Wednesday, 18 May 2016

8th Edition

OK time for the nerd rage to begin again, yep rumours of 8th edition are circulating again. This is obviously happening and we all knew that it would, sooner or later, and it appears that it will be sooner, possibly even this Autumn.

I have read a few of the rumours and while they are all pretty vague right now, it seems that there is going to be a streamlining of various rules. This is a good thing as far as I'm concerned, as there are so many rules that are basically the same just with different names in different codices, a return to standard special rules would be a good start. How they are going to streamline things with all the different supplements and everything is hard to see. Apparently there are around 58 books currently legal in 40k, 58! That's a huge number, and yes, that does include a lot of codices, but still who owns or even knows what in half of them? I certainly don't.

I'll be keeping an eye on this rumour and see where it leads, but to be honest, I'm not worried about it. We're not going to get AoS'd or even similar, but I think there is going to be a bit of a reset in the rules, hell, maybe even a progression of the story line! OK maybe that's going a little to far, but one can hope!