G-Ram wrote:I think they went from OP and near unbeatable in 1000 point and other small scale games the way no army should be in 7th to actually fairly balanced in 8th.
I can see how they would have been tough as nails at 1000 during 7th edition (being able to summon extra models + Fear autobreak) but currently they're one of the most unplayable armies at low points values, since they can't field a credible summoner Wizard at that level, are stuck with some very poor Core choices, and can lose their General very easily at that size game.
That's likely the kind of thing that factors into them being redone, actually. The book was just completely scrambled and turned on its head by 8th edition, to a much more severe degree than any other book experienced (excluding Wood Elves). It's still possible to assemble a functional army, but it will be confined to a really small selection of unit choices. They're only "balanced" in the sense that many of their choices are equally unworthy of fielding.