Warhammer 40k – I actually played! « Do-it-Yourself Terrain

Warhammer 40k – I actually played!

10.02.2011

Post by Bill

This doesn’t happen often, but I finally got to play a round of 40k with some friends, it was a super good time, even though my team was not victorious.  The teams were Space Marines and Imperial Guard versus Dark Eldar and Grey Knights.  I noticed a few things in this game, as I’ve played enough games over the last few years to finally understand some of the nuances that exist in 40k, it’s take a long time to get to this point, but it’s setting in.

Many in cover in this Kill Point Match

Cover saves are super nice in this game, it makes my otherwise worthless army in terms of resilience / toughness much, much better.  The Dark Eldar player could probably agree to a large extent as well.  Imperial Guard have a ton of cool features, I’d like to know how some of these actually got through playtesting at GW to be honest, the Vendetta is an amazing unit to have, I now understand, entirely why all of those Adepticon tourney armies are loaded to the brim with these things.  The two that I did have in this game were very dominant, and one of them also had a unit inside that it dropped off to add to the insult.  It’s a shame that these things are so intense, I’d rather have them be support units and not so powerful.

IG Vendetta's are rad.

I like powerful units as much as the next guy, but this seems like a little much.  Another thing that I noticed is that if you get most of your information about what Warhammer 40k is all about via the web, you’re missing a lot, as sites like Bell of Lost Souls and Dakka Dakka really only cater to Tournament, Win At All Costs, type people, which is a shame.  It really skewed my view as that’s my only real insight into a game I get to play a few times a year.

A close game for sure

I can’t wait to go out there and throw down again, it’s gotten better each time I’ve played, which surprises me more and more each time.

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