Careful with that line of reasoning. If it's NOT true, will you be ready to admit that 40K has become a gravy train for Imperial MeQ armies? On the record? And dedicate your life to curb-stomping Mat Ward?
Just because they haven't changed it so it's better for those not in power armour, doesn't mean it's *just* written for those who are. World's not black and white, sorry
I disagree. It doesn't make sense that guardsmen can all of the sudden shrug off Rocket Propelled, Uranium-Tipped, explosive bullets of a Bolter or the disintegrating power of a Gauss Flayer.
Also, in terms to the Gauss Blaster, it's AP value is really the only thing that might make it worth using over the Tesla Carbine.
As much as it may balance a few things, it probably won't happen.
With shooting it's easier to see them exploding nearby and armour deflecting, etc, but you're likely right, which is why it was wistful. You've got to admit, for Dark Eldar, Orks, IG and most 'nids, they may as well come to battle naked for all the good their armour does them.
My FLGS likely won't get it until Thursday but I don't get paid until Friday so I won't be getting it until then either way. Our club is getting a copy as well (using a combination of club funds and donations to purchase it), but I know I'm going to want my own for pouring over. Plus I like looking at the pretty pictures and reading the fluff.
Thinking of 6th Edition, I'm hoping it turns out Sisters get their PDF on the release to help clarify some of the rules things that are still goody looking, and give them some nice 6th Ed based rules so they can continue to be awesome in 6th. Who knows, if they turn out to be decent outside of their metal boxes I may be looking more at using them as a foot or hybrid army rather than looking at jumping ship.
Either way I'll be looking to update my write up on Sisters once we see what they're getti ng (FAQ/New PDF/Boot To the Face) once I get that rulebook in hand.
Sisters were written with the rulebook finished. Most we'll get is updated wording and adding in of rules that would otherwise have made people go "wtf?"