Ok, so the "leak," has been out in the internet for a while now and it seems like everyone and their mother either has a copy, or has a friend who does. Im not going to go into whether or not the leak is an actual Codex, but from everything I have seen it seems like it is a play-test codex, the only question is what point during the play testing was that particular one. That said, I feel most of the rules will remain the same, with some changes to things like points tweaks, and force org movement.
Anyhow, what I wanted to talk about is how we seem to overreact to rumors when they come out...
"OMFG-WTF-BROKEN!!!" Im sure we have all heard this when a codex is about to release. Everyone thought that deep-striking Blood Angel Land Raiders would break everything, who seriously ever does that? Trygons and Valks were supposed to break the game, because they are "apoc." units in regular 40k... Well, they did change the meta game a little (Valks more so) but it didn't break the game. I Shouldn't even go into how much people whined about Storm ravens!
And that was just the troops... What happens when we start talking elite slots?
- Purifiers can get expensive coming in at about 10 points less than a Raider for just 10 without a transport!
- Paladins could become the one of most expensive squad in the game (if not the most expensive!)
|Bring some of this if your planning on playing Grey Knights|
I am personally going to be running a Grey Knights army. Im either going to do a pure Custodes army, or a Grey Knights army with an attached Custodes ed contingent. Either way, the army is going to be small and elite... Which is fine by me.
All in all I simply hope that the codex is more like Dark Eldar than Imperial Guard... What I mean is that I hope that the codex causes a slight shift in the meta game and increases diversification in tournament appearances. If this is the case, then I would consider the codex a screaming success.
What are your thoughts on the codex? Overpowered or no?