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Allies of Inconvenience: Episode 16- Chapter Approved, Terrain and Tomfoolery

Come Join the Allies of Inconvenience Crew as we close out 2018! We start off as usual with hobby progress (I think our shortest yet) before launching into Chapter Approved discussion! We then move onto Terrain releases, Fortifications and the place of useable faction terrain in 40k and as compared to Age of Sigmar... and then slowly get derailed into just general hobby blabber, rants and "Tomfoolery"So check out our final Season 2 episode before we start off with Season 3 in 2019!Listen/Subscribe on iTunes Listen/Subscribe on SpotifyListen/Subscribe on Google PlayListen/Subscribe on Stitcher 00:00 Intro01:47 Hobby Progress44:05 Terrain and General DiscussionSongs and SoundclipsBlue Mark- Atlan UrtagKaap mere- BugotakClip 1, 2, 3 - Ghazghkull Thraka

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My Unofficial Battlegroup: Cold War - French Armoured Division Battlegroup List

Finally.....Its been a long time coming and involved a fair amount of effort, but today I'm pleased to post up a French Armoured Division Battlegroup List:French Armoured Division BattlegroupMany, many thanks to Paul Cziganj and Jerome Bons without whom this list would either not exist or if it did, it would be seriously wrong!  It seems even the French find French Army TO&Es a little confusing!I'd appreciate any feedback including errors etc.  Any mistakes in the list are purely mine, not Jerome or Paul's.You'll note that there is a new French specific Special Rule re: Rifle Grenades as part of the list.  I am trying to show the heavy, doctrinal use of rifle grenades by the French Army.  Any better ideas for dealing with this would be appreciated.So in the next month or so, I hope to add 2 more French lists (which will be much easier now this list is done) and I'll work on the French Vehicle Data and Weapons information.It's been a fairly bad year hobby-wise as we planned to be moving

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A Modest Proposal - Tau

Discordian here! I have a couple of modest changes that I think would benefit Tau.Interesting ideas that will probably never happen.1. KrootKroot are relatively okay. I feel like their only real problem is that Fire Warriors are just to cheap.But I would really like a way to field a pure Kroot Detachment. Something like the following.     War Shaman: In a Detachment that only includes units with the KROOT Keyword, Kroot Shapers        become a HQ choice instead of Elite.2. Rail WeaponsI like Rail weapons. They look cool and they're the OG Tau heavy weapon, but they're just not performing anymore.I'm going to put aside my frustration that both Riptides and Storm-surges never got options to take them, and focus on the guns that exist.Make them all a little more expensive, stay with me here..... and make them all rapid fire rapid fire. It would allow mobility and increase the fire potential, without being to close to ion weapons in function. Boom.... followed by a additionally

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Vigilus Defiant Campaign Book- Trailer Faction Reveals and War of Beasts?

In case you haven't seen it, here is the trailer for the new Vigilus Defiant Campaign BookNow I did a bunch of freeze framing to try and decipher some of the content. Mostly looking for a new Primarch myself (I didn't see one) BUT there are some cool tidbits to be gleaned. It looks like every faction will be represented in the book. I didn't see ever one, but it was such a diverse cross section I think it is safe to assume everyone is included vice leaving one or two factions out.I'll post all the screen shots below, but here is some info gleaned. This is just focusing on the Forces section in the back of the book, not all the fluff at the beginning.New Stratagems and MissionsALOT of Ork StuffStompa MobsMultiple ClansMek ForcesSpeed FreeksGenestealer Cults- they had the only page where I thought I saw wargear and pointImperial FistsCrimson FistsSons of the Phoenix2 or 3 Other Primaris ChaptersDark AngelsUltramarines (Obviously)Necrons - and a mention of the War of Beasts?KnightsAstra MilitarumAdeptus Mechanic

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Der Wind und der Löwe - Rules Revisit and Bases

After pulling out my copy of Colonial Adventures, printed now by Rebel Minis, but originally a Two Hour Wargames product, I believe they will be the rules of choice.  While they call for twenty figure units, I think they will work fine with the fifteen figure units I am organizing.  Having played some of the other Two Hours offerings, I like their reaction and reputation driven rules.  Of course, rules are always open to change!As for bases, Litko used to be my go to company as they make high quality bases in a huge variety of shapes and sizes.  But lately I have been looking for a more affordable alternative, and Warbases offers just that.  I can still buy the sizes and thickness to match my Litko stash, but the pricing is noticeably less expensive, even with the shipping from overseas (they are a UK based company).  So, I have ordered a slew of round bases, and some movement trays for both mob and formed units.

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Warhammer Underworlds Restrictions – Could Your Deck Be Affected?

