Last 15 posts from Tabletop Teacher

BREAKING NEWS: 8th Edition Iron Hands Stratagems and Chapter Tactics Revealed!

Posted on July 20th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The Iron hands are revealed today over on Warhammer Community. They were already a strong force in 7th, with army wide Feel No Pain, It will Not Die on all their vehicles, and access to Chapter Master Smash****er who was the very definition of Hero-Ham…

Starter Death Guard 500 Point Army List

Posted on July 20th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

With the School League about to kick off again, I’ve been busy putting together a starter list for student neophytes who might like to use the contents of Dark Imperium for their tournament army. I will be doing Space Marines a little later on, as they…

Testing AdSense

Posted on July 20th, 2017 under . Posted by

Just a quick post, which I won’t be publicising to #warmongers, or the other Warhammer hash tags.I read an article which said that 100 search engine visitors per day would result in $100 AdSense revenue in 6 months. Since I get triple that, I thought I…

BREAKING NEWS: 8th Ed Salamanders Aggressors and Chapter Tactics Explained!

Posted on July 19th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I love these guys! I first encountered them in the 3rd edition Armageddon campaign, where they were released alongside the Black Templars. They were essentially the same as normal marines, but with -1 initiaitve, cheap terminators, and two flamers in t…

Chapter Tactics for Lesser Known Chapters

Posted on July 19th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

The chapter tactic reveal over at Warhammer Community yesterday gave a little context for giving us the other chapter tactics (which I’m sure had nothing to do with the leak over on Bolter and Chainsword!).Sarah, the writer, talked about potential Chap…

300th Post, and the future!

Posted on July 19th, 2017 under . Posted by

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One of the first bits of art I did for the blog!

It’s hard to imagine that I’m sitting here writing this blog post now. I’m not sure I’ve ever written 300 of anything, let alone articles and posts for a single project. So I’m pleased to be doing this post now, particularly as I’m not at a Parent’s Evening or in an exam for once!

So lets look at some stats:

  • Post count: 300
  • Days active: 267
  • Posts per day: 1.12
  • Previous posts per day: 1.12
Still maintaining my posts per day, despite an increasing number of days. What this means is that my post rate over the last month has been much more than one a day, keeping that average above one.
  • Total page views: 89,515
  • Views per day: 335
  • Views per post: 298
  • Prev. per day: 193
  • Prev. per post: 173

The last time I wrote one of these birthday posts (the 6 month birthday post), I had a page view count of 45,140. I’ve nearly doubled my readership in the last month, and I have only you guys reading this now to thank for that!

Graph time! As a Science teacher I can’t wait for this bit!

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First exam tip: Read the scales first

And from the last time we looked at stats:

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See the scales have doubled in size?

This is bonkers to me. The massive bump in views is undoubtedly due to 8th Edition Warhammer 40K coming out, and the work I put into trying to cover that as well as I could. There is a big difference between the somewhat more self-indulgent content I was doing before and the rules/release commentary I’m doing now.

I think the difference is me doing things that are useful to other people, rather than just useful to myself. More on that later.

It’s actually amazing what can change in a school in the short space of a month. Everything has changed in my department, and even the club next year will be entirely different. The young students that started this year will be continuing on next year, giving me older neophytes (or should I say initiates now?) to get into the School League.

The School League is something I really want to push this year. Having an end goal for students is important, and I want to give the non-sporty students a chance to go off and represent the school in competition… alongside the SATRO engineering and Science competitions I also run. One day I hope to have these science and nerd pursuits overshadow the athletic events. By the Khan I will break this wall of high school tradition!

I’ll also be kicking off two new side projects within the club. The first is a Bloodbowl house competition. I may need to get a little bit of budget for different teams for each house, but I’m sure I can scrounge it from somewhere. If you want to help out with that, there are Patreon and PayPal links below which you can use. Leave a message saying you want to donate to that particular cause.

The second is a weekly Dungeons and Dragons activity, to happen for the boarding students at the school. I will be DMing at the start, and going through the 5th Edition starter campaign, before handing over the reigns to the alpha-nerd of that particular pack. I’ll try and do weekly updates of their shenanigans (names and personal details omitted for Child Protection of course), and if you’d like to help furnish them with dice and new campaigns, Paypal and Patreon links below!

Finally a word on monetising this blog.

