I finally played a game last weekend. It was my first game of 40K since I gave it up at the end of 2nd Edition and I can't even remember when that was. Some time in the late 90s. So 20 years (ZOMG, I have been doing this for that long....!) ago, I last fired a boltgun in anger. And it was glorious. The game is simple, mechanically, but there is plenty of complexity and a surprising amount of depth. There was a lot of complaining on all sides about various delightfully broken things but the game looked good and was a lot of fun.
Scotty, Tank, Pooch and I played a four-player game so that we could get a feel for the rules. Scotty's Imperial
|The horde inbound|
|The brave, valiant and depressingly few defenders|
|A wild Mawloc appears! It uses GAK! It's super effective!|
|The Dreadnought used Powerfist! It was super effective. Then there was no more Mawloc. Instead there were a million fricking Genestealers!|
|In a battle between Broodlord and Primaries Dreadnought, always bet on Yellow.|