Review – Warhammer: Age of Sigmar – Pre-Release thoughts

Some thoughts on the new Age of Sigmar. It’s all change in Warhammer and will make a totally new game!

Interesting times ahead for sure!

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Hey folks,

I don’t normally do this, but my chats, inboxes and basically any other form of communication are actually exploding with people asking my my thoughts about the spoilers for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar’s four pages of rules, which will be available with a baggie’d Stormcast Eternal this Saturday, July 4th at a friendly local gaming store near you. As usual, someone has gotten their hands on it early, scanned it and thrown it online for the masses to lose their minds over.

So having had a chance to go through the White Dwarf spread, I’ve formed some initial opinions.

The first one is, that given how short the description is, the rules are extremely functional and tight. This is the engine of a game. I’d argue you could boil a lot of rule-systems, when it comes to their core mechanics, down to this bare-bones a description. What the…

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Experiemntal House Rules – Imperial Bunker and Webway Portal

A while ago our club members were chatting about the idea of creating data sheets for some of our terrain, as such I’ve created some experimental rules for them.

Here are the version 1 rules for our Eldar Webway Gate and Imperial Bunker.

Please let us know what you think by clicking on the below images, you’ll be taken to the PDF.

Webway Portal Imperial Bunker

These are currently the first edition of the rules and will most likely get tweaked after a bit of play testing, it’ll be good to get input from the wider gaming community (it should help with balance).

The Age of Sigmar or the End of Warhammer?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ll have probably spotted the two images of the new Age of Sigmar game that broke today.

People are still not totally sure if this will be a replacement for WFB, the fabled 9th edition or if it’s a stand alone game. All we are sure is that it looks quite different and the models have round bases!

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To me it has the look and feel of a small scale skirmish game such as (the much missed, in my opinion) Confrontaton from Rackham or Privatee Press’ Warmachine/Hoardes.

The initial responses ahve been polarising to say the least, some in the community love it, others are convined the sky is falling and this is the end. A number of people are looking at buying it just for the conversion potential!

For me, I’m going to wait to see what else is revealed over the coming days/weeks, although I can see myself potentially dipping my toe in the water, especially as there will be easy crossover with 40K thanks to the bases!

What do people think? Do you like the new direction that is being taken? Will you be giving it a try?

Let us know!

WIP Wednesday – Callidus Assassin

Callidus Assassin by James Salisbury

Callidus Assassin by James Salisbury

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Callidus Assassin by James Salisbury

Club Meet 13.06.15

Another Saturday and another club meet!

The Space Wolves Descend...

The Space Wolves Descend…

This week saw Matt’s Imperial Guard take on Sam’s Dark Eldar in a follow on from the previous weeks Defence of Pandarus 15K per side game, Lee’s Space Wolves descended on Alexanders Hive Fleet and the guys tried to take down the King in Yellow in Arkham Horror.

First up was Lee’s and Alexanders game, 2.5K per side of the Champions of Fenris vs Hive Fleet Cronus. Alexander was fielding his Scythed Hierodule, a truly monstrous beast, but as the rules are now quite old how would it hold up in the melee of 7th edition…

The game itself was a close fought thing with both forces feeling each other out and not wanting to commit too soon, when the dust finally settled the Spaces Wolves had claimed the victory but if the game had gone any longer the Wolves were likely to be wiped out.

The Horror of Arkham

The Horror of Arkham

The Hierodule is a scary critter but compared to the new generation Gargantuan Creatures (we’re looking at you Wraith Knight!) they need a substantial points reduction…

In the Arkham Horror game everything went wrong for the instigators from the outset… To be fair, we were against Hastur, The King in Yellow, The Master of Insanity.

Dave travelled to another dimension and was driven insane by the horrors there, becoming lost in time and space, Michelle took on an avatar (masque) of Hastur, the seemingly harmless “Black Man”. He promptly devoured her soul.

Jon travelled through a gate, survived the otherworldly journey, and was driven mad by a ghost who was waiting for him when he came back. By this time the city was overrun with monsters,all the shops were closed and the civilians either left or killed.

Target acquired, bring it down...

Target acquired, bring it down…

The group were helpless to stop the yellow cultists summoning their unholy Lord. Alex didn’t stand a chance, he was killed instantly. Gaz single-handedly attacked the living god, and his blows seemed to be having an effect… Then Hastur noticed the puny mortal and squished him like a bug. The end.

The last game of the night was a follow on from the week before (well, in Matt’s head at least…). The Imperial Guard were investigating an Eldar Webway portal nestled in a small forest near an abandoned mining complex, as the investigation began the Dark Eldar set upon the Guard, unfortunately for the Dark Eldar the Guard were ready.

It was a massacre as the Dark Eldar fell to the focused Guard fire, the Dark Eldar did claim a small victory by taking out the Guard Colonel as she and her Command ventures too far from the main Guard line unsupported.

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WIP Wednesday – Eversor Assassin

Eversor Assassin by James Salisbury

Eversor Assassin by James Salisbury

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Eversor Assassin by James Salisbury