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Dasyatis
11-10-2009, 10:56
Just wondering what people thought of the use of the Apocalypse datasheets in normal games of 40k.

Datasheets (http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/article.jsp?community=&catId=cat60016a&categoryId=900006&aId=3400020&_requestid=1435292&_requestid=1442245)

There seems to be some quite nice and fluffy ideas in here. I`m personally interested in the Emperors Children list as a way to actually field a Cult list and the Land Raider Ares as a 24" killing machine for my Dark Angels.

I think taking on the Green Tide might be interesting, and the rest seem to contain plenty of converting possibilities.

grissom2006
11-10-2009, 11:51
They aren't for none Apocolypse games as a rule but in a friendly i'd be cool with it but it really does depend on who you play.

Bunnahabhain
11-10-2009, 15:19
Some of them might be viable, but you'd have to be careful with which ones you use.

The guard storm trooper strike force, for example, would work well in normal 40K, as would the lost and the damned. Super heavies, or ones spamming a dozen MCs are a bad idea.

stormboy
11-10-2009, 16:00
I think you could do some really cool themed battles with Datasheets and some datasheets tend to lend themselves to regular play. But I think the designers threw out any ideas of balance when they made Apocalypse - so be careful. Try it out and let us know which ones work well in the regular 40k games and which ones are too powerful or too weak.

The Orange
11-10-2009, 17:23
The only thing stopping you is opponent permission, at which point it's not really a normal game of 40k. I'm sure a lot of those data sheets could be fun in smaller games so I'd give it a thumb's up.

threewolftats
11-10-2009, 17:37
as long as your opponent is ok with it, why not? ITS ONLY A GAME!

AFnord
11-10-2009, 22:48
As long as both people agree, and you pick sensible ones, then yes. Some simply won't work well in 40k, and some are not well balanced, but if you want to add a twist to the game, then give it a try.

sigur
12-10-2009, 00:26
This actually doesn't sound too bad for themed battles as long, as mentioned before, you apply common sense of what works in such a battle and what does not.