My thoughts on our teased rulesWarlord trait
The trait itself is decent, but the thing that stuck out to me was that it is much easier to get the saga off then the previous version of this trait, it went from 5 models to 1 for the trigger. If this signals a trend then I think on the whole this is good news for the saga system as one would likely attain it more often.Relics
Not off the charts but not bad. Will likely be passed on for something better when we get the book.
This is an interesting move, and I think its the result of 2 things, balance and fluff. Balance wise it makes sense not to have these whole sale available with the update to power weapons as others have mentioned.
Fluff wise it makes sense because frost weapons are special, they are relics of the great companies reserved for those whose sagas have earned them. So spend a relic for it makes sense to me.Strats
2x warlord trait.
This has potential to be really good. Currently unknown what combos will be as we don't know all warlord traits, but as only one of your traits has to be a spacewolf trait it allows some interesting blends with codex warlord traits and chapter command warlord traits. I think this will be a strat to watch once the book is out.
Wolf Priest healing strat
This is a bit of a letdown. Part of me understands why they did it, but as they don't have access to the combat revival strat by not being apothecaries then this is notably worse. If we could use combat revival and this strat I think I would be much happier, but unless the codex adds apothecary to wolf preists keyword, or somehow addresses this then this is kind of an annoying exclusion. And it would be really easy to excluded TCav as you just leave Cavalry out of combat revival. Units
Hounds are discussed elsewhere, but I do gotta figure out how to make mine darker as my wolves already tend to the darker end of the spectrum of wolves lol
Just my thoughts after a couple reads. Mostly I'm excited to get my hands on the book though.