Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Warmachine Battle Engines, Maybe Not So Broken?
There's a nice pic to show the size of the new Battle Engines coming out for Warmachine. Now when I first heard about the battle engines I didn't know what to think. Part of me thought that PP was going the route of Apoc and part of me thought that PP was going to begin to introduce vehicles into the game. I would have been ok with the engines used in a Apoc style game but if PP decided to go the vehicle route ala GW, I would have been pretty mad. I've seen enough of vehicles in 40K and I don't want to see another game system go that route.
Apparently I was wrong on both accounts. Rumors that I've been hearing (that are pretty reliable) stated that the Khador Battle Engine will be FA:2. For newbies that means you can take up to 2 of them. It is also said that it'll cost about 9 points, so roughly the same as a Warjack. This means a few things right off the bat. First they can be used in normal sized games. If you want to be the jag off that puts 2 of these into their 25 point list, feel free, but you'll be gimping yourself severely. These are HUGE units that everyone can see and pull LOS to because of the enormous base. You're also playing on a 4 x 4 board which means your opponent should have no problem getting to the thing pretty quickly. Also with the thing only costing 9 points that tells me that they are not going to be game breaking. If anyone can correctly balance a new unit type into a game, it's PP.
So I'm pretty excited now after hearing about the rumored FA and points cost. I wonder if I can make some Budweiser barrels and fit them on the carriage somehow....