The revelation has unfurled as of yesterday revealing the very first Warhammer Underworlds restrictions and bans for cards within the game. In a game that will soon feature a card roster nearing a thousand in number, this was only inevitable. Pegged as “the ultimate competitive miniatures game”, Warhammer Underworlds continues to sweep into hobby circles across the scene. Blending card play tactics with skirmish miniature warfare, it continues to rope in hobbyists by the boatload. You may have missed it, but we’re still enjoying it since launch. These changes are interesting and exciting indeed, but how could these bans and restrictions impact you? Might they hinder or bolster your deck or warband? Let’s do a little digging… The bans and restrictions will work in different ways. Firstly, these limitations only apply at official organised play events. You are, of course, welcome to play these cards in friendly games and more ‘structured’ events with the discretion of

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Rules To Remember Within Blackstone Fortress

If you haven’t caught our review of Warhammer Question: Blackstone Fortress, you may wish to give it a read. The game offers a hefty and impressive number of gameplay mechanics and systems to keep the game fun and engaging. However, one of the issues of these more robust games is that sometimes you can all-too-easily forget some of the rules. In my first few games of Blackstone Fortress, this was certainly the case. Thankfully, I’m here to give you a head-start so that your first few games run as smoothly as your later sessions when you’re more accustomed to the game. In order to get the most of your sessions you want to adhere to each of the rules of Blackstone Fortress. This will provide you with the best experience as intended by the designers. Below are some of the rules I found myself slipping-up on which either made the game noticeably easier or irksomely difficult. With three booklets of rules to flick through, let us help you remember some of the ones that may be more likely to slip

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Middle Earth SBG - Matched play

This weeks club match was my first trial in anger of the new Middle Earth SBG rules from GW. Playing against Kevin with him supplying the forces as usual in the form of Theoden and his Riders pitted against the vile Lurtz and his gang of Uruh-Hai thugs. I of course chose to play Lurtz's force.Forces closeEarly shooting worked well for the Uruk-Hai and 2 or three Rohan unhorsed and three or more Royal Guard are shot in the first couple of rounds, the Uruk-Hai hero claiming a couple on his own.Lurtz gets pinned in the doorwayKev goes for the charge and a line develops across the field but this limits shooting so everyone pretty much piles in.Rohan charge in to the pike block and bounce while the Warg Riders counter charge the centreThe fight on the right begins to go Evils way with numbers tellingCavalry dual goes Evils way with the Rohan failing to get the killsTheoden rides tp buff up his forces on the Evil left flankThe mid game goes by with priority shifting and a couple of heroic charges declared and

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Rogue Stars - A Quick Tour of Duty

This week I was mostly playing Rogue Stars.Several bods at t'club got together for a RS fest organised by Andy W and I joined in to give the rules a try as I'd not managed to attend previous gatherings.Six of us teamed up in pairs and rolled up random scenarios for a pre-set Crew as supplied by Andy with myself picking up an Inquisitor based Crew against Andy's Cultists which proved to be an interesting pair up. The scenario we rolled being the Rescue with one of my crew being the captive to be rescued.The game worked out to be a very evenly matched pair up with both sides giving each other a bloody nose. Initially things tended to go to the Cultists way while the Inquisition was a man down, but try as he might Andy failed to capitalise on the advantage by taking anyone out but repeatedly wounding the Servitor Cherub to the extreme and the Crusader ended the game with over 9 pins but only 1 wound but both refusing to get killed but the Inquisitor did go down mid game to an uncharacteristic good wound dice thr

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My Unofficial Battlegroup: Cold War - West German Panzer Battlegroup List Updated

Just a very quick note to let you know the West German Panzer Division list has been updated.  The links at the top and side of the page have both been updated.  Mostly simple changes and corrections based on feedback.  Most dramatically Leopard 2 units are no longer veterans and are now a little cheaper points-wise.ThanksRichard

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A Modest Proposal - Grey Knights

I have a couple of modest proposals to put forth for the Silver Tin-Cans of Daemon-Hate. Interesting possible changes, that probably won't happen. 1. PsychicThis is a place that has a lot of potential for GK. It's one of the areas they just should be better at, but the rules of 8th edition kinda forced them into just being bad smiters.A simple idea is that they just have more tables. Picking up SM's Liberius Table and dropping it into GK isn't to tall of a order.But a more interesting option is to expand how their current table works. Something similar to the Eldar Runes of Battle table, that cool dual power system GW came up with, that hasn't been replicated once. Sanctic Table (Modified):1. Purge Soul (As is, but enemy unit has -1 to cast until next friendly psychic phase) /     Reinforce Soul (Ignore Morale, unit has +1 to deny until next friendly psychic phase)2. Gate of Infinity /     Wall of Infinity (Cast on a friendly unit, when charged treated

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My Unofficial Battlegroup: Cold War - Polish Airborne Brigade Battlegroup List

So finally I'm able to publish the last Polish list - the 6th Pomeranian Airborne Brigade.  This is another useful list if you want to game out the Battle for Denmark.So here is the listPolish Airborne Brigade BattlegroupStill had no real feedback on these lists - so if you're interested in the Poles and you've had a look at the lists, please point out any errors or areas where we've missed something out.As I said this will be the last list for the Poles - now we'll be moving to some French lists for a change.ThanksRichard

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Hobby Exhaustion: Causes and Solutions

It might sound like a rather quirky term; hobby exhaustion. It almost sounds a little absurd, I’d go as far to say. However, when you break down some of the ways you can find yourself stepping back from your brushes and miniatures, the symptoms are all too real. Some may call it a “funk” or a “wall”, but I find those terms to be ambiguous and obtuse respectfully. What I’ve found it to be categorically is a metaphorical fatigue. If you have hobby deadlines or fancy yourself a completionist then you’ll probably end up stewing angrily in these states; I know I have. Don’t worry, it can be overcome. The best way to approach this issue is analytically and with a positive outlook. So, let’s get started. Let’s begin by first identifying what hobby exhaustion is and how it becomes manifest. Typically, if you struggle to motivate yourself to sit at your hobby station this can be a clear sign. However, the biggest red flag is where simply thinking about start

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