Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Rise of Chaos in 6th Ed.


Like many chaos and daemons players, I'm very much looking forward to 6th Edition W40k.  If the rumours are to be believed, then Chaos in general will have a much larger role to play in the next edition of the game.  

This rise might represent a general re-focusing of the game by the designers.  That is, of course, welcome.  But here's another thought (or rather: guess) that I'd like to put out there.  The Emperor is dead.  Considering that the plotline of the Grim Dark Future was enhanced in the previous core rules by stating the Golden Throne is / has gone wrong and is un-repairable, this may not be a totally outrageous proposition.  Is it going to be true? ... probably not!  So here's an alternative: Abaddon's success rate improves after 12 attempts...  Anyone else with alternative background reasons for the rise of the importance of chaos in 6th, please leave a comment!

One way or another, the prospect is enticing for the rise in the importance of chaos in 6th Edition ;)

3 comments:

Anton said...

we can only hope...

I'm hoping to the sanity of myself that the chaos codex is actually worth the wait...

Phil said...

Anything that elevates Chaos to "supremely evil threat" from "Saturday morning cartoon villains" is going to be an improvement for me. Death of the Emperor though? That's pretty galaxy shattering from a setting that isn't known for big plot progressions.

Spifferson said...

I think we will see a greater number of "chaos" codexes much like the imperial space marines.
Power armored armies sell well and although much of them are imperial or "counts-as" Imperial bringing the power of chaos up to par and releasing full books for the various styles/factions makes a lot of sense when your trying to sell miniatures.

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