So with 7th now starting to arrive in people's hands, we've got new options on how to organise our armies... either unbound forces, letting you put together any combination of stuff on your shelf, or easier access to multiple detachments now that they're available at any points cost.
Outside of obvious spammy take-all-the-riptide/helldrake type stuff that has everyone so worked up, that got me thinking - every tactica out there has at least some units where the comment is 'yeah, they're good, but with limited slots, you're better off using the FoC slot on a xxxxxxx'. We've got the option to not worry about that any more, so does this change any of people's choices?
The 'nids elite slots seem a good example to me - Zoanthropes are still going to be the first thing people want... Hive Guard and Vemonthropes are next on most people's lists... do the 7th ed changes make Lictors an option for more people? With the new Psychic phase and extra dice for extra psykers, simply having more Zoans might still be the best option, but the changes could at least open things up a bit more. Unfortunately for the poor Pyrovore, I'd guess he's still going to stay on the shelf in the shop.
My other army is Tau - my fast attack slots usually get kept for Pathfinders, but in an unbound army I might find space for the two flyers I've got now. They might not be brilliant, but now that I don't need to give up anything specific to take them, they might see a bit more air time.
Anyone else thinking along the same lines? Please tell me some other folks are using this as a way to put a better variety of things on the table, rather than simply spamming more of the same