Sunday, December 25, 2011
Army Comp - The King is Dead
I have never been a big fan of army composition. Now keep in mind I've never played Fantasy and to be honest I'm kind of glad after reading this thread on a local forum:
That is a lot of rules to remember and one codex army is outright banned from play. How would you like to travel to a tourney and then the TO tells you that your Grey Knights or Imperial Guard have been banned from play? Oh well.
I've never heard of anyone using or enforcing comp for Warmachine. Can you imagine a ban on rooks in chess? Casual play with friends you know what is cool and what is not. Tournaments are for competition - there are no awards for participating. I know when I first start playing in tournaments it took quite awhile before I ever won anything. GW did have rules for comp in 40k at one time - it was very biased towards Imperial Space Marine armies. For example if you played Chaos Space Marines and took a squad of Khorne Berzerkers you automatically lost some points. Eventually it was dropped along with their wacky missions.
There is a rumor 6th edition will have no FoC. If so (who knows) that will be a real kick in the nuts to comp.