Many of you are probably very familiar with the term "cheese" if you've been in 40k for a while. For those who have not it is basically a phrase used to label something as over powered or similar. The more and more things on YouTube I watch all I ever hear now is "Faction X is so cheese" or "That ability is cheese" or "That model is cheese". It is now at the point where it's becoming a pain. Yes the rules aren't 100% balanced but just because that player has something better than yours does not make it "Cheesy". Most codex's have something like this, some more than others, and it can be easy to exploit it but that's not why we play the game is it? I could be mistaken but I play 40k to enjoy myself, not just to win, but to socialise with like minded people and have a good time.
So I guess this post has two sides. If you are playing one of the stronger armies against a weaker opponent, dial it back. There is no fun in tabling an opponent turn 2/3 it's just boring, for both sides. If this means bringing units that you like the look of but aren't as strong or it might be not using that killer detachment that grants too many buffs. Whatever it may be just make it more fun for both of you. The second side to this is the other player, stop calling everything that beats you "Cheese", you are just being a sore loser. Yes it's annoying to play against over powered armies but repeating the phrase is not going to stop someone bringing their stuff, it's best just to talk to them about it or find a way to counter it. Most times the players of these armies didn't ask for the buffs and that's just the way GW update things, making the power gamers end up with every model from every army in the end.
So what am I getting at? Stop saying the word cheese, please, just talk to the person you're playing, keep it fairly even and try to have fun, it's the reason we all do this hobby after all.
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