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  1. 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.
  2. The forgeworld Exalted Greater Daemons all have rules now! They have just been released on the forge world website. At a quick glance its the same rules as the citadel version with a few more wounds and attacks and a pip of armour save. It will be interesting to see if they update the pitched battle points any time soon. AOS-Exalted-Daemons.pdf
  3. Hello TGA Community. . I want to introduce you all to a new project here at The Grand Alliance community. This idea was brought to me by @Bruticus and after some discussion we felt that The Grand Alliance community would be an excellent home for this project. Inq28 meets Age of Sigmar Inq28 explores the lesser known aspects of the Warhammer 40,000 universe and has been a huge success, inspiring Blanchitsu articles, numerous blogs and countless incredible miniatures. Inq28 has become a term that describes not just a particular game but a whole approach to the hobby: an approach that puts creativity and imagination first. AoS28 is an attempt to bring that same approach to the Nine Realms. The Age of Sigmar has the potential for all sorts of stories, and just because we mainly see the epic, cinematic god-battles in the Games Workshop books doesn’t mean there aren’t other stories just out of frame, or just off the beaten path. That’s not to say your warband can’t include a few heroes, just that not every hero has to have a duel with Archaon. What makes a model AoS28? Conversions - The Age of Sigmar range contains loads of great miniatures but you’ll probably want to convert them in order to personalise them. This could be a kitbash or a complete resculpt. The important thing is to make the model yours. Character is essential - you don’t have to write a full background story, but you’ll have to think about your character’s personality, they aren’t just pieces on a gaming board: what are their motivations? How have they survived the Chaos apocalypse? What do they think about the return of Sigmar? What secrets do they have? Extra grimdark - Age of Sigmar has a distinctive, vibrant style, but there is a lot of darkness that is waiting to be explored. You think 40k has a monopoly on grimdark? The Nine Realms were conquered by Chaos, we are only just beginning to learn about the horrors that were unleashed. What rules can I use? We’ll be supporting the Hinterlands rules for AoS28, however your warband could be designed with games of Silver Tower, Mordheim, Realm of Chaos, Frostgrave or countless others in mind - or not for gaming with at all. The focus should be to make models you think are cool, rather than being constrained by points costs or restrictions. How do I join in? You’ll need to make a warband - probably between 2 and 8 models - led by a hero. The warband can be based on the theme below, or can be anything else you want to make. Start a blog on and add the tag ‘aos28’. Use the hashtag #aos28 on instagram and twitter. Or if you have a blog already, let people know where to find it by posting your updates in the AoS28 thread on or by emailing If you don’t want to make a miniature or two, you could join in by writing stories or making art. What comes next? Over the next few months we’ll be showcasing all the best AoS28 models and warbands from any participating blog, as well as our own warbands. We’ll track what everyone is doing with Work in Progress photos and then final photographs in a few months. There is no real deadline, because AoS28 is an ongoing thing. But we will roll out a new theme every few months, along with a wrap up of everything so far. In addition there will be a new edition of Hinterlands dealing with AoS28 specifically, posts about background stories and ideas and possibly even gaming events at Warhammer World. I need some ideas Without many background or art books to draw inspiration from it might seem more difficult to come up with Age of Sigmar concepts than it is with Warhammer 40k. Age of Sigmar is often regarded as high fantasy, and you may feel that things need to fit this style in order to be suitable, but really you have a free reign to do whatever you can imagine: with infinite realms there are very few limits to what is acceptable. Like Warhammer 40k, Age of Sigmar has room for all sorts of stories of all sorts of genres. You are free to make whatever you want to make, but if you are stuck there is a theme you could try: AoS28: Witch Hunters The gates of Azyrheim are open and the Stormcast are unleashed on the Nine Realms. Cities and fortresses, thought lost forever are rediscovered. Lines of communication are rebuilt. And along with the Stormcast there are also other emissaries of Sigmar’s new world order. These