Astra Militarum Tactics


Beating The Death Guard

I am now at seven losses to one win against Mark’s Death Guard. This is a fair old battering and I’m set on changing this! Sorry, Mark, I need to be beating The Death Guard! As this post is published (automatically) I am playing the Death Guard at Boards & Swords. Check out my Instagram for the latest pics! I have been looking back over my lists against the Death Guard – looking at Mark’s lists too. And there a couple of glaring issues with my lists now I look at them against Mark’s. If this doesn’t work – then […] The post Beating The Death Guard appeared first on Warhammer 40K Blog.

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Lascannon vs Missile Launcher – The Trade-Off Series

This article about Lascannons and Missile Launchers was a request via the chat on this blog. As is so often the case with Warhammer 40K there are layers of understanding to any ability, rule, unit or weapon – the Lascannon and Missile Launcher are no exception to this. Also, yes I know, the photo is Autocannons! Firstly I couldn’t find any Stratagems, rules, orders or abilities that specifically affect Lascannons or Missile Launchers. Neither has an advantage or disadvantage in that respect. Equally, both Lascannons and Missile Launchers can be taken in the same units and circumstances. That is because […] The post Lascannon vs Missile Launcher – The Trade-Off Series appeared first on Warhammer 40K Blog.

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Hellhound Variants

With my three Hellhounds completed and with several requests for this article, it is time to take a look at the Hellhound variants. Never miss an article? Subscribe! The three types of Hellhound are straight out of the scissors, paper and stone handbook. Each one does a specific job well – and not much else. I know there are new and veteran wargamers that browse this forum – but there is only one kit for all three variants. The Hellhound kit makes the Hellhound, Bane Wolf and Devil Dog. We can further augment their decent ability with the Astra Militarum […] The post Hellhound Variants appeared first on Warhammer 40K Blog.

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Imperial Guard Infantry Update

I have a guest post today from Guard Daddy – an update on Imperial Guard Infantry. His last article in Astra Militarum Infantry proved very successful and remains one of the most popular articles on this 40K Blog. Playing a pure Imperial Guard Infantry or an infantry heavy list has a number of benefits. Firstly, and perhaps most importantly is the rule of cool! For me, the attraction of the Imperial Guard has always been the feeling of cheering for the little guy! A Guardsman is clearly just a human in the battle against the monstrous horrors of the 41st millennium. He […] The post Imperial Guard Infantry Update appeared first on Warhammer 40K Blog.

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Psykers – The Trade-Off Series

I’m continuing with this series today and taking a look at the three types of Psyker you can bring in your Astra Militarum lists. You can, of course, pull other Psykers from other forces into your Astra Militarum list. But I wanted to just focus on the main three for this article. If we go down the route of Space Marine Psykers, Inquisition Psykers, etc we will never finish! So we will look at Astra Militarum Psykers only; Astropaths Primaris Psykers Wyrdvane Psykers Never miss an article? Subscribe! All of these are Psykers but they are all slightly different. Each […] The post Psykers – The Trade-Off Series appeared first on Warhammer 40K Blog.

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Astra Militarum Mechanised Infantry Lists

This article comes to you off the back of the Getting Started series. It was suggested that the Getting Started series should contain a section about Astra Militarum Mechanised Infantry – but I felt that was a little in-depth for such a series. So here it is now as it’s own stand-alone article. Never miss an article? Subscribe! All points are pre Chapter Approved 2018. That being said, note that Chimeras will be 20 points cheaper when Chapter Approved 2018 arrives. So if you’re taking a mechanised list with say 3 Chimeras, you will save 60 points now! What is […] The post Astra Militarum Mechanised Infantry Lists appeared first on Warhammer 40K Blog.

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Bullgryns vs Ogryns – The Trade-Off Series

It was suggested via the new chat feature on this blog that I should consider doing some sort of Trade-Off Series. My Cadian Snipers vs Ratlings article is of this style.  And so here we are. For my first article, we will look at Bullgryns vs Ogryns. Never miss an article? Subscribe! I think I have six of each. I think, I forget. Bullgryns and Ogryns have the same stats – nearly. So they both hit on a 3+ in combat and hit on a 4+ when shooting. They are both T5, S5, 3 Attacks and 3 Wounds. The only difference […] The post Bullgryns vs Ogryns – The Trade-Off Series appeared first on Warhammer 40K Blog.

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Cadian Snipers

I’ve been taking ten Ratlings to deal with enemy characters recently. And it doesn’t work very well. The Ratlings don’t get orders and they don’t get re-rolls of one and they can’t use the Overlapping Fields of Fire Stratagem. So today let us see how Cadian Snipers might perform. It seems that dealing with characters in 8th edition could be the difference between a win and loss. Removing a character that allows the enemy to re-roll ones will reduce the number of enemy hits. And the sooner you can remove that ability from the battlefield the greater advantage you’ll gain. This […] The post Cadian Snipers appeared first on Warhammer 40K Blog.

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Astra Militarum Tips – Astra Militarum Getting Started – Part 9

This is the final in the Astra Militarum Getting Started series! It’s been a long trip but sadly it’s time to draw it to a close. This final article will be general Astra Militarum tips and hints for fighting with the Astra Militarum and will try and cover all the little requests that people made via my Facebook page, the Astra Militarum Facebook group and Twitter. The Facebook group mentioned above is well worth joining. Lots of great people and content there. There is an Astra Militarum Glossary to accompany this series. Never miss an article? Subscribe! Command Points With […] The post Astra Militarum Tips – Astra Militarum Getting Started – Part 9 appeared first on Warhammer 40K Blog.

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Astra Militarum Friends

I’m looking towards the next set of friends for my Astra Militarum army. My Astra Militarum Friends so far consist of; Custodians – painted by @dave_nyhilus Eisenhorn – painted by @dave_nyhilus 15 Vanguard Veterans – being painted by @redeaglestudio Shrike – painted by @resinjunkie 10 Raven Guard Scouts with 2 Land Speeder Storms – not painted Steel Legion – being painted by Endar Armigers – W.I.P Vindicare Assassin – completed The other 3 Assassins – not painted 2x Crusaders from eBay – completed 3x Stormcast Liberators which will be Crusaders – W.I.P Arco-Flagellant from eBay – completed When I say I’m looking towards my […] The post Astra Militarum Friends appeared first on Warhammer 40K Blog.

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