So far I have £5 a month from generous Patrons, and the school gives me £100 a term for new models and paints. As many of you know, £300 split between a whole club isn’t that much. Which means that I’m now down a few hundred pounds myself as I keep the students in paint and glue. What makes this worse is that I deal with beginners, and tool breakages are not uncommon. You would think a mould line remover could break, but turns out they can shatter really well!

I’ve got the affiliate links working, which you will now see below. Please use them whenever you buy products from those sites, as I will get a small tip whenever you go through those links.

I will also be re-opening my Patreon Program, with a monthly Patron only post, decided upon by the Patron who donates the most in a month. I tried to do a weekly version of that before, but with a teaching work load it was just too much to do. Sponsoring this website with as little as $1 will give you access to these posts, and I’ll make a post on that later.

I’m still against the idea of advertsing on this site, but I may go into it if I can get passive income from page views.

This is getting rather long now, and I want to get back to real content. Thank you all, especially the people who comment here. Your interaction is what makes this all worthwhile!

Until next time!


Thanks for reading.

If you liked what you saw, and you want to help out, please leave a comment. Sharing this with your friends, and following me on Twitter, Facebook or Google+ would also be hugely appreciated.

If you have anything you want me to look at, let me know in the comments below. I’ll probably be able to write an article about that topic within a day!

If you want to support me directly, use the affiliate links below. I get a small percentage of purchases you make her, and you get cheaper miniatures! If you really love what I do here, you can make a one off donation at my PayPal, or become a true hero to table top education and make a regular donation to my Patreon. Every Little helps!


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BREAKING NEWS: Chapter tactics for Imperial Fists, Iron Hands, Salamanders and Black Templars!

Posted on July 18th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Warhammer Community has just popped up the Chapter Tactics for the rest of the main line chapters!Taken right out the Codex!Raven Guard hereWhite Scars hereUltramarines hereImperial Fists, Siege MastersNo bonuses for covers saves against IMPERIAL FISTS…

BREAKING NEWS: 8th Edition White Scars Chapter Tactics Revealed!

Posted on July 18th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I’m so excited I can barely type! White Scars Chapter tactics are up on Warhammer Community right now! Let’s take a look!!Everyone mounted on bikes… as Khan intended!There’s not much new in terms of model reveals to look at here, but look at all thos…

BREAKING NEWS: 8th Edition Ravenguard Chapter Tactics Revealed!

Posted on July 17th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Monday’s here, and the Ravenguard are sneaking up to be the first Chapter Tactic revealed!

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Damn… those Reivers look good in black

It’sprobably just my imagination, but those Reivers appar to have some extra bit of gear strapped to their backs. Getting on to the rules:

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-1 To Hit rolls if they are more than 12-inches away

So they’re not the universal Scout or Infiltrate that some were perhaps hoping for, but far, far better than the first turn Shrouded from the old edition. However… you’ll see later that GW has you covered as far as Scout is concerned.

This greatly supports a gunline army, and turns those Primaris Marines into snipers! Sort of. Whilst their 30-inch weapons allow them to rapid fire from their safe(er) distance, the enemy will just walk into it later… unless they decide to stay where they are. Devastators with lascanons certainly do the sniper job well!

They’ve lost a bit of the assault squad specialism with this, but the rule above will help them get into combat taking less causalities on the way there. Jump pack troops can hover outside the 12-inch danger bubble around the enemy, then leap in to range and assault.

Thematically, this is really good. Ravenguard are all about striking at the perfect time, and sneaking into the good killing blow positions. This Chapter tactic allows them to do that.

But that’s not all!

The Ravenguard have a unique stratagem, Strike From the Shadows, allows you to spend Command Points to Infiltrate units anywhere beyond 9-inches from the enemy! Alongside potential Grav-chute deep-strike rules for the Reivers and Jump Pack Assault for your assault marines, you have an army with a well dug in firing line and really strong board control.

One more thing!

Chapter master Murder Wings comes back in this edition, with this direct quote from Warhammer Community:

If you want to make your own Raven Guard characters, their unique Warlord Trait, Silent Stalker, prevents enemies from firing Overwatch, while the Raven’s Fury Chapter relic allows a jump pack character to move at blistering speeds and reroll charge ranges – combined, you’ll have a potent and deadly character assassin.