Witch Hunters are tasked with rooting out corruption within the so-called Free Cities and the lost tribes, where mortals claim they have managed to resist the apocalypse. They seek the truth of these claims, and hunt the deceivers, betrayers and abominations. Some travel in disguise and infiltrate the Free Cities, rooting out the corruption where it may otherwise go unnoticed. Some arrive at the city gates at the head of a punitive force, demanding tribute in Sigmar’s name. There are stories of tribes that claim to have escaped the taint of Chaos being put to the sword during these witch hunts. And there are stories of Sigmar’s agents themselves falling foul of the taint of Chaos and instead spreading the very corruption they profess to seek out. The Shadowblades of the Seven Severed Fingers Cabal use assassins that travel through the Chaos wastes unnoticed, cloaked in the hides of daemons. They fight the horror of Chaos with horror of their own, and are able to strike fear into the blackest of hearts. The Bitterlight Guild of Azyrheim use blinding, excoriating magic to interrogate those they suspect of corruption, stripping away lies and flesh until only truth remains. Their agents are said to be pure and incorruptable by some, and perverse sadists by others. The childlike Oracle of Shyish can taste the taint of Chaos in the blood of men and women. Under the watchful eye of her immobile, silent Stormcast guardian, thousands of pilgrims bring her offerings in a hope to prove their purity. The Knight-Venator Calliostro, tasked with finding tribes that had resisted the hordes of the Blood God, instead came across a Slaughterpriest who claimed to have been cured of the madness of Khorne when he pierced his own skull. The pair formed an unlikely alliance, but so far have been unable to replicate the accidental trepanation, despite the accuracy of the Venator’s arrows and an unending tide of test subjects. The aquatic Duaradin fortress of Deepthunder has held out against the apocalypse since time immemorial. Under near constant attack, the citizens seal themselves in their hold and flood the city using ingenious mechanical walls and pumps, drowning any invaders. But emmissaries sent to the fortress noticed with some alarm that the barnacles that can be found all across Deepthunder can also be found on the skin of the sallow-eyed, secretive Duaradin that live there. Eager to establish new alliances in the wake of Sigmar’s return, the crippled Vampire diplomat Malapraktor set out in his iron carriage, a ruinous steam-powered contraption. The vampire’s diligence in finding those whose blood is tainted by Chaos is perhaps unsurpassed by any other, but his manner of creating converts to his cause is more forceful than most. The Shaii’ik tribe lived unseen by the scrying eyes of Tzeentch, worshipping a frail, masterless daemon. The entity granted them all invisibility from Chaos so long as they protected it in kind. When ambassadors from Azyrheim encountered the tribe the sight of the withered daemon sickened them, and they burned it. After some deliberation, they burned the tribe too. How to use this thread? This thread is going to become the home for the AoS28 project. Feel free to make use of the various TGA sections such as Painting and Modelling forums to show others what you are painting, or your own thread in the Narrative forums to talk about your warbands back story. You can also start your own blog and post photos in the gallery section but be sure to post links and updates in here to keep a central archive. You can easily find and share this thread and with the url -
  4. Post in here if you want access to any of the Age of Sigmar 6 Nations teams subforums and I will get you added. Requests will be deleted once completed.
  5. Hi, With the help of TGA Community we have put together a base size chart. it was an open link but members of THE 9TH AGE community defaced it, so you will have to post below any feedback. Sizes are: Rounds 25 32 40 50 60 80 100 130 160 Ovals 60x35 75x46 90x52 105X70 120x92 170X105 Thanks to @Antipodean7 for the 'Assumed' base sizes chart - More basing resources. This is a guide to 40k Bases i found - Tharses Project: Guide to 40k bases
  6. Event Title: AoS 6 Nations and Doubles event Event Author: Ben Calendar: Events UK Event Date: 06/16/2017 12:00 AM to 06/18/2017 12:00 AM The AoS 6 Nations is a team event running on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June. Along side this we are running a doubles tournament that it open to anyone. We also have a singles event running on Friday 16th kicking off around 1pm and running until 10pm AoS 6 Nations and Doubles event
