First, thanks for the kind words in my last post regarding the family emergency. It wasn't mine, but rather, my girlfriend's family who it referenced. Unfortunately, her parent's died in a car crash (not their fault...texting teenage girl ran a stop light) on the night before SourceCon. So I had to fly out and help take care of all of the funeral arrangements. She's been a wreck, understandably, so my time has been devoted to her. And will continue to be, so understand that in advance. If there is a silver-lining in this (pretty hard when her both her parents were taken from her), its that we've gotten much closer. Anyway, time to jump back into things.
I've gotten numerous emails and questions regarding 6th Edition. No, I'm going to comment on it until the rules are in my hands. I am aware of the general situation (including the AP value to close combat weapons), but to be quite frank, I've not been following the full onslaught of rumors. However, once I do get a hold of the official 6th Edition rules, I will be doing another BT 101 guide. Of course, there will have to be play-testing time before anything is set in stone. So yes, you can come to Implausible Nature for some tough-love and competitive advice in the future.
Next, though it's a little late in the game, my "Building a 5th Edition" gunline list needs updating. Simply because I cannot predict the amount of BLOS terrain on a person's board. If there is a lot, then a player is worse off using the "original" list. If there isn't much, then they dominate. Its better to go with a happier medium, which is my current 2k list. Besides which, it really is only a minor update, so there isn't much to lose by doing it. I won't really mess around with the other lists, purely due to the fact that 6th Edition is so close to being released.
Finally, expect a new post in the next day or so regarding...things. Another reality check for the Black Templars, so to speak. Oh, and those of you with outstanding emails, I should be getting back to you shortly. As I mentioned a few paragraphs ago, I've been busy. :'(