Well, pre-orders are officially up. 7th edition is just one mere week away. I will probably pre-order my copy tomorrow from Critical Hit. Assume there are no supply or shipping errors (like the tau release), I should have my book in hand next Saturday for their big kick off 7th edition event.
I for one am very excited about this. It’s not that I didn’t like 6th ed. I am more excited about things changing; 6th ed was feeling kind of stale to me already. I am really excited to see how the new mission types work. The new game mechanics sounds like they could level the playing field a bit and sort out some of the weird issues that I came across in 6th ed. I am just going to ignore the Unbound army portion of the new book. I have no intentions of playing an unbound army or playing against one. Enough said.
Before we dive into 7th ed next week, I think its worth taking time to give 6th edition a glorious send off. It wasn’t all bad as some people would have you believe. I have had some really great games with all my armies. That goes for both competitive and fun games.
So, how do you give 6th ed a big send off? Well, I am not sure. I will probably wheel out all my armies tomorrow and have at it. As many games with as many people with as many armies as possible. Why? This is my last chance to play this edition. I only game on the weekends. This is my last go around for 6th.
The good thing to remember as we say good bye to 6th and move on to 7th is this: it’s our community that defines how we play, not a book. I have a great group of friends that I see on the weekend to game with. It’s playing with them that makes the game so enjoyable to me. It’s the community that make me come back week after week to play the same game. I imagine it’s the same for all of you out there. Remember that.