Posts Tagged ‘#ageofsigmar’

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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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: 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 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: 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?!



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!

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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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!

 

 

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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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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!

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.

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Painting Guide: Khorne Blood Bound

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Ok, I know I promised a rocket video, but I need to edit out the students. Child Protection is something any teacher worth their chalk takes seriously.

Instead here’s my guide to painting Khorne Bloodbound:

khorne painting guide
Don’t bother with the brush… just dunk him in there. Khorne loves that.

Ok, that’s not how I really paint these guys, and here’s a link to an actual painting guide. The conical flask there is full of fake blood I’m using for a murder mystery.



Blood group testing

The samples out of the blood group test teaching packet looked more like water melon juice than blood. I’m just doing some custom samples now.

What? Theatricality is important in the classroom. Why wouldn’t I spend my free time making realistic looking blood samples?

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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Painting Guide: Khorne Blood Bound

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Ok, I know I promised a rocket video, but I need to edit out the students. Child Protection is something any teacher worth their chalk takes seriously.

Instead here’s my guide to painting Khorne Bloodbound:

khorne painting guide
Don’t bother with the brush… just dunk him in there. Khorne loves that.

Ok, that’s not how I really paint these guys, and here’s a link to an actual painting guide. The conical flask there is full of fake blood I’m using for a murder mystery.



Blood group testing

The samples out of the blood group test teaching packet looked more like water melon juice than blood. I’m just doing some custom samples now.

What? Theatricality is important in the classroom. Why wouldn’t I spend my free time making realistic looking blood samples?

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!

(Belated!) Happy 6 month Birthday Blog!

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

As I shot past the 6 month mark without realising, thanks to a combination of 8th Edition and exam season kicking off, I thought it would be a good idea to do a quick stock check of how things were progressing now.

In case you were wondering, unlike the other two Birthday blogs where I was at a parents evening, I’m acting as monitor for a GCSE exam as I write this. This is like an unofficial invigilator, who is just a spare person to take people to the loo, escort unwell students to the school nurse etc. There’s not much to do apart from work on a laptop at the back of the exam room, so I have some time to do this.

The blog was started on the 24th October 2016, so we’re closer to the 8 month mark than anything. As of when I write this (14th June 2017), there are the following stats:

  • Post count: 261
  • Days active: 233
  • Posts per day: 1.12
  • Previous posts per day: 1.27

Laws of averages fully coming into effect here. As long as I stick to a post-a-day schedule, posts per day will keep falling down to 1. I’ll still keep putting the number up there, so you can compare it to other blogs.

  • Total page views: 45,140
  • Views per day: 193
  • Views per post: 173
  • Prev. per day: 33
  • Prev. per post: 22

Well… this sky rocketed in the last month or so! To fully appreciate how much this went up, we’ll indulge in some graphing. I know, I spoil you guys!

One guess as to what happened there.

With the reveal of 8th Edition, people have been hitting the internet hard for any scrap of information. I’m under no illusions that this increase will continue, but I’m hoping that some of you out there will keep coming back despite the new edition arriving this Saturday.

Unlike other news outlets, I don’t spam my pages with adverts. At this point, whenever I visit the major sites, my browser slows to a crawl with the number of banners and flashing images. My work computer is not able to keep up with up with those sites, and I’m sure the click baity style of the headlines is an irritant to some people.

Not that I don’t sometimes use click bait, but I’m not just getting your click for money. If I ever have a vaguely click bait sounding post title, I hope it’s informative enough to be worth your time!

With that said, the reason I started this blog was to get more funds for my school club.

Again, with the release of 8th Edition, our budget has been hit pretty hard. Whilst the box set itself is £95, just within the club’s termly budget, the extra index books for the student neophytes’ armies has out me well out of pocket.

This is to say nothing of the dire state of our paint and hobby tool supplies. We’re down to one plastic glue, some super glue I pinched from Design Technology (Shop class to you yanks), and two pairs of fairly ropey clippers.

I find myself quoting Ford a lot, often saying to students “You can paint them whatever colour you like, as long as it’s green.” Although at this point I may have to start pushing the idea of pink Space Marines to use up all the Bugman’s Glow we have.

Whilst the students are generally happy with what we have, and usually okay with going out to buy their own models and kit, there are a few disappointed faces out there of people who realise they simply don’t have the money to support this hobby.

The school I work at has a very high proportion of scholarship students. The school’s mission, which it’s been doing for roughly the last 400 years (no exaggeration), is to provide education and a stable home environment for kids that really need it. Next year, I will be working in the boarding house full time to provide that stable environment.

What that means is that about 50% of our students can’t afford Games Workshop models. Realistically, only 75% of the students in the club use their own models. And they all rely on the club supplies for paints and tools.

So… support the blog and the club by donating to any other the links below. I’m working on affiliate links as well, so that you can support the blog whilst getting a good deal on minis.

Ok, my time invigilating is nearly over. Just two days to 8th Edition!

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!

(Belated!) Happy 6 month Birthday Blog!

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

As I shot past the 6 month mark without realising, thanks to a combination of 8th Edition and exam season kicking off, I thought it would be a good idea to do a quick stock check of how things were progressing now.

In case you were wondering, unlike the other two Birthday blogs where I was at a parents evening, I’m acting as monitor for a GCSE exam as I write this. This is like an unofficial invigilator, who is just a spare person to take people to the loo, escort unwell students to the school nurse etc. There’s not much to do apart from work on a laptop at the back of the exam room, so I have some time to do this.

