Posts Tagged ‘#ageofsigmar’

Schools League 2017: The First Age of Sigmar Skirmishes

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

The club started a few days ago, and I have some time to upload some of the images from the first few skirmishes.
There are some odd alliances popping up, and students get out all their new toys gathered over Summer. We’re kicking off with the Age of Sigmar mosh pit, with Stormcast Eternals rubbing shoulders with Bloodbound against Serphon and Kharadron Overlords. 


 



As you can see, a complete mess of a battle, with some very dodgy interpretations of the rules. But it’s beautiful to see for the simple fact that I had no part in it. The senior Initiates set it up themselves, giving the new player Neophytes units to roll dice with, and I was able to marshal a game for the absolute raw beginners.

I think we’re off to a flying start this year, and I can’t wait for the next session to get some team training going!

Until next time.



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Project Club Room: First Pictures

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

Whilst I think a Physics lab is quite possibly the best place to hold a Warhammer Club (easy access to water, clamps, power sockets, burning flames and water bottle rockets), my Head of Department is starting to grumble over the small horde of toy sold…

Project Club Room: First Pictures

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

Whilst I think a Physics lab is quite possibly the best place to hold a Warhammer Club (easy access to water, clamps, power sockets, burning flames and water bottle rockets), my Head of Department is starting to grumble over the small horde of toy sold…

Recursive Newness

Posted on September 3rd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

It’s a girl!Weighing in at 3.3kg she is healthy, happy, and far easier to manage than our son was at that age. Her brother is showing all the standard jealousy that you’d expect, but he’s really been coping well!And that’s frankly amazing. Not only is …

Recursive Newness

Posted on September 3rd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

It’s a girl!Weighing in at 3.3kg she is healthy, happy, and far easier to manage than our son was at that age. Her brother is showing all the standard jealousy that you’d expect, but he’s really been coping well!And that’s frankly amazing. Not only is …

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.

 


warhammer 40K age of sigmar school league 2018
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.

warhammer 40K age of sigmar school league 2018

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!



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BREAKING NEWS: New Age of Sigmar Start Collecting! kits teaser!

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

It’s not very often I get to add two exclamation marks to a blog title! Games Workshops Warhammer Age of Sigmar Facebook page has released this teaser for new start collecting kits:



warhammer age of sigmar start collecting kit new kharadron overlord slaneesh beastclaw raiders
Three new Start collecting! kits!

Looking at the artwork, we can finally expect to see the Kharadron Overlords in a start collecting kit, the Beastclaw Raiders (by Sigmar it’s been a while since they were released), and of course, Slaanesh.

Wait, what?!



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BREAKING NEWS: New Age of Sigmar Start Collecting! kits teaser!

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

It’s not very often I get to add two exclamation marks to a blog title! Games Workshops Warhammer Age of Sigmar Facebook page has released this teaser for new start collecting kits:



warhammer age of sigmar start collecting kit new kharadron overlord slaneesh beastclaw raiders
Three new Start collecting! kits!

Looking at the artwork, we can finally expect to see the Kharadron Overlords in a start collecting kit, the Beastclaw Raiders (by Sigmar it’s been a while since they were released), and of course, Slaanesh.

Wait, what?!



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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!

Stormcast Eternal Paint Planner

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

A few weeks ago, the fine people at Games Workshop released a paint planner for Primaris Space Marines. It was good if you wanted to print it off and colour it in by hand, but had way too many artefacts and blots for it to work in MS Paint, otherwise k…

Stormcast Eternal Paint Planner

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

A few weeks ago, the fine people at Games Workshop released a paint planner for Primaris Space Marines. It was good if you wanted to print it off and colour it in by hand, but had way too many artefacts and blots for it to work in MS Paint, otherwise k…

New Aelves in the mail

Posted on June 29th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Can’t blog. Writing reports. Up to 8,000 words.

However, here’s some new High Elves (Aelves/Asur) I got in the mail. This whole army for £15, thanks to eBay! A nice counterpoint to the Stormcast, Chaos, Undead and Orks that are currently populating our Age of Sigmar tables.



high elf army aelves spireguard
The whole thing



high elf hero aelves reavers
The swift hammer…



high aelves archmage spireguard swordmasters
The nimble anvil

Geoff has been an enthusiastic student and will ne-

Damn wrong text box. I hope to god I haven’t written about elves and griffons in someone’s report.

Until next time!






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New Aelves in the mail

Posted on June 29th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Can’t blog. Writing reports. Up to 8,000 words.

