The mayhem continues!
The Tank Aces campaign, a light and easy skirmish-based Flames of War format, proved to be a nice break from all current existing game systems. The rules and game length is just nice for a short game, and a really good environment for new players to learn the rules.
However, the overall turnout for the last Hobby Night was rather low, as initially expected in anticipation of the Warhammer 40K 6th Edition release the next day. I've skimmed through the rules a little bit during the weekend; overall, all I can say that it's a really nice change from 5th Edition with a touch of 2nd Edition here and there. Abuse of wound allocation, vehicle-spam, winning games by simply annihilating your opponents will be disappearing; although the rise of power to (any) Terminator Squads is a valid initial concern. We'll see how it goes in a few months. Credits to the game developer though, for actually trying to make it a better game. I have yet to read the fluff area so, apologies for not being able to comment on that (although really looking forward to know what is happening to the Imperium since in the 5th Edition fluff, it was noted that the Golden Throne is weakening).
Speaking of which, the Kindred III tournament which will be held on 14th of July, 2012 will still retain the 5th Edition rules. Consider this as an official statement on behalf of the tournament organizers, ok folks.
Till next week, Ave Legio!