AoS app, Bases and Alliance

AoS app, Bases and Alliance

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Apps, Bases and Alliance.

In this episode I talk about the Age of Sigmar App, Shattered Dominion Bases and the tournament I ran last weekend.

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The Shattered Dominion bases are out now and I have seen people using them. They look great when finished but i’m not sure they are a 1 stop solution and need a bit more effort than a single dry brush.

I’ve been rebasing my Dark Alves and like how they are turning out but will be adding grass tufts, leaves and snow.

The AoS App.

I’d love to get together a features list to send in to games workshop. Let me know what you would like to see from the Age of Sigmar app and how your would like it to work.

If you have anything else to say about this episode feel free to let me know by leaving a comment below or sending an email to bencurry@baddice.co.uk.

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South Coast GT lists in Generals Handbook

South Coast GT lists in Generals Handbook

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South Coast GT lists in Generals Handbook

Ben, Mark and Steve get together to compare their South Coast GT lists to how they come out with Generals Handbook points.

On the sow we talked about the lists that we all took to SCGT, how money points they came in at under the generals handbook and how the scenarios would effect the choices we made n our lists.

A big change is the ‘sideboard’ as its become known, where, in South Coast GT lists, you get to take 150 pool points and use 100 per game.  This is not included in the Generals Handbook so we would have tough choices to make when writing lists.

Marks Moonclan army:

Skarsnik
3 shamans
2 bolt throwers
2 doom divers
80 night goblins
20 squigs
10 herders
12 fanatics
1 mangler
2140.

Steven Chaos Alliance

1 x Archaon – 700 points
3 x Lord of Slaanesh on Daemonic Mount – 420 points
2 x Chaos Warriors (Battleline) – 360 points
1 x Chaos Warshrine – 200 points
1 x Varanguard, Nights of Ruin – 360 points
2 x Hellstriders of Slaanesh – 200 points
2 x Daemonettes of Slaanesh – 240 point
1 x Mutalith Vortex Beast – 220 points
5 x Chaos Marauders (Battleline) – 300points

Ben’s Legion

1 Drazhoath The Ashen
1 Bull Centaur Taur’uk
3 Daemonsmith
1 Infernal Guard Castellan
1 Infernal Guard Standard Bearer
6 Bull Centaur Renders
30 Infernal Guard Fireglaives
40 Infernal Guard Ironsworn
2 Magma Cannon
1 Death shrieker
1 Iron Daemon

119 pools vs 2500 GHB

We also talk about our current painting projects, recent and upcoming events and thoughts on new releases.

The episode art for this week is quite topical as it is Bens wedding anniversary.

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Beastclaw Raiders Battletome review

Beastclaw Raiders Battletome review

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Beastclaw Raiders Battletome review

Beastclaw Raiders are released this week and I have an early copy of the Battle Tome to review in this episode.

The Beastclaw Raiders have an awesome new backstory to suite their new home in the mortal realms.

The faction is lead by the Frostlords riding Stornhorns and Thundertusks and lead a nomadic life riding the edge of the overwinter bringing destruction to all who stand in there path and leave nothing but ruin in the wake of the storm.

Frost lords are supported by their Huskars and backed up by packs of Mournfangs.

Beastclaw Raiders Battletome includes rules for Allegiance abilities, command traits and artefacts of power.

Similarly to the Flesh Eater Courts, the Stonehorn and Thundertusk kits have been re-imagined to create 6 separate war scrolls from the single monster kit. Frostlord, Huskar and Beastclaw Rider.

Along with the battletome there is a new army box released. The contents include 2 Stornhorn/Thundertusks, 4 Mournfangs, 3 Yetis, a Hunter and 4 Frost Sabers. Its priced at £135 and comes in at around 1600 Pitched battle points.

With some discount from any of the independent retailers you should be able to pick up this and another Stornhorn to get a 2000 points matched play army for less than £150.

Allegiance Abilities.

Since the generals Handbook was released every new battle tome has included these fantastic new rules for changing how a faction plays.  Beastclaw Raiders are no different and they have a couple of great abilities.

Beastclaw Stampede: When a Beastclaw Raider unit charges they can re-roll 1’s to wound in the combat phase.

The Everwinters Blessing: Roll on a chart in each hero phase for a chance to preroll failed saves of a 1, get and extra move or dish out mortal wounds to nearby enemy units.

Command Traits

  1. Massive Bulk – +1 Wound
  2. Overwinters Master – Reroll on the Overwinters Blessing Chart
  3. Avalanche Voice – +8″ to Command ability range
  4. Famed Hunter – retools Hit rolls of 1 o n your general
  5. Beast-eater – Reroll wounds vs Monsters
  6. Fearsome Leader – -1 Braver to nearby enemy units

Magical Artefacts

There are 6 new magic artefacts in the Beastclaw Raiders battletome.

The Elixir of Frostwyrm deals damage to an entry unit in 9″, Th eBleeding Skull Dagger lets you unbind spells, Pelt of Charngar heals wounds, Blade of All-Frost Adds 1 damage to a melee weapon and can stop a hero or monster from fighting, Tokens of the Everwinter are amazing! The bearer can use them to preroll hit, winds and saves for a turn, and the Ice Mammoth Skull Plate lets the wearer re-roll all saves against – Rend attacks.

Overall its another really cool battletome that re-imagines an existing faction and breaths new life into them with only a few new war scroll combinations and some new rules.  The highlight for me is the brand new backstory that suits the Beastclaw raiders in the Mortal Realms.