Frankly, this is everything Ravenguard players have been dreaming of. Whilst the loss of Hammer of Wrath and re-rolling those to-wounds has somewhat muted the impact of their assaut squads, the new combination of chapter tactics and stratagems has made the Ravenguard finally reflect their fluff.

You have your stealthy, tactical and flexible Space marines, and rules that make even Raptors players proud. If this is the start for the Ravenguard, I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Chapters have!

Until next time!


Thanks for reading.

If you liked what you saw, and you want to help out, please leave a comment. Sharing this with your friends, and following me on Twitter, Facebook or Google+ would also be hugely appreciated.

If you have anything you want me to look at, let me know in the comments below. I’ll probably be able to write an article about that topic within a day!

If you want to support me directly, I have affiliation links with Wayland Games and Elemental Games. I get a small percentage of purchases you make her, and you get cheaper miniatures! If you really love what I do here, you can make a one off donation at my PayPal, or become a true hero to table top education and make a regular donation to my Patreon. Every Little helps!

School League 2018

Posted on July 17th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

It’s the end of term coming up fast for most teachers, and of course teachers are already preparing for next term. Holidays are things that happen to other people I’m afraid (case in point: two thirds of my department are in school right now tapping away at emails and admin… and we finished over a week ago).

But, there is a little bit of joy to be had for us nerdy teachers, as the School League email for next year has just come up!

For those that don’t know, the School League is the tournament for schools (duh) in the UK. It’s a nationwide competition, with heats and semi-finals taking place in local shops, and the final being held at Warhammer World in Nottingham! The points limits are usually small to get students to game early, and it’s a really good way for the nerds of the UK to get to play in team sports.

 


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Super excited for next year!

The calendar is up, and it’s been tweaked a bit to allow for us to have more access to the shops for the heats.

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And finally the points limits for the upcoming tourney:

Yup, new edition 40K and new General Handbook AoS

Although the points are up from last year, they’re actually a little bit tighter for exciting things in 8th Edition. My all suit Tau army is now completely undone by 8th Edition, even with the more flexible force organisation charts.

But more on that later… just pencil in the dates for now, as we’re awaiting the full rules details for the League next term.

Until next time!



Thanks for reading.

If you liked what you saw, and you want to help out, please leave a comment. Sharing this with your friends, and following me on Twitter, Facebook or Google+ would also be hugely appreciated.

If you have anything you want me to look at, let me know in the comments below. I’ll probably be able to write an article about that topic within a day!

If you want to support me directly, I have affiliation links with Wayland Games and Elemental Games. I get a small percentage of purchases you make her, and you get cheaper miniatures! If you really love what I do here, you can make a one off donation at my PayPal, or become a true hero to table top education and make a regular donation to my Patreon. Every Little helps!

BREAKING NEWS: Codex Space Marine and New Units Spotted!

Posted on July 16th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Over at Warhammer Community! Go go go!I’ll do a quick run down of the reveals on the page, but the very first picture needs discussing. It has new units teased!Wow! 4 new units in one picture! Here’s the units marked:Well… three and a halfStarti…

BREAKING NEWS: Codex Space Marine and New Units Spotted!

Posted on July 16th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Over at Warhammer Community! Go go go!I’ll do a quick run down of the reveals on the page, but the very first picture needs discussing. It has new units teased!Wow! 4 new units in one picture! Here’s the units marked:Well… three and a halfStarti…

8th Edition Ultramarine’s Chapter Tactics Explained

Posted on July 15th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Ugh. I feel like Matt Ward is back writing rules for the Ultramarines. Their chapter tactics are revealed, and they are very strong indeed.Wit the advent of stratagems the old re-roll rules of 7th Edition are somewhat redundant. Not that having army-wi…

8th Edition Ultramarine’s Chapter Tactics Explained

Posted on July 15th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Ugh. I feel like Matt Ward is back writing rules for the Ultramarines. Their chapter tactics are revealed, and they are very strong indeed.Wit the advent of stratagems the old re-roll rules of 7th Edition are somewhat redundant. Not that having army-wi…

BREAKING NEWS: Redemptor Dreadnought Rules Revealed!

Posted on July 14th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

And here I thought my Painting Whiite Space Marines Guide was the biggest thing I’d do tonight! The Redeptor Dreadnought has been released up on Warhammer Commuinty, bumping up the information I gathered fro the Warhammer Live Stream.Without further pr…