|Ottomans man, damn they're sexy.|
Yes, you read correctly. Instead of wasting my time with Escalation in 40K, I've decided to invest some more time in an old favorite. I'm officially back and playing Dystopian Wars on top of making commitments in Firestorm Armada. What can I say? I've been loving the stuff that Spartan Games have been doing for their games because I honestly feel like they care about their fanbase. I read over the 2.0 rules for Firestorm and it looks like they touched upon a lot of the areas players were having issues with. They streamlined the rules, made them easier to understand and cleared up a lot of things that were confusing and unneeded. On top of this, they added a lot of player suggestions and developed their project around community feedback and player expectations.
With that said, I now own a total of 3 fleets. I have the Empire of the Blazing Sun, which were my first army but right now, they're probably my least favorite. I'm not entirely sure why that is, but I think it has something to do with the lack of special rules and the over-reliance on gimmicky mechanics such as Incendiary Rockets and Raging Fires. The Sharp Turn MAR on all the ships is the only saving grace since I absolutely love maneuverability. While not as movetastic as the Japanese, the French is probably my favorite fleet at the moment. They have really cool abilities in both aesthetic design and fantasy so that's really appealing to me. The thought of Heat Lances ripping superheated holes into the side of ships while Cloud Generators shroud your advance is way cool. That's why for my third fleet, I've recently decided to pick up Ottomans. While I don't like the idea of flying ships, I really like the aesthetic design of the Ottoman ships and the fact they're riddled with broadsides. The fact that they can generate storms through their Firtina Generators that can be used offensively or defensively is just too much. Oh, and they can ally with the French, so I can't wait to try some allied fleets out and see what happens.
Oh, and incase you're wondering what happened to my Tyranid pictures.. let's just say I got contacted by GW Legal. The pictures are gone, but I'm sure you can find them elsewhere on the net!