Friday, August 31, 2012

6th Edition thoughts

Psst I made that :D

So I originally wrote a legitimate thing about sixth ed and such (down below) but recent events have made me just look at 40k in general.

And how horrible its rules/mechanics are.

Lets start with saves shall we?

To win warhammer, you can just roll dice. Not even thinking at all, just put your guys on an objective and roll high. The saves mechanic is broken because there is no torrent of fire or anything to get rid of saves permanently.

Which in real life terms is like an enemy standing in front of you with just a armour plate on for protection over his abdomen and you just constantly shooting him there and the  bullets only having a small chance of penetrating it. When instead you could... ya know shoot him in the face?

I mean 40 guardsmen rapid firing at a terminator sarge with out a helmet on and not one of those shots hits him in the face?

Sure you can fail your armour save and die representing one of those lucky shots! But what if that doesnt happen? (harlequins with 2+ rerollable) How realistic is that? Not at all, thats why its retarded.

In dust you dont take a save for every shot, you can only take a certain amount of saves dependent on the type of armour you have. That kids, makes sense.

Now cover..ah cover I love it. If your getting shot at and duck behind a wall. Why do you do that? TO HIDE AND MAKE YOURSELF LESS VISIBLE. Well not in 40k! No you hide behind that wooden fence to protect your space marine armour from plasma guns that just seem to bounce off that wooden fence. BUT DUDE YOU CAN FAIL A COVER SAVE WHICH IS REPRESENTING THE COVER BREAKING AND STUFF! What if he doesnt fail his cover? And that plasma cannon explosion that 100000000000000000000million times hotter then the sun just bounces off that wooden fence, is that realistic? No.

Cover should make you harder to hit, not give you another save.

Now...wound allocation :). Picture this: 1000 guardsmen are charged by a tactical squad led by a captain with a chainsword and bolt pistol. They all rapid fire their 2k shots...All into him...any of the bullets go back and nail someone in the back? (other then look out son) NOPE! They all just pepper that captain till he falls over then the rest of the shots hit the guy behind him.

This is just stupid, if your shooting hundreds of bullets at them some of the bullets wont hit the front guys.
Is that realistic? No.

The best part of the whole game (40k) is men play this competitively, and act like its one of the most important things in their life.

Now people may argue that:

It isnt supposed to be realistic! Its warhammer!

It doesnt matter if its warhammer or not this is how this stuff works, all this crap leads to a confusing retarded game. Its insanely un cinematic and slows everything down.

Its been like this for years! They cant change the game to fit a certain type of people needs!

Well considering people "play" this at tournaments and get serious about winning it. They might need to change that....

So comment/whatever I'll be over here playing infinity/warmachine to my hearts content!

1 comment:

  1. I don't think 40k is supposed to be realistic. 6th edition was hyped as a more "theatrical" game. In fact, it's pretty hard to be accurate with any sort of tabletop game, and typically the more realistic you get, the less fun the game is in general.

    As for grown men taking 40k too seriously... well, they do it in Magic: The Gathering and any other manchild competitive activity as well. Where there are prizes, people will show up, regardless of age, and get hyper-competitive.