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Personal logo PatrickWR Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2017 8:28 p.m. PST

In addition to being inspired by one of my all-time favorite little snippets of 40k lore, this scenario was also a great opportunity for my opponent and I to get two of our newly painted centerpiece models a Tau Riptide for him and a Chaos Land Raider for me onto the table for a thematic game.

Blog post with many pics: link



Andy Skinner Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2017 6:50 a.m. PST


So, not surprisingly, 8th edition looks a lot like Grimdark Future. GDF has fewer rolls, I think.

I've never been a 40K player, but do play Epic 40K, and have some individually mounted Epic figures with which I've played GDF. I like simplicity and speed, and I'm not a fan of special rules for units (though I don't mind standard rules which can be applied to specific units).

Does 40K 8th simplify and speed up enough to do most of what GDF does?


Personal logo PatrickWR Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2017 7:02 p.m. PST

You're right that 8th edition is closer to Grimdark Future. There's still quite a bit of crunch separating the two, though. 8th edition 40k still has extremely detailed weapon stat lines -- which I don't mind (it's part of why we play sci-FI games, after all … for the GUNS!). But that adds several levels of complexity that GDF doens't worry itself with.

Also the IGOUGO aspect of 40k by necessity leads to some pretty long turns, with equally long periods of idleness for the opponent as he or she just watches you move your guys and maybe rolls some armor saves here and there.

For my group at least, I think GDF still has its merits. We'll probably dust it off in a month or two after the newness has worn off of 40k.

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