After some time spent rounding up rumors about the upcoming Black Templar re-release supposedly scheduled to drop sometime around March of 2012, I have stumbled upon some interesting rumors regarding some changes 40k will experience in 6th edition. I myself am looking forward to each, as they both stand to gain from updates. However one thing stuck out to me when I read through some of the 6th ed. rumors floating around."Zeus has been around since the earliest days of the Gaming Grid. By Necessity, he has to monitor all the percentages. All the angles..." ~ Castor
Originally Posted by shaso_iceborn
...in the new edition everything is based on percentages not force organization, Just a bone I am throwing based on what my source says.
Originally Posted by epicusmaximus
Can confirm the percentage thing
Now I personally really enjoy this particular change for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, it's a tested system that works. Warhammer Fantasy uses this particular system, and though I don't play fantasy myself, the people I have spoken to who do really like this feature. I recently had a conversation with some of the folks from Heresy Online and we agreed this idea of using percentages to balance the army builds is a great thing for the game as a whole.
The theory is that the troop section will make up the bulk of the units taken to the field. I love this, as it is what the game should represent. The basic troop choices should and have made up the meat and taters of a fighting force throughout history, and so a system that facilitates this will be a refreshing change of pace.
Another aspect of this I am for is the new challenges it will bring to one of the most important phases of the game... the list construction phase. While in my line of work in the TCOM field, I generally am not a fan of the pre-production phase, as it makes for a lot of organization work that I do not particularly enjoy. However, in 40k... it's one of my favorite parts. This upcoming hurdle could bring some new life to the game before models even hit the table.
I do recognize that though I am a fan of this new rumored change, I know not everyone might enjoy it. Some lists that utilize very little from there troops in favor of other units will most likely be unusable if these changes come true. But to a point I personally can't wait to see less power-game lists ruling the environment in favor of the good old average grunt unit lists.
So what do we think about this development. Of course this is all rumor milling at the moment, but seeing how G.W.'s other popular game of Warhammer Fantasy uses this system already, I don't think it's unreasonable to believe this could be a pretty solid rumor. What are your thoughts on this new change, and what it could mean for the future of 40k?