FTN Episode 484 – What Does The Balance Dataslate Mean To YOU?

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The balance dataslate dropped last week with huge quality of life improvements on both sides of the table.  What does this mean to you?  I know a lot of players found themselves with a couple of hundred points to spare.  Some other players.. Not so much.

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Aeldari definitely take a bit of a hit in this dataslate with point increases and changes to devastating wounds.  The dev wounds thing is still hugely powerful against vehicles and large models but how hoards are a little more insulated from the effect.  The point changes will no doubt cause some generals to have re-think about their lists but we theorize the night spinners and fire prisms will still make it into lists but we might see a fewer Warp Spiders and Shadow Specters.

Several units saw their sizes messed with.  This can be an increase or decrease.  Balance comes in many forms…

Armies like Death Guard are getting a whole new lease on life but is it enough?  We don’t really cover the nuances of Death Guard on the show but you can expect that and some army lists for several factions coming next week!

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