A long while back, I was very apprehensive about the RC providing recommended standard terrain heights for Kings of War. I felt that if they were to do that, then people wouldn’t play around with terrain heights and types and the variation from game to game would diminish in favour of the recommended standards. For … Continue reading Stop Using Standard Terrain
Clash this year was a whopper. 80 players attending and, naturally, some absolutely stunning armies in attendance. I had a fantastic time yet again and really enjoyed the entire weekend. Coming into the event I had some big shoes to fill. Last year I managed to fluke myself to the number 1 spot and people … Continue reading 2018 Clash of Kings – A fall from grace
+++REPORT+++ No one is sure why the Ork known as Orrik Da Red has gone Waaagh-about. Orks are not known for their wandering nature after all... There are many theories, ranging from, "ees' bin kicked outta da warband fer bein' a no good zoggin git" to, "ees' a no good spyin' git wot can't mind … Continue reading More Orksome History: Orrik Da Red
Predicting who exactly will win a tournament is near impossible, especially one as large as Clash of Kings. I’m still going to give it a go, but discuss a few different people. Now, you could just go through the top rankings players but that’s a bit obvious and a bit boring. I want to discuss … Continue reading My bets for Clash of Kings Champ 2018
As I write this, we’re now less than 3 weeks away from the UK Clash of Kings 2018. Mantic have over 70 people booked on last time I checked, making this the biggest UK event of the year – more than doubling the next biggest events. Among that number there will be veterans and regulars … Continue reading Experiencing your first CoK
I don't know if I've mentioned this recently, but I'm quite a big fan of Orks. I know that will come as a shock to some people. I love the story of Da Green Krusade and sadly this seems to be something that's getting lost to the mists of time. People who weren't around for … Continue reading Da Green Krusade – Orksome History
I don't think that the formula used in the UK Rankings Site works as well as it could. Having spoken to a few others, I think this view is shared quite widely, so I'd like to propose that we tweak how the formula works. The Major Issue The biggest issue with the rankings as a whole … Continue reading Proposing a change to the rankings formula
Photo is completely unrelated to the article. I just thought it'd be nice to start with something pretty. Wargaming seems to have been the ugly duckling, in many aspects, of the various intertwined nerd hobbies. Back in the day, nerdy hobbies were considered the pursuits almost solely of, to use a stereotype, lonely basement dwellers. … Continue reading Are we seeing a revolution?
There’s a common misconception that Individual facing doesn’t matter because they have free pivots up the wazoo and they align to the charger. The rules were specifically written with the free pivots and aligning rules because there are issues with simpler 360 degree LOS and “just make contact, don’t worry about aligning”. Align to the … Continue reading Nope, round based individuals won’t solve anything
Terrain is the king of Kings of War. I genuinely don't think I've known a wargame that is as heavily affected by terrain as Kings of War. Sure, the immediate effects of cover saves might be obvious in pre-8th ed 40k (much as I enjoy 8th ed, fucking LOL at the terrain rules), but I've … Continue reading This One Weird Rule Got Three RC Fired! Click to find out which one!