Posts Tagged ‘8th edition’

Chapter Approved – Good Value or Not?

Posted on December 13th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Greetings all, time for a look at one of the hot topics in gaming circles at the moment – Chapter Approved, and more specifically, is it worth the money or should it have been a freebie FAQ/download. I’ve seen a lot of stuff recently knocking the book and some of its content, and the choice taken by GW to make it available in this format so I thought I’d take a proper look at what’s included.

Be prepared for quite a bit of text here I’m afraid, cos there’s quite a lot stuffed into this book!

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Chapter Approved – Good Value or Not?

Posted on December 13th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Greetings all, time for a look at one of the hot topics in gaming circles at the moment – Chapter Approved, and more specifically, is it worth the money or should it have been a freebie FAQ/download. I’ve seen a lot of stuff recently knocking the book and some of its content, and the choice taken by GW to make it available in this format so I thought I’d take a proper look at what’s included.

Be prepared for quite a bit of text here I’m afraid, cos there’s quite a lot stuffed into this book!

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Hobby update 11/12/17 – commission bloodcrushers & sector mechanicus

Posted on December 11th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Greetings all, welcome to the frozen wastes of Terra, and this week’s look into my lair at what I’ve been up to.Naturally I’m afraid at this time of year, hobby time is at a premium, and although I did get to sit down for a while on Saturday, I also ha…

Hobby update 11/12/17 – commission bloodcrushers & sector mechanicus

Posted on December 11th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Greetings all, welcome to the frozen wastes of Terra, and this week’s look into my lair at what I’ve been up to.Naturally I’m afraid at this time of year, hobby time is at a premium, and although I did get to sit down for a while on Saturday, I also ha…

Chapter Approved mission review – Recon

Posted on December 8th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Greetings all, last night I got my first game in with the new missions from Chapter Approved, my opponent (Dave) and I played the recon maelstrom mission, so I thought I’d do a detailed review of the mission and my thoughts on how it changes things up, along with a brief section on what actually happened in the game.

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Chapter Approved mission review – Recon

Posted on December 8th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Greetings all, last night I got my first game in with the new missions from Chapter Approved, my opponent (Dave) and I played the recon maelstrom mission, so I thought I’d do a detailed review of the mission and my thoughts on how it changes things up, along with a brief section on what actually happened in the game.

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Hobby update – Craftworld and Dusk Knight reinforcements.

Posted on December 4th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Hi all,
It’s Monday again so that must mean updates on my hobby progress! This week real life has intruded a little so I’ve not got quite as much done as I normally would, however I did get some time to myself on Saturday night and Sunday to crack on with assembling the reinforcements I’ve picked up from my birthday funds.

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Hobby update – Craftworld and Dusk Knight reinforcements.

Posted on December 4th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Hi all,
It’s Monday again so that must mean updates on my hobby progress! This week real life has intruded a little so I’ve not got quite as much done as I normally would, however I did get some time to myself on Saturday night and Sunday to crack on with assembling the reinforcements I’ve picked up from my birthday funds.

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Revised hobby season goals!

Posted on December 1st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Greetings all,back in August, I decided to take part once again in the hobby season, an idea created by Dave Weston of 40k addict fame to try and ensure that he (and subsequently we) set out a plan for what we’re attempting to achieve in any given year…

Revised hobby season goals!

Posted on December 1st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Greetings all,back in August, I decided to take part once again in the hobby season, an idea created by Dave Weston of 40k addict fame to try and ensure that he (and subsequently we) set out a plan for what we’re attempting to achieve in any given year…

Hobby update – 27-11-17

Posted on November 27th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all,
It’s been a couple of weeks since I last did a hobby update, so I figured I’d let you know where I was with everything. First up though, it’s my birthday at some point in the next 7 days, so I’m hoping that next week I’ll have a nice hobby haul to show you all!

In the meantime, please take a hop on over to my sister blog, the Grim Dark Brotherhood, where I’m starting to add more regular content now in terms of a tale of 3 gamers that we’re embarking on. You’ll soon even be able to see me in video format on our youtube channel, but I’ll blow all the trumpets and ring the bells etc when that launches.

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Hobby update – 27-11-17

Posted on November 27th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all,
It’s been a couple of weeks since I last did a hobby update, so I figured I’d let you know where I was with everything. First up though, it’s my birthday at some point in the next 7 days, so I’m hoping that next week I’ll have a nice hobby haul to show you all!

In the meantime, please take a hop on over to my sister blog, the Grim Dark Brotherhood, where I’m starting to add more regular content now in terms of a tale of 3 gamers that we’re embarking on. You’ll soon even be able to see me in video format on our youtube channel, but I’ll blow all the trumpets and ring the bells etc when that launches.

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Space Marines – My top 5 and bottom 5 units in the codex. And why!

Posted on November 21st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Greetings all! Well having had plenty of games with the space marine codex now I thought I’d have myself a little list-making exercise, and what better or more time honoured hobby blogger method for doing that than by the classic ‘top 5’ type post!

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Space Marines – My top 5 and bottom 5 units in the codex. And why!

