View Full Version : What points value do you think you will you play?

05-03-2010, 02:42
Hypothetically speaking----if the rumored changes for 8th edition are true, namely percentage restrictions for lists and speeding up of the phases, what size games do you think you will play?

05-03-2010, 03:25
3000+ me and my friends can easly do it and I'll relish the chance to play wth more of my collection

05-03-2010, 03:30
Mostly it will depend on the point values in each book as they are released, but rumours also support the move to larger armies/lower point values similar to what's seen in 40K...

Unless there is a shift in the basic gameplay, I don't see much change from the player perspective, what I *do* see is this impacting the number of players if people are expected to expand their armies...

05-03-2010, 05:09
I will play whatever the tournament standard is; I can make any old list and have fun playing with friends but scramble when tournament time approaches, or I can make a tournament list and have fun playing with friends AND be ready when a tournament rolls around.

05-03-2010, 05:11
I'll continue playing at the points level I normally do: 3500.

05-03-2010, 05:35
I can only say that I hope so badly the rumour isn't true. It will screw me up so badly. I don't want this! NOOO!!!

Ok I'm sort of sane now. Well I say 4000 point games at the least. Probably higher.

Lord Solar Plexus
05-03-2010, 06:10
I'm afraid I do not know enough at this point about how the game will change and the implications to tell you.

05-03-2010, 07:03
I will play any number of pts.

05-03-2010, 07:07
I will probably encourage my close play group to go from 2250 to 3k, that is also assuming that the game gets sped up a bit. At my local store though I am just not fostering a new play environment there so I am guessing I will be playing whatever points value my opponent as the model count for, thats okay though small games can be great fun as well.

05-03-2010, 07:19
I usually will play around 2000 points but I really enjoy huge Fantasy games at about 30,000 a side.

05-03-2010, 08:16
I like big points and I can not lie
You other brothers can't deny
That when a playa walks in with a long list
And a fat case in your face
You get sprung

05-03-2010, 08:27
I will play any number of pts.


05-03-2010, 09:03
Voted 2k as its what I play now.

If the game speeds up in 8th ed then it's all well and good as it takes a while to play 2k now in a friendly, non-tournament environment, but I can't see my friends and I playing bigger points games on a regular basis (or at all as I don't think they particularly have any want or desire to buy more models for their existing armies, especially as one of them has just started doing a second army)

05-03-2010, 09:09
I usually play 1,5k games and I will proably keep doing so.

Lord Malorne
05-03-2010, 09:19
We usually play 2,000pts. Depends on the end result, at this time I would say 2,500pts when 8th comes out.

The Red Scourge
05-03-2010, 09:57
An adequate points size to have a game within the time devoted to it :)

The boyz
05-03-2010, 09:59
We will just carry on playing our normal sized games of 1500-2000pts.

05-03-2010, 10:08
I will play what ever size me and my opp decide on. In the last 3 weeks I have played 2250, 1500 (no SCs) and 3000 (with SCs). Only tournaments and WAAC gamers (and potentially table size) force you into playing a certain points size game.

05-03-2010, 10:20
Locally there has been a preference for 2250, whereas where I used to live previously we tended more to go with 2500. If people here jump up to 2500 as well, it'd be great for me.

I only have a 6x4 table and I can't really fit a bigger one (and neither can the local little club), so there is an upward limit to how many points you can play without the table ending up being very crowded. There is also the question of time - we like to get in two games in a day of fairly relaxed playing (a lot of the guys don't play very often, so they are slow) on a Sunday, so if a bigger game takes too much time it's a no-go.

Desert Rain
05-03-2010, 10:44
I'll probably continue playing in the 2000 to 2250 points area.

05-03-2010, 11:17
I have a 4'x8' table. for the fun of it you can do 6k+ games on it, but in the end it is ideal for up to 3.5-4k, depending on the armies.

however, tournaments will probably stay at the same army size - whatever point values it will be then. and I expect this to remain until there is another clear cut like 5th/6th was.

The SkaerKrow
05-03-2010, 11:19
I have no idea, as 8th Edition isn't out yet, and we don't conclusively know any of the changes that are going to occur.

05-03-2010, 18:58
I will probably keep playing at 2500, same as I do at the moment - if the game speeds up it just means I can get 3 games in at the club on a sunday rather than 2! That said people at the club play anything between 1500 and 3500, although if the rumours about character limits are true I can see some of the high-point players being forced to cut their lists...

06-03-2010, 00:01
Anything from 2250 - 2500 will be fine.

06-03-2010, 09:16
Hi all,

I have voted 2000pts as more than that tends to take too long.

Also having more than 1 lord overpowers some armies I think.

2 Vampire Lords.......................:D

06-03-2010, 09:19
I like to play the following three (in order of preference):




I think these offer the most interesting tactical flexibility particularly at 1,500 where you can see how an army operates without a Lord level character. Once you get up into 3,000 you can see awfully nasty stuff like a triple Hellcannon build I had the misfortune to fight once.

06-03-2010, 12:50
I usually play 3000 pts as I find they are a little more grandiose with the options they allow. My friends and I have a flair for the dramatic.

Also, has anyone else thought that people are assuming a little too much when it comes to the percentage restrictions? I think the 25% figures were really only examples. If I had to hazzard a guess, I would say that they would make the restrictions as similar to the current breakdown as possible. ie. for a 2000 point game you can currently field a minimum of 3 core units, and a maximum of 4 characters, 4 special and 2 rare. If you convert those numbers to percentages it comes up somewhat flexible, but you would get roughly 30-35% characters, 30-35% special, 15-20% rare and a minimum 20-25% core.

Of course those numbers are assumed as well, but I think more logically based than the 25% number that was originally presented (first of all, I can't imagine them allowing the same percentage of rare as they do special, it would really undermine the value of rares)

06-03-2010, 12:53
An adequate points size to have a game within the time devoted to it :)

Those are words of wisdom.

06-03-2010, 19:24
However many the other local players are fielding. I always end up endlessly building my army ever bigger, so I can typically field whatever I want too.

Rules have no impact on it, I'll make an army that will be effective in wwhatever point limit we happen to play under.

Really, our point limits are only based on three things:
1) Time to play.
2) Common tourney sizes when a major one is coming up and peoplle want to experiment with tourney lists
3) Whatever seems like a good idea at the time.

Rulesets are irrelevant.

06-03-2010, 19:31
Currently play at 3k and until I know different will continue to do so.

06-03-2010, 21:27
2000-2250, I dont like bigger games as deployment becomes a chore that takes ages.

06-03-2010, 21:44
Probably the same...5,000 points.

Spiney Norman
07-03-2010, 10:11
We'll continue playing 2250 max at least for the moment. Its not just increased time that it takes to play larger games (which will hopefully be at least partially mitigated by "speeding up gameplay", however they propose to do that), but the ever-increasing amount of space.

We have several 6'x4' tables but they're not going to be sufficient for any games over an absolute max of 2500, probably less if everyone is gonna be forced to take about 33%-50% fewer points in their character selection as they are now. We're either gonna have to start playing on the floor or buy a new table...