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Re: Bigger, better, stronger? Unnofficial Annual Megabattle Hype Thread
« Reply #60 on: July 14, 2008, 04:00:15 PM »
it is a bit discouraging to face a superheavy when you dont have your own. But i have to say watching most of an army get thrown by Kevin's big Mek thingamajjiger was fun

Hey, being the one that was being tossed around that's not as funny as you'd think. Well, actually it was.I still have yet to fire that  Dreadnought.

I personnaly don't have and problems w/ super heavies. I don't have any, but if someone wants to put their points into one than let them. War is not always fair in real life and why should it be so in a game?
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Re: Bigger, better, stronger? Unnofficial Annual Megabattle Hype Thread
« Reply #61 on: July 14, 2008, 04:09:41 PM »
I totally agree that last time the superheavies were balanced out, but for some reason this time everyone seems to be building something that they want to take.

Also my arguement on superheavies wasnt that it wasnt fair if people took them, yes i agree that war isnt fair, but in reality on the battlefield is there is something so big and monstrous almost always there are the men and machines backing it up.

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Re: Bigger, better, stronger? Unnofficial Annual Megabattle Hype Thread
« Reply #62 on: July 14, 2008, 04:11:34 PM »
Quote from:  the_trooper
I agree with Dave's sentiment about the fluff requirements for superheavies and I don't think there were any real eggregious violations of fluff last time- save for the redeemer force going after the necrons.  Wink

An easy mistake to make. I mean, a novice may mistake shiny metal skele-bots for demons. Right? ...right?
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Re: Bigger, better, stronger? Unnofficial Annual Megabattle Hype Thread
« Reply #63 on: July 14, 2008, 04:13:31 PM »
Pay no attention to the warp gate spewing forth warp spawned monsters or the giant winged harbinger of doom behind the curtain.

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Re: Bigger, better, stronger? Unnofficial Annual Megabattle Hype Thread
« Reply #64 on: July 14, 2008, 05:00:33 PM »
or the giant winged harbinger of doom behind the curtain.

Pay no attention because he for the most part died. =D
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Re: Bigger, better, stronger? Unnofficial Annual Megabattle Hype Thread
« Reply #65 on: July 14, 2008, 05:25:27 PM »
He was coming for your titans with 7 wounds left.

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Re: Bigger, better, stronger? Unnofficial Annual Megabattle Hype Thread
« Reply #66 on: July 14, 2008, 05:43:20 PM »
He was coming for your titans with 7 wounds left.

We'd see how long those lasted once I actually saw him as a threat.
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Re: Bigger, better, stronger? Unnofficial Annual Megabattle Hype Thread
« Reply #67 on: July 14, 2008, 08:59:01 PM »
YAY! That means my poor poor Infantry was a bigger threat than Angrath!

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Re: Bigger, better, stronger? Unnofficial Annual Megabattle Hype Thread
« Reply #68 on: July 14, 2008, 10:35:17 PM »
As is aid before super heavies are part of the game. There are plenty of non super heavies that can deal with them. Also foor the love of peat the sides seem balanced. Im not sure why paul thinks the entire store will be chaos.

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Re: Bigger, better, stronger? Unnofficial Annual Megabattle Hype Thread
« Reply #69 on: July 15, 2008, 11:18:00 PM »
mostly cause like 10,000 pts is going to the other side. making it less likely that i will fill that gap of pts with my own stuff  ;D


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Re: Bigger, better, stronger? Unnofficial Annual Megabattle Hype Thread
« Reply #70 on: July 16, 2008, 12:36:21 AM »
Oh i see now.

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Re: Bigger, better, stronger? Unnofficial Annual Megabattle Hype Thread
« Reply #71 on: July 16, 2008, 12:25:37 PM »
Steve, I am hearing I will not be able to shoot down your thunderhawk this time around... say it ain't so. 

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Re: Bigger, better, stronger? Unnofficial Annual Megabattle Hype Thread
« Reply #72 on: July 16, 2008, 12:37:28 PM »
I was at BG last night and was talking with a few people about ideas for this years megabattle.  We mostly discussed the fear people seem to have about the super heavies.

The sides will surely be even when it comes to things of epic nature and as people have already mentioned, they can be felled by conventional anti tank weapons.

Something we did talk about, which Mike Do brought up last year but we ignored because he is short, was forcing superheavies to start on the table unless their rules force otherwise (trigons, daemons, thunderhawks, that stupid tau costs-more-than-most-used-cars-flyer).  So all titans, baneblades, ig super heavies, brass scorpions, plague towers... etc have to eat a vollies of fire from turn one, makes them a bit more "reallistic" in how they would be manouvered in the 40k universe and remove their ability to *ahem* flank march to epic ridiculous proportions.

So here I propose, as a seemingly unanimously supported idea, having all superheavies start on the table unless their rules specify otherwise as a house rule for the annual megabattle.

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Re: Bigger, better, stronger? Unnofficial Annual Megabattle Hype Thread
« Reply #73 on: July 16, 2008, 01:13:19 PM »
So here I propose, as a seemingly unanimously supported idea, having all superheavies start on the table unless their rules specify otherwise as a house rule for the annual megabattle.

I am a huge fan of this idea.

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Re: Bigger, better, stronger? Unnofficial Annual Megabattle Hype Thread
« Reply #74 on: July 16, 2008, 01:15:43 PM »
Datasheets.  

Last Megabattle we decided, for reasons of balance to not use homebrew datasheets- only GW ones.  I agree with this still but places with good reputations in the 40k community like Bell of Lost Souls and others have come up with pretty balanced datasheets for people to use.  Rules for gargants and other epic based models come to mind here.  

So here I propose a lightening of the restriction on datasheets with the requirement of first team approval and then the opposition's approval at latest, one month prior to the megabattle for all non-GW datasheets.  So exercise planning and restraint if you want to do a custom datasheet.  No long dead primarchs or emperors running around.  ::)