The blog was started on the 24th October 2016, so we’re closer to the 8 month mark than anything. As of when I write this (14th June 2017), there are the following stats:

  • Post count: 261
  • Days active: 233
  • Posts per day: 1.12
  • Previous posts per day: 1.27

Laws of averages fully coming into effect here. As long as I stick to a post-a-day schedule, posts per day will keep falling down to 1. I’ll still keep putting the number up there, so you can compare it to other blogs.

  • Total page views: 45,140
  • Views per day: 193
  • Views per post: 173
  • Prev. per day: 33
  • Prev. per post: 22

Well… this sky rocketed in the last month or so! To fully appreciate how much this went up, we’ll indulge in some graphing. I know, I spoil you guys!

One guess as to what happened there.

With the reveal of 8th Edition, people have been hitting the internet hard for any scrap of information. I’m under no illusions that this increase will continue, but I’m hoping that some of you out there will keep coming back despite the new edition arriving this Saturday.

Unlike other news outlets, I don’t spam my pages with adverts. At this point, whenever I visit the major sites, my browser slows to a crawl with the number of banners and flashing images. My work computer is not able to keep up with up with those sites, and I’m sure the click baity style of the headlines is an irritant to some people.

Not that I don’t sometimes use click bait, but I’m not just getting your click for money. If I ever have a vaguely click bait sounding post title, I hope it’s informative enough to be worth your time!

With that said, the reason I started this blog was to get more funds for my school club.

Again, with the release of 8th Edition, our budget has been hit pretty hard. Whilst the box set itself is £95, just within the club’s termly budget, the extra index books for the student neophytes’ armies has out me well out of pocket.

This is to say nothing of the dire state of our paint and hobby tool supplies. We’re down to one plastic glue, some super glue I pinched from Design Technology (Shop class to you yanks), and two pairs of fairly ropey clippers.

I find myself quoting Ford a lot, often saying to students “You can paint them whatever colour you like, as long as it’s green.” Although at this point I may have to start pushing the idea of pink Space Marines to use up all the Bugman’s Glow we have.

Whilst the students are generally happy with what we have, and usually okay with going out to buy their own models and kit, there are a few disappointed faces out there of people who realise they simply don’t have the money to support this hobby.

The school I work at has a very high proportion of scholarship students. The school’s mission, which it’s been doing for roughly the last 400 years (no exaggeration), is to provide education and a stable home environment for kids that really need it. Next year, I will be working in the boarding house full time to provide that stable environment.

What that means is that about 50% of our students can’t afford Games Workshop models. Realistically, only 75% of the students in the club use their own models. And they all rely on the club supplies for paints and tools.

So… support the blog and the club by donating to any other the links below. I’m working on affiliate links as well, so that you can support the blog whilst getting a good deal on minis.

Ok, my time invigilating is nearly over. Just two days to 8th Edition!

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!

Bugman’s Birthday Card! And some marking…

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

I’m slightly annoyed I have to do this as my hit count has suddenly jumped to over 1000 hits a day, but I’m taking this weekend off.We’ve just had internal exams, and I’m current;y neck deep in Physics papers to mark. Unlike some subjects, there are a …

Bugman’s Birthday Card! And some marking…

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

I’m slightly annoyed I have to do this as my hit count has suddenly jumped to over 1000 hits a day, but I’m taking this weekend off.We’ve just had internal exams, and I’m current;y neck deep in Physics papers to mark. Unlike some subjects, there are a …

Quick Tip: Stone Weighted Bases

Posted on June 6th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Tired of your Prosecutors and Harlequins falling over? Here’s a quick tip.Something that I predict to be a problem for the new flying Inceptors is going to be the top heavy nature of the model. Harlequins and Prosecutors are the same, as they are eithe…

Quick Tip: Stone Weighted Bases

Posted on June 6th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Tired of your Prosecutors and Harlequins falling over? Here’s a quick tip.Something that I predict to be a problem for the new flying Inceptors is going to be the top heavy nature of the model. Harlequins and Prosecutors are the same, as they are eithe…

Warhammer 40K Paint Stripping Guide

Posted on June 2nd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I’m getting ready for 8th Edition, and I’ve booked an appointment with my local games Workshop to go and get my pre-order in for tomorrow (3rd June… get hype!). This is a fantastic opportunity to get some projects going, and I’ve started off wit…

Warhammer 40K Paint Stripping Guide

Posted on June 2nd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I’m getting ready for 8th Edition, and I’ve booked an appointment with my local games Workshop to go and get my pre-order in for tomorrow (3rd June… get hype!). This is a fantastic opportunity to get some projects going, and I’ve started off wit…

Holiday Game: Blood Bowl!

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

On holiday now, which means I can play games with someone who’s already finished their GCSEs!Blood Bowl for now, but later today we plan to play test the new edition 40K. Stay tuned!Human’s technically won on points, but forfeited the game to the …

Age of Sigmar Painting Guide: Quick Blood Warriors

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

It might seem odd in the run up to Warhammer 40K 8th Edition to do a guide on painting Age of Sigmar models, but there is a rational reason.Right now everything is up in the air about the new edition, and whilst we see the droplets of information rain …

Latest White Dwarf: A 2-Year Olf Reviews

Posted on May 7th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

A full, in-depth and comprehensive review of May 2017’s Anniversary White Dwarf.By a 2-Year Old.As you heard: “It’s good!” – Two-year Old Neckbeard NeophyteThanks for reading.If you liked what you saw, and you want to help out, please leave a comment. …

8th Edition 40K: Thousand Sons and Possible Invulnerable Saves

Posted on April 26th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

What initially put me off the Thousand Sons is just how badly priced they were. 8th Edition promises to change all that though!Despite some new shiny models, and some excellently fluffy formations, the standard Rubric Marine was hideously over priced f…