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Mc1gamer posted a blog entry in Mc1gamer's Unlocking Age of Sigmar
If (hopefully when) the Maw-krusha gets its inevitable points reduction in GHBII, what are fellow Ironjawz players expecting &/or hoping it to get reduced to? What is a Maw-krusha feasibly comparable to? For instance, a Frostlord on Thundertusk is only 420 points (!). Mannfred is 460. Thanquol is 500 points. From 520 points, I'd like to see the Maw get reduced down to the 400-460 spectrum, however as I'm forever the pessimist, I expect it will more likely be 480-500. Thoughts?
So lts been almost a year now since AOS came out and I thought that I would give my thoughts and opinions of the game we've come to know, especially with the impending release of the generals handbook. So traveling back in time last year when AOS came out I went into the game with an open mind, my initial impressions of the game were that it was simple but enjoyable something that I could see myself playing at my local club in a more casual way. Which especially in my area people did not like the whole idea of just play casual and for fun take whatever you liked mentality was alien to most which was understandable, but I loved the fact there was no points to start of with it meant that I could go to my local club with the AOS starter set and still play games, I didn't have to spend £300 on an army to play a game; plus when points arnt involved you can argue that everything is worth taking its just a matter of how much you take or how big the unit is. Now I loved and still do and it might be the best thing about AOS imo but the fact that you can play a game with whatever size force you want is fantastic, I recently picked up some of the oruuk new releases and with the exception of a giant I feel like the project is done and im planning on doing a small death army for the Deadwalkers throne of skulls in july, but like everyone else my AOS funds are finite and back in 8th edition I woukldnt have dreamed of doing 2 projects soooo close together but now I can!. So the rules,when AOS released I looked at the 4 pages of rules and thought wow that's not a lot but as time has gone on I feel like its the right amount for casual play, no more spending 5 mins looking for a rule and much more importantly I haven't had a rules argument with any of my opponants in over a year; and ive found that a lot of the complexity in terms of rules comes from the warscrolls and the synergies that come from particular combinations, don't get me wrong the game still has a lot of tactics but the game isn't too complex to play. Now most of my games have been casual games with no points or pool choices being used, mostly for games workshop events now don't get me wrong I have used mo comp and pool choices having played at the SCGT (#onlythefaithful) and they do help balance the games to a certain extent and if you enjoy organised play I whole heartedly recommend checking them out especially the scgt on warscroll builder or on heelanhammers website, now my experiences have been very positive apart from one game where my opponent took 27 flamers .... I cannot remember having a bad game, having been to 4 games workshop events and the SCGT not to mention all my pick up games that's amazing. Now regardless of whether you prefer organised events like tournaments or more casual games AOS caters for both and I like that, I like having options on how I want to play the game. Now going forward with the announcement of the generals handbook and the 3 ways to play I find myself once again being super excited for the hobby, I love the fact they are keeping casual play and I am optimistic about the narrative play (as long as it is sort of like the path to glory open narrative gameplay), the organised play i.e. points doesn't fuss me I will try it out but the fact that now if I don't like it I don't have to use points excites me even more. I still have the option to do small warbands/projects if I want to but use 1 army to play organised if needs be which I like, I like having options whereas in the past I would do the same army for 4 months, so I'm looking at the generals handbook the same way I did with AOS originally by keeping an open mind; and I'm not going to lie I do miss points. So what are your thoughts what do you like about AOS, what do you think needs changing and how do you feel about the generals handbook ?