I had intended to put my thoughts on the edition change down in words, but I think this image sums up my experience thus far quite well:
|Put your hands in the air!|
To that end, I put some energy into painting a Chaplain for my Raven Guard:
I'm excited to field this guy this weekend at what may be the last tourney I play in 7th Edition. I've got another five-man Assault Squad with a pair of flamers and a power sword on the painting rig right now. I need to order some more Assault Marine torsos and legs to bump the squad to ten eventually.
The news that pistols will have extra utility in close combat in Eighth was welcome to me, as I've had the parts for a five man Vanguard Squad with a bunch of plasma pistols and power weapons lined up for ages now.