However, here’s some new High Elves (Aelves/Asur) I got in the mail. This whole army for £15, thanks to eBay! A nice counterpoint to the Stormcast, Chaos, Undead and Orks that are currently populating our Age of Sigmar tables.



high elf army aelves spireguard
The whole thing



high elf hero aelves reavers
The swift hammer…



high aelves archmage spireguard swordmasters
The nimble anvil

Geoff has been an enthusiastic student and will ne-

Damn wrong text box. I hope to god I haven’t written about elves and griffons in someone’s report.

Until next time!






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New General’s Handbook 2017!

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

The General’s Handbook last year is perhaps what saved Age of Sigmar in many people’s minds.
 

The biggest change was the inclusion of points values for matched play, something that had been sorely lacking in AoS up to its release. Whilst many people tried to create weird and wonderful systems (such as the Wound counting method which really favoured glass cannons), actual competitive play was very difficult.

 

The AoS core rules only take into account relative army sizes, again sort of meaningless when we don’t know relative strengths of individual models. Bringing in points, thus fair competitive play, meant that tourney players could once again get invested in Warhammer.

 

The new General’s Handbook, rather than being a band aid on a somewhat broken game (regardless of what you may think, competitive games without balance are never received well by players… and yes, tabletop war games are inherently competitive), this new book is going to be adding layers of complexity to existing systems.

 
age of sigmar generals handbook 2017
Never thought a Chocobo Knight would be the poster boy for Warhammer

Things that we know from Warhammer Community:

 

Open play:

  • Expanded multiplayer rules, including Triumph and Treachery

Narrative play:

  • Siege warfare rules
  • Location and realm specific rules

Matched play:

  • New battle plans
  • Updated points costs
  • Allegiance abilities for last year’s release factions
 Multiplayer rules are really fun, and something that my student neophytes keep asking about. Can’t wait to see those.
The Narrative play rules are undoubtedly going to be similar to what we’ve seen in the 8th Edition 40K release, with unique rules for the battlefield. I don’t know if this is when they’ll try and sneak in command points, but I doubt it’s not on the game developers minds.
Everything else is as you’d expect really. This is somewhat of an experimental compromise between fully Open Source game play and the rule book system, and we’ve just come into our second iteration of this experiment. Since we’re only into our second year of this experiment, I can’t say for certain its going well. but from the upswing of interest in AoS from my students, I can at least anecdotally say things look promising.
And yes, you should probably be setting aside some money to get this. Hopefully it won’t cost as much as a modern codex, but last year’s Hand book was £15.
Until next time!

 

 

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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.

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New General’s Handbook 2017!

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

The General’s Handbook last year is perhaps what saved Age of Sigmar in many people’s minds.
 

The biggest change was the inclusion of points values for matched play, something that had been sorely lacking in AoS up to its release. Whilst many people tried to create weird and wonderful systems (such as the Wound counting method which really favoured glass cannons), actual competitive play was very difficult.

 

The AoS core rules only take into account relative army sizes, again sort of meaningless when we don’t know relative strengths of individual models. Bringing in points, thus fair competitive play, meant that tourney players could once again get invested in Warhammer.

 

The new General’s Handbook, rather than being a band aid on a somewhat broken game (regardless of what you may think, competitive games without balance are never received well by players… and yes, tabletop war games are inherently competitive), this new book is going to be adding layers of complexity to existing systems.

 
age of sigmar generals handbook 2017
Never thought a Chocobo Knight would be the poster boy for Warhammer

Things that we know from Warhammer Community:

 

Open play:

  • Expanded multiplayer rules, including Triumph and Treachery

Narrative play:

  • Siege warfare rules
  • Location and realm specific rules

Matched play:

  • New battle plans
  • Updated points costs
  • Allegiance abilities for last year’s release factions
 Multiplayer rules are really fun, and something that my student neophytes keep asking about. Can’t wait to see those.
The Narrative play rules are undoubtedly going to be similar to what we’ve seen in the 8th Edition 40K release, with unique rules for the battlefield. I don’t know if this is when they’ll try and sneak in command points, but I doubt it’s not on the game developers minds.
Everything else is as you’d expect really. This is somewhat of an experimental compromise between fully Open Source game play and the rule book system, and we’ve just come into our second iteration of this experiment. Since we’re only into our second year of this experiment, I can’t say for certain its going well. but from the upswing of interest in AoS from my students, I can at least anecdotally say things look promising.
And yes, you should probably be setting aside some money to get this. Hopefully it won’t cost as much as a modern codex, but last year’s Hand book was £15.
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 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!