Monday, 30 September 2019

Can't decide which City of Sigmar to play? Take this handy quiz!

Cities of Sigmar armies have to come from one of the seven named Free Cities in the battletome (or a functionally identical city of your own devising from the same realm). If you're interested in starting Cities of Sigmar, but can't settle on a Free City for your army to come from? Despair not. In an effort to stay busy while avoiding doing any actual work I've been messing about and have put together an interactive quiz, that in a laborious seven question process should help determine which city is the best fit for you...

Thursday, 26 September 2019

No Substitute: Discontinued Units in Cities of Sigmar - Part 2: Aelves

Welcome back to my two-part guide on how to incorporate discontinued units both recent and dating back to the last millennium into your Cities of Sigmar force. Part 1 focused on humans and duardin (and halflings!), and in the concluding instalment it's the aelves' turn.

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

No Substitute: Discontinued Units in Cities of Sigmar - Part 1: Humans and Duardin

Nobody likes having a new army book, battletome or codex come out and feel like it's telling them their cherished older models are now consigned to the domain of friendly games and *shudder* community driven alternative rules sets, and it seems like this is what an awful lot of Cities of Sigmar players feel right now. I completely disagree with this sentiment, and have put together a guide detailing the best way to continue using both recently and long (we're talking like Dogs of War long) discontinued miniatures in Cities of Sigmar armies moving forward.

Saturday, 21 September 2019

REVIEW: Ghoulslayer - Part 2: Spoiler Warning

FULL SPOILERS AHEAD - Jump back to Part 1 if you've not read the book yet. As with my previous Gotrek reviews, I hope this part of the review can also serve as a recap ahead of any future instalments.

REVIEW: Ghoulslayer - Part 1: Spoiler Free

Released in a publicity blitz alongside the new miniature and Realmslayer: Blood of the Old World,  Darius Hinks' Ghoulslayer is Gotrek's first full length Age of Sigmar novel, and continues the  established *slayer titling convention begun in 1999 into the Mortal Realms (I'm personally looking forward to Ossiarch-Bonereaper-Gothizzar-Harvesterslayer). As per my reviews of Gotrek's audio dramas I've split this review into two parts, with Part 2 containing spoilers and a plot summary.

Friday, 20 September 2019

REVIEW: The Neverspike (short)

Not as widely publicised as Realmslayer: Blood of the Old World or Ghoulslayer, The Neverspike is a short story by Darius Hinks that bridges the gap between the two, setting up Ghoulslayer (also by Darius Hinks) by introducing a new adventuring companion for Gotrek (and Maleneth) at the start of the novel, getting the Slayer to Shyish, and giving us his motivation for wanting to be there. Mild spoilers follow.

Sunday, 15 September 2019

REVIEW: Realmslayer: Blood of the Old World - Part 2: Spoilertastic Summary

Welcome to the second part of my Realmslayer: Blood of the Old World review (the spoiler-free Part 1 found here). From here on I'll be giving a detailed summary of the events taking place in the audio drama (including FULL SPOILERS, so back away now if you've yet to listen to it yourself!), that will hopefully serve as a nice refresher recap for anyone's who's left a gap between Blood of the Old World and Ghoulslayer, or any of Gotrek's future adventures.

REVIEW: Realmslayer: Blood of The Old World - Part 1: No Spoilers

Realmslayer: Blood of the Old World is now available to listen to both on Audible and in physical format, and having had the day to myself to get some painting in anyway, I've listened to the entire thing and typed up a quick review. The review's split into two posts in the same format as my previous look at Realmslayer, with the first spoiler-free, and Part 2 being a spoilerific plot summary. If you want to check out my original Realmslayer review, here are links to Part 1 and Part 2.

Friday, 6 September 2019

REVIEW: Gotrek's New Warscroll

In case you've spent the last day under a particularly thick rock, Gotrek's new AoS rules have just hit - by way of a rather charming Warhammer Community article where he proceeds to beat the mould lines off some of AoS's bigger plastic kits (and some unfortunate Night Goblins). Let's take a detailed look at our old friend's new rules!

Sunday, 1 September 2019

CITY SPOTLIGHT: Chris Burwood's Gharuki Forest Duardin

City Spotlight returns, with what (by a very narrow margin) may be my favourite Age of Sigmar army ever: the Gharuki Forest Duardin of Chris Burwood, aka Brad Gamma of the TGA forums (I may or may not have massive duardin bias).