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  1. My youngest daughter just randomly wandered into the room and shouted: ““THERE IS NO AVATAR LIVE-ACTION MOVIE IN BA SING SE!!!”
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    40K 9th ed

    Bear in mind, as well, that it’s always possible to say “No.” when someone asks you for a game. If someone has consistently been That Guy in the past, just decline to play him in the future.
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    40K 9th ed

    And that’s why I play 40k at Ordo and not at Guardian Games.
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    40K 9th ed

    Bear in mind as well that a unit listed on your Crusade’s Order of Battle has their unit size and equipment load-out fixed in place unless you spend additional Resource Points on it. If the pool of players is diverse enough, you’re eventually going to run into scenarios where your squad that’s been fine tuned for MEQ killing is going to get drowned in a sea of ‘gaunts or stepped on by a Knight. The best way to optimize a Crusade force seems to be to lean into “Take All Comers” and not “WAAC.”
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    40K 9th ed

    Can we table the Heroic Intervention argument until we have the complete rulebook in hand? It’s quite possible that this is addressed in the full rules and was simply left out of the slimmed down basic rules PDF as a space saver. It’s also possible it’s not mentioned in the rulebook at all (it’s very rare for non-characters to be able to make Heroic Interventions) but will be addressed in one of the FAQs, Errata, or other such supplement. At the moment, you two are just kinda arguing about what each you said, what you thought the other person said, what you meant when you said it, and what the other person really meant when they said it... and if I wanted to be part of that sort of conversation, I’d go talk to my husband about which of us was supposed to put the trash out for garbage day.
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    40K 9th ed

    Yup, the non-Crusade player gets extra Command Points in exchange. Seems pretty fair to me. This is the same mechanism used to balance Crusade games between two Crusade players who have different levels of experience for their forces.
  7. Ish

    Ill-advised adventure

    It’s 706 miles to Salt Lake City. We’ve got a full tank of gas, half a pot of Nuln Oil, it’s broad daylight, and we’re wearing cargo shorts. Hit it!
  8. Ish

    40K 9th ed

    They’re all still hiding the shame of having jumped on the Baal-pattern Bandwagon during the Slam-guinius heyday.
  9. We need @Hodor to work his spreadsheet magic like he did with Necromunda: Dark Uprising...
  10. Brunhilde’s face and neck are one piece, the left and right halves of her hair are two additional pieces... and even all assembled they are smaller than GW’s human-sized heads. The finished models are great, don’t get me wrong, but they do require a greater degree of concentration during assembly than most GW models
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    40K 9th ed

    Well, that’s why I said “perhaps we should all agree” to doing it. Which would always leave open the option of not doing it... Let’s say Adam, Betty, Carl, Diana, and Ed are all playing Crusade games every week. After having been in Timbuktu for work for the last ten years, Franklin drops into Ordo for a game night during his one week back in town before heading back to Timbuktu. Adam and Franklin agree to have a game. Franklin doesn’t have a Crusade record sheet, Adam does. So they just say “heck with it” and play a regular game of one-off 40k. On the other hand, the Crusade system expressly has a balancing mechanism for players with different Crusade scores. So, if Adam, Betty, Carl, Diana, and Ed are all playing Crusade games every week and Geoff decides to jump in during week three... Geoff’s force will have 0 Crusade Points, Betty’s force might have 15 Crusade Points. Geoff is given a pool of bonus Command Points to help level the playing field during their match. (It’s basically Blood Bowl’s inducements system!) I’m not gonna pretend Crusade is perfectly mechanically balanced. I haven’t even read the full rules for it, so there’s no possibility of my even knowing for sure. My gut feeling is that it’s probably close enough to balanced to work, but will still have quirks and flaws. I wouldn’t want to see Crusade used in a tournament environment, but it seems perfect as a fun little bonus to tack on to weekly pick-up game nights. Like a nice alternative to a Ladder or a Camapign.
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    40K 9th ed

    Thankfully, they switched to a much more sensible system where Command Points are a fixed pool tied to the game level. So no more stuffing the “Loyal 32” into every list just to gain an extra 9,999 CP...
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    40K 9th ed

    Goonhammer just put out a very nice explanation of the Crusade system. Perhaps we should all just agree to spend the remainder of 2020 playing our games as informal pickup games, but with everyone using the Crusade rules?
  14. Hmm... I’d been wondering what to do for an Apprentice.
  15. Valkyrie is finished, although I need to do some clean-up on her base and I might go back and touch up her swords: Loki is nearly done, just waiting for the first layers on his base to dry before I go back and finish them off. His horns need some touch-up too that I just noticed: This leaves Hela as the only remaining Asgardian. She’s assembled, but I haven’t started painting her yet. I hope Atomic Mass Games eventually adds more Asgardians to the game, Lady Sif and the Warriors Three seem like natural choices. So does the Enchantress and her Exectioner. We’ll probably get a Thor (Jane Foster) when her movie comes out...
  16. I found a great set of Earth Elemental-type critters for 3D printing. They’re actually designed as a complete set that could be used as a full wargaming army – wizards, soldiers, cavalry (riding large dirt turtles or “dirtles”), big golem things, and even a giant walking siege tower! So far, I’ve only done a handful of the smaller critters. But I think they’d work well as various summoned “demons” for a dwarf wizard.
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    40K 9th ed

    Don’t know yet... But I’m definitely going to give it a shot. Especially since it seems to mesh so well with the Crusade system.
  18. Ish

    40K 9th ed

    I haven’t seen any battle reports or anything, but a lot of the preview materials and hype buzz has stated that smaller format games were being given as much design attention as large ones. With 500 Point “Combat Patrol” and 501-1,000 Point “Incursion” formats getting dedicated missions, specific objectives, and so forth.
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    40K 9th ed

    Most of the dedicated scalpers will be able to worm their way around any ordering limit. Either by using multiple accounts (me, my husband, my two kids... that’s twelve) or if they’re really dedicated, by signing up with GW as a retailer and placing a wholesale order (yes, this violates all sorts of contracts, but it’s hard to track or enforce).
  20. I’m very strongly considering painting them in the colors of Disney’s seven dwarves. Other than dark british racing green and the occasional purple, I don’t think I ever really use jewel tones when painting... So that would be fun. On the other hand, I might just say to hell with the fancy and just go with basic grey, brown, black, and sepia wash everything. Because that’s easy and quick. I’m leaning towards Chronomancer or Summoner for my wizard’s school of choice, actually. Although that plan is subject to change once the updated rulebook is in hand.
  21. Ish

    40K 9th ed

    $199 for the boxed set, $65 for the standard rulebook, and $40 for the mission pack/points booklet all seem quite reasonable to me.
  22. Work in Progress shot of Brunhilde, with Thor and a Space Marine for scale. The points where her arms join is smaller than the barrel of the boltgun. Her head is smaller than his helmet and was made up of three pieces. SMH.
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