Hey guys, this is going to be a quick update on just how the new Warhammer 40,000 Edition (6.5 or 7th) is going to affect any outstanding and already published Tactica series. As a start, I'm going to halt progress on the Astra Militarum until probably a month or two after the release of the new edition. I see no point in writing a full Tactica series for a codex and then re-writing most of it to deal with inevitable rule or meta changes as it would just be a waste of time.
Additionally, I am going to go through and update all of my current Tactica series that were written for 6th Edition (except the old Tyranid codex one for obvious reasons) to fix up and discrepancies with the new rules and even provide some much needed updates after extensive play-testing. Extended play-time with certain units can see my opinion on them change rather dramatically - as has been the case with certain Chaos Daemon units in particular - so I hope I can provide more accurate tactics and thoughts for those entries.
In the mean-time, I will see if I can do some interim Dark Elf work as I have gotten in a lot of games with them in just over a month since my first model purchases for the army. The stand-out performers so far have been the Witch Elves by far, while Warlocks and Executioners have done well enough. I'm not too happy with the Cold One Knights, but that could just be due to the armies I face. I have also had a quick glance at the Wood Elf book and am suitably impressed as with the other two Matt Ward elf army books. They are a strong force with a potentially meta-changing answer to high armour saves, hopefully putting a stop to those ridiculous chariot spam Warriors of Chaos armies.
Other than that, there isn't really much to talk about unfortunately. Rest assured though that I'll be covering the new rulebook in its entirety and trying to help everyone ease into 7th Edition with contrast articles between previous and updated versions of the rules. I am looking forward to 7th Edition Warhammer 40,000 and in particular its attempts at balancing out all those horrible death-stars and maybe giving a bit more spice back to assault forces. I hope you have a nice day, and I look forward to hearing your thoughts on what we know about 7th Edition so far!