Wednesday, May 10, 2017

8th Edition and the Astra Militarum

We have been getting lots more hints and looks at the new edition, including a tease of the new Imperial Guard, though I will point out nothing really of substance was in the tease other than "Units you haven't used will be good" sort of things.  However, enough is starting to coalesce to start really looking at the new edition through the Imperial Guards lense.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Sly Marbo is Back

Well, sort of a surprise today.  GW, due in no small part I'm sure to community pestering, has brought back Marbo.  I think most of us long time Guard players have fond memories of this lone warrior.  Now he is different with some good and bad here.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

8th Edition: Vehicles are Dead, Long Live Vehicles!

Obviously today going to take a look at vehicles and how they are looking with the new edition.  As the title suggests, old vehicles are dead, but we have new ones.  While I personally liked the rules for vehicles, the changes presents opportunities and advantages over the old vehicle rules.  Keep in mind this is what we know so far.

Friday, April 28, 2017

8th Edition Psychic Phase

Today, we got a glimpse at the psychic phase.  The psychic phase is arguably the phase that needs the strongest look and needs the most improvement.  Thankfully, the changes so far are going in the right direction.  Though there are still a few things up in the air, they have hinted at more things as well that are a welcome change.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

8th Edition Rules Confirmed

Sorry for the lack of posts, been gone and tax season for my business has taken a lot of time.  But There really hasn't been a lot to talk about.  Until now.  In case you missed it, GW did a Q&A on their FB page on the new edition.  The video is still up here.  The video and a few more posts this week have started to clear things up and give us more details of what is in store.  They are being coy on the release date, but did mention they will be talking more about the new edition at warhammer fest next month, so I doubt its coming in the next few weeks but likely release is early june.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

New 8th Edition Rumors

Some new rumors have come, and to be honest not to sure how accurate, but that might be more from me not wanting to believe than it being ridiculous. Also I am going to be out of town till sunday, so this is just good timing for me to talk about it before I head out.  Some salt is needed, but it may turn out to be close to the mark.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Astra Militarum Tactics: Deployment in Depth

For today going to discuss an alternate counter deep strike tactic.  In principal it is similar to bubble wrapping, but works different enough to be its own thing.  This tactic is less effective than bubble wrapping against Drop pod armies though can still be utilized.  This is best against armies that don't have a way to mitigate scatter when deep striking.  Your goal with this deployment is to give your opponent a lot of bad options and significantly increase his chances of a deep strike mishap.