FTN Episode 495 – Getting Started With Old World – Unit Fillers

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Now that folks have seen the rules and have an idea what to expect from the Old World.  How do you make those large rank and file units without breaking the bank?  We talk a little bit about that and continue to muse on things to come with the New/Old Game.

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There are some amazing tutorials out there on how to make unit fillers for your rank and file games. These are sometimes huge time and money savers as they all you to cut down on the number of specific models you need to complete ranks for those sweet sweet rank bonuses.

After the break we talk a little bit about what it takes to make a ‘good’ 40k army as well.  There is so much talk out there on what people are hoping and waiting for from a Balance Data slate that I think some people have taken their eye off of the basics.

At this point we all know what the mission cards require us to do.  We need to have units in our list that are capable of that. These are the ‘new’ building blocks of 40k.  TONS of games are being played out there and the ones that are doing the best have a lot of list in their list… if you know what I mean.  Actually, you don’t have to guess, you just have to listen to this show. ha!

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