The Plastic Army Guy Thread (40k and other TT Games)

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Re: The Plastic Army Guy Thread (40k and other TT Games)

Postby Passionario » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:25 am

Out of curiosity, I've looked at some of the new rulebooks/Codices that were released since I've quit playing.

...I take back all the nasty things I've said about Alessio Cavatore's writing. Compared to Matt Ward, he's a saintly genius.
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Re: The Plastic Army Guy Thread (40k and other TT Games)

Postby Arjuna » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:33 am

Ward actually writes decent and balanced rules...if only he wouldn't write the names of equipment and he seriously should be banned from writing background text...
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Re: The Plastic Army Guy Thread (40k and other TT Games)

Postby Fivelives » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:39 pm

Matt Ward deserves a lynching for his fluff-writing. Seriously.

He's also responsible for the 5th edition Grey Knights codex, which earns him a "torture to death on sight" order. That's the single most broken thing I've ever seen in 19 years of playing 40k.
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Re: The Plastic Army Guy Thread (40k and other TT Games)

Postby sahiel » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:54 pm

Fivelives wrote:Matt Ward deserves a lynching for his fluff-writing. Seriously.

He's also responsible for the 5th edition Grey Knights codex, which earns him a "torture to death on sight" order. That's the single most broken thing I've ever seen in 19 years of playing 40k.


^ This.

He turned Greyknights from righteous warriors driven by unflinching courage and an endless fight against corruption to psychotic chaos god punching, sororitas blood drenchened, magically uncorruptable Chuck Norris'... :(
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Re: The Plastic Army Guy Thread (40k and other TT Games)

Postby Arjuna » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:00 am

The grey knights should NEVER have been a codex at all imho!!! Yeah, a thousand super-elite übermench psyker daemon-hunting awesomemarines...and you have around 30 of them at the same spot in an imperium of a billion billion planets...

...yeah, right...


I liked them better before they had their codex, as an allied squad of super-terminators...
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Re: The Plastic Army Guy Thread (40k and other TT Games)

Postby aureon » Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:17 pm

Oh, it's been stated multiple times that the SPESS MAHREENs aren't lore-balanced, but gameplay-balanced.
There was something like "Lore space marine" in a White Dwarf, which costed something like 120pt.
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Re: The Plastic Army Guy Thread (40k and other TT Games)

Postby Fivelives » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:19 pm

Movie Marines in, I believe, WD # 300? Somewhere around there.

That's the most embarrassing loss I've ever had playing the game. Someone in my gaming group decided to play them once, to "show me my place" (I'm really not that good, they were just that bad.)

End result? Movie Marines tabled me without losing a single model. STUNT DOUBLES ARGH!

Bell of Lost Souls updated the rules to 5ed, and toned them down some: http://www.belloflostsouls.net/2009/12/ ... in-5e.html

Still ridiculous but WAY less so than the original WD article. Here's the original article from WD 300 (UK & AUS WD 301).
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Re: The Plastic Army Guy Thread (40k and other TT Games)

Postby Arjuna » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:11 am

6th edition is closing in... :D
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Re: The Plastic Army Guy Thread (40k and other TT Games)

Postby Fivelives » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:27 pm

Nobody here games, so my minis are just sitting around gathering dust.

/sadface.
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Re: The Plastic Army Guy Thread (40k and other TT Games)

Postby Fivelives » Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:48 pm

Has anyone had a chance to play around with 6ed rules yet? If they don't completely suck balls (I've heard reviews either ranting or raving about them, but nobody really seems to be "meh" on the subject), I might consider keeping my armies. Otherwise I'm probably going to sell them - I've got about 14k points worth of Blood Angels and somewhere in the neighborhood of 8k worth of Orks.

The rest of my armies went to fund various other assorted projects, like my new baby (Barrett M82A1 with a 12x40 scope - for when I want to go deer hunting in California... while remaining comfortably in my back yard here in Arizona).
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Re: The Plastic Army Guy Thread (40k and other TT Games)

Postby sahiel » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:02 am

If you're into miniatures this really is the most ridiculous value ever.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/151 ... gaming-min

At current the $100 pledge (vampire) gets you over *200* polymer figures (incl. something like 140+ unique ones and even a couple of giants!), works out at about $0.50 per figure currently for around $500+ worth at MSRP.

Better still, you can swap out the metal succubus if you don't want it once the Kickstarter is over and instead get $25 of other figures instead at no extra cost. They're well past their funding atm so it's going ahead for sure, at the current rate there should be another 3-4 stretch goals unlocked as well which means it'll be goodness knows how many figures by the end.

There are some really good videos on how well the figures hold up and how easy they are to paint on the Reaper forums (including people testing painted versions for cracking, etc by bending limbs and so on and the figures and paint hold up exceptionally well).

Figured someone might be interested before it ends :)

Of note I obviously have a vested interest in this as the more people who join in the more I & everyone else gets, but in all honesty even if I couldn't afford to join in I'd still recommend it, it seems like an awesome deal I'd hate people to miss.
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Re: The Plastic Army Guy Thread (40k and other TT Games)

Postby Arjuna » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:23 am

The first 6th edition codex is released on saturday, and as a chaos player, do you think I am excited that it is codex: CSM???

HELL YEAH!!!
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Re: The Plastic Army Guy Thread (40k and other TT Games)

Postby Arjuna » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:39 am

I just read my last post again...and now, almost a year after...my enthusiasm has gone down quite a bit... :)


What difference a year makes, eh? :D
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Re: The Plastic Army Guy Thread (40k and other TT Games)

Postby Fivelives » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:17 pm

So I'm getting back into the habit. I'm moving up to an area where there's a pretty thriving tabletop community (of all varieties - from 40k to Warmachine, and even all of the other more "obscure" tabletop miniatures gaming like SITS [Saganami Island Tactical Simulator] and X-Wing). Has anyone played any 7th edition 40k?

6ed didn't last very long, holy shit.
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Re: The Plastic Army Guy Thread (40k and other TT Games)

Postby Arjuna » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:47 am

I think 7th livens things up a bit. Small changes that has rebalanced a lot of things...like jink!

For the first time in aaaages I actually feel like adding more units to my chaos army...
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Re: The Plastic Army Guy Thread (40k and other TT Games)

Postby Arjuna » Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:46 pm

"For the Emperor!"

I've caught the Horus Heresy bug...

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