In case you haven't heard yet, two new books have been released by Games Workshop. Stronghold Assault is the first, and it adds new fortification options. Escalation is the second, and it adds Super Heavies to the "normal" 40k ruleset (e.g. Baneblades, Stompas, Eldar Revenant, etc).
This has caused quite an uproar, to put it mildly. Naturally, I wondered how this is going to affect our local tournament scene. I'm going to refrain from putting any of my own opinions in this post and instead post up relevant articles and discussions going on right now around the community. I'll update this periodically when I find something interesting to put up. Feel free to add your own comments/opinions below. I will eventually write up my own opinion and add it to the rest.
This is pretty big, and potentially a very impactful topic. If you are at all interested in tournaments, I encourage you to do some of the reading about what people are saying.
Sir Biscuit, Feast of Blades tournament
Reece Robins, Las Vegas Open tournament and also Frontline Gaming
Adam B., the Dice Abides blog
TastyTaste, Blood of Kittens network
I will continue to update this as I find more interesting things to read...
Warhammer World's Throne of Skulls, currently just a rumor via Faiet212