Armies on Parade 2017 – Work in Progress

Armies on Parade 2017

After entering my Bloodbound in last years Armies on Parade, I knew I wanted another go this year.  Rather than putting the same army in for a second time I had already decided that I wanted to get my Knight Household up together for my 2017 entry.  So in an effort to get me blogging a bit more, I’m going to try and log my progress a little bit.

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Orruk Megaboss Gnasha Full WIP

OrruksDespite working on my Orruk Megaboss for almost a month, I’ve not put up a decent Work in Progress blog post, so get yourself comfortable I’m going for a Waaagh!

If you don’t follow me on Twitter you’ll likely be surprised at the sudden change from Bloodbound and Ad Mech (and painting Red).  As I think I said in my BLACKOUT 2017 review, I had an urge to paint up an Orruk of some kind with the potential to paint up an army.  I’ve wanted to paint up an Orruk Megaboss since I saw it in White Dwarf, but was always put off by the price – £25 is really quite steep for a single miniature and even with a bit of discount from a third party you’re not far off a unit of ten models.

But with inspiration from the tournament (and heckling from friends) I ordered myself the Megaboss at the beginning of September…

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Tournament Review – BLACKOUT 2017

Review of BLACKOUT 2017
First UK tournament using Generals Handbook 2017!

The other weekend I was lucky enough to attend BLACKOUT 2017 held in Firestorm Games in Cardiff and run by the infamous Chris Tomlin.  It was also the first tournament in the UK that was run using the Generals Handbook 2017, so it was a bit of a gamble as to what to expect as most of us had only had the book for a week at the most.

So, to start off with my usual procrastination 🙂

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Generals Handbook 2017 – an outsiders view

generals handbook 2017So, the weekend has been full of leaks from the Generals Handbook 2017 and Games Workshop weren’t lying when they said it was game changing!

Now before I begin procrastinating, I will say that I’ve not got a review copy or a special line to anybody with a review copy.  This post is based purely on third-hand information and leaked images.

Matched Play Warhammer Community Post

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Tournament Review – Bristol SMASH 2017

Bristol Smash 2017

After a flurry of last minute painting, I’m happy to say that I got my Skullreapers finished for Bristol Smash 2017 the beginning of June (3rd/4th). Now that the dust has settled and I’ve managed to regain my ability to think, here’s my summary of the event and the games I played.

Because of the amount of games I played at Bristol Smash 2017, this post is already pretty long, so I’m going to do my army summary as a separate post as it’ll really allow me to chew the cud so to speak.

As with my last tournament summary post, I’ll try to keep this write up as objective as I can and will keep my opponent’s names out of it, although I will say up front that all of my opponents were fantastic, not a single “win at all cost” attitude amongst them.

Anyway, that’s enough preamble, on with the post!

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Blades of Khorne – first tournament outing at BiG

Blades of Khorne - first tournament outing @ BiGSo on Sunday I attended a small one day tournament with my Blades of Khorne army at Bristol Independent Gaming (BiG).  This was a friendly event organised by Jim who runs BiG.  Overall I had quite an enjoyable if long day, frustratingly I came rock bottom out of the 13 players and was constantly hampered by what I consider some of the inherent weakness in Blades of Khorne lists (in addition to Mystical terrain).

What I’m hoping to do in this post is to roughly outline my observations with the games I played, the event in general and what changes I’d make to my 1000 point list if I were to attend a similar event.  Hopefully this comes across fairly objectively rather than me complaining that I lost!

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Blades of Khorne – First Game Impressions

First game using Blades of Khorne

This weekend, I managed to get a 1500 point three way game in, using some of the new rules from the new Blades of Khorne Battletome.  I’ve not got the right combination of models to field any Battalions yet so was simply using Blood Blessing Prayers, new Artefacts and Command Traits, and the new Blood Tithe system.

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Chaos Battletome: Blades of Khorne – The Leaks!

blades of khorneMyself and many other Khorne players are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new Blades of Khorne Battletome this weekend (8th April).  The announcement came in the middle of March that we were getting one and we got a bit more information this Saturday when pre-orders went live.

Needless to say, we’ve had a number of leaked images of pages from the Battletome appear on the internet from various sources.  These are slowly spreading onto the usual places (I’m sure it’ll appear on BoLS in a week citing how new it is) but I thought I’d try and collect them together in a post so that it’s nice and easy to reference them.  I’ll also throw in my own opinions as I go.

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They Come from the skys – Kharadron Overlords

Kharadron Overlords Games Workshop are certainly running in top gear at the moment.  The early hours of Tuesday morning saw a surprise preview of Duardin Kharadron Overlords, a new Starter Set game in the form of Thunder & Blood, Warhammer Underworlds: Shadowspire, an Age of Sigmar competitive game and Shadow War: Armageddon which is based on the original Necromunda rules.  Phew!  All of these items were on show at the GAMA show which is a business trade fair for board game companies and re-sellers.

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