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The real question for me was how did GW justify to them selves pricing these books the same as a codex.

Codex is 20 these should have been 8 at the most or part of white dwarf for what was delivered. Now I have the app I won’t buy any books again unless I am confident of their value. I can get the lore from the fan wikis.

The new codex previews will be interesting
   
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After glancing through the contents of the 1st book, I knew this was nothing more than a cash grab that supplied nothing I was interested in.

The biggest telling point was a name generator for a game of hordes whose individual models have less than a turn's game time in play.

Still, If they ever go to the $5 bargain bin, I *might* pick them up just to have them - at least Greater Good.

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The lore was mostly mediocre, especially since they kept the interesting parts out so you would buy the novels and audio books.

I bought both Saga of the Beast and War of the Spider for their great rules content and I don't regret it one bit.

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mrFickle wrote:
The real question for me was how did GW justify to them selves pricing these books the same as a codex.

Codex is 20 these should have been 8 at the most or part of white dwarf for what was delivered. Now I have the app I won’t buy any books again unless I am confident of their value. I can get the lore from the fan wikis.

The new codex previews will be interesting


They justified it by the profits they made from people buying it. As long as you have people like BaconCatBug advising new players that they NEED these books in order to play, people will buy them. Also there's the GW die-hards who will buy anything 40k related that GW will gak out and the tournament players who feel the need to have every book with them at every game even if they don't use 95% of the rules.

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The Tau/GSC/Guard one was really good.

That's about it.

it was frankly amazing to read a story where characters seemed to have flaws, oversight, motivations, emotions, and where I had some kind of doubt as to what the outcome would be.

made me think "gosh, is this what the background story for 40k could be?"

"I can't believe all these tryhard WAACs out there just care about winning all the time when it's supposed to be a game for fun!!!!!!! Also here's my 27 page essay on why marines are OP and Orkz should get a bunch of OP rules so I can win more games

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 godardc wrote:
Yeah I think I can't spot a consensus here...
I do have a question: blood of Baal is, if I'm correct, the cleaning and purging of the system after the victory on Baal. So we got two books (shields of Baal campaign) then the battle of Baal and finally that
How do you Blood Angels and tyranids feel about that ? Are you happy to see the events unfolding years after years or are you sick of having the same battle reenacted for 3-4 years ?


Are we talking people or game years? Because the Third War for Armageddon was only like 1 game year before the Indomitus Crusade. If you think about it a freakin lot happened in a year.

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the_scotsman wrote:
The Tau/GSC/Guard one was really good.

That's about it.

it was frankly amazing to read a story where characters seemed to have flaws, oversight, motivations, emotions, and where I had some kind of doubt as to what the outcome would be.

made me think "gosh, is this what the background story for 40k could be?"


As opposed to <insert name> Captain of <insert chapter name> heroically smites the enemies of the imperium through sheer iron will of the divine emperor?

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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
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 Argive wrote:
the_scotsman wrote:
The Tau/GSC/Guard one was really good.

That's about it.

it was frankly amazing to read a story where characters seemed to have flaws, oversight, motivations, emotions, and where I had some kind of doubt as to what the outcome would be.

made me think "gosh, is this what the background story for 40k could be?"


As opposed to <insert name> Captain of <insert chapter name> heroically smites the enemies of the imperium through sheer iron will of the divine emperor?


I think that was the title of the ""Necron"" trailer.

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 insaniak wrote:

You're not. If you're worried about your opponent using 'fake' rules, you're having fun the wrong way. This hobby isn't about rules. It's about buying Citadel miniatures.

Please report to your nearest GW store for attitude readjustment. Take your wallet.
 
   
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Breton wrote:
 godardc wrote:
Yeah I think I can't spot a consensus here...
I do have a question: blood of Baal is, if I'm correct, the cleaning and purging of the system after the victory on Baal. So we got two books (shields of Baal campaign) then the battle of Baal and finally that
How do you Blood Angels and tyranids feel about that ? Are you happy to see the events unfolding years after years or are you sick of having the same battle reenacted for 3-4 years ?


Are we talking people or game years? Because the Third War for Armageddon was only like 1 game year before the Indomitus Crusade. If you think about it a freakin lot happened in a year.

Talking in real life here. I remember in 7th or 8th when shield of Baal was released in two parts and later we had the final (when they got saved my Guilliman...) And now we have this, the third act (could we call it the counter attack ? The cleansing if the system ?). That event of Baal has been spread between 2 or 3 editions already.

   
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I don't mind the nids story focus being one area of the galaxy, but they just ended the story in such a contrived manner.

I never thought we were going to actually eat the Blood Angels homeworld but a K'banda (or however you spell it) just turning up at the same time Gulimans reinforcements arrive is just urrgh writing.

I actually enjoyed the fluff in Sheild of Baal etc has it had a great variety in environments and scope with all sorts of interesting variants on nid warfare.

Blood of Baal however was a distinct downturn in quality of background even if I really like the rules.
   
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Picked up phoenix rising when it launched, saw GW gave me a big middle finger for my DE, gave them a middle finger back and didnt buy anything else from them.

didnt get any SOB rules, daemonfuge doenst count since she has 0 synergy with the codex and is dramatically overcosterd with the emo elf.

chaos daemon one for my slaanesh had ANOTHER copy/paste error for keeper of secrets. 3 publications all with completely different stat values! good job GW. glad i didnt waste my money on that crap.

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