Right now, this instant, people are falling in love with 40K again, people are excited and the new Allies rules means that the paper and pens (or more convenient tools like BattleScribe) and working out what they can do with what they already have, or planning what they should buy next.
For my part, I have not really enjoyed the actual playing of 40K since 4th Ed, and what I have read so far in 6th seems all good. There's nothing in these early hours that makes me go "huh?" , everything seems to be golden and new. The wound allocation rules, fortifications, CC weapons getting varying AP and varying strength, etc etc are all pretty bloody good.
My pen and paper moment came when I realised I could take some Eldar with my Dark Eldar and they will be effectively one army, united against the common enemy...a kind of West/East Germany moment for the Eldar race. I have just bought some deamons for Warhammer, and now, again, I can ally these to a small CSM force and play out the games of my youth.
The actual physical book is up to the standards set by warhammer, i.e. pretty bloody good. I cant wait for the new codex books to start hitting the shelves, it's just a shame that Dark Eldar and Chaos Demons will be years off...but hopefully Tau will be soon after the rumoured Dark Angels and Chaos Legions books...them boys need some loving!
LocalIn other news, I am definitely feeling back to my self after cleansing my pipes with the last post, it was great to get that off my chest.
Here in Glasgow we are also getting a changing of the guard with our Press Ganger provision, Andy making way for Scott, so fresh blood with fresh ideas are incoming, which is usually a good thing. Scott's first event will be held at Spellbound Games, it's an unusual format with 15 point games, 1 list and 2x4 tables, but it will be aimed at newer players and should be pretty good fun for all concerned. I have played a fair few games with a newer local player to get used to the format and I'm fairly confident about what list I should take and how each game will play out, but a gentleman's agreement is in place with the three more experienced players that we will only go all out on each other, and make sure that we try and keep the newer guys happy and have a fun game.
Cant wait to finish this shift, get back home and get my teeth into the 40K rules.