Saturday, July 9, 2011

Warmachine over Warhammer

I have started a Cygnar army.  Tyler and I had a couple proxied battles using the FREE....yes ....FREE...
Quickstart rules that Privateer hands out.
My Unpainted Cygnar Awesomeness
I have been an avid 40K guy for a long time...
But price increases for using cheaper materials...it just seems vile and unforgivably greedy when the economy is tanking.
Privateer  is not doing this.  Overall the models are cheaper and the sculpt quality is high.
Most importantly though....the rules and armies are not bland.
I have loved the 40K universe and remember when there was a vibrancy to new materials.
It seems they are headed toward stagnation.
Where is the NEW Horus Heresy style storyline?
Where is the uniqueness in an army?
Examples of grief I have with it:
The new chaos space marines codex is fairly straight-forward.
Yet...
Gone are the days of sacred numbers and bonuses in that for your Nurgle, Tzeentch, Khorne, & Slaanesh type of armies.
Gone with the wind....
Now it is all dumbed down.
Can I still have fun?
Sure.
It just seems that every cool thing is being lowered to make way for dice rolling.
Take the strategy out and make everything a 4+ roll.
This way the guy who tries it for the first time won't feel left out or beaten.
I get that...
It is all about dollar and not about product or customer happiness.
I am truly starting to dig on Privateer  as they seem to have a two tine approach.
Awesome product and making money.
They have not lost sight of the fact that HAPPY fanboys spend even more money and time than abused fanboys.
Please keep in mind that this is coming from a guy who is a gaming geek.
I have 2000 point plus armies of:
Imperial Guard
Chaos Space Marines
Space Marines
Orks

Tyler has 2000 point plus of:
Tyranid
Necrons

I started back in the Space Marine boxed set back in 1991.
I came back to the game after a long hiatus about 6 years ago....
It just has stagnated.
I still have some love for it but I am really intrigued by this steampunk goodness offered by Warmachine.

Thanks Privateer  for making me really love wargaming again.


Tune - Phototropic - Kyuss - ...And the Circus Leaves Town

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