Thursday, March 23, 2017

8th Edition News drops from Adepticon


Well our first big news regarding the upcoming changes to 40k have dropped from Adepticon.  Not only rumors but also new Death Guard models have been revealed and Mortarion has pretty much been confirmed as the next Primarch (daemon obviously).  As far as 40k, it is looking that we are going to get some Age of Sigmar rules, but also a return of rules from Older Editions of 40k.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Astra Militarum Tactics: Nork Deddog


To continue with the Ogyrn theme, I'll be going over the Ogryn special character, Nork Deddog.  Like all the special characters in the codex he is highly priced, but for what he does I think he is not too highly priced, unlike some (looking at you Straken).  He can be taken in a CCS as an upgrade, and brings some interesting things to the table

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Astra Militarum Tactics: Ogryns and Bullgryns


Ogryns and Bullgryns, the overcosted elites of the IG.  Ogryns especially, they are expensive, have crappy armor, and no real way to get into close combat.  Bullgryns, while not being the most points efficient unit, have some actual uses, they are better in CC than Ogryns, and are more survivable and can actually help your army out.   I still think both need a pts reduction, but one is at least usable.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Gathering Storm: Character Analysis


With the gathering storm series at an end, I want to go back and to take a look at the Imperial Characters again and go over the strengths for an Astra Militarum or Tempestus army.  There are quite a few good options and a couple are just ok, but workable.  I won't go into details of each statline or special rules as I have already done that in previous posts.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Which Imperial Guard Codex Was the Best


For a little fun, going to look back through time and see which of our beloved codex was the best.  Now this might be contentious for some, but really its fun to look back and see how the army has changed over the years.  Despite the first few IG codex's we really haven't been plagued with bad books, at least when taken on their own.  My personal favorite probably will surprise a few, but at the end of the day its a personal choice and its not all about which book was the Strongest game wise.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Astra Militarum Tactics: Orders


Orders.  The fundamental cornerstone of the Imperial Guard.  Without it, the guard is just a bunch of mortals armed with angry flashlights and protected my reinforced cardboard.  With it, an unbreakable wall of armor and flesh and unstoppable light.  Mastering orders will bring victory, and it is no easy task to do this, as your army and situations will change, and how you apply your orders will not be the same every time.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Astra Militarum Tactics: Imperial Agents Shenanigans


The somewhat recently released Imperial Agents book has some little gems inside it for the Imperial Guard to consider.  For the most part, there is nothing too special with the Sisters or GKs, and the deathwatch is ok, but I'd rather go the allied detachment route for DW than the detachment in the book here.  That being said there are a few choices that are strong consideration.