Snake Eyes Members Blood and Glory Tickets

Hey,

I’m pleased to announce that the Blood and Glory tickets are now available.

At check out YOU MUST ADD YOUR SNAKE EYES USERNAME in the notes section or your order will get cancelled and you may miss out on a ticket!

The bits you have been waiting for!

Warhammer Championships
WFB 500
WFB 1200
WFB Skirmish
Painting Seminar
Gaming Seminar
Horus Heresy Seminar
Podcasting Seminar

These pages are hidden on the site so you will only be able to access them by these links, you can follow a link, add ticket to cart then follow another link and do the same and the cart will remember your previous visit.

Rules Packs for Warhammer Championships and Painting Scores are available now on the Downloads section of the website

If you have any problems with these just let me know.

I look forwards to seeing you at Blood and Glory

BDD 272 – Warhammer Events at Blood and Glory

Blood and Glory

Warhammer Events at Blood and Glory

On this episode I talk about the Warhammer Events at Blood and Glory and cover the details of the Battle and Sports Scores in the Warhammer Championships.

The Blood and Glory Website is now Live!

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BDD 266 – Announcing Blood And Glory

Blood and Glory

Announcing Blood and Glory

Blood & Glory – A Bad Dice Podcast Event 20-22nd September 2013

It give me great pleasure to announce ‘Blood and Glory’ the first ‘official’ event from the Bad Dice Podcast. It will be an event where you can have a whole weekend of having a great time playing WFB and hanging out with like minded people with plenty to interest grizzled veterans and fresh faced noobies alike.

Blood & Glory is not just another tournament, far from it, there will be loads of other things to do as well. The centrepiece of the weekend will indeed be a 2 day, 6 game WFB Championship event, but it is also a fantastic opportunity to show off (and be awarded for) your hobby talents, as well as see other, awesome armies and paint jobs.

At Blood & Glory, there are lots of extra activities to take part in outside of the Championships. Friday offers open gaming and WFB 500, Warmachine and Malifaux events, seminars for gamers and painters alike. While Saturday night will include more open gaming (if you still want more!), a pub quiz, board gaming, seminars and more to be announced.

Alongside all of this will be the awesome event coverage that you have come to expect from Bad Dice. Interviews with players, photos of armies and the usual Audio and Visual treat.

The Blood & Glory Ethos

It’s worth underlining the Bad Dice Team’s aim for this whole event. It goes without saying that we want everyone to leave having had an amazing weekend. We also want to give players new to the tournament scene the chance to jump in without feeling total out of their depth while giving the regulars an event that they will be more than happy to recommend to their friends and can’t wait to attend again the following year. We want to celebrate all areas of the hobby but keep the competitive edge that is part of the fun of tournament gaming. My personal highlight from most of the events I have attended over the years is the social side. The events that stick in the memory are the ones that offer lots for the players to do and keeps them gathered in one place in the evenings. We will make sure that no matter your preference for a tournament evening, we should have something on offer to keep you entertained and having a great time.

Between the Bad Dice team, and our huge list of advisors, helpers and contributors we have attended and organised 100’s of events, this lets us see what works well, what we like and dislike and what we want to bring to Blood & Glory.

So onto the bits you all want to know and the bits that you really need to think about before attending.

Gaming

Blood & Glory will be an out of the book Warhammer Event. We at Bad Dice believe that out of the book Warhammer has not been given a fair crack of the whip in the UK. The events that are run as ‘no comp’ are usually billed as ‘its no comp, go nuts’ and this is normally what people do, there are some notable exceptions to this but generally we think that No Comp does not have to mean win at all costs and ultra competitive attitudes. Saying that, we all know there there are imbalances in Warhammer (even Jervis Johnson has written articles discussing the need for comp at tournaments) and we are aiming to level the playing field using scenarios. These scenarios will not be published before the event. It is our hope that the unknown element will impact some list design but you can be certain that to go with the tournaments name, blood and glory (and more to the point, Fortitude) will play a huge role. Do not fear that you will waste points bringing banners and find that you only needed them in 1 game. Fortitude will play a starring role in each of the scenarios. Do not feel that you need to bring an army that will smash your opponent by a clear 1500 victory points, in these scenarios it will not be required. A flexible list, lots of fortitude and a solid grasp of claiming your various objectives is the way to get a high battle score in this event.

