Bell of Lost Souls posted the latest round of 40K 5th edition rule rumors. For the most part, I don’t get worked up about changes to 40K rules- I’ve only played 2-3 times in the past two years. But this one really burns me:
Line of Sight:
There are no height levels, all terrain is true LOS (even jungles and woods). They will need to be modeled appropriately if they are to block LOS.
Now even the terrain is made obsolete by a new rule set! As the person who frequently brings the terrain, I now need to bring and build taller terrain if I want to make sure LOS is blocked equally for all units. Short trees need to be replaced by tall trees. Short, fragmented ruins need to be replace by larger, more complete buildings. If you’ve followed this blog at all, you know that most of my terrain pieces are cast in plaster. Bigger terrain will mean heavier boxes, more sore backs and even worse fuel economy getting to events (OK, that last one is a bit of a stretch).
In related news – stay tuned for a new Warhammer Ancients army – those Chinese from 500 BC are not changing any time soon.