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The new GW Limited Edition game...
The problem with Dreadfleet was that it had an identity crisis. If it's a self contained game then why include a ship for pretty much every faction? It looks completely incoherent and doesn't appeal at all to fans attached to particular factions. They won't be appeased by a single ship. Unlikely that it was meant to gauge interest and possibly follow up with expansions. So why the fuck do that?
The sad part is that if it flopped that can mean the end of the one off GW board games. The GW bigwigs are fickle as hell and might thing Space Hulk was a fluke. No it wasn't, it's just a great game with striking visuals no mater which edition. Dreadfleet can't touch that. Not that there are that many old GW games I'd like to see reprinted. Blood Bowl comes to mind, maybe Gorkamork, Mordheim and Necromunda (these 3 would need a serious rules revision - all are based on fantasy/40k ruleset which were already dated 15 years ago). I wouldn't mind a brand new game though, if they hired some actual designers instead of rehashing same 2 games every couple of years. When it comes to tons of awesome plastic minis you can't get much better than GW big boxes.
As a hobby where you paint your army, make up a history for it and get really into the theme and back story in addition to playing it is OK. As a game itself not so much (completely lacking in balance, ambiguous rules, etc).
PavingMantis wrote: Someone here has had to have played 40k, is it fun? Seems like an okay time to buy in, what with the new edition just out, the rulebook being included in this set, and two decent factions... I can sucker someone into trying this with me.