Posts Tagged ‘warhammer40k’

BREAKING NEWS: 8th Edition Iron Hands Stratagems and Chapter Tactics Revealed!

Posted on July 20th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The Iron hands are revealed today over on Warhammer Community. They were already a strong force in 7th, with army wide Feel No Pain, It will Not Die on all their vehicles, and access to Chapter Master Smash****er who was the very definition of Hero-Ham…

Starter Death Guard 500 Point Army List

Posted on July 20th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

With the School League about to kick off again, I’ve been busy putting together a starter list for student neophytes who might like to use the contents of Dark Imperium for their tournament army. I will be doing Space Marines a little later on, as they…

BREAKING NEWS: 8th Ed Salamanders Aggressors and Chapter Tactics Explained!

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

I love these guys! I first encountered them in the 3rd edition Armageddon campaign, where they were released alongside the Black Templars. They were essentially the same as normal marines, but with -1 initiaitve, cheap terminators, and two flamers in t…

BREAKING NEWS: Chapter tactics for Imperial Fists, Iron Hands, Salamanders and Black Templars!

Posted on July 18th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Warhammer Community has just popped up the Chapter Tactics for the rest of the main line chapters!Taken right out the Codex!Raven Guard hereWhite Scars hereUltramarines hereImperial Fists, Siege MastersNo bonuses for covers saves against IMPERIAL FISTS…

Heorulf, Albian, Legionary of the XIV. Terraformer.

Posted on July 18th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

This was the third time he had set out to conquer this god-forsaken sector. The first alongside Terrans and Barbarans, uniting all in their path. The second alongside Mutants and Plaguebearers, corrupting all in their path. The third, alongside strange…

BREAKING NEWS: 8th Edition White Scars Chapter Tactics Revealed!

Posted on July 18th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I’m so excited I can barely type! White Scars Chapter tactics are up on Warhammer Community right now! Let’s take a look!!Everyone mounted on bikes… as Khan intended!There’s not much new in terms of model reveals to look at here, but look at all thos…

BREAKING NEWS: 8th Edition Ravenguard Chapter Tactics Revealed!

Posted on July 17th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Monday’s here, and the Ravenguard are sneaking up to be the first Chapter Tactic revealed!

space marines ravenguard chapter tactics
Damn… those Reivers look good in black

It’sprobably just my imagination, but those Reivers appar to have some extra bit of gear strapped to their backs. Getting on to the rules:

space marines ravenguard chapter tactics
-1 To Hit rolls if they are more than 12-inches away

So they’re not the universal Scout or Infiltrate that some were perhaps hoping for, but far, far better than the first turn Shrouded from the old edition. However… you’ll see later that GW has you covered as far as Scout is concerned.

This greatly supports a gunline army, and turns those Primaris Marines into snipers! Sort of. Whilst their 30-inch weapons allow them to rapid fire from their safe(er) distance, the enemy will just walk into it later… unless they decide to stay where they are. Devastators with lascanons certainly do the sniper job well!

They’ve lost a bit of the assault squad specialism with this, but the rule above will help them get into combat taking less causalities on the way there. Jump pack troops can hover outside the 12-inch danger bubble around the enemy, then leap in to range and assault.

Thematically, this is really good. Ravenguard are all about striking at the perfect time, and sneaking into the good killing blow positions. This Chapter tactic allows them to do that.

But that’s not all!

The Ravenguard have a unique stratagem, Strike From the Shadows, allows you to spend Command Points to Infiltrate units anywhere beyond 9-inches from the enemy! Alongside potential Grav-chute deep-strike rules for the Reivers and Jump Pack Assault for your assault marines, you have an army with a well dug in firing line and really strong board control.

One more thing!

Chapter master Murder Wings comes back in this edition, with this direct quote from Warhammer Community:

If you want to make your own Raven Guard characters, their unique Warlord Trait, Silent Stalker, prevents enemies from firing Overwatch, while the Raven’s Fury Chapter relic allows a jump pack character to move at blistering speeds and reroll charge ranges – combined, you’ll have a potent and deadly character assassin.

Frankly, this is everything Ravenguard players have been dreaming of. Whilst the loss of Hammer of Wrath and re-rolling those to-wounds has somewhat muted the impact of their assaut squads, the new combination of chapter tactics and stratagems has made the Ravenguard finally reflect their fluff.

You have your stealthy, tactical and flexible Space marines, and rules that make even Raptors players proud. If this is the start for the Ravenguard, I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Chapters have!

Until next time!


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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.

 


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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!



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!

BREAKING NEWS: Codex Space Marine and New Units Spotted!

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

Over at Warhammer Community! Go go go!I’ll do a quick run down of the reveals on the page, but the very first picture needs discussing. It has new units teased!Wow! 4 new units in one picture! Here’s the units marked:Well… three and a halfStarti…

BREAKING NEWS: Codex Space Marine and New Units Spotted!

