Posts Tagged ‘8th edition’

Hobby update week 6 – I need to paint something other than purple!

Posted on February 12th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all, welcome to week 6’s hobby update for 2018! I’m still all about Squaduary at the moment, and I’m still settling into finding a new routine for posting and painting, so please bear with me for a while as the blog settles down with my new job. Given my ridiculous pledge for Squaduary though I’ve found little time in the evenings to write new posts and get myself prepared for the week ahead so you’ll have to make do with this kind of thing for a bit!
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Is 8th edition the most abstract edition we’ve ever played?

Posted on February 9th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Greetings all, feels like an age since I’ve written a piece like this for the blog! I was reading a post the other day on the excellent March of the Damned, and in adding a comment to the bottom of the post, I got to thinking about 8th edition and how its rules represent things on the tabletop, and what really struck me was how the rules across the editions change, and how they represent the conceptual parts of the game overall.
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Hobby update week 5. All about Squaduary

Posted on February 5th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all, back into the swing of a new week, and it’s Squaduary taking the limelight for the next 4 weeks! Hopefully you’ll have all seen my pledge last week for this event, and are looking forward to lots of painting updates on the Swords of Dawn in the first instance.
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Squaduary 2018 – my pledge!

Posted on February 1st, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all, welcome to the latest community painting event, (I’m thinking about putting together one of my own for this year, but have yet to decide which month to go for and what to suggest).

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Codex Adeptus Astates: Space Marines. 6 months in.

Posted on January 31st, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Greetings all, welcome again to the hallowed halls of my blog, where today I reflect upon 6 months of the 8th edition space marine codex, my thoughts on how the book stands up after many other faction releases, and plenty of game time!Read more »

Hobby update 2018 Week 4

Posted on January 29th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Greetings all, welcome to week 4 of the year and my hobby update! It’s been a quieter week this week I’m afraid due to real life – I’ve changed jobs and started at my new place today. What that means is I spent much of the weekend either celebrating with people I’ve know for as many as 15 years, or recovering from those celebrations/preparing for commuting to work for the first time in my life. Still, things progressed and continue to do so!

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First 2k list for the Swords of Dawn Primaris Marines

Posted on January 23rd, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Greetings all! Continuing on with my current trend of posting up army lists and theorising on effective combinations. Today we have a look at my Primaris collection and how I’m thinking I’d like to take it forward.

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Codex Eldar review – Dire Avengers

Posted on January 23rd, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all! Time for the third part in my Codex Eldar review, this time we’re going to look at that most dependable of aspects, the children of Asurmen himself, the Dire Avengers.

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Hobby update 2018 Week 3

Posted on January 22nd, 2018 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all, it’s that time again where I like to collate all the hobby progress I’ve made from the week before, updating on both painting and gaming progress. This week I also even have some more built stuff to include!

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Craftworld Mael Dannan – evolution of a 2k list.

Posted on January 17th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all,
well, thanks to everyone who voted in the poll to name my Craftworld Army, it really was fun to see how the vote swung back and forth, and very pleasing to see so many people taking part.

Now that I have a name for them, I thought I’d take a quick look at how my list has evolved from my last post on the subject (here).

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Codex Eldar review – Storm Guardians

Posted on January 16th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all, second review post up for the Eldar, this time I’m having a look at the close combat cousins of the Guardian Defender squad, the Storm Guardians. Don’t be fooled into thinking this unit isn’t worth a second look!
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Hobby update 2018 Week 2

Posted on January 15th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all, that time of the week again, when I update you on all the lovely hobby progress going on in the Burning Eye domain! This week is a bumper week in some ways, got lots done (well, that’s how it feels at the moment, I guess we’ll see when it’s all laid out won’t we!

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Dusk Knights vs Orks

Posted on January 12th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Greetings all, 
I’ve got a brief battle report for you all today, from my league game last night. Our league isn’t prescriptive about game sizes or fixed lists etc, so I agreed to play a 2000pt game against Andy H and his Orks. 

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Preparing yourself for a game of 8th edition 40k.

Posted on January 10th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Greetings all,

I’ve got quite a few games of 8th edition behind me now (not as many as some, but I play every week) and one thing that has come to light in my mind is that performing well in a game isn’t just a case of bringing a good list and turning up to roll some lucky dice. The depth that GW have managed to impart into 8th edition and therefore the preparation required to give yourself the best chance of winning is also a significant factor. Let’s have a closer look at what I mean shall we?

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Codex Eldar Review – Guardian Defenders

Posted on January 9th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all,

with the advent of the Eldar Codex and my decision to commit to an Eldar army (at last), I thought it would be best to also commit to getting my thoughts on the book onto the blog. I may not be the most experienced Eldar player out there, but I’m do have a good grasp on the current version of the game, so I figured I’d look over the book for you all to (hopefully) benefit from my thoughts.

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New codex review format.

Posted on January 5th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Greetings all,welcome to my humble corner of the internet once more, and to my latest thoughts on how to get the best format for a codex review, incorporating all the essential information about a particular unit and how it performs, not just in isolat…

Calling all 40k bloggers!

Posted on January 3rd, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Morning guys and gals!

I’m on the warpath at the moment. I noticed something with my blog this year following my summer hiatus. Far fewer views. I thought nothing more of it intially, attributing it perhaps to the fact that I’d barely posted in June and some of those people who read and noticed the blog when I was posting most days had stopped following because of the lack of new content.

Then at the end of the year, many bloggers, as I tend to do also, started reviewing their year, and I noticed a recurring theme. Fewer views in the second half of the year. This wasn’t simply a lack of content therefore, in particular Mike at Standwargaming does plenty of codex reviews and battle reports, and schedules his content to release when he’s unavailable so it wasn’t simply irregular posts that was causing the drop. So I decided to have a little look at the figures in more depth.

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Craftworld X Eldar – the results of the poll!

Posted on January 2nd, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Greetings all – just a quick post today to say thank you to anyone who voted in my Craftworld naming poll! It was by far the most successful poll I’ve ever placed on the blog, and it was interesting to watch the favourite swing back and forth over the 2 months it was live. I’m very pleased to announce that the winner was…

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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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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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