Episode 53: The 2017 Christmas Episode
In our third annual Christmas episode, we talk about the Games Workshop, Warhammer 40K and our major events from 2017. We also talk about the state of the game of 40K as it sits right now. Finally, we discuss some of the controversies as well as what we are looking forward to in 2018.
Major Events from 2017
Las Vegas Open 2017 for Matt and Mark.
Gathering storm gave us three Triumvirate boxes and a new faction: Ynnari.
New edition of 40K!
- Huge marketing push by GW
- Primaris Marines
- New army: Deathguard
- Indexes for every army
Boise Cup in 8th Edition
Other tournaments we attended: Storm of Silence, Harvester and Da Mamas Boyz in Moscow Idaho.
10 Codexes by the end of the year: Space Marines, Chaos Space Marines, Deathguard, Grey Knights, Astra Militarum, Ad Mech, Eldar, Tyranids, Blood Angels and Dark Angels. Demons early next year.
Boxed games: Shadespire and Necromunda.
Horus Heresy staying with 7th edition.
FAQs and errata
Controversy and Salt in 2017
Illegal lists at major tournaments
Units that are extremely undercosted and FW problems
FAQs and other quick and unexpected changes
Female representation in 40K
State of 40K at the end of 2017
What kinds of armies and playstyles win games right now?
Transition to codexes; what do we expect will happen?
Looking ahead to 2018
What are you most excited about? What are your plans?