As I said in the OP, it makes more sense once you put it in context of the changes to Titanic Might. Basically, TM was popular for builds like SE Princes with Sylvan blades, who get a decent number of accurate attacks with a decent AP, but not for many others. Reducing the price of TM makes it more viable for other characters, and the increase in price on Sylvan blades is to manage that combo. Notice that Spirit of the Whirlwind also went down by 15pts. Arguably, it is still a buff for Titanic Might Sylvan Blades (and Spirit of the Whirlwind), as part of the cost is moved out of the enchantment allowance, so we can fit combinations of items we couldn't fit before.I'm really surprised that after years of making good rules they've decided to increase price of sylvan blades by 15 points on chieftan - which makes it ex aequo the most expensive mundane weapon in the game (with same pricre on prince - that has more WS,I, Agi, AP) - can anyone answer me why does it happened?
I've always played shooting oriented BSB chieftan and it seems that it will stay that way.
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