A return to HeroHammer Jun 27, 2008 11:36:32 GMT
Post by Mark Wightman on Jun 27, 2008 11:36:32 GMT
I think the main thing that shows is that magic defence was strong last year. If anything I would say it was the heavy anti-magic that has led to it, as moderate magic isn't worth fielding against most lists in our group.
It then becomes a feed back loop, players need to bring more magic to pass the magic defence, and then people need more magic defence.
It seems that most players feel one magic user can't provide sufficient magic defence, and if you are going to buy two then why not use them for offence.
Blame the Dwarves! Sounds like a plan to me!
And this year it doesn't look like anybody will be playing them. I may still give them a go though. Wish I could make my mind up
I expect the change is also due to people building better lists, as you correctly state Steves army was probably the most magically capable last time, but I would say that it was also one of the best designed.
On top of which the new VC book and HE book weren't around last year.
Blame Stephen, the Vamps and the Elves! Sounds like a plan to me!
But this is almost back to why I started the thread. Those are two of the last three books released. If the Demon book were allowed then it would be the same - high powered magic. It just seems the way Warhammer is going. If this is deliberate from GW then I find it odd. More points spent on Characters means less bodies on the ground - which means less models bought. Rumours seem to suggest the Dark Elves will be the worst yet.