Painting

There is an age old debate around painting scores impacting the overall score in a tournament. At Blood & Glory the painting scores will play a part. There will be a large amount of painting scores in this event. We will be using a system that is laid out in advance and will be achivable to all standards of painting. We don’t for a second expect that everyone has an award winning army in them, but we do want to see (and award) an effort to present an nice army and also award degrees of effort. Even a self confessed terrible painter should we a good amount of effort be able to score very highly in the painting section.

Sportsmanship

Sports has been a hot topic recently. We want our event to be a showcase for fun competitive gaming and people that go out of their way to ensure that happens will be awarded for doing so.

Awards

The list of awards for this event will be huge. At the moment we have Hobby Champion, Best General 1,2,3. Best Painted Army (Judges Choice) 1,2,3. Best Appearance (players choice) 1,2,3. Most Sporting Player 1,2,3. and more are to be added.

Side Events

Friday Night – WFB 500, Warmachine and Malifaux events. Open gaming and Board gaming.
Saturday Night – Board Gaming, Poker Tournament and more TBC

Seminars

Podcasting. Gaming. Painting. Roughly 20 mins per session.

Venue

The event is held in Derby at the Grange Banqueting Suites. www.grangebanqueting.com

The Grange Banqueting Site
457 Burton Road
Littleover
Derby
DE23 6XX

There are loads of local hotels and B+B’s and I will put out a list of these will be going up on the event website.

In Summary

Keep your eyes peeled for more information as it becomes available. Tickets will be going on sale on Saturday 22nd June 2013 and with only 80 places available I expect the championships to sell out very very quickly!!

The Blood and Glory Website will be launching next weekend with lots more information about all the events over the weekend and details of how you can get a ticket.

Thanks for listening and I look forwards to seeing you all at the event!

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BDD 265 – Interview with Rodeo Games about Warhammer Quest

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Interview with Rodeo Games about Warhammer Quest

In this bumper sized episode I interview Ben, Laurent and Rich from Rodeo Games, the guys behind the amazing Warhammer Quest app.

I start the interview by asking about the background of Rodeo games and how the idea of a Warhammer Quest app was started then progressed into the finished article.  We move on to talking about the artistic side of the app and what went into creating the universe alongside Games Workshop.

Next up is gameplay.  I learn which of the rules from Warhammer Quest were essential to keep in and what has been well recived by the public.  We talk about the way that the game works with random upgrades, variable dungeons and dropped magic items.

I find out about some of the rare items in the game like ‘The Hammer of Sigmar’ and I ask ask which of the characters are the favourites of both the Rodeo team and also the most downloaded.

Finally I try and pry out some secrets about future releases and get an idea of the plans for the games going forwards

During the show we talk about some links:

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BDD 250 – WWCD High Elves Monster Lists

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WWCD High Elves Monster Lists

I couldn’t let the High Elves release ‘fly’ by (see the pun….) without doing a high elves monster lists review, so in this episode I talk about some of the options that you have for putting out a full on high elves monster list  and the book has a few different kinds of list that could work.

In all the lists the core section will be very similar. I would look at taking large Silver Helm unit for mobile steadfast breaking and then some reavers to back it up.

20 Silver Helms, Full Command
5 Reavers, Bows
5 reavers, Bows

610 points

Flames of Ulthuan

  • Anointed of Asuryan
  • • Frostheart Phoenix
  • Caradryan
  • • Ashtari (Frostheart Phoenix)
  • 20 Silver Helms: High Helm; musician; standard bearer.
  • 5 Ellyrian Reavers
  • 5 Ellyrian Reavers
  • Lothern Skycutter
  • Lothern Skycutter
  • Lothern Skycutter
  • Frostheart Phoenix
  • Frostheart Phoenix
  • 1 Great Eagle
  • 1 Great Eagle

