Text by Kenton Kilgore, copyright 2021
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The fact that the second xenos army book released for 9th Edition is Codex: Drukhari—and not one for Craftworld Aeldari, T’au, or Orks—flabbergasts me, but I’ll take it. I’ve been playing Dark Eldar since they arrived with the 3rd Edition rules in 1998, and they’re one of my favorite forces to play. As I’ve done in the past, I’ll go over the new book, pulling out some of the things I like, some that I don’t like, and some that I’m indifferent on. Ready? Off we go!
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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.
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Unless someone insists, I’m not going to use Points Values in 40K ever again.
Like probably the vast majority of you–barring those folks who started playing during the recently-departed 8th Edition days–I’ve always used Points Values when making my army lists. For many years, I’ve set my lists at 2,000 points, which has meant splitting 5 out of my 6 armies into separate lists so that I could make sure to use every figure and vehicle I own. I’ve spent hours configuring them just so, and carefully calculating each point.
No more of that. From now on, I’m just using Power Ratings, even though I never thought much of them before.
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I was underwhelmed when I first saw the 9e Core Rules, but I had some hope that when the rest of the material arrived, I would enjoy the 9th Edition book as much as I did 8th.
That’s a big “Nope.” Let me address the new edition by discussing a few aspects of it. Ordinarily, I don’t start a review on a negative note, but I’m going to break that tradition now.
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Last week, Games Workshop released the Core Rules for the 9th Edition of Warhammer 40,000. While I was not expecting (nor did I want) the 9e rules to be as big a change from the 8e rules as 8th was from 7th, I nevertheless was disappointed in what I read. Heresy, I know, but there it is.
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