So there is a lot of talk about allies and fortifications and how they shouldn't be allowed on the tournament scene. One of the main arguments is that there will be broken combos!! Let me tell you, there are already lists that min / max each and every point to maximum efficiency, to the point of "broken." People "Power Game" any system, so why not allow for more variety? I have heard the example of Adepticon being 28% Grey knights being used to support this; that similar army lists make for a bland environment, and I agree. 28% of 256 using GK is lame as fuck. The best way to prevent this from happening again is to make more armies "viable." More combinations is a great way to do this. Now if we add fortifications, specifically, fortifications that allow for in game effects, such as reserve manipulation (I'm looking at you, Mr. Skyshield Landing Platform) and now we have opened a variety of doors that make even more armies possible.
IG / Orks Outflanking Madness with +2 Reserves from Astropath and Skyshield.
Vulkan / Sisters TL Madness!!!
IG / BA -10LD Fear combos.
There are a lot of possibilities and I am excited to see something new!!
Tau and Eldar are on a lot of the lists of allies for Fire Bases.
Necrons and Orks, Nothing protects Battlewagons like night fighting!
Here is a link to the pages for the known allies from GW itself.
How allies will be used is another story, but I am all about change and I would like to see at least a few major events allow for the detachments to be added.
We will see how it all goes down on Saturday!