I finally did it. I played my first game of 40k. Warhammer is my first love. LOTR was second. I'm not sure how I feel about 40k.
Tim has been offering to teach me for months now. I just never had the time. I like the fluff. I like the models and have collected most of an Imperial Guard army. It is much easier to get a game of 40k at the shop. I have just avoided it up to now. I finally took the plunge.
I made up a 500 point list. It had a little bit of everything, just to see how things work. A platoon of Guardsmen with two squads. Special and heavy weapons. Company HQ. Veterans, who I played with normal guardsmen stats the whole game because I'm not very SMRT. A squadron of scout Sentinels, just to see how a sqdn works.
Tim had to tactical squads and a captain. We rolled kill teams. Bad for me. The game was fun but there were just so many rules that I didn't like. I'll play a few more games but at this point it is not high on my list.
1. I hated no armor saves. Marines shoot at guardsmen, all the guardsmen die. Yeah, fun game.
2. The assault rules. No real tactics there at all. Pile in and you get to kill as many models as you want. Dumb.
3. What do you mean my missile launcher scatters 2d6 - BS? What the hell is the point of that? Minus BS? No. That is total BS.
4. Small table. Oh yeah. Turn three we are in assault. That's exactly how battles with firearms work. Everyone tries to get into hand to hand combat because that is actually more effective than using a rifle.
I suppose I'll give it a few more chances but I was not impressed. The more I think about it the more I didn't like it.