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What do you think about the "NEW" 8th edition changes???

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Re: What do you think about the "NEW" 8th edition changes???

Post by spiralingcadaver » Wed May 10, 2017 4:13 pm

At the moment, I expect a lot of dumbing down which will be frustrating in the moment, but not missed in the long run. The changes have mostly been things I don't care about or positive, with a couple exceptions--

I thought the leadership system was fine with the problem being how few units it actually affected, not the mechanics themselves.

I think the way they're handling blasts is both weirdly abstract and seems like it will not work effectively.
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Re: What do you think about the "NEW" 8th edition changes???

Post by MagickalMemories » Wed May 10, 2017 9:03 pm

I need to catch up on the "leaks" GW is putting out. I'm about a week behind.

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Re: What do you think about the "NEW" 8th edition changes???

Post by spiralingcadaver » Wed May 10, 2017 10:26 pm

Oh, for reference on those two--

New leadership is closer to demonic instability: d6 + # of guys lost this turn - LD = # of dead guys (obviously only if above 0). You don't fall back or w/e any more.

And the current example of a blast is a battle cannon, which just gets d6 attacks, which is a real head scratcher, as it seems unreliable and not very representative of catching a group in an explosion.
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Re: What do you think about the "NEW" 8th edition changes???

Post by kturock » Wed May 10, 2017 11:22 pm

Leadership is exactly like battle shock from AoS.
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