Done my own Combat Patrol update for 8th, link here.
Basically, given that 2+ can be obtained by any unit with a 3+ save in 8th, limiting 2+ saves is a mistake.
Given how Characters have much more Wounds now, I put a limit of 6, meaning players can still take their Captains and Warbosses, but also put in a level of Wounds to allow for armoured vehicles and monsters. If a unit has the Monster or Vehicle keyword, they can have up to 10 Wounds. So Leman Russes can't be taken, but Chimeras can.
Limit the army to a Patrol Detachment, so the forced Troops choice is still there, and if people want to take multiple HQ
, they can. I don't think limiting HQ
is a good idea.
Painted models and completed roster don't need to be rules. A completed roster is expected anyway, and "painted" is a nebulous term. A painted model can be a model that's undercoated. A painted model can be one with a single streak of paint on it's. In a tournament, I understand that, but for a friendly quick game that's Combat Patrol, "painted only" is an unnecessary restriction.
Again, more details in my own post on the matter.