Nova numbers are in and interestingly (although perhaps not unsurprisingly) the most popular army are the Grey Knights. For me it's interesting because we didn't see a similar uptake with Dark Eldar or even Blood Angels when they were released. In fact, two members of this parish have gone over to the Grey Side (it's like the dark side for people who aren't totally convinced that a life of evil is for them) So, why now? Are GK better (for want of another word) than Space Wolves, Blood Angels or even regular Marines?
Personally, I can't see it. They're different to the other Marine flavours and they're naturally better at some things. Yes, they look shootier than the other Marines with all their multi-shot guns but they're nearly all 24" range. Yes, they look assaultier than other Marine with their Power Weapons as standard but they only have one attack base.
Maybe they're just easier to play (and this coming from a guy who plays the most forgiving codex that is out there!) - Shoot with your three Dreads, drive your Raorbacks up to midfield, get out shoot and assault what's left.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that it's a rubbish codex, it clearly isn't (they are Marines after all!) but I don't think it's as strong as a lot of people are making out.
(Note: I think that arguably the best and certainly the most interesting build is a Corteaz henchmen list. However, I've not talked about that here since we have some tournaments in the UK that don't allow special characters (and don't get me started on that) It could well be that many of those entrants into Nova were taking Corteaz lists so this whole post may be a bit of a knee-jerk reaction)
What do you think of GK? Too powerful or die just as easily as other Marines? Have you changed your list or tactics specifically to deal with them? Have you joined the Grey Side yourself?