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

Over at Warhammer Community! Go go go!I’ll do a quick run down of the reveals on the page, but the very first picture needs discussing. It has new units teased!Wow! 4 new units in one picture! Here’s the units marked:Well… three and a halfStarti…

8th Edition Ultramarine’s Chapter Tactics Explained

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

Ugh. I feel like Matt Ward is back writing rules for the Ultramarines. Their chapter tactics are revealed, and they are very strong indeed.Wit the advent of stratagems the old re-roll rules of 7th Edition are somewhat redundant. Not that having army-wi…

8th Edition Ultramarine’s Chapter Tactics Explained

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

Ugh. I feel like Matt Ward is back writing rules for the Ultramarines. Their chapter tactics are revealed, and they are very strong indeed.Wit the advent of stratagems the old re-roll rules of 7th Edition are somewhat redundant. Not that having army-wi…

BREAKING NEWS: Redemptor Dreadnought Rules Revealed!

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

And here I thought my Painting Whiite Space Marines Guide was the biggest thing I’d do tonight! The Redeptor Dreadnought has been released up on Warhammer Commuinty, bumping up the information I gathered fro the Warhammer Live Stream.Without further pr…

BREAKING NEWS: Redemptor Dreadnought Rules Revealed!

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

And here I thought my Painting Whiite Space Marines Guide was the biggest thing I’d do tonight! The Redeptor Dreadnought has been released up on Warhammer Commuinty, bumping up the information I gathered fro the Warhammer Live Stream.Without further pr…

How to Paint White Space Marines, an Easy Guide

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

It seems that me writing down the next day’s post is a curse. IT has seen fit to disable my work email account, as they thought I was one of the leaving teachers this year. Which means my School’s League information is not available for me to blog abou…

How to Paint White Space Marines, an Easy Guide

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

It seems that me writing down the next day’s post is a curse. IT has seen fit to disable my work email account, as they thought I was one of the leaving teachers this year. Which means my School’s League information is not available for me to blog abou…

First Strike Plague Marine Data Sheet Revealed

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

It seems the height of hypocrisy to follow up yesterdays post with an image taken from Faeit212 again, but I think I can still add a little value to what’s been posted there.Here’s the data sheet for the First Strike Plague Marines as taken from Faeit …

First Strike Plague Marine Data Sheet Revealed

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

It seems the height of hypocrisy to follow up yesterdays post with an image taken from Faeit212 again, but I think I can still add a little value to what’s been posted there.Here’s the data sheet for the First Strike Plague Marines as taken from Faeit …

The Plagueburst Crawler and Hobby Reporting

Posted on July 12th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

This popped up on Faeit212, one of my more trusted sources for Games Workshop news.Death Guard GriffonYou can tell it’s Chaos because of the spiky bitsFaeit 212 then released this image of a better look at the new tank coming our way:Suspiciously simil…

The Plagueburst Crawler and Hobby Reporting

Posted on July 12th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

This popped up on Faeit212, one of my more trusted sources for Games Workshop news.Death Guard GriffonYou can tell it’s Chaos because of the spiky bitsFaeit 212 then released this image of a better look at the new tank coming our way:Suspiciously simil…

BREAKING NEWS: Primaris Reiver Datasheet explained!

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

… because it’s in Spanish.This picture is from lavozdehorus.com.Confirming all we know from the Warhammer Community spotlightY no conoceran el meido is Spanish for And They Shall Know No Fear. I think it sounds better in spanish, but probably because…

BREAKING NEWS: Primaris Reiver Datasheet explained!

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

… because it’s in Spanish.This picture is from lavozdehorus.com.Confirming all we know from the Warhammer Community spotlightY no conoceran el meido is Spanish for And They Shall Know No Fear. I think it sounds better in spanish, but probably because…

Tattered were its Antlers, and Ragged were its Breaths…

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

The twisted herald moved its head ponderously side-to-side as it surveyed the ruined battlefield, its tattered antlers lending weighty inertia to its movements. Ragged were its breaths as it tasted the tang of fresh blood in the air. Its interest …

BREAKING NEWS: Codex Space Marines on Warhammer Live

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

This Thursday the legendary Phil Kelly will be on Warhammer Live, talking about the latest Codex Space Marines. Pencil it in folks!Check out that magnificent beard!The interview starts at 2.30pm UK time (9.30am in New York, and 6.30am in California), a…

BREAKING NEWS: Codex Space Marines on Warhammer Live

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

This Thursday the legendary Phil Kelly will be on Warhammer Live, talking about the latest Codex Space Marines. Pencil it in folks!Check out that magnificent beard!The interview starts at 2.30pm UK time (9.30am in New York, and 6.30am in California), a…