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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More Blood Warriors – the Goretide Begins to Grow

Khorne Bloodbound - ProgressSo my Khorne Bloodbound has begun to grow from it’s small 1000 points and last Friday I began to put together a second unit of Blood Warriors, though this time armed with paired Goreaxes (which allows me to re-roll To Hit rolls of 1 in combat).

My original intention had been to assemble five of the box and pack out my original unit and then use the rest for kit-bashing chariots and similar.  However after some thought, I can’t see me adding chariots to the army anytime soon, so it just made sense to make the whole unit up for my 2000 points.

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Kickstarter: A-CASE+ Miniature Carry Case

Transporting miniatures is probably one of the most frustrating elements for gamers and even more so for those of us who use public transport to get around.  There are a plethora of miniature carry cases on the market which include offerings from KR Multicase, Battlefoam and Feldhur who provide a range of different transportation options.

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2017 So Far

After a great 2016 blogging, 2017 has been rubbish!OK, I admit it – 2016 was a year full of blogging and 2017 has been rubbish so far!  I could hide behind a number of excuses but primarily it’s been a lack of time both for writing and visible progress being pretty slow on projects.

Currently I’ve got three main projects on the go: Death Army; Acastus Knight Porphyrion;  Bloodbound expansion

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Horus Heresy Weekender 2017 Schedule – Leaked Pic

Horus Heresy Weekender 2017In less than a couple of weeks, a few hundred die hard fans will be heading to Nottingham for the Horus Heresy Weekender 2017!  This event has rapidly become one of the highlights of the year for fans of the heresy and this year I’m sure will be no different.

So this post has been made following on from what appears to be leaked images of the schedule for the Horus Heresy weekender 2017 – full credit goes to The Imperial Truth who shared this on their Twitter feed.  The original version also appeared on 4chan, however I can’t get access to that at the moment so cannot confirm.

Horus Heresy Weekender Leaked Schedule - Friday/Saturday Horus Heresy Leaked Schedule - Sunday

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