Sunday, June 07, 2015
Let's take a look at the current state of the game and ask the question:
Is 40k still a tactical based game?
I would say overall the answer is no. The game is more than ever based upon designing your army to utterly crush your opponents. A little bit of thought goes into deployment and movement but mostly now the game revolves around throwing as much dice as possible at the enemy using wargear and psychic buffs to further strengthen your kill ratio. It's all about how many dice you can throw.
There is the rumor Captain Lysander will have D attacks with his thunderhammer when the new Space Marine codex drops which is yet another sign where the game is headed. D will continue to play a larger roll in the game and there's no recourse around it.
I do remember a time when tactics was the king... The good old days.