Well that sounds like a horrible, horrible state of affairs!!
No I'm talking about the third codex. The previous one to the current. Its hayday was in 4th edition. Or 4.5th ed if you count the abomination of the first assault rules revision. (although for a brief time my Eldar Banshees were awesomly awesome!)
I felt with the release of the current dex GW dumbed down the entire CSM list. The whole shift on to renegades and the emphasis on Huron Blackheart, (who lets face it is a fart in the wind compared to Kharn, Abaddon Arihman etc... ) really did the list a diservice. I think its a direction I resented GW taking. The way I saw if GW nerfed my army overnight and I've played with it once since.
Ok... I realised we've hijacked this thread and taken it off the tracks widly so fearing the wrath of the
mods I'm going to attempt to get it back on track.
What I want to see;
I want to see options to enable the selection of Legion specific traits.
These should be both a boon and a restriction to those who choose them.
For example;Alpha Legion:
Whole army gets infiltrate but no access to armour, Mark; No mark, cannot summon deamons.Black Legion:
Standard Codex army (Ultramarine but WAY meaner
) Any Mark Deathguard:
T5 standard, may take 0-2 Havocs as troops(not the compulsory choices) . Mark; Nurgle onlyEmperors Children:
I5 standard, Noise marines as troops, Mark; Slaanesh only Iron Warriors:
Access to seige equipment / specialist dreads but no access to bikes, raptors or army can't sweep in n cc. Mark; HQ undivided only, all other any mark.Night Lords:
0-2 raptors + 0-2 bikes as troops (non compilsory) cannot take heavy armour Mark; HQ undivided only, all other any mark. Thousand Sons:
5++ save for all infantry, some cool psychic stuff, Mark Tzeentch only. Word Bearers:
May select minor daemons from codex daemons as (not scoring) troops, Mark; undivided only. World Eaters:
Can take Beserkers as troops. Cannot take any other mark than the mark of Khorne.
Other: restore Oblits to how they were but restict to 0-1 per army and possibly a points hike.
Land raider varients.
More daemon engines. Blight drones. some sort of Talos for Slaanesh armies...
Ok this is all just rattled off the top of my head now as I'm bored at work and waiting to go into a meeting.