“The unit is armed with one of the following weapon options: Stormsmite Maul and Soulshield; or Tempest Blade and Soulshield. 2 in every 5 models can replace the unit’s weapon option with a Stormsmite Greatmace”
“The leader of this unit is a Sequitor-Prime. A Sequitor-Prime can replace the unit’s weapon option with a Stormsmite Greatmace, in addition to any other models in the unit that can do so. Add 1 to the Attacks characteristic of a Sequitor-Prime’s melee weapon. If a Sequitor-Prime is armed with a Stormsmite Maul and Soulshield or Tempest Blade and Soulshield, they may also carry a Redemption Cache”
I care very much, and yes I feel that the granularity is worth it. Sometimes the cost of a unit is fine, but you get overcharged for the weapons. Sometimes it's the other way round. Case in point, Chaos Chosen pre- and post-CA2018. We'd have been happy with just the Chosen points dropping (which they did), but they also dropped a lot of the weapon option costs and suddenly they only suffered from being Marines in a meta that hates the Marine statline, as opposed to being overcosted to the point that nobody really bothered with them since Havocs were just better for the job.How much do you care that Chaper Approved will be changing the cost of [item] by 2pts? Do you think that level of granularity on the bulk of your models is worth it?
Quite attached I'd say. Purely fixed loadouts would make army list construction less interesting for me.How attached are you to having to buy equipment for your models vs having a fixed load out?
Very much, and yes, I think it's worth it. For the former, small changes add up, and I appreciate these granular balancing efforts. As for "worth it", I find granularity makes list building more rewarding. When 8e started, we played with Power Rating a bit, but found it too loose and blurry as a system. I like having the option of taking some units at bare minimum and loading others, and these extremes don't balance each other out in PR.How much do you care that Chaper Approved will be changing the cost of [item] by 2pts? Do you think that level of granularity on the bulk of your models is worth it?
Conversely AoS has you buy units in fixed blocks with a few equipment options that you don't have to pay for.
E.g.: a Stormcast Sequitor (essentially the basic line infantry of the Space Marine equivalent, no, the basic line infantry is not Liberators) unit costs 130pts for 5 and has the following load out options. You can add another 5 models for 130pts to a maximum size of 20 models.