by your standards what's a good Codex and whats a bad one? I think Codex Dark Angels is quite good but a bit lacking, while chaos codices are good imho .
Codex: Chaos Marines is a bad joke.
There's one good unit (the Heldrake) and everything else varies between mediocre and utter trash. I still remember hearing about this being the first codex of 6th edition so everything was changing, as the edition turnover really did shake things up rules-wise and forced everyone to re-think their army. It was even being said that as soon as a good chunk of 6e codexes would come out, the game would turn a bit more balanced and out of its power creep curve.
No. Bullshit. This was proven to be false over and over. They told us it was impossible to detail the various Chaos legions and produce rules for them and that we should stop being nostalgic old farts only capable of crying about how good we were in 3rd edition, and THEN they made Codex: Space Marines with a 7-in-one deal.
This edition thoroughly nerfed assault units, and yet the dedicated CC units from Chaos Marines that didn't go up in cost were nerfed further
. Berzerkers are unplayable, Mark of Khorne is an expensive bad joke, Daemon princes are only good for abusing Iron Arm combined with flyer cheese and even then Codex: Chaos Daemons made them better anyways. Daemonic possession was nerfed
for no apparent reason despite vehicles being a lot frailer in 6th edition already.
Oh but the other codexes balanced things, right? Yeah, sure, aside from loyalist marines being only 1 point more expensive than their chaotic counterparts and getting ATSKNF and
chapter tactics for that one extra point, Eldar got a noticeable boost on their wave serpents and most of their previously problematic or subpar units (except Banshees, because apparently assaulting was overpowered? I seriously don't know), Tau got plenty of upgrades and point discounts and the ability to be battle bros with people like Eldar and Space Marines, the Imperial Guard has some of the best cost/benefit ratio for flyers and it's still a 5th edition codex
, Necrons have extremely cheap flyers and skimmers who got boosted by virtue of being flyers and skimmers.
And now we have Adepta Sororitas who still have models from 1993, are losing more and more options at every update and are still the army with the worst model cost/game effectiveness ratio. Go look how much you need to shell out for 10 seraphim with two special weapons. Go look how much this immolator spam will cost your wallet. Go look and compare with other armies' "competitive" lists. Now remember they're models from over a dozen years ago, so old they're out of scale with the rest of the range.
Practically a month later, Codex: Inquisition comes out of the blue, and look! It's a copypasta of the same rules we had in Codex: Grey Knights! With a price tag! For something you probably already have! Oh sure, let's be honest and say they have updated the Priests to be on par with Adepta Sororitas standards. That is: they copy-pasted that part from the Adepta Soriritas codex instead of the Grey Knights one, because everything else has Grey Knights costs back from 5th edition and it shows. Damn it shows. It shows so hard. Power armour and bolter acolytes for more
than a Space Marine? Yeah, sure! Maybe it made sense back when Space Marines were 18 per model without grenades, I guess whomever made this "digital codex" hasn't played the game since then.
But I guess I'm also tired of all the fanboy apologism. They're blatantly playing favourites and coming up with poor copy-paste to rip off more and more money with practically no effort, and I'm being told I should be grateful I'm getting to pay for the option to field a super special new detachment and look at some yet again recycled art? As if people couldn't do image searches on the internet or fan art never existed? Seriously? I'm supposed to be glad part of those 20€ went into the privilege of looking at pictures on a tablet?
Yes, I know, I'm annoying myself too. Tell you what, I'm fucking done. I'm not buying into an army where models from 1993 cost me 11€ each, I'm not spending twice that much for the privilege of knowing how I'm supposed to field them and I'm not spending way more than that as a tax for the privilege of knowing how to play the game at all, not when I already have miniatures from other manufacturers with free rules where I can expand without feeling like I'm being laughed at for picking the "wrong" side.
I'm sorry, this time I'm done, I'm fucking done. Time to bring my business elsewhere as they say.