What do you guys think about the possible change that detachments can't share points?
That seems like it would fix a lot.
Fixes the symptom (people using a lot of CP generating things/regen on powerful things) and not the ailment (CP access, armies and stratagem power balance is off kilter).
To break it down:
- Some armies/units have access to good stratagems and
good units to apply them to (eg, Knights). Some of these have limited access to CP, some don't.
- Some armies have ok stratagems/units, but have a tough time getting enough CPs (or conversely, like Guard, have good units but not great stratagems) to really make it a viable combination.
- Some armies have bad units and bad stratagems (eg, Marines).
Basically, it's an interconnected problem that's rooted in poor inter-Codex balance (simply compare Grey Knights to Space Marines to Guard to Eldar/Knights; there's a huge power gap between GK
and Eldar/IK) that needs a solid addressing. Powerful stuff needs to be kept in check (that is happening reasonably well) and bad stuff needs properly brought up (not yet happening; CA points changes are usually minor on the buff side of things, and points changes alone are usually not the issue, plus GW
shouldn't be careless with points adjustments otherwise you might wind up with 10pt Grey Knights and 6pt Guardsmen).
- Bring up the bottom tier
- Bring down the top tier
It's not a quick fix, and it needs some more coordination between the Codex writers than, from an outside perspective, appears to be happening.