Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Alston, Cumbria
Re. Codex Creep - I think it's a misuse of the term. "Creep" indicates a slow and steady rise in a sequential order, which it isn't. However that is not to say that all codicies are balanced.
Generally speaking TKE is right, 5th Ed > 4th Ed and previous codicies. But what has not been mentioned is that the 5th Ed codicies themselves are not internally balanced. Wolves and IG are way more powerful than, say, Space Marines or Nids.
While we're never going to have a totally level playing field, GW seems to persist in consistantly cocking up massively with certain codicies. Example: Space Wolf Grey Hunters are Tactical Marines with added special rules, added CCW, and added melta/plasma gun. Yet they cost less per model than a Tac Marine. Whoever made that decision should be fired on the spot imo. So long as people make decisions like that, we're never going to have even close to balanced armies.
BA and DE have been a step in the right direction though, each codex has several different builds available to it, and no units which are "OMIGOD MUST TAKE" in the manner of Vulkan or Hive Guard. The DE codex also has very few units that people will *never* take, which is impressive. I think BA also uses most of its available units apart from Scouts. If they can sustain this level of codex writing then I think we'll be on to a very good thing.
90% of people think they are above average.
Statistically Improbable. Psychologically Inevitable.