bkieft Posted July 12, 2015 Report Share Posted July 12, 2015 With OFCC around the corner I started refocusing on 8th edition so that I am not trying to think outside the confounds of the 'old' rule set as I head into next weekend Tripping through the book I thought to myself that 8th isn't complex at all and that I could probably summarize all of the basic rules in 4 pages and move all the specialized skills to unit descriptions and call it a new game. This solidified to me that AoS really is not less complex but trending toward something that always pissed me off around other versions of WFB and 40k where they would move all of the unit rules to the unit descriptions instead of having at least the repetitive/common ones collected in one place. Taking my fleet of foot and impact hits and replicate the verbiage into my "list"/unit rules. Looking at the 40ish pages of army rules to sift through while playing is a bit more taxing than the reverse of a larger basic rulebook with common rule implementation. I found it irritating flipping through the scrolls to see what each of my special rules did or could affect during each phase. Familiarity with the whole would improve over time, but as one of those guys who changes it up all of the time the synergies that people will end up playing in more static lists will grate on me as I continue to just throw down what I want to play, and the dreaded "web lists" will become the norm for AoS which at first I thought AoS might be trying to break...now I think it reinforces it. Figured I would throw down my thought with my realization of how 'not complicated' 8th is and see what you all think. 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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