I do worry that attempts to create a balancing system for a game that is not designed for that to be done arbitrarily will result in even less balance than doing it 'by eye' or will just turn others off.
I totally get why people are suss about AoS but what we've seen of the Stormcast warscrolls gives a clue to the future game design; there's no 'better' standard weapon option for troops e.g. harder hitting means fewer attacks, less range or harder to hit, but the obviously better weapons are limited to 1 per X troops, etc.
The battlescrolls we've seen are patches for backwards compatibility for units people already had and had constructed to fit a different ruleset, and I don't think are a true indicator of where the game is going.
WH world are running an AoS event in September so will be interested to see the rules pack for that, but I'm betting it's scenarios and cinema, not lists and grand strategy.
In the meantime, I think we're going to have to face up to the fact that 8th edition is the new BloodBowl. Still popular, still played, but not supported - but not necessarily 'dead'.
Just please don't burn your army. Unless you find yourself reading Kings of War and thinking 'hmm, I like this'..
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