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    The AoS 6 Nations is a team event running on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June. Along side this we are running a doubles tournament that it open to anyone. We also have a singles event running on Friday 16th kicking off around 1pm and running until 10pm
  8. Today I’m talking about the next Bad Dice event and its going to be a cracker. The Age of Sigmar 6 nation is held on 16/17/18th June in Derby and will include 2 singles events too. Friday sees a 100 The post The next Bad Dice event – AoS 6 Nations – AoS Daily 70 appeared first on The Bad Dice Podcast. View the full article
  9. Welcome to my Legion of Azgorh, Chaos Dwarf Blog. This is where I'm going to post all my progress with playing the Legion so as it gathers steam it should eventually progress into a mega thread of tips and tactics for crafting the best Legion list possible. This is the units I currently have painted. Unit Drazhoath The Ashen Shar'Tor The Executioner Bull Centaur Taur'uk Daemonsmith Infernal Guard Castellan Infernal Guard Standard Bearer Bull Centaur Renders Infernal Guard Fireglaives Infernal Guard Ironsworn Magma Cannon Deathshrieker Iron Daemon War host I will update this as I add more units to the army. This is the first list I used under the Generals Handbook since the forge world points were released. Unit War scrolls Cost # Total Drazhoath The Ashen 1 380 0 0 Shar'Tor The Executioner 1 240 1 240 Bull Centaur Taur'uk 1 180 1 180 Daemonsmith 3 100 2 200 Infernal Guard Castellan 2 120 0 0 Infernal Guard Standard Bearer 1 80 1 80 Bull Centaur Renders 2 160 2 320 Infernal Guard Fireglaives 3 100 3 300 Infernal Guard Ironsworn 4 100 4 400 Magma Cannon 3 140 2 280 Deathshrieker 2 120 0 0 Iron Daemon 1 200 0 0 0 War host 80 0 0 2000 I'll follow this up with some thoughts on my game and game plan and why I used those units.
  10. The Skyfires of Tzeentch seem to be ruling the roost but I am certain that the Kharadron Overlords will be coming along to knock them out of the sky. On todays episode I talk about how the Overlords have the The post How Overlords will dominate Skyfires appeared first on The Bad Dice Podcast. View the full article
  11. Great work Chris. Just to be clear, if you are listed at Stormcast then your scores will also count towards best Order. No downside to being listed as an Allegiance/Faction p.s. I'm Stormcast
  12. I played with 2 drakes, Castallent and Relictor in the end as the list was indeed 20 points over. I used double Star-Blessed and it worked really well, especially considering the Lord Celestant was a real tank and got stuck in to whole armies at times.
  13. Its The South Coast GT this weekend and in this episode I talk about my list for the event. Its a Stormcast army with 2 Star Drakes and 2 Mirror shields. Listen to the show for the full details. Questions? The post My SCGT List appeared first on The Bad Dice Podcast. View the full article
  14. Yeah I said on the show, I think there is a large degree of Rock/Paper/Scissors with this army. I might be proved wrong though.
  15. The photos are in the blog section of the site. Look for Steve Wrens painting blog
  16. Ben, Mark and Steve get together for another episode of Bad Dice and we are joined by a few different guests from around the community. Gamers, Hobbyists, veterans and newbies all going to the South Coast GT. Adi Mac talks The post On the road to the SCGT – Bad Dice Ep 153 appeared first on The Bad Dice Podcast. View the full article
  17. On todays episode I talk about Endrinriggers and Skywardens. I think these 2 units will become the iconic units from the Overlords faction. I go through the differences and talk about how they perform on the table. Questions? If you The post Endrinriggers and Skywardens – AoS Daily 68 appeared first on The Bad Dice Podcast. View the full article
  18. I’m really excited to be playing Kharadron Overlords on Warhammer TV! You should all tune in to watch at from 6pm on Wednesday evening. On todays episode I talk about the list that I will be playing and the The post Kharadron Overlords on Warhammer TV – AoS Daily 67 appeared first on The Bad Dice Podcast. View the full article
  19. Hi Guys, GW have announced that they are working on a new generals handbook I propose that we collate a list of recommendations from this community and I will abuse my good fortune of having friends that work in Games Workshop to pass on our list to. With a bit of luck we can come up with some cool ideas and structured suggestions! Let me know what your feedback is and can I get a volunteer to collate/manage the feedback Thanks Ben
  20. Alex Harrison is the winner of the 9th SCGT,./ On this episode I cover his list and give my thoughts on the event. Bloodsecretor Bloodstoker Sayl the Faithless Tzaangor Shaman 10 Khorne Marauders 10 Khorne Marauