Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:45:58 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 /wp-content/uploads/2014/11/cropped-40k-Space-Marine-150-32x32.jpg 32 32 Incoming! New Imperial Guard Codex arrives this weekend /blog/2017/09/27/incoming-new-imperial-guard-codex-arrives-weekend/ Wed, 27 Sep 2017 03:28:21 +0000 /?p=3670 Yes! A new Imperial Guard Codex is imminent, and it’s looking like it will be a cracker. The Codex releases are coming out thick and fast for Warhammer 40k 8th edition from Games Workshop. In this Codex we are expecting new rules for the Imperial Guard regiments. It is expected that the different regiments of renown are getting special rules. This will add colour and diversity to the Guard army. Notes about the Catachan and Mordian armies have been added to the Community website’s already. Other regiments will have notes posted during the week. Also buy: Discount Imperial Guard essentials from Element Games

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Genestealer Cult Tactics Added /blog/2017/09/17/genestealer-cult-tactics-added/ Sun, 17 Sep 2017 20:04:44 +0000 /?p=3663 From the passages beneath come the Genestealer Cults. Chaos and confusion will reign as Cultist Guard show their true colours and the population take up arms against the Imperium. Also see: Warhammer 40000 8th ed Genestealer Cult Tactics Also buy: Discount Genestealer Cult Products From Element Games

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Free Age of Sigmar Army builder online /blog/2017/06/03/free-age-sigmar-army-builder-online/ Sat, 03 Jun 2017 21:20:48 +0000 /?p=3337 Do you want to build an army list for Age of Sigmar games quickly, easily, and freely? Well you can! Over on the Warhammer Community site. The army builder allows you to build a Matched Play army or a wound count balanced army list. One item of note is that you are able to select the General’s hand book or the General Handbook 2. Now I do  not know of a second General’s Handbook, so there may be another publication on the way! How to use the Warhammer Community Army Builder The army builder is easy to use. Select the version of General’s Handbook you are using Select the Grand Alliance you are wanting to build Select a faction and Alliance that you want to start with. You ca re-visit this section later if you want to have units in your army from several factions! Notice that the headings on the next line suggest the maximum number of units you can have for each section (after the slash) and the number of units you have added to your list (before the slash) For each of the sections click on the ‘Add Units’ button. There will be a number on the...

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Warhammer 40000 8th Edition nearly here! /blog/2017/06/03/warhammer-40000-8th-edition-nearly/ Sat, 03 Jun 2017 18:29:49 +0000 /?p=3333 The much anticipated new 8th edition of Warhammer 40000 rules are about to be released. some have managed to get copies early and there are videos on YouTube showing the box set, main rules, and additional Index Books (army codexes). At is stands, the new rules look to be everything that Games Workshop have promised. The basic rules are going to be free. This will help new players get in to the game with the fewest obstacles. For more advanced players there will be an advanced rule book and ‘index’ books with the unit by unit rules for existing models. As I write the new box set ( which includes the advanced rules), the Advanced Rule Book and the Index books have been made available for pre-order. Following a moth or two of solid marketing I expect that early orders for these items will be strong and if you want to ensure that you get them on release day, or soon after ( if you are mail ordering), then I highly recommend that you place an advanced order. You can order the new box set and rule books through your local Games Workshop store, or through the Games Workshop website,...

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Loads More WH40k Pre-release Updates /blog/2017/05/10/loads-wh40k-pre-release-updates/ Wed, 10 May 2017 05:30:21 +0000 /?p=3296 Games Workshop Community Pages have not been holding back with Pre-release drip feed updates on the new Warhammer 40k version. In the last few weeks we have had updates about all the different turn phases, and so far, I like what I see! Since my last article on the new Warhammer 40k release we have had articles on the shooting phase; assault phase, vehicles and monsters, moral and break tests, amongst others.  Now we are getting updates about how GW see the new rules affecting the different existing armies starting with the armies that are seen to benefit most from the new rules. Shooting Phase After the Movement and Psychic phase article was released the next article covered shooting. On the expectation that these articles are released in some semblance of order, I expect that there will be a separate psychic phase after themovement phase and it will not be handled in a command phase like Age of Sigma (boo!). The shooting phase has changed a bit moving closer to what we see in Age of Sigma. The main feature is that the members of a unit can choose different targets.  This means that heavy weapons will be more useful...

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Wh40k Update News – Phychic Powers! /blog/2017/04/29/wh40k-update-news-phychic-powers/ Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:04:14 +0000 /?p=3256 Games Workshop have released details of the new Warhammer 40k psychic phase, and as expected they are looking a lot like Age of Sigmar psychic rules : The similarities to Age of Sigmar magic are: A set number of psychic castings per model 2D6 to cast Everyone knows one or two basic psychic powers, probably plus a signature psychic power. What we don’t know is if there will be a psychic phase, or if the psychic phase will be rolled in to  a command phase like Age of Sigmar. Personally I think that the Age of Sigmar combined command and psychic phase is working very well and I hope that this has been brought over to the new WH40k! Smite is Right! Smite is the power that all the psykers will know, and it does look like Arcane Bolt with 18″ range and an extra kick if you roll 10+. It is probable that 18″ will be the standard distance for psychic powers and dispels / deny the witch. If 18″ is the standard distance then it will be awfully close. Standard weapons range is 24″ and I don’t see that changing. Also 18″ is on the edge of...

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New Story Time Section Added /blog/2017/04/19/new-story-time-section-added/ Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:10:11 +0000 /?p=3219 Added a new story time section to the Warhammer Tactics website. The first story added I have called The Minora Chronicles : The Mage Wars – Chapter 1 – The War Council as an aspiration to write more for this saga. A big thank you to Marco Frediani for his input and initial ideas.

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WH40k Update Official News Released /blog/2017/04/10/wh40k-update-official-news-released/ Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:27:59 +0000 /?p=3169 We all know that it is time for Warhammer 40000 to be updated. It has been 3 years since the 7th edition came out and that was a fix release from the 6th edition that came out a year earlier! Don’t get me wrong, the 7th edition of 40k has been very popular. The addition of objectives forced gun-line armies out from their barricades and give assault based armies an even chance. The move away from Standard formation armies to factions and themed armies has added co;our to the game too. However to keep the game fresh the rules need to change and grow from time to time, and basically the time is right! Here is the latest post on the changes due in the next version: Warhammer 40,000 News from AdeptiCon From the post I suspect / expect that Games Workshop will be taking some of the best bits of Age of Sigmar and bringing them back in to Warhammer 40,000. The first on the list was the recognition that the Generals Handbook and the ‘3 ways to play’ have been a great success in Age of Sigmar. I do have to echo this recognition too. The simple free...

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Great 4 Handed game highlights armies strengths and weaknesess /blog/2017/02/27/great-4-handed-game/ Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:31:51 +0000 /?p=2936 On Saturday we had a great game of Warhammer with 2 Chaos forces ( Chaos Space Marine and Daemons of Tzeentch) face 2 forces of Order (Using AoS) armies of Space Marines and Tau. Richard and I had a quick pre-game match to get use to our new armies. Ghks was the first time I have played Chaos Daemons in 40k so I was flipping back and forth through the Codex getting use to the Daemon Special Rules. Richard also got to grips with the raft of new weapons availible to the Tau since the last Codex. In the afternoon Lee and Mark arrived for the main battle royal. Lee brought Space Marines with him and Mark had Chaos Space Marines. This is what Richard had suggested would be the case so no big surprises there. As Richard and Lee where long time 40k comrades and because it made a better match to the background fluff Richard and Lee teamed up as the forces of order against Mark and I who where the new comers championing  the forces of Chaos. My first surprise was when I saw the army that Mark brought. As we where playing 1000 points per player...

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Just Relesed: AoS Desciples of Tzeentch Battletome /blog/2017/01/22/just-relesed-aos-desciples-tzeentch-battletome/ Sun, 22 Jan 2017 19:43:54 +0000 /?p=2762 Great news for Age of Simar Tzeentch Daemon players. New Age of Sigmar Battle Tome, Battle Tome: Desciples of Tzeentch has been released. With new units for the followes of Tzeentch, new Allegiance Abilities, Battle Traits,  Warband Tables,  and a full set of Pitched Battles Prifes and points for the more seriouse gamer. Also see: Chaos Daemon Tactics  

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