|RIP Great Book|
Some of the things in here just doesn't make sense.
- There's no magic armor in the entire book, only some makeshift gift, which is also inconsistent with design fluff.
- You cannot swap any of the gifts for armor, only subpar weapons.
- The gifts are horribly overpriced compared to 40K.
- The Bloodthirster is only wearing Heavy Armor, but are wearing 3+ in 40K.
- Flying units are not the same as 40K, where you need Skyfire to shoot. A cannon can bring about the ruin of your expensive Greater Daemon with ease.
- There is no dispel scroll in the book.
- The prices for some of these Locus just doesn't make ANY sense. Some are 5 points, some are the price of the Herald itself and are nowhere near as good as the cheaper ones.
- The prices for everything players own has increased, the prices for everything they might not decreased. In the case of the Skull Cannon, the thing is overpowered and undercosted at the same time, probably trying to sell the damn model.
- The design seems to be all over the place; incredibly inconsistent with its pricing:power and inconsistent with the fluff as well.
The only redeeming quality is the magic, and the funny/sad/pitiful part of it is that the magic is EXACTLY the same as the Warriors of Chaos magic that came out a month ago. There is literally nothing different except for the Boon.
I feel truly sad for all WHFB Daemon players for this disgraceful attempt at an army book. Although the power level of the 7th Ed. book was way up there, it was well-written and had the tons of viable options/army builds, enough so players both casual and competitive can enjoy. This new book does not.
I'm at a loss of words, I can't even say that the other designers kept Mat Ward on a leash because of the power of the previous book. I feel that all the creative process was stripped and this book was the red-headed step child of the 40K book. In fact, that's exactly what it feels like: They took the 40k book, gutted it and made a hastily and poorly-made translation to the Fantasy engine.