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28 June 2012

Reading 6th Edition - The first few pages

Nick speaking,

The first thing I noticed about the new book is that it is huge, much thicker than previous editions. It's going to be heavier to lug around with you and will most certainly take up more bookshelf space than it probably needs to! The pages and print are of the same high quality that forth edition was, but most of the illustrations have been upgraded to colour, which does make it look very nice.

I started off flicking around the book in excitement trying to get snip bits of rules, but I soon realised that I would just have to start reading it from the beginning instead, as some things just didn't make sense. So once my adrenaline had calmed down a bit, page one it was...


The first few pages are pretty much the same as we all know and love, with only one rule change, and it is quite a big one. You are now able to 'always check any distance at anytime'. Later in the book it continues to say that you can see if your unit has the correct range before you select to attack that unit, confirming that you can literally pre-measure anything you want. Sounds good, but I have a feeling there are going to be a lot of permanently extended tape measures around the tables.

As I continue through the book, it is great to see that key rules that we are always looking for, are all highlighted in bold black writing. I think this is going to be a real benifit when searching for that rule you can never find. The book also has a good quality built in book marker, which I think is brilliant. So that's it for the first few pages, next up is the movement phase...

7 comments:

  1. The book is a thing of beauty, it even smells good lol

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  2. Are there page number cross-references for rules interactions (ie blah blah blah, see p. 97), and is there an index that looks useful?

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  3. Yep, page numbers everywhere and a massive index, much better than 5th for that Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device

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  4. I was reading it in the car one the way home last night(GF was driving obviously), and she was all "I can smell incense?" , perfect set up for me to remind her that the book was straight from the Holy Administratum on Terra!

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  5. It's GWs new marketing strategy, make all their books smell so good that we go and buy them all, even the LotR ones!

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