For those of you who don't read Bell of Lost Souls, take some time now and punch yourself in the gut as hard as you can. Then, click the link over on the right side of this blog.
Today there was a link to some pics of the biggest Apocalypse game on record. Here is the article: http://www.belloflostsouls.net/2011/02/40k-worlds-biggest-apocalypse-game.html
Now, when I was reading the description, I saw that it was about 848,000 points of 40K, which is more than 8 times the size of my gaming group's biggest game ever, the Big Game 5. But, when I read their table setup, they had a comparable amount of gaming area. Then I saw the pictures. Click the above link and scroll down. As you can see, all of the forces are about 12" away from each other, and are packed about 18" deep behind that. No terrain other than fortifications purchased with points.
To be fair, this LOOKS awesome. But the gameplay (if you can call it that) is going to be "OK NOW I SHOOT THAT THING." Essentially whoever goes first blows up the other side, and then the second side blows up the first side. Woo. No strategy, no storyline, no REASON other than to have big numbers and to have more numbers than anyone else had ever.
It's like making the world's largest burrito. Sure, it's impressive. But in the end, all you have is a crappy burrito that is really big.