This week Lange and Nathan and once again joined by Teri! Known now for her infamous Hobby Health Vlogs that are now up for voting on Geek & Sundry’s website! Check it out! This week we talk about game sizes in 40K, Firestorm Armada models and modeling debates, as well as the joys of watching people get knocked out! Enjoy!!
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Ok I gotta say Thank You Lange for feeling the same as I do, the new ships remind me of corellian corvettes. Now off to vote for Teri’s vlog
Sup dudes. Enjoyed the show but I have a few comments:
I find that small point values (<=1250 ish) are extremely unbalanced and lead to paper-rock-scissors games. The first many years of my hobby career I played at the 1000 point nights at Kingsway and it was a lot of fun, but man was it greasy and broken. I would steam roll almost everyone by bringing a Daemon Prince and Bloodthirster; nobody could deal with that. I think this effect was mitigated in Teri's experience because you got to build your army out of a "sideboard". That said, the broken shit that you can spam at 1850 is typically the same shit you can spam at lower points, but people just don't have the tools to deal with it.
I've actually found that tournament sizes have not been as large since 6th ed came out. There were three 1500 point tournaments in the last 12 months (Cadet Fundraiser in Edmonton and March Madness & Winter War in Calgary) and the largest of any tournament I've seen is 1850. I'm really happy that tournament point sizes seem to be more in-check, as I find 1500-1700 to be a good balance of list flexibility and inclusion of hard choices.
Nathan claimed that people were building their lists to take advantage of not finishing the game and in all honesty I have not seen or heard of this being done. Maybe it's different in your area, but I'm sure glad that it's not something that I've witnessed.