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  1. You have probably all seen the new about Shadespire by now. It looks to ba an amazing new games for matched play. I’m throwing this out there now, but I’m willing to be this is going to be as big The post Shadespire Incoming! New Facebook Group and TGA Forum sections appeared first on The Bad Dice Podcast. View the full article
  2. Whats on your shade spire wishlist? Top of my list sis an expansion box for every faction. I'm also hoping for monthly single Figure + Card expansion packs similar to Netrunner and similar card games that have fast releases.
  3. Hi, Welcome to the Shadespire area of The Grand Alliance Community. We also have a Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1821071414885146/
  4. Awesome coverage to wake up to! thanks guys!!
  5. The Adepticon announcements are imminent. Lets keep it all in one easy to find place in this thread.
  6. I didn't say that! I said with and with out points.
  7. As the title says. Who is the best combat character in the game that's not a Behemoth. I'd be interested in knowing your thoughts on this with and without taking points into account. So Open and Matched play (because this does make a big difference! I'll start with a couple. Lord Celestant on Dracoth - 220 points so decent value in open and matched play. dishes out the damage but suffered with rend. Has access to some traits and artefacts that add to survivability and damage output. Shar'tor the Executioner - A bit on the expensive side but great in open play. 5 attacks at rend -2, Damage 3 and a few from his hooves too. Chances for more damage and a good horde clearing ability. Any thoughts?
  8. Mark and Steve return to the Bad Dice Podcast to chat about the disciples of Tzeentch. We recorded on the same day that the Karadron Overlord photos were released so gave our thoughts on the new toys. In this episode we The post Disciples of Tzeentch review – Bad Dice episode 152 appeared first on The Bad Dice Podcast. View the full article
  9. Todays episode is the last before a short break and I throw out a list idea built around 4 Daemon Princes. I like the idea of relying on the characters to do the heavy work and would love to see The post Monster Character Lists appeared first on The Bad Dice Podcast. View the full article
  10. I've had some great use from Stormvermin. Their retreat and charge ability is a game changer in some instances.
  11. IMO Sylvaneth are a hard counter to Skyfires!! Jump out of the woods with your Gunline and shoot him first.
  12. Today we bring you the news of the new Kharadron Overlords release. Announced at the Gamma Trade show by Games Workshop this looks to be an amwzing new faction for Age Of Sigmar. From games Workshop Community blog – https://www.warhammer-community.com/2017/03/15/a-new-race-descends-on-the-mortal-realms/ The post Kharadron Overlords appeared first on The Bad Dice Podcast. View the full article
  13. I have played Double Taur'uk. Its good but not great. He puts out a decent amount of damage but vs something like a Daemon Prince he's just not that good. I'm not sure that you can invest too many points into them. 2 of them for almost the price of Drazhoath is not really viable. If they were to come down to 140 points I would see use for multiples but to be honest I would prefer to see them pointed as they are and given better stats
  14. I asked about under powered Warscrolls and the reply was surprising. Only an small amount of truly terrible warscrolls were listed. On this episode I talk about how I was able to make the most of a weaker unit and get The post Making the most of Under Powered Units – AoS Daily 48 appeared first on The Bad Dice Podcast. View the full article
  15. Its been a while since I wrote anything about my legion so after recording an episode about under powered units I thought I should give my thoughts on using Bull Centaurs. How I get the most from Bull Centaurs I started by wanting the Bull Centaurs to be front and centre, getting stuck in and taking the fight to the enemy. This was a terrible idea. Next up I wanted them to sit and hold objectives. They are far too costly for this to be worth while. So eventually, after much trial and error and heavy defeats I found a few good uses for the unit. Numbers matter? 3 Bull Centaurs for 160 points is a high price to pay. 12 wounds is not enough, neither is 15 attacks with no rerolls to hit or wound. So you would have thought that 320 points for 6 of them would be an awful idea??? Actually not. Taking units of 6 enables me to do a whole load of things that 3 couldn't do The main advantage of this is the sheer amount of table space that they occupy. The unit is like a mobile terrain piece protecting an area of the table only by virtue of being alive. I have been able to use this to great effect in my games. I will anchor a flank against a table edge or terrain piece and then use the Bull Centaurs (in tandem with the Iron Daemon) to channel my opponent into my firing channels. More bodies also mean that my damage output, while not very high, is at least consistent and losing 1 or 2 models will not alter things too much as it is usually unlikely that those first couple of casualties were even fighting. A large unit of imposing models on big bases is threatening to an opponent no matter what the stats on paper say about the models. They look scary and will attract attention. A Meat Shield Another use I found was to play the unit in character. They are a herd of cows. I would bunch them up and run them at people with a character packed into the middle. This made a meat shield of finest lean steak that was ready to die just to deliver the combat character. This also limited the amount of combat attacks that would be brought against that character. The only in this role So while the Centaurs are possibly overcosted they are also the only unit that we have to fill these battlefield roles. Yes I could go to the Chaos Alliance and get better point for point units to do the same task (and swap out my battleline too) but that's not what it's always all about. I want to play the Legion so am stuck with the cows. They could be 200 points for 3 and if I really needed a unit to do a certain thing then I would have to use them regardless of the costs. I hope this helps you get the most from your Bull Centaurs and also gives you some ideas for using other units in less obvious roles.