This is a little something i posted on my local forum, and thought i would share it with the PP world (as it is to do with them )
My original post --- > http://westgamer.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=20208
This is just a little something I've been thinking of lately, and thought, i may as well express my thoughts, and see if others agree.
OK, so let's face the facts, 8th edition of Warhammer was the greatest thing to happen to PP.
The change in Warhammer left a lot of gaming veteran's feeling a little empty, and lost.
The new system was not what we had hoped for. It was this time that a lot of us looked to new things.
So I, like many others, jumped onto this new (yet old) system, that PP has offered us.
And the Exploding scene of Warmachine & Hordes was born.
I Personally didn't take to the game until about Feburary 2011, 6-7 months after the 8th edition release of WHFB.
By this time, the number of War Machine tables were starting to build already.
So, We flip forward about 2 months, I am just starting to get a hang of the game, and enter my first 2-3 tournaments.
Loving the system, its a really enjoyable rules set, and is amazing suited to competitive play.
Then, There is a release for War Machine, in the name of "Wrath".
This was a little unsettling for me. It was again something new, to a system, which was already quite new to me.
These large things, that go by the name of "Battle Engines" were, interesting.
I was unsure if PP were making the correct decision here. Going down the same sort of path, as my last beloved system,
bringing in larger and larger pieces to a game. And we all know how that panned out.
After the release of the Battle Engines, there was indeed a large sigh of relief when the gaming community realised
that these large models, were actucally balanced. And often, not your best option for 9pts.
To a smaller extent, that was even little rant pages on their forums (often ignored) about how "under-powered" they were.
So then, flip forward anoth 5-6 months, and the Hordes system also gets their Battle Engines,
The come in the new book, Domintation, which also adds 2 new casters each, and a few odds and ends to each faction.
Yet again, I am impressed with the fact, nothing looks overtly "over powered" or be "must haves".
Yet all things are interesting, and I would like to use / Play agasint all things in the book. (Even the Siege )
But flip forward just a few months. April. We are now at a stage where PP are looking at introducing the newest installment.
Colossals are fast approaching, and are already up on their web page. As is the coming book.
Where also at this stage, not all the Battle Engines (along with some other nice things) are even released yet.
I guess what I am getting at, is that it seems that PP are really running through their new releases.
I could even see in just over 12 months time, we could even be looking at MK III
I personally just feel like they needed to slow down these releases.
Give people some time to actually use some of the models that you "intend" on releasing (at some point...)
As these small changes can have an effect on local meta's (for example, Domination = more Skorne players locally)
Yet, in the Skorne releases, we are still missing, Raider, Engine, Character heavy.
Every book puts small subtle changes in local meta, and i don't believe we are "bored" of what the last 2 books have done yet.
We have hardly gotten a real experience of what some of the battle engines can do (I've only played against 2 of the engines so far)
As someone who was stung by change in a previous game system, I fear what too much quick change "may" do to this system,
but at the same time, looking at the last 2 books, I am confident, that PP will not make the same mistake.
Anyone else feel the same way ?
Or do you feel PP are moving at a nice pace ?