This week has been very tiring. Between new FAQ's, coming up with a list for the tournament, and family commitments. I think most of all the tournament finally kicked me.

Presence of Faeit is my weekly editorial. I generally report during the week what is going on, and today is my day to comment on what exactly it is that I am thinking of.




Tyranids + Necrons
I was really hoping to hear something yesterday on their rumored upcoming releases (white dwarf), but nothing is being said yet in the rumor mill. It looks like we will have to wait for the one week advance warning we are familiar with.

So that does mean though that we should be hearing something from either this coming week, or the following for a February release. I definitely look forward to that. I expect Necrons will be the fist half of the month, with tyranids the later half. We shall see if these rumors pan out.


6th Edition Rule set
Many people are looking at this leak as very much a better rule set to play under. Now I am not going to argue whether its better yet, because to be honest, I have not read it in depth.

From what I have read its is very detailed, more so than I think you can get out of a fan made rule set. It very much does look like something that may have been used for play testing.

The question comes up though "Why even care right now if it is real?" Well, for myself, I find it fun, the same kind of fun that I get out reading the latest rumor. This one in particular I find it very strange that so many people are on board thinking that it is probably real. I generally find people more skeptical than this, so I find it interesting. I expected much different poll results.


My favorite Quote:
I hope its OK to use this, since I heard it yesterday at the tournament. It is not exact, as it is regarding higher point games...

" I have less fun with higher point games (2500 pts) because it gives my dice a greater chance to roll bad."

 followed by
"The more dice I roll, the worse they get".

Two things about that quote I find great... One its honest, number two it does seem like the more dice I roll, the more they fail.


FAQ's and An Apology
A lot of changes and some great clarifications were made. Of course some great arguments as well have come around from it.

Lets deal with the arguments first. I let one go overboard here, and to be honest, I've had enough of it. That kind of arguing is best left for certain forums, so I apologize to the readers here for added drama. In the future I will work harder at not being drawn into such inane arguments on rules. The problem is fixed, and I wont let it happen again.

Otherwise, I am very excited that GW has spent the time to deal with so many of the questions in the FAQ's and I think they hit the ball out of the park on this one.


Tournament Results
I had a good tournament. The competition level was very high, with a good number of excellent players. The Tournament Organizer did a great job, although he was a little sick, and the tournament went smooth. There were a couple shocker armies that came, and for the most part I did not get to play them.

 I did not expect to see over 200 orks hit the field in one list for example. There was a tyranid list with spores, that I wish I had taken a picture of the spores. They were very cool. Perhaps I will get a chance to photo them later.

I ended up taking my Grey Knights. First game was against Chaos Daemons. For me it went well. However, the luck of my opponent was one of the worst I have seen, and the game wasn't really a game due to some of the worst luck I have seen.

Second game was against Blood Angels. 75 jump packs were an issue, as I quickly got pinned in. I lost over half my troop in the first two rounds, and did almost no damage to him. Really figured I was going to get tabled in this game.

Third game was against a Vulcan Space Marine list. Good list, and great player. The game was good, but played into my armies strengths. Vulcan came with lots of melta, and I really did not have much armour on the field and clung to cover.

I will go into more details later in the week and post my list, when I am more aware. For results; I did take over-all champion, winning all three of my games. A big thanks to my opponents, who were great, and to Knightfall Games for hosting.

20 Comments:

  1. Grats on the tournament win! Cannot wait to see your list.

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  2. How bad was the Daemon's luck? Unpreferred wave? Bad reserve rolls? scatters, mishaps, failed saves?
    Sorry, it always piques my interest when daemons are spoken of: they're a fun, unique army.

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    1. it was everything you just mentioned multiple times for each. I will get into a few more of the details when I post up on it.

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    2. Sounds really unlucky. Normally they're quite a powerful army, but like the essence of Chaos, I suppose they were designed to be a bit chaotic and random.

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    3. I happened to be there for the tournament and watching some of the games, his rolls really were that awful.

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  3. I think that people hope very much that the leaked ruleset is real because of the other rumor... That GW is wanting to get away from editions and more into a solid rules base so they can concentrate on driving the story. I know I would much rather spend my money on a 30k campaign or black crusade than updating my dexes... And the rules are pretty good. Even if it turns out to be a fake, my friends and I are thinking about using them anyway.

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    1. I would kill for rules for a black crusade...
      Haven't tried using them yet, but I'm going to try and convince my friends to use them at our next game.

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  4. Pretty curious about the 'nid droppod list. What was he running in them, genestealers?

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  5. ronnoc, I don't know exactly what he ran. I think the swarmlord was in the army, and I think I heard that the doom of malanti was there as well. There were three drop pods, but I only caught the last round of his first game.... vs 200+ orks.

    Thinking back, I know he also had Hive Guard, but I think he did not have a full 3 units, as he was saying later on that he needs to order some.

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    1. He had large gaunt squads in two of them and the doom in the other. The tyrant wasn't a swarm lord this time, though he usually runs it that way. Two Tyrannofexes. Some gargoyles. 1 squad of 3 hiveguard. Can't recall what else, think he may have had venomthropes. Only had a handful of genestealers with a brood lord. Was very experimental list for him, haven't gotten to talk to him since to see how he felt about it.

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  6. Fought a mate with and blood angel jump squad spam. Got stuck in turn two. Still managed to pull a win( I play necrons and yes I was lucky in combat.) But good job on winning!

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  7. I used to believe these Necron rumors like you... Until I took a Tachyon Arrow in the knee! ( Im just kidding ! Can't wait for new necrons :)

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  8. I sure hope these rumors of an impending 'nid update are true. I know it's probably foolish to get my hopes up, but as a long-time bug fan I guess I'm just wired that way. ;)

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  9. I think this power weapon change will have MAJOR unforeseen consequences for the enemies of the Grey Knights.

    "Parry: A power weapon that has no additional
    special rule confers an invulnerable save of 5+
    against Strike actions to its wielder."

    All grey knights are armed with power weapons, and all nemesis force swords increase the bearers invulnerable save in close combat by 1 unless they don't have the save to begin with. 4+ invuln GKSS anyone?

    I don't see why the power swords of grey knights wouldn't be able to parry just because they are also force weapons.
    I expect to see a faq if this rule set is used.

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    1. power weapons are not also force weapons. force weapons are force weapons, and power weapons are power weapons. therefore, no parry save. imho

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  10. "I don't see why the power swords of grey knights wouldn't be able to parry just because they are also force weapons."

    ...

    "A power weapon that has no additional
    special rule"

    ...

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    1. ... Grey knight power swords are purpose built to increase invulnerable saves. I'm going to assume the rational behind giving parry to power weapons is that only a power weapon can block another power weapon, and so I repeat: I don't see why it wouldn't be allowed. And quoting something I said as an argument against me isn't an answer. I saw the rule and I brought it up because I wanted to know other's thoughts on it.

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  11. Hope to see those pictures from the White Dwarf pages very soon. If both Necrons and Tyranids are getting attention, I might buy that WD.

    I'd love to see the Tyranids get everything they're supposed to from the Codex. Though I do remember rumours of 'something else' and 'gap fillers' with WD rules like the Vampire Counts Terrogheist.

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  12. Where is this change at?

    "Parry: A power weapon that has no additional
    special rule confers an invulnerable save of 5+
    against Strike actions to its wielder."

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    1. Its in the rumored 6th edition rules leak.

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