Here Be Dragons

  • Prince: Star Dragon.
  • Dragon Mage of Caledor
  • Noble: Banner of the World Dragon; Elven Steed (Ithilmar barding); Dragon armour; shield.
  • 20 Silver Helms: High Helm; musician; standard bearer.
  • 5 Ellyrian Reavers
  • 5 Ellyrian Reavers
  • 9 Dragon Princes of Caledor: Drakemaster; musician; standard bearer.
  • Flamespyre Phoenix
  • Flamespyre Phoenix

A Pride of Griffons

  • Prince: Griffon; halberd.
  • Prince: Griffon; halberd.
  • Noble: Griffon.
  • Noble: Griffon.
  • 20 Silver Helms: High Helm; musician; standard bearer.
  • 5 Ellyrian Reavers
  • 5 Ellyrian Reavers
  • 1 Tiranoc Chariot
  • 1 Tiranoc Chariot
  • 1 Tiranoc Chariot
  • Frostheart Phoenix
  • Frostheart Phoenix

High Elves do Mario Kart

  • Noble
  • • Tiranoc Chariot
  • Noble 
  • • Tiranoc Chariot
  • Noble 
  • • Tiranoc Chariot
  • 20 Silver Helms: High Helm; musician; standard bearer.
  • 5 Ellyrian Reavers 
  • 5 Ellyrian Reavers 
  • 3 Tiranoc Chariots 
  • 3 Tiranoc Chariots 
  • 3 Tiranoc Chariots 
  • Lothern Skycutter 
  • Lothern Skycutter 
  • Lothern Skycutter 
  • Lion Chariot of Chrace 
  • Lion Chariot of Chrace 
  • Lion Chariot of Chrace

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BDD 240 – An Unusual Lizardman List

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An Unusual Lizardman List

In this episode I talk about an unusual lizardman list that I saw in action at Adepticon and had sent in to the show by a listener.

Michael Jordal has been posting on the Bad Dice forums for a few years and during that time I have seen his progress on a Lizardman army that often has some unusual options included.

At ApeptiCon Michael was using this list.

  • Slann, Becalming, Rumination, Cupped Hands, Devine Plaque of Protection, Dragon Bane Gem, Relic Sword, BSB, Standard of Discipline
  • 25 Saurus Warriors
  • 25 Saurus Warriors
  • 10 Skink Skirmishers
  • 6 Kroxigor
  • 6 Kroxigor
  • 6 Kroxigor
  • Salamander
  • Salamander

He sent me the following email explaining how he gets the best from it.

So my list is definitely on the weird side and probably considered sub optimal, but I have had a bit of success with it and I enjoy playing it. I won a small one day tourney at the FFG Event Center with a similar build and placed fairly high at Capital City Carnage with it as well as getting the 10th place finish at Adepticon.

The build really requires my Slann to get some magic off and with the lore of light and focus of rumination it is possible to cast every spell in the lore. How I approach the magic phase is really dependent on the match up and what is currently in combat. I will boost pha’s protection a lot and sometimes boost speed of light, but will hardly ever boost timewarp. Generally Timewarp is better on a saurus unit, especially if they have Speed of Light so I can feel like a HE for a bit, but sometimes if a kroxigor unit has Speed of Light I will cast it on them to cancel the asl and get them to strike before losing a model or two.

Shems is often cast first using one die from the pool and one free die to try and draw out some dispel or get rid of some annoying unit.

First turn I will often cast a timewarp on a krox unit to have some tasty very long range charges on my second turn with the double movement. If I can run right through a unit and then have a Kroxigor unit in the rear of his army I am usually pretty happy.

The Slann runs by himself unless I am facing dreaded 13th and then he bunkers. He is pretty well protected against most everything else. He can catch my opponents off guard when I charge him in too. He has seen Nicol’s Prince on Star Dragon off the board and during Adepticon he ran down a chimera. Being solo I really am only worried about the top and bottom result of the miscast table and have the cupped hands to toss that one over to my opponents if need be.

It definitely suffers from a lack of chaff units. I would love to have some chamos in it as well. The salamanders usually march forward first turn and shoot and then flee or get in the way. The skinks get out in the middle to redirect and such as well.

I have tried running all the Kroxigors together in a horde too and that was pretty fun as well and had the benefit of only needing to cast spells on one unit, but it was definitely an eggs in one basket deal.

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