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!
Richard Osborn-Brooks has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the fatal stabbing of a suspected burglar. (Independent) This has caused outrage, as you can imagine, particularly amongst the tabloids because “YOU CANT DEFEND YOURSELF ITS PC GON MAD CRIMINALS HAVE MORE RIGHTS THAN LAW ABIDING CITIZENS” Except slow down. Reasonable Force Firstly, the law says … Continue reading Now for something a little different…
In the first article I wrote about my thought process when approaching Objective Marker based games. This time I’m going to be discussing scenarios with Loot Counters in play (Push & Loot for example). You only need one more than your opponent One of the main points that I was drilling in is that you … Continue reading Winning the game! (On Objectives) Part 2
I'm sure anyone reading this blog will be aware that I'm currently in the process of building a replacement Abyssals army in preparation for Lonewolf GT. I'm a bit pressed for time. I, and Paul, depart for Texas on the 24th April. It is now the 16th March. I have just over a month to … Continue reading Taking stock
At any given point in the game you should be able to answer two questions – how are you going to win the game and how is your opponent going to win the game. “Killing them all” isn’t a valid answer! I see too many players go into their games without any real plan on … Continue reading How to win the game! (on scenario) Part 1