Monday, 2 March 2020

QUICK REVIEW: The Fist of an Angry God (short)


Zipping in with a quick review today is The Fist of an Angry God, a short story that sees Knights Excelsior Stormcast Eternals do battle with the Disciples of Tzeentch, released by the Black Library as a digital short last week, and then as part of of the Oaths and Conquests anthology, written by none other than seminal Warhammer author and Gotrek and Felix creator William King, in his Age of Sigmar debut.

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

THE LONELY REALMSPHERE GUIDE: Dispossessed


Instead of visiting a city, The Lonely Realmsphere Guide is taking a different tack today, going deep on a microfaction close to my heart in the Dispossessed (no small courtesy of my not being able to get my head around how to make the Phoenicium work). Read on for an in depth tactical examination of every Cities of Sigmar Dispossessed warscroll, followed by thoughts on how to get the most mileage out of the Faction Formerly Known as Dawi in each of the seven city allegiances, whether you're planning on fielding an army mostly composed of them, or just a few units as part of a more cosmopolitan CoS force.

Sunday, 23 February 2020

THE LONELY REALMSPHERE GUIDE: Anvilgard


For the next edition of The Lonely Realmsphere Guide, we're visiting Anvilgard, the city commonly cited by Cities of Sigmar aficionados as turned up late when allegiance abilities were being doled out. That Anvilgard is underpowered is a sentiment I hold in contention, and I'd personally argue that the go to city for Dark Elf types who value modesty over metal bikinis has the potential to be CoS's most powerful, outshining even Hallowheart and Tempest's Eye, albeit on the basis of a couple of very powerful gimmicks.

Friday, 21 February 2020

THE LONELY REALMSPHERE GUIDE: Greywater Fastness


Figuring I'd take a break from writing about Teclis and get some actual Cities of Sigmar content up, presenting the first instalment of the Cities of Sigmar edition of The Lonely Realmsphere Guide, a resurrected tactics feature I'd started on TGA in the pre battletome days of Season of War: Firestorm, on getting the most use out of each Free City's allegiance abilities, kicking off with my preferred environmental disaster, Greywater Fastness.

Monday, 17 February 2020

GREAT CANON: Teclis - Part 6: A New Origin (2008-2011)


Welcome to the sixth instalment of Great Canon: Teclis. This time Teclis and Tyrion receive a new origin story predating their original rise to prominence ahead of the Battle of Finuval Plain from a unlikely source... Warhammer Armies: Daemons of Chaos.

GREAT CANON: Teclis - Part 5: Founding the Colleges of Magic (2005-2007)


In Part 5 of my series exploring the aelven god of magic's prior existence, Teclis' founding of the Empire's Colleges of Magic is expanded on in a new edition of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, and he makes a cameo in another global narrative campaign.

Sunday, 16 February 2020

GREAT CANON: Teclis - Part 4: Storm in a Teacup (2003-2005)


Continuing from our titular Loremaster's 6th ed revision in Part 3Great Canon: Teclis ventures forth into the edition's ongoing narrative, building up to the Storm of Chaos worldwide campaign and its aftermath, with Teclis gaining an unusual new miniature in the process.

Friday, 14 February 2020

GREAT CANON: Teclis - Part 3: Mage à Trios (2000-2003)


Foundations laid in Part 1 and Part 2, Great Cannon: Teclis continues, as the High Loremaster's life gets colourful, with a controversial new model, overhauled rules, and his first Black Library novel appearance.

Thursday, 30 January 2020

GREAT CANON: Teclis - Part 2: Aenarion (1992-1999)


Welcome back to Great Cannon, in Part 2 of my look at Teclis we'll be looking back at his subsequent 4th and 5th edition appearances, as well as the backstory of his vaunted ancestor, the anguished hero Aenarion, first of the Phoenix Kings.

GREAT CANON: Teclis - Part 1: The Sculpting of a Mage (1992)


Welcome to Great Canon, a new feature I'd like to try out, where I put my ability to accumulate and retain pointless information for decades to good use, and detail the complete publication, miniature, background and game history of long standing Games Workshop characters, from their origins (typically in the original Warhammer Fantasy Battle), all the way through to the present day. Up first is a series of posts covering Teclis, who hastily edged out the Archaon stuff I'd previously been putting together in the wake of the Lumineth Realm-Lords reveal.