I wanted to get the ball rolling, the juices flowing, cook with gas....etc etc.
So without being able to look at points or the Day 1 FAQ, I wanted to start a discussion regarding what you are thinking about adding, wanting to add or hoping to add with 9th edition.
For me Magnus is out (not that he was really in). If we can still have full access to PA cult rules and the points are acceptable maybe a list centered around him, but probably not.
Two things are really coming to mind. With a smaller board, improved blast weapons, and no -1 to hit for vehicles I am looking hard at Vinidicators, Defilers and Ectoplasma cannon Forgefiends.
Vindicators looking T8 24" S10 Blast weapon. Sounds good, new board size you can likely reach into the opponent's deployment zone at BS 3+. The damage is still super swingy so not great. Space Marine leaks show the loyalist Vindicator went from 125 to 130, while things like Thunderfire cannon 60% increase and Whirlwind 50% increase. I just have a good feeling about these guys.
Defilers still kinda schizo but has a better chance to hit with that Battlecannon, can fight back reasonably well in combat and that Heavy Flamer might make a number of enemies think twice before trying to tag it. Probably depends on the price
Forgefiends currently the autocannons are statistically superior but max hits against squads with 6+ models the Ectoplasma cannons could really come into their own. Im expecting GW to price these out of being useful because "Blast."
With the change to reserve rules and if it is true objectives stay "captured" until taken by the enemy I think mid-late game Tzaangor Enlightened could come back to see some use. Not 27 mind you but being able to come in on a board T3 and jump around taking objectives or scoring secondaries could be useful.
Terminator Loyalists didnt really see a point increase. I would argue SOT were the best of the lot and if the point increase is low or non-existent these could definitely be useful. A brick dropped in with a Terminator Sorcerer.
Depending on points cost, Im try some Rubrics with flamers in a rhino or reserve. I always like the idea, but thought it was too expensive. Loyalist Rhino got a 17% increase, so maybe will still be too expensive.
Hellforged Scorpious again with the changes to Blast rules and being able to shoot out of LOS this could really see a spike in use. It was already useful (more so for Imperials), unless priced appropriately this could either be amazing or useless.
GW will be handling FW unit rules. Does this mean, I'll actually be able to use an Osiron Contemptor in 40K? I can hope...and blindly lead myself on the road to disappointment.
I do wonder with the Neo-Volkite on the new primaris if GW will introduce the options onto FW units in wh40k. I have the double C-beam Contemptor dreads, which is great but with a smaller board size, I might just go for Butcher cannons or Kheres Assault Cannons....or Volkite??!?!?!!?!?
I would also be down for some Khenetai Blade guys
Edited by Raven1, 04 July 2020 - 12:46 AM.