Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Long Time No Post

So yeah, Nursing school will melt your face, and your spare time. Not a ton of time to keep up with the blog (unless you're procrastinating doing some homework!)

40k has completely given me over to "other army envy." Especially since I'm like 0-10 against Tyranids since they've come out (even one game against a newbie). CSM have a lack of shooting and are a bit overcosted if you ask me. But I'm not here to complain about the problems with my army, I'm here to complain about something else!

For a few months now, I've had this sneaking suspicion that I'm going to get screwed over. Let me elaborate, you see today BoLS posted an article talking about the rumored to-be-released armies for next year. CSM is nowhere on that list. Nor have I heard any chatter/rumblings/news at all about them getting a new codex. It's also pretty widely accepted that GW is going to update every codex before they release a 6th edition of 40k. and it's anticipated that will only be 2-3 years away.

So what who cares? Well, what this means is that for the second codex in a row, the signs are pointing towards Codex Chaos Space Marines having the dubious honor of being one of the last few codices released in a lame duck edition AGAIN. I think everyone can agree that, for the majority, armies released before a new edition arrives are at a serious disadvantage (even when the codex shows foresight to new rules and changes for the new edition). And it's not really the design studio's fault, they do at least attempt to plan ahead a bit. But the meta game changes with each codex release, and as time goes on what's effective may be drastically different than what the designers had in mind. And like I said, it ain't for lack of trying. It's just something you cannot control for.

Why put so much stock into rumors? Because BoLS schedule rumors are pretty much spot on with few exceptions.

Don't take this the wrong way, there are absolutely other armies that are WAY more deserving of an update before CSM gets some update love, but being one of the very last updated armies again is going to seriously irritate me.

In other news, I'm apparently a masochist. Even though I'm still not done painting my Black Legion (but who finishes completely painting an army anyways?) I am going to take the leap into Warhammer Fantasy. Most of the regulars at my FLGS are getting into Fantasy. It's something I've been interested in for a while now. I like a lot of the story and lore, not as much as 40k, but I'm familiar with it enough since I played the Warhammer MMO for a few months. I think I'm going to play Lizardmen. The only other armies that interest me in the slightest are Skaven (didn't want to paint/build that many models) and Warriors of Chaos (I already got my evil Chaos fix for the most part). Unfortunately we already have people that play both those armies and I want something different (since we now have like 5 or so of us that play CSM at the FLGS). So far there aren't any multiples of any armies which is good. I enjoy that they are really strong in melee and in magic.

But of course, drawn like a moth to the flame, they are one of the last codices released from the last edition. BAH!