Tuesday, December 14, 2010

5th Edition Balanced in New Codexes at 2k?

In case you guys don’t know I tend to cruise the forums and blogs while at work or when I’m bored at home. So I notice a lot of posts out there and a lot of comments stating that this army is the OP or that that army has an “I win” button. And these aren’t restricted to a certain site or a certain demographic it seems but there is a very prevalent feeling that certain codexes are over-powered in relation to the rest of the books. I think this is going to be a small series in why I don’t think this is the case J

My basic premise is that 40k is far more balanced that it has ever been and that I truly don’t feel like any book is overpowered in relation to others if the armies are built accordingly. And the best part about 5th edition codexes is that they, unlike previous editions, can do multiple builds that fit this mold. The caveat to this is that I find this to only be true at 2,000pts. Not 1,850 and not 2,250. 2,000 seems to be the sweet spot in having the right amount of points to build a truly take all comers list and to personalize it to your style.

So over the course of the article I’ll hit on the following:
-       Why 2k?
-       5th Edition Codexes and how they differ codexes pre-5th
-       Balance between current 5th edition codexes
-       Myths of Space Wolf and IG invulnerability
-       How tournaments feed the myth
-       My thoughts on why the current trend is viewed this way

Stay tuned for these articles. I seem to have more time at work nowadays and need something to fill the hours J


Kirby said...

As much as I prefer 2000 to 1750, I think the balance starts at 1750 and works upwards. Marines still have some issues with making 2500 lists whilst the new 5th ed books don't. Will be watching this series though!

Purgatus said...

That's because you're a foreigner and can't think the right direction Kirby. It's the Neuro-coreolis effect. Clearly 2k is the sweet spot. ;D

Phazael said...

Speaking as a Xenos player (and GK player), its a lot better for me the higher the points go. Most of the newer SM books fill out at the 1500 level, while a book like Nids or GK is still struggling to cover the bases. At 2k, I can win with GK, even if facing Wolves occasionally. At 1500, I am just trying to not get humiliated.

Hulksmash said...

Yeah, 2k seems to be the sweetspot for most codexes. Even more so the more books come out. I'm still working on the next installment of this. I get easily distracted :)

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