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I often start writing this type of article and think “this isn’t worth it, everyone will know this”. In fact that happens a lot when I write any 40K Tactics or 40K List articles. But there is always someone out there that won’t of thought of this. 40K is seeing an influx of new blood and old blood coming back. Which is great! (I base that thought on the number of new people joining Twitter and Reddit as hobbyists.) So here goes, 12 Command Points in a 1,000 point Astra Militarum list. Another reason for doing this now is that […] The post...
Jeff from the Chapter Approved 40K Podcast invited me onto the show sometime ago and finally last week we managed to sync calendars and have our chat! Now Jeff has done the editing, part 1 of 2 is live! LISTEN HERE. Chapter Approved Podcast We talk about over the 2 parts: My hobby beginnings Shadow War Zone 40K Companion MathHammer 8th Edition 8th Edition Warhammer 40K 8th Edition comes up a lot too. Jeff hasn’t played many games so I tried to bring him up to speed on some of (what I think are) the best changes. But we both […] The post...
Approximate Reading Time: 1 minutesI made a tool for MathHammer-ing in 8th edition. http://www.mathhammer8thed.com/ Features: Supports d6, 2d6, 2d3, d3, etc for Shots and Damage Supports re-roll to hit for all misses or ones Supports re-roll to hit for all failed wounds or ones Supports ignoring wounds on a 6+, 5+, 4+, 3+ and 2+ Output number of hits, wounds, unsaved wounds and models killed No ads Works on mobile Works best on Desktop Any ideas? Let me know! The post ...
Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutesAnother book is ready for someone out there! I finished Straken recently. Assignment of this (Straken) book will be to the first person who comments on this page saying they want the book. You must be in the UK and you only get one book from the Cadian Shock Library, ever. You should also pass the book on for free, obviously I can’t enforce this but that’s the idea of this exercise. Here are some rules from the previous post. Rules for Straken book giveaway I’ll send to the UK for free. I’ll send abroad but not for free, the […] The post...
Approximate Reading Time: 14 minutesIt’s tactics o’clock again! We’ve done the big boys now with Bullgryn Tactics. This time it’s the little guys – Conscript tactics for Warhammer 40K 8th edition. At present Conscripts are the closest thing us Astra Militarum commanders have to a blob. Never miss an article? Subscribe! Many thanks to Cadian Sergeant Steel on Instagram (check out the Cadians, great paint work) for their help on getting this article right. It seems I cannot multiple 4 by 50! Thanks again fellow Cadian Commander! Base Unit of Conscripts The basic make up and stat line of the...
Approximate Reading Time: 11 minutesAnother day and another mission allied with the Tau. I say allied, I mean we fought on the same side. Today I have a debrief of how the new Ambush Mission in the 8th edition rule book played out between Astra Militarum & Tau versus Dark Angels & Harlequins. Never miss an article? Subscribe! We played 1,000 points per force. 2,000 points total per side. Quick side note: I have changed the headings in my blog’s content.I have made them all bigger and created a greater contrast between the sizes. Does it help? Did you notice? Ambush Mission Overview...
Approximate Reading Time: 4 minutesNow we have some Bullgryns Tactics for 8th edition lets look at magnetising Bullgryns to get the best out of your models! Magnetising Bullgryns & Ogryns – The Models I love these guys. Unsure why but it’s probably because their big, awesome and unlike anything else the Astra Militarum have access to. I magnetised by first Bullgryns some time ago now so they could take Brute shields and Power Mauls or Slabshields and Grenadier Gauntlets. I wanted the flexibility to take either configuration without needing to buy another three models – saved me £28 :-)...
Approximate Reading Time: 12 minutesWelcome to my first 8th edition tactics article. My last article was a decent success I think when I wrote it three years ago on this very same topic. Time for an update. Today we will tackle the big boys of the Astra Militarum. Lets dive into some Bullgryn tactics! Bullgryn War Gear It seems there is a major change now in the way we can kit out our Bullgryns and therefore this affects our Bullgryn tactics. The Old War Gear In the past we had one load out or the other. These two load outs had two very specific […] The post...
Approximate Reading Time: 16 minutesWelcome to my fist 8th Edition Battle Report! It was 100 power level against Dark Angels. I wrote and published my 100 power level Astra Militarum list a few days ago. This might get fairly lengthy, so if you want to see how 8th works then keep going. 100 Power Level Dark Angels List for 8th Edition Battle Report Battle Forged +3CP, Battalion Detachment +3CP, all sharing the Adeptus Astartes keyword HQ Azrael (Warlord and +1CP) Chaplain with Crozius arcanum, Frag & Krak grenades and Plasma pistol Troops 3x Intercessor Squads Elites Deathwing Knights (in...
Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutesAnother book is ready for someone out there! I finished Eisenhorn Xenos around the new year and its taken me a while to place it on here. This is a great book and is well known and loved throughout the 40K community I am sure! I do not have the second one yet. I am still on Straken. Assignment of this (Eisenhorn Xenos) book will be to the first person who comments on this page saying they want the book. You must be in the UK and you only get one book from the Cadian Shock Library, ever. You should […] The post...