Latest rumours from Blood of Kittens.
Every unit gets a 6+ save vs. all Psychic Powers.
Random Charge Lengths are in
Pre-measuring is in.
Random Battle field effects are in.
All armies can purchase buildings for placement on the battlefield.
Psychic powers are selected during deployment. (except Grey Knights)
Deployment and Missions types have doubled.
I have always worried about pre measuring. It is the main reason I stopped playing historical rules sets like WRG 6th ed, 7th ed and DBM, DBR. As a non hardcore player I actually quite like a more random game as long as on the balance of probability some skill is still needed. However if pre measuring is part of 6th ed then the inherent predictability it brings is counterbalanced by random charge distances. Essentially the end result will be similar to how it works today other than the game will be much slower.
I like ‘Allies’ so I can use more of my toys together and the idea of more scenarios is good however will these be asymmetric?
Finally, I worry when I hear pundits talking about GW copying fantasy 8th edition because I have heard nothing good from players about this edition. So from those sad chaps amongst us who actually play Fantasy, how do you feel about a move towards those mechanisms used in Fantasy 8th ed?