So we’ve heard quiet a few things about the New Chapter Approved Warzone Nephilim which is set to release later on this month. I’m gonna have a quick look at a few of the changes which seem like they will have more of an impact on the competitive scene as a whole then others.
The first change i want to talk about is 2 secondaries which will no longer be present in the new book. I am talking about Stranglehold and To The Last. Now I absolutely love this change, personally I believe it’s going to make games a lot closer and more tight fought. The reason for this being that some armies had such a big advantage over their opponent in 5 objective games because it was really easy for them to hold 3 objectives at the end of their own turn. Now I am currently playing Eldar at competitive events and I have been taking Stranglehold and To The Last in every single one of my games. The reason being is I have enough firepower to clear my opponents units off the centre objective and then I have insanely cheap units like 40 point Vypers which will score me stranglehold each turn by standing on that objective and I am then only trading away a 40 point unit. To The Last is the secondary that I am most happy to see gone as it was way too easy to abuse. The fact that I have been able to take Baharroth and 2 units of Swooping Hawks as my To The Last choices and score 15 points easy in most of my games is insane, because it’s not like they even had to sit at the back of the board the whole game, they shoot every single turn even if they have to go into bad spots on the board in order to get good angles on units because they just jump away after and don’t get hit back. For that reason I am happy To The Last is now gone, but I would also like to see some sort of change to Swooping Hawks aswell, such as their Skyleap ability being changed to “Once per battle”.