Re: [Epic] What scares me about Epic 40K

From: john <beckjoh1_at_...>
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 1997 11:58:43 -0800

Keith Zanardi wrote:
> >
> >But this is exactly the main fear I have of the re-write, its
> >cheese-ability. There's nothing I hate more than losing because someone
> >simply power-gamed their way through, using little loop holes in the rules
> >and using the absolute best and nothing else. I have done it myself, but
> >only as a bit of fun with the agreement of my opponent. I don't mind losing
> >to a better general, to having picked a poor army or having a poor
> >deployment or even to bad luck! But losing to a power-gamer annoys me no
> >end. And I am afraid that to increase profits, GW may increase the
> >cheese-level of my beloved Epic. I know that it has cheese in its current
> >form, but its like a single pack of cheese slices at the moment, not the
> >whole supermarket dairy section like the other two systems can be if used
> >poorly. Please don't let this come to be!!
> >
> I know what you mean. When I first started playing Epic everyone
> said that I caught on quick and soon could hold my own with the best
> of them. Then the group decided that I should play against the
> undefeated player. No one had ever beaten him in Epic. I said sure.
> He played Chaos which I never played against. I welcomed the change.
> (I played IG) His standard list contains the following:
> 3 Warlord Titans each with Fire Control Towers, Plasma Destructors,
> 2 Barrage Missiles, and a Deathstrike Cannon head. Oh, and 2
> Carapace multi-lasers. (Note, this group was doing Battle Groups
> at 3 Warlords for 1800pts. at that time)
> 2 Lord of Battles each with 2 Deathstorm Launchers
> 1 Bloodthirster
> 15 Detachments of Bloodletters
> 1 Co. Chaos Marines
> 3 Thunderhawk Gunships
> Total 6000pts.
> Well anyway, when I fired at those Bloodletters I was surprised to
> find out that they regenerated 50% of the time. Not to mention the
> 6 Barrage Missile Launchers and DS cannon shots on turn one.
> Followed up by 12 Plasma Destructor shots, TH's in MY artillery
> (what was left) and 75 Bloodletters hell, their CAF is what? +5?
> It was a lesson in true futility. My first game with him was over
> turn one.
> I thought you folks would get a kick out of this Chaos army list.
> Anyone out there think they could beat it? I know I can't.
> Keith
> >
Isn't this illegal, where are the greater demons? You have to have 1
greater demon card for each of the 5 bloodletters, and everything else.


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