- Percentages are back in army creation
- Random charge distances
Let's look at the 2nd point 1st, shall we... So way to take all of the strategery out of the game assholes. Without reliably being able to judge your charge distance, we have now bottled up one of the most important moves in the game into a random dice roll. A fucking random fucking dice fucking roll for fuck's sake. What the fuck? How is that supposed to help create a competitive environment? Just in case that wasn't bad enough, if rumors are true combat is majorly skewed towards the charger. So really combat is largely even more random than before, since getting into it now hinges on a roll.
Then we get to the percentages. Way to invalidate every single army book in print, assholes. Also, take a look at the basics: minimum 3 troops and 25% of army, max 25% in all other categories, and no more than 2 of the same rare choice. So you listened to all the idiots who favor comp and fucked over the game. Way to go douche bags. Now we're stuck with an antiquated system that favors some armies while royally fucking over others. Well 45 Skaven Warlock Engineers in one army here I come.... So if you want us to use more core units, why not take a note from 40k? Make scenarios that require core units to "score" or something like that. What you are giving us is an abomination.
Anything else of interest that we get? Yeah, god damn sea monsters. Yes, you aren't hallucinating*; there are rules for sea monsters in the book. All in all it looks like GW is throwing solid gaming fundamentals out the window for the Umami that is "fun." Yes, that's right we are now having narrative gaming forced further down our throats at the heart of a core system. Didn't you learn anything after the sales of your last few 40k supplements? Not all gamers like your "narrative is fun" system. Way to miss out on an opportunity to create a game that could have sustained fluff bunnies and the not-fluff bunnies alike.
At the end of the day I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the bits and pieces for my Empire and Skaven armies that I've been amassing over the last year. Not sure that it's worth playing at this point.