He told you, Warmachine/Hordes has a turn time limit.
Also, I don't play 40K, so can't comment there, but do play Fantasy and it's BROKEN, in a big way. I wouldn't play a tournament without comp in fantasy as you would save time just asking each player to roll a dice and the highest score wins. It's about how much skill is required to get a win in an uncomped Fantasy tourny.
Yeah I saw that, but is each part of the turn timed? Or simply the entire turn. There is a difference(I don't play Warma-Hordes but I imagine its the latter)
Fantasy and 40K are inherently imbalanced anyway, so it's not surprising to hear your experience with Fantasy. Any system that doesn't release all the army codexes at the same time as a new core rule book is going to have problems, especially when you have books that are SEVERAL editions out of date.
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