alone makes me worry about new codicies; except for the eventual DE one of course. I can't see it getting worse.
I've been thinking about how Blood Angels and Space Wolves will adapt after the new Space Marine codex came out, hopefully better than what happened to Dark Angels. I'm not sure about Dark Eldar either, we'll just have to wait and see.
Originally Posted by Straken's_Fist
(the more competitive the individual the harder the transition is between codices, I think).
I don't consider myself competitive at all haha This is just the first time I've gone through it and I'm worried haha
I doubt that about the vendetta i am sorry but the vendetta/valkyrie and the tanks are the back bone of the imperial guard so i dont see them getting nerfed really at all same with the infantry. IF anything i think the new codex will basiclly be there same with a few tweeks not much and really the only different is we will get more units and it will be more flexible for armys like steel legion, vostroyan and so forth not just for cadian and catachan but other than that i dont see them nerfing us alot like they do other armys..also you gotta consider they will probably come out with supplemental codex's for us like they have for the space marines
I hope they rewrite the whole Elites section, Guardsman Marbo is really the only serviceable one if you don't use Vendettas. I've heard rumors Catachan and Steel Legion were getting supplements, Steel Legion excites me because that's more or less how I play.