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The one you’ve all been waiting for Rapid Fire returns for 2018. Stirling Wargamers are proud to announce our annual 40K singles event. We will be releasing information in the upcoming months however to get[...]
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Belgian Team Championships 2019 @ Horizon VZW
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Grand Tournament 2018 – The Final!



So with the weekend out of the way, the travel back from Coventry done, and the grind of work back in full swing, its time to talk about how this tournament went for me. 

I played 5 games across the Friday – Sunday, which did allow me some time to get out and look around what was on offer! 

Grow Your Community

Hey everybody – today I wanted to talk about a topic of 40k (or indeed wargaming in general) which is near and dear to my heart. I was updating the website’s events calendar, and it was to my utter amazement that I realised that there were still SEVEN (and probably at least one more if DWARF run 40k at Winter War again this year) tournaments still to run this year. For Scotland, this is absolutely mind bending! Those of you who follow this website internationally may be thinking to themselves “big deal, I can knock out seven tournaments in a couple of months”, but let me take you back a few years to explain how different the situation was even just 5 years ago. read more

Grand Tournament Final List (Custodes & Salamanders)

Hi there, Kraggi from the Varcan Cluster here.

With the grand tournament first game around 100 hours away… its probably time to finalise my army list…

Tales of the Singular Gamer

So here we go 40k fans, I am embarking on a great hobby voyage of self-discovery and enlightenment…or some such bollocks.

The Greatest Lover in the World Liam O’Shea has tasked me to come up with some ideas for some articles and this dear reader is the first one.

What I plan to do is start a brand new army, collect the models, build them up, paint them and play games and let the army grow over the future months. Much like the Tales of Four Gamers from the pages of White Dwarf except I don’t have enough friends to make it up to four so it’s more Tales of the Singular Gamer. read more

Top 10 8th Edition Stratagems

If the new FAQ’s got you down and you’re seeking a new way to spend your command points now that the Dead Walk No More? Suddenly found yourself with 4 command points more and 7 Tyrants down?

Stratagems have been one of the biggest changes to 40k we’ve seen since wargear cards in second edition, and have managed to capture a lot of the spirit of the Formations of 7th edition, with many bearing the same names such as empyric channeling of Librarius Conclave fame, sadly brought low by the ravages of time. read more

Clash of Alba Review and GT Final List

As I explained in my last post, I wasn’t planning to take Blood Angels to the GT final. A combination of Agents of Vect, and the FAQ changes to reserves made the army, in my view unplayable. HOWEVER, I’ve just heard from GW that they will not be implementing the Reserves part of the FAQ at the GT.

This should make me happy, but it actually makes me more irritated. For god’s sake, if you issue an FAQ to balance the game and make it more fun for everybody, at least use it at your premier event!! This makes the decision even more difficult – do I take BA, and play an army I’ll never play again, or do I take Harlies and play an army I’m woefully out of practice with (as demonstrated by my performance at a small RTT this weekend).  read more

RIP Blood Angels Army!!

Well, the plan was a good one, but it was foiled by the Dark Eldar Codex, and the FAQ.

I will not be taking my Blood Angels list to the GT final. There are broadly 2 reason for this.

First, the DE Codex, more specifically the Agents of Vect strategem. For those of you who’ve been living under a rock for the last few weeks, this allows you (for 3CPs) to block a strategem on a 2+. My BA lists relies heavily on assaulting out of deep strike using Descent fo Angels. If I can’t do that, the list concept kinda falls apart. Now of course, I may go to the final and never play any DE (although I suspect lots of Eldar armies will be taking along a Black Heart Patrol, just for this strategem … I would!!), and there are ways to play around it, but knowing that it’s out there creates a really hard counter. read more

Tournament Review – Scottish Take Over 3

So that’s STO3 come and gone, and I just want to give a huge thanks to Will and the MAGE club for putting on a great show, and making all of us who made the effort to travel feel super welcome. I played 5 outstanding games of 40k, and none of these were seperated by more than 3 points! Every game was super tight in points, and every one of them went the distance as well. A very refreshing change from most games, where it’s often over before it’s even begun!

I have listed my army in an earlier post, but to save you looking again: read more

STO3 List Review

The list I took to STO3 is in an earlier post. Essentially it’s 2 big blocks of Death Company and 3 units of Inceptors (2×3 Plasma, 1×6 Assault Bolters), supported by a small guard detachment so I can take the CP Farmer and some mortars. The big change from the list I took to DM5 was taking out the Scions and Shield Captains, and putting in the Inceptors and Dante. The Plasma Inceptors replaced the Scions, the Assault Bolter Inceptors replaced the Shield Captains hurricane Bolters and Dante replaced (some) of the Captains’ combat ability. read more

Dave’s STO3 Post Tournament Report

Just back from a fantastic weekend at STO3 – 40k Tournament Road trips are the best kind of road trips!! Thanks to Dan Liam and Ross for a great weekend. We recorded for the podcast on the way up and on the way back. No idea how it will come over when broadcast, but I nearly crashed the car twice ‘cause I was laughing so much.

But anyway, how did it go?

Well, it could have gone better….I went 2-3, which I was a little disappointed with. Two of my losses were really close, but losses never the less. I suspect if I was more familiar with the ITC scoring system, and a bit more focused on getting points, my results would have been better. read more

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