Posted on November 21st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Greetings all! Well having had plenty of games with the space marine codex now I thought I’d have myself a little list-making exercise, and what better or more time honoured hobby blogger method for doing that than by the classic ‘top 5’ type post!

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Number Crunching Warzone Atlanta 2017

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

I haven’t been doing much in the way of tournament statistics this year – first I wanted to give 8th Edition some time to stabilize, and once it had, my […]

State of the game – my thoughts on the factions so far…

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

Greetings all! Back in July, I wrote a post about my initial thoughts on 8th edition, and it was pretty well received (it’s actually my third most viewed post of all time). Well, we’re a few months down the line now, several codices into the new edition and I’ve played a lot more games, so I figured I’d do a kind of update to that post, though in a connected fashion rather than a direct follow-up.

What I think I’m going to do therefore is have a look at a few issues I have, take a look at the factions I’ve played and how I feel about them in narrative terms compared to their tabletop rules etc.

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State of the game – my thoughts on the factions so far…

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

Greetings all! Back in July, I wrote a post about my initial thoughts on 8th edition, and it was pretty well received (it’s actually my third most viewed post of all time). Well, we’re a few months down the line now, several codices into the new edition and I’ve played a lot more games, so I figured I’d do a kind of update to that post, though in a connected fashion rather than a direct follow-up.

What I think I’m going to do therefore is have a look at a few issues I have, take a look at the factions I’ve played and how I feel about them in narrative terms compared to their tabletop rules etc.

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List review – Dusk Knights 2000pts

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

Hi guys,
I thought I’d stick up a post covering the list that I took to Never Mind the BlogWars last weekend. Overall I did ok, nothing spectacular, but as my last post on the subject showed, I was actually only outscored in terms of sheer amount killed by 2 of the top 4 players, and only the 3 of us managed that 86% kill ratio or higher (the top player actually managed 95.65%).

That being said, my performance on maelstrom objectives was poor (in part due to some shocking card draws) in two of my games and lower than I’ve come to expect from this list in the third. I decided therefore to do a review of my list in similar vein to those Mike at St Andrews Wargaming does when he attends a tournament.

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List review – Dusk Knights 2000pts

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

Hi guys,
I thought I’d stick up a post covering the list that I took to Never Mind the BlogWars last weekend. Overall I did ok, nothing spectacular, but as my last post on the subject showed, I was actually only outscored in terms of sheer amount killed by 2 of the top 4 players, and only the 3 of us managed that 86% kill ratio or higher (the top player actually managed 95.65%).

That being said, my performance on maelstrom objectives was poor (in part due to some shocking card draws) in two of my games and lower than I’ve come to expect from this list in the third. I decided therefore to do a review of my list in similar vein to those Mike at St Andrews Wargaming does when he attends a tournament.

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Hobby update – 13/1/17 Fallout from Never Mind the Blogwars

Posted on November 13th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Greetings all, today’s hobby update is going to be a bit of a different animal to normal, as most of my effort last week went into getting the final bits sorted for my attendance at Never Mind the Blog Wars on Saturday.

What follows therefore is a quick brief on the tournament, my results and the important bits from the weekend, plus a few thoughts on where I’ll be taking the Dusk Knights from here and what’s next on my plate.

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Hobby update – 13/1/17 Fallout from Never Mind the Blogwars

Posted on November 13th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Greetings all, today’s hobby update is going to be a bit of a different animal to normal, as most of my effort last week went into getting the final bits sorted for my attendance at Never Mind the Blog Wars on Saturday.

What follows therefore is a quick brief on the tournament, my results and the important bits from the weekend, plus a few thoughts on where I’ll be taking the Dusk Knights from here and what’s next on my plate.

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8th Edition Codex Eldar Review: Units, Craftworld Traits, Psychic Disciplines and Sundry

Posted on November 10th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Part Two of Variance Hammer’s review of Codex: Craftworlds (part one here). Here we’re going to cover the meat of the codex. I had originally intended to talk about this in […]

The lesson learned – Sometimes the obvious use of an ability is not the most effective.

Posted on November 10th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Greetings all,
I’m currently sat in the back of a mate’s car on the way to Never Mind the Blogwars, but I’ve still got some pearls of wisdom to impart for you all! This week’s lesson comes not from myself, but from a game I read up on on Mike Corr’s excellent St Andrew’s Wargaming blog.

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The lesson learned – Sometimes the obvious use of an ability is not the most effective.

Posted on November 10th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Greetings all,
I’m currently sat in the back of a mate’s car on the way to Never Mind the Blogwars, but I’ve still got some pearls of wisdom to impart for you all! This week’s lesson comes not from myself, but from a game I read up on on Mike Corr’s excellent St Andrew’s Wargaming blog.

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‘Never Mind the Blogwars’ – My Dusk Knight army ‘Lest we forget’

Posted on November 9th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Hi all, just a quick photo post today – this Saturday is ‘Never Mind the Blog Wars’, run by Alex at From the Fang. I’ve always enjoyed Alex’s take on running tournaments, so was really pleased when he decided to run an 8th edition singles event that I could make once more!

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