So, from the few tidbits offered on the Chaos Daemons focus article, and drawing a few possible hints from AoS, I have to wonder if my glorious Tzeentchian legions are going to end up sitting back on the shelf for 8th, as they did after the GK stupidity of 5th...
The biggest nerf dropped at the moment: Split rule is still in, but now you have to buy the Blues as 'reserve pts'!
So we get to pay for the basic unit, and then, to even use their built-in special rule, (which one assumes is already 'paid' for within the model's basic cost), we now to pay an additional 'tax' because... "Daemons broke 7th!lol."?
Personally, as someone who's played mono-Tzeentch ever since the Daemon codex dropped pre-5th, I hate this change. (irony of statement is noted! )
Why can't GW just properly cost Pinkies to account for the splitting in the first place?! Sure, at 9pts like they currently are, it's obnoxious and can easily break the game. But why can't we just pay more pts for our unit, in order to account for their ability to effectively 'bleed wounds', instead of being forced into additional book keeping and (very likely) a potentially huge in-game disadvantage just to use our fluffy rule?
Secondly, there's no word yet on *IF* Horrors will get an actual shooting attack back. I find this especially concerning, since AoS has a "Rule of One" for Matched Play, (the ONLY kind of game my local store will ever play), meaning that a specific spell can only ever be attempted once per turn! (ie: no even trying to cast 2 or more 'smite')
Without an actual shooting attack, Horrors will instead become nothing but a burden to any mono Tzeentch player, since they'll have 0 effective damage output in Matched Play. (if rule of one makes it in)
So sure, there's always the age-old, "duh! don't play mono-God because you shoot yourself in the foot stupid!"
But mono-God is literally the thing that attracted me to Chaos in the first place, many, many moons ago. I'd hate to be utterly forced to break apart my theme, (and true devotion), to Great Tzeentch, just to have an army that can play past turn 2.
Overall, I have to say that my early hype for 8th is quickly being beaten out of me by what looks like a massive over-reaction by GW to curb 1 abusive mechanic.