I like going to tourneys. I am often perplexed by the seemingly random restrictions shops put on their tourneys through Comp, or through just simply disallowing certain things.
I was looking forward to a tourney at Games to Die for, one of the local shops I'd never been to. So I checked their store forums for tourney rules, comp, points, etc... and I found my WH army was banhammered.
Because they've got a few Daemon players, and a few Drop pod players, there were a lot of guys using the Allies rules to take cheap DH inquisitors with mystics. Because of this, allies rules are not allowed, and more interestingly, Induction is not allowed.
now, I can understand not allowing IG and SM's to ally. They've got plenty of toys from their own codexes. Maybe not allowing =I= to ally MIGHT be understandable... I was going to take some GKT's though... but not allowing induction seems weird to me.
Probably because I USE an Inducted platoon.
When I stated that no allies or induction gimps my army, I was told it did not:
I strongly disagree that WH or DH are at any handicap without allies. They are stand alone codexes that are capable of putting good competitive armies on the table without allies. Maybe those of you planning to play out of either book should dig a little deeper and come up with new or different units. For instance A Guy Here plays pure sisters and was the winner of out last tourney. Daemonhunters have loads of very good units and wargear that is broken. From what I understand this will change in future tourneys with the arrival of a new codex. In any case, these are the guidlines that we have to follow and you still have almost a month to plan, prepare, and playtest which is plenty of time.I am glad I was not drinking anything when I got to the part about DH having loads of good units and wargear. I would have had a wet monitor. Obviously he didn't read My post, and SandWyrm's post about DH.
I don't think this guy's compared the new codexes to the old 3rd ed ones. They're not even close.
ok. I guess I could dig deeper into my codex, and stick a Priest into an IST unit, and have Arco-flagellents. woo.
restrictions and composition frustrate me to no end. More than having 2 out of date codexes, and part of a third, good codex does. I can't wait for a new combined Inquisition codex in about 6 months.
maybe I should just buy Space Marines. They've always got a flavor that's in favor, and not banned because of perceived 'overpowerdness'. heh. yeah. right.