FTN Episode 429 – The Balance Data Slate Attacks – Revenge of the Balance

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The Q2 Balance Data Slates swings for the fences and NO ONE IS SAFE!  Just kidding… it’s actually pretty even keel and these changes should reinvigorate matched play in ways we didn’t expect.  The goal seemed to be to smooth out the top rungs of competitive lists and lift up the under performers.  It does that.

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GUARD ARE BACK BABY!   Okay okay okay, I got a little excited but I’m pretty interested in seeing how the guard changes inspire generals to get back on the table.  It’s been super lean for them this edition.  This is a band-aid for sure but its the best thing they’ve gotten to date in 9th.

Custodes tumble and lose a TON of their flexibility.  I don’t know how I feel about this yet and I’m not sure we can truly understand how this will impact list building but it is definitely going to be harder for Custodes players to score points round to round.  It’s not impossible though.

Astartes of all types get a massive boost to their armor saves. This will 100% change what people consider taking and mark these words… We’ll see more Chaos Space Marines as result of it.

One of the more controversial changes is around the bodyguard rule. Now it takes the game a little bit out of the abstract and more into a less fun sponge sort of process.  I don’t mind this.  There is sniper mechanic in the game that doesn’t get as much play as you might expect.  Maybe that changes now causing players to have more interaction on the table and play a little less cavalier?  We’ll see.

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