Text copyright Kenton Kilgore, 2021 Most images copyright Games Workshop, 2021. Used for review purposes.
I came late to the party that is the Adeptus Mechanicus, but once I arrived, I became a big fan. The AdMech fight like a high-tech Astra Militarum, with an emphasis on infantry, rather than vehicles (not that any of their vehicles are sad). As such, their rules fit well with how I want to run my “Space Dwarf” army that I started many years ago. As you might imagine, I glommed on to the latest Codex: AM very quickly.
As I do with my rulebook reviews, I’m not going to cover everything in exhaustive detail. Instead, I’ll touch on what I like, what I don’t like, and what I’m indifferent to. If you’re looking for a more in-depth view, I highly recommend this analysis by the guys at Goonhammer. So, let’s get started.
Every time Games Workshop comes out with a new edition, they release new minis and codexes for two armies to get everyone excited. Ninth Edition is no different, and this time out, GW has published army books for Space Marines, as well as for Necrons. So, let’s take a look at the latest Tome of the Toasters, shall we?
Weighting in at a trim 120 pages, the new Codex: Necrons is still too long to do a thorough examination, so I’ll just cover what jumped out at me from the rules sections. But just so you know, if you liked the Post-C’Tan-Sassy-and-Liberated-Robot fluff, and the Heavy-On-The-Spectral-Green art from previous versions, you’ll find more of the same in the latest.
The latest (but certainly not last) version of Codex: Space Marines is here, the previous one having arrived only two years ago, with the advent of 8th Edition. As I’m a SM player since 1987, I thought I’d take a look and share my thoughts on the new book with you.
I won’t go over everything (at almost 200 pages, it’s 4 times larger than the 3rd Edition version issued in 1998), just the stuff that jumped out me. Sound good? Let’s do this!
When the 8e Indexes dropped, I had decided that I wasn’t going to purchase the new codices, because I didn’t expect the latter to be much different from the former, and because I don’t play that often. But I am glad I bought Book of the ‘Bots Version 8, because it’s worth it. How so? Let me show you.
I’m not going to review every bit of Codex: Necrons, because that would easily become wearisome, but I’ll touch on things I liked, things I didn’t, and things that I was on the fence about. Cool by you? Then let’s do this.