Vox Cast Transmission 19: Warhammer 40k 8th Edition Official Review

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It’s here! Courtesy of Games Workshop, we were able to sit down with the new 8th Edition rules and Army
Indexes! Watch as Beard questions us on our initial impressions and we cover the major changes to the rules and factions!!

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Andrew Carter
Andrew Carter

Excellent review and I agree with pretty much all the points raised, I play all flavours of Aeldari and Nids and I’m having a tough time deciding what to play first as it’s all looking pretty good (except Ynnari, I think Strength from Death got even more powerful because it does let you fight twice and now gives you an extra Psychic phase as well, thast just far too much).

I’m just jelaous that you guys are getting an easy chance to play the game two weeks before the rest of us!

John Barber
John Barber

Overall I *really* like the new 8th edition. I covered why on the accompanying battle report. I am divided on the psychic system. One thing I do love is the lack of ‘mana batteries.’ Grey Knight squads/Pink Horrors etc no longer provide just warp charge dice. They are psykers in their own right. What I don’t like is the matched play limitations. I view it as completely unnecessary when they could just have any limitations in the core rules. Also; considering the game has all been apparently worked on together; and the datasheets have been made with care and an… Read more »

Michael O'Holloran
Michael O'Holloran

Really enjoyable and informative. Mike is our hobby Paxman.

Taylor Allison
Taylor Allison

This was great, guys — you’re clearly stoked about the new edition (as am I!!), but the part at the end talking about balance was spot-on as well. I think another bit of feedback you can give GW when talking about game balance is using mathhammer — if you’ve got some specialist who is barely making a dent against its intended targets after a turn of shooting or combat, that says a lot about balance as well. Anyway, again, great feedback from you guys, and I’m pretty much in 100% agreement (of course, I’m a little more salty that my… Read more »

Philip Swanson
Philip Swanson

Lawrence, what are your thoughts on the new tyranids? With all the new rules and points for all the factions, its hard to know whats strong and whats not. See anything awesome for the bugs?

Chris Brothwood
Chris Brothwood

Yeah great review. You all looked like kids in a candy shop :).

Anders Tefre Myhrvold
Anders Tefre Myhrvold

Lawrence, I am surprised you’re not more hyped about the spikey elves!
So many units got combat drugs, which are reeaally good now – wyches, hellions, succubus. Practically everyone in a wych cult is now a raving drug fiend and I love it! Furthermore, you have a 6+ ignore damage from turn 1, and practically everyone hits on a roll of 2 from turn 3!

MathiasHantho
MathiasHantho

beautiful review, beautiful people, beautiful Beard, beautiful questions… more Beard asking beautiful questions please. And the battle report!… say no more! now here is my question to you guys: As I saw a read through of the “codexes” I noticed that as far as I could tell the inquisition has changed drastically. No more crusaders, death cult assassins, arco-flagellants or priests! no more inquisitorial warband! Tell me is it really so? can someone please take a look? If so that technically means that not all the models we own can be used in the new edition (just a small tecnicallity…… Read more »

Vooddoogunnz
Vooddoogunnz

yay! That is all!