Posts Tagged ‘Tactics’

Tanker’s Tuesday : Infantry And Tanks

Posted on April 24th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Tanks and Infantry work hand in hand and side by side. One without the other and they rely heavily on one another to support a assault or any kind of battlefield maneuvers. But in todays modern battlefield, who is the first to get into the fight and le…

Test of Honour – Alternative Ideas

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

Those of you who are on the Test of Honour Facebook page are going to know that this is an area I post a lot of […]

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The Dreadening: 2k Blood Angel Dreadnought List

Posted on January 18th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

So between life and work and 8th edition in general (don’t get me its not bad, but I personally liked the mechanics of 7th more) I sometimes find it hard to motivate myself to make armies and lists lately.Which is why I have started making gimmick list…

Analysis: Astra Militarum Regiment Mathhammer [Revised]

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

Now that most of the rules from the new Codex Astra Militarum have previewed/leaked online, it’s time to start our proper Faction analysis. This will not be a straight regurgitation of the leaked rules, but instead a more analytical look at how the new Codex affects the Faction in competitive Matched Play. We’ll start our analysis with Cadian versus Catachan mathhammer.
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Analysis: Astra Militarum Regiment Mathhammer

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

Now that most of the rules from the new Codex Astra Militarum have previewed/leaked online, it’s time to start our proper Faction analysis. This will not be a straight regurgitation of the leaked rules, but instead a more analytical look at how the new Codex affects the Faction in competitive Matched Play. We’ll start our analysis with Cadian versus Catachan mathhammer.
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Analysis: Astra Militarum in 8th Ed, Elysian Drop Troops

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

I was going to save my review of Regiments until after my generic Faction review, but the recent Forge World FAQ is so significant for competitive Astra Militarum play that the Elysians are getting an earlier review!Read more »

Analysis: Astra Militarum in 8th Ed, Troops Units

Posted on June 24th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Let’s analyse the Troops options available to Astra Militarum. This review is from a competitive play perspective, at around 2000 pts scale.
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Analysis: Astra Militarum in 8th Ed, HQ Units

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

Let’s analyse the HQ options available to Astra Militarum. Like all my reviews, this will be from a competitive play perspective, at around 2000 pts scale, so keep that in mind as we dive in!
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Analysis: Exploiting 8th Ed, 31" Infantry Charge

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

GW did a pretty good job at constraining combo potential in the 8th Ed ruleset, based on the Faction keyword system; however, where that system is relaxed, exploit opportunities present themselves. This time we’ll look at how to make a 31″+ with some Imperium Infantry.
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Analysis: Astra Militarum in 8th Ed, Heavy Weapons

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

Up next on the review agenda are the heavy weapons available to the Astra Militarum.Read more »

Analysis: Astra Militarum in 8th Ed, Special Weapons

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

The eternal trinity of Plasma, Melta and Flamer remains sacred to the Astra Militarum Faction in 8th Ed, even more so than faith in the Emperor or fear of Commissars! But which weapon is optimal?Read more »

Analysis: Astra Militarum in 8th Ed, Leman Russ Weapons

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

The good old Leman Russ is as tough as an old boot in 8th Ed, but can it dish out what it can take? And with seven different flavours to choose from, which is the optimal heavy tank for the Astra Militarum?Read more »

Analysis: Astra Militarum in 8th Ed, Orders

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

Orders remain a signature feature of the Astra Militarum Faction in 8th Ed, allowing their combat-weak characters to add significant utility to other units. Let’s take a look at the new Orders and consider how they will influence list building and tactics.
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Analysis: Exploiting 8th Ed, Tactical Reserves and Null Deployment

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

The new 40k 8th Ed ruleset looks great: streamlined, balanced, faster, it’s everything we’ve asked for. But is it perfectly watertight and un-exploitable? Of course not! Let’s start by exploiting Tactical Reserves, or ‘How to Deep Strike Everything in 8th Ed’.

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Review – Book, Todays Army Air Corps, Paul Beaver, 1987

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

The first thing to point out about what I think is a very handy little reference is that the title is a complete misnomer.  Written in 1987 the Today in the title very much refers to the Army Air Corps of yesterday and you will certainly struggle …

Army List: No-Wraithknight Eldar 1850 pts

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

How do you counter the counter-Eldar metagame? Leave the Wraithknights at home! No, this is not a joke…Read more »

Battle Report: Imperial Knights vs. Thousand Sons

Posted on December 8th, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Time for my 1500 pts Imperial Knights list’s final battle of the tournament. Round three saw me facing a very nicely converted and painted Thousand Sons list that were taking advantage of their brand-new rules for the first time. The mission was a straightforward as it gets: good old Seize Ground.

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Battle Report: Imperial Knights vs. Necrons

Posted on December 6th, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Round two! After being annihilated by Tau in round one, my second game saw my 1500 pts Imperial Knights list matched against a Necron Decurion in a progressively-scored table quarters mission.Read more »

Battle Report: Imperial Knights vs. Tau Empire

Posted on December 4th, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Alright, you’ve seen my 1500 pts Imperial Knights list, now it’s time for some battle reports. The first round of the tournament saw me matched up against Tau in a progressive-scoring missions with predetermined pseudo-Maelstrom Objectives.
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TTP – The Soviet Advanced Guard and March Security

Posted on July 25th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The Soviet Army had well developed doctrine around march security and transition to battle formations from the line of march, this was critical to acheiving success in the encounter battles they postulated would be the most common form of engagement an…

Review – Book, The Race to The Swift, R Simpkin 1985

Posted on July 1st, 2015 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

The Race to the Swift by Brigadier R Simpkin recieved rave reviews across a range of professional military journals in America and Britain, for good reason, its an excellent treatise on manouvre warfare, focusing more on the operational rather than the…

Understanding Battleforce Recon… the finer points of 500 points

Posted on August 11th, 2013 under , , , , . Posted by

Battleforce Recon differs from the core six missions of 40k in a number of subtle ways, creating a unique tactical challenge that’s not just a points restriction. After playing tons of games this way, it’s become evident that a good general will need t…

Was ist der Boogeyman?

Posted on July 8th, 2013 under , . Posted by

My last article gave rise to some questions about the concept of the boogeyman, and yes – for you readers in England we did add an extra O to the word! So, what is a boogeyman? In its most basic form a boogeyman is simply a shiny object used to attrac…

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Posted on June 24th, 2013 under , . Posted by

In the last month I have managed to get in 5 games against 5 of my friends who all play very different lists with very different armies. Ork Speed Freaks, Necron flyer spam, Tyranid monstrous creature spam, Eldar Jet Bike spam and even an Eldar / Da…

How I learned to stop worrying and love the Helldrake

Posted on April 9th, 2013 under , , , , . Posted by

You can’t hunt what you can’t kill. Pretty simple concept really, if your opponent can’t do any damage to your unit – you are free to do what you want. What are we talking about? Why the Helldrake of course! Everyone’s favorite barbeque and vector stri…