Lately there has been a hate wagon rolling thru the internetz and game stores alike. People bitter and outraged over the Grey Knights. “Grey Knights have broke the game…” “Only WAACs and crapy players play Grey Knights.” Well world you get my angry face.
I love the Grey Knight codex and for those of you to blind to see all the good it brings to the game I am here to spell it out for you.
– Great for new players. A new player can get in to the game for less than $200 and have a competitive list.
– Great for new players. There are at least 3 very easy to play yet competitive builds that I can think of off the top of my head.
I have no problem with new players or inexperienced players throwing down the Grey Knight auto win internet lists. Frankly I do not enjoy steamrolling baby seals. Also I have seen plenty of players come into the game pick up some cool looking minis and leave the game because they did not have any fun getting curb stomped.
Next, versatile. You get two armies in one codex. I love this. I am always looking for a bargain.
Varying skill levels. I do not run 4+ TL Auto Cannon carrying Dreads. Backed by 40,000 Death Cult Assassins. I also do not cram as many Psycannons as I can or launch the Draigo wing. My lists are semi optimized filled with parlor tricks. My designs are built to make fun games that end close.
So if you just had to drop Grey Knights because it wasnt “fun” anymore and then cry on BOLS or Dakka about it I might ask does it really matter which codex you play? You will just dig out the most optimized units and deliver the same result.
So angry face to you world.