Of course lately the Warhammer 40k news is the soon released Ork Codex. The models so far have been pretty good, and I know that a certain someone here at home is quite tickled with what’s been released each week. We even stopped by a GW store yesterday on our way out of town to pick up the latest White Dwarf, and wound up coming away with one of the new Mek Guns as well. They’re quite well done, and not as big as I thought originally. I was worried that they would dwarf the existing big gun models. There have been …other things purchased as well. There’s quite an arsenal forming in the studio.
So with Orks gearing up in our home, I thought it fitting that I get my Imperial Guard up and running. I just finished my first squad (the veterans have one more fig left and the ratlings don’t count) and am starting on the command squad today. I’ve got several tanks that only need detail work, so I’m definitely getting very close to being able to loose these guys on the world.
Recently 7th edition was released. If you haven’t heard about that, then what rock have you been under? I’ve been fairly satisfied with the rules so far, and it’s not too far a step up from 6th so that’s good, since that has been my favorite version thus far. 7th definitely has been playing on my heart strings – they finally have a ram mechanic that actually is effective, and that was one of my favorite parts of 2nd edition.
Locally, at our local store (Giga-bites Cafe) The General Staff hosted a “War College” day. Lots of folks showed up, learned about 7th ed, played some games and got some swag! It was a great success!
Coming up this next Sunday (the 29th of June) will be the first 7th edition tournament I’ve hosted. I’m looking forward to it, and will definitely be writing up about it, especially since I have some fairly strong opinions about some of the larger/other tourneys limiting how many Combined Arms Detachments, or units, or even modifying weapon statlines for whatever reasons. Anyone else feel like this is the wrong decision for them to make?