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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-22-09, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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Am i the only one who is excited about the new planetstrike?

recently i have had a lot of bad reviews on the upcomimg game and i am wondering what your views are going to be on it ?

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I'm looking forward to it!
I think it'll be great.
I am hoping to use this for a Map Campaign that i have been wanting to do forever, but haven't gotten to start yet.

But, im also poor... and this wont help me with that.

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It was played at my FLGS on saturday... other then that it was amasingly mismanaged (more or less threw us a rulebook and let us get on with it- when kids are asking me how its played since I've looked at the book for about 2 minutes you know its getting bad) the game itself wasnt all that great- we we're playing 1000pts and that just really doesnt work: basically all the attackers won turn 1 or before.

I think that planetstrike could be a really cool variation to play instead of apocalypse but that it probably isnt worth playing under 2-2.5k points.

Also you not only need to design army lists for it but choose a decent army too- the balance of the game is way way off, units already with DS rules such as drop pods, let alone TH/SS termies are pretty broken: since they can assault the turn they DS any army that relies on jumping about to avoid enemies (eldar, tau) are totally screwed. While the chaos Daemons really dont fit in at all- imagine an army that MUST DS by definition having to defend! If your playing objectives and put one in a bastion the attackers can DS and enter the building before the daemons are on the table (or at least before they can get close)... the daemons then need to assault and destroy the building, and kill all the attackers, before they have 'contested' the objective.

Overall: 3*/5 has some potential but could be a lot better. I might play it every once in a while as a break from 40k as a bit of fun but its not a rival to cities or apoc.

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I'm looking forward to the terrain, but have a feeling the rules will be as crap as apoc

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I'm looking forward to the terrain, but have a feeling the rules will be as crap as apoc
I disagree I think it will even be worse. I mean being able to field 8 mystics when your opponent has to deep strike.
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I can SEE the idea of "attackers" and "defenders", but I'm going to have a hard time explaining why my Nids might be the defenders every so often. Nids aren't known for their defensive fortification skills...

BUT the idea of dropping meteors on the enemy is oddly amusing...


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It looks worse than Apoc. I've always played Apoc for the fun of massive armies and minimal rules, but if there's too much tactica involved I get bored fast.

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Then you'll actually be happen about planetstrike; it has about 5 pages of rules and about 3-4 pages of stragic atributes (which seem almost universally useless)... looks like a quite easy game to get to grips with and the strategms pretty limitted in their worth.

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Some of the rules sound interesting.

I was at my local GW last week and the assistant was saying how the defender chooses terrain placement including buildings that count as objectives, so you could have loads of objectives giving you some that could be lost without giving the enemy the game. Or have a few objectives for you to defend easily.

Also apparently defenders get more Heavy support, Attackers get more Fast and Elite.

But i'm looking forwards to it, the more variety the better in my opinion.

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ironclad dready for the win!!!

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