I’m going to say something which may be unpopular in some circles.
Maybe get me thrown out… 😉
I am increasingly not a fan of highlander comp.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to play endless games of screamer council or whatever other unkillable combinations the young kids eager to prove their manhood come up with but I’m just finding the highlander rules to be really restrictive when making lists.
Duh…it’s meant to be I hear you cry.
Well yeah I get that it’s there to stop people spamming the more obvious choices from each codex and try and encourage a bit of variety in armies. But for me it’s just stopping me doing things like:
- Taking 2 or 3 pods for my marines
- Taking 2 Lone Wolves, meaning I’m unlikely to take any because 1 on it’s own isn’t that useful
- Taking a dreadnought based space wolf army
- Taking an armoured spearhead wolf army with my grey hunters mounted up in rhinos
Things like that. None of which are exactly game breaking right?
Instead I find myself having to use lists which have one grey hunter pack outflanking, one in a pod, one in a rhino, one in a razorback. Maybe some blood claws if the event has comped troops choices as well. It’s just not how I want my armies to look.
What’s the alternative?
I don’t know.
Join the free for all events?
Maybe. Take a heavy loss in the first game or 2 and then play 3 enjoyable games with an army I like the look of.
Go full on waac?
Not really an option with my codexes of choice, Space Wolves and Ultramarines.
If this is the point that you are expecting to come out with my proposals then don’t hold your breath. I don’t have the answer.
I just know that highlander comp isn’t really doing it for me.