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Join Date: May 2011
Location: Finger Lakes Region of NY
First thoughts of the system as a 40k player.
Played a few games over the holiday weekend. Two 15pt games against a Khador player and a 20pt game against Legion. Didn't do any scenarios, just lined up across from each other and attempted to whack each other's Warcaster.
1. Holy fuck the game goes fast. I knew it would but being told and playing are two different things. Even with time spent referencing rules and discussing units it was still under a hour for each game. As a 40k player I am used to even small gamed taking a bit of time. As I get more games in it will play out even quicker I think.
2. Small mistakes can mean the end of a large chunk of your force. I am playing Menoth and did not place my Choir well first game. One 4 inch AoE later they were gone. The second game I sent my Crusader (heavy Jack) a little two far forward. It got waxed when the Legion war beast charged it. With so few models on the board and so much raw damage output possible your army can be hamstringed in a single turn.
3. Even if your vastly behind you can pull out a win. Warcasters can be burly in a pinch. It seems they become more dangerous as the game goes on. I pretty much lost everything but my caster and a crippled jack. Next turn I manage to get my caster in position and put a beat down on the other caster, win for me. The Legion game was the flip of this, I was whittling his army down and he suddenly dives thru everything via pathfinder and fury spells and nukes my caster with his.
Overall I have been impressed with the system. The game takes less time, space, and money than 40k. At the same time it is fun and the models for the most part look great. The system is basic enough that my 9 yr old daughter is pucking it up, bit deep enough tactically to make me think. As I get more games in I will start putting more posts down in these forums.