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Shattered Dominion and New bases – Episode 143

Shattered Dominion and New bases – Episode 143

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Shattered Dominion and New bases

The Shattered Dominion realm of battle board has finally hit the stores and is accompanied by a battletome: Dominion of Chaos that is on pre-order this week alongside a huge range of other Age of Sigmar new releases.

On this episode i talk about the Start Collecting sets for Sylvaneth, Ironjawz, Bloodhound, Stormcast and Flesh Eater Courts.

I like the look of this new style of starter kits and am really tempted to pick one up.

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Hacking Golden Demon

I recently asked if there were any ‘shortcuts’ to a Golden Demon and was told a resounding NO. But in receiving that no I also was given a lot of advice and that in itself is a shortcut (or hack) I decided to try and put this into action and 10X my painting by taking some tips and trying out some advanced skills for the first time.

This is my results so far (more can be see on my TGA.Community painting blog)

I’ve been painting with games workshop paints and water.  No Airbrush or mediums used.  I’ve been thinning y parts to the same consistency as the Glaze paints and applying in very thin layers using more water to blend the colours on the model.

I’ve not been blending colours together, just using thin paint blended out with water to create the transitions.

To get to the stage in these photos has taken less than 2 hours.

He is still work in progress but I am aiming to get finished quickly and try the same techiques on a smaller model.

Bases

I’ve been keen to rebase my Dark Elfs and the new range of plastic bases had given me the ideal opportunity.

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Battletome Bonesplitterz review – ep142

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Battletome Bonesplitterz review

Battletome Bonesplitterz is the main topic in episode 142.  I also talk about the release of Shar’Tor the Executioner, Getting Started in Age of Sigmar and the new start collecting boxes that have gone on sale this weekend.

Battletome Bonesplitterz

The Bonesplitterz Faction are getting the full sylvaneth treatment.  A brand new huge battletome packed full of war scrolls, battle plans, Allegiance abilities, battle traits, Spell lores and lots more.  This is a signal for the future of Age of Sigmar.  A new battletome for an existing model range with a whole slew of new rules.  If every faction in Age of Sigmar gets a book like this then its going to massively change the shape of the game.

The Bonesplitterz faction is themed around monster hunting and killing.  They are field buy the power of the Waaagh and driven wild by the power of Gorkamorka.  The Bonesplitterz believe that their god’s spirit is bound inside monsters and they can absorb the power by killing them.

New allegiance abilities can be found in the battletome that are themed around killing monsters. Bonesplitterz battle traits give all bonesplitterz a 6+ save against Mortal Wounds and an armour save roll of a 6 before modifiers is always a pass.

There are some fantastic battalions themed around the famed warclans and allow you to build armies with various bonus abilities.

Shar’Tor the Executioner.

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He is a Bull Centaur Hero model and the first in a new range of an Age of Sigmar Character Series.

I posted a unboxing review when he went on sale at Warhammer fest a few months ago.

Getting Started with Age of Sigmar

Also released this week is a range of new introduction kits and a fantastic new magazine to get ne people into the game.

The magazine is presented in an almost graphic novel format crammed cover to cover with information about Age of Sigmar and also includes a free plastic liberator.

The new starter kits are like a cut down version of the original Age of Sigmar boxed game

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All-Gates Realmgate Wars Review

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All-Gates Realmgate Wars Review

The All-Gates Realm Gates Wars 4 book was released today and in this episode I review the book and also talk about the campaign we are running at our local games club.

From Games Workshop:

The fourth and final instalment of the Realmgate Wars saga, this book follows the sieges of four All-gates. The newly-reborn Alarialle and her sylvaneth fight desperately against the armies of Nurgle in realm of Life. Khorne’s Bloodbound have control over the gate to the realm of Beasts. Minions of Tzeentch guard the gate to the realm of Metal, and an entire Extremis Chamber is deployed to the realm of Fire…

This book draws the Realmgate Wars story to an epic close, with massive battles and incredible feats of heroism on page after page! As well as the thrilling narrative in this 304-page hardback, you’ll find:

– Four new Time of War sections – rules that anyone with any army can use for fighting in fantastical locations that wildly change the way Warhammer Age of Sigmar games are played, including new game effects, new spells for any wizard and a new triumph table;
– 11 new Battleplans – any Warhammer Age of Sigmar army can be used to play out these scenarios, adding depth and variety to your games;
– six detailed stage-by-stage painting guides for armies appearing in the book – get your armies looking exactly as they do when fighting these battles, with an awe-inspiring showcase of expertly-painted Citadel miniatures for inspiration;
– 22 Warscrolls and 11 Warscroll Battalions for Stormcast Eternals, Fyreslayers, Ironjawz, Slaves to Darkness, Daemons of Nurgle and Clans Pestilens armies.

The All-Gates book is a really nice book.  Some of the highlights for me were the images of huge armies doing battle.  There is a shot of an Ironjawz force besieging a fortress and there must be over 1000 models in the picture.

There are also some cool ‘how to’ guides showing how to build some Fellbarrens terrain pieces and also how to make your gaming tables look like the Realm of Beasts Scarlands.

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Gaming Club Campaigns

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At our local club we are currently running a league/campaign. It has a very loose structure with the emphasis on taking part and getting your army painted rather than winning games.

The way we are doing the scoring is as follows.

Win = 3 points
Draw = 2 points
Loss = 1 Point
Kill general = 1 Point
Fully painted = 1 Point

Each month there is a new hobby challenge.  So far we have had paint a terrain piece, paint a Silver Tower app character and now we are building objective markers.

There are no rules on army selection or battle types so everyone is free to play any type of game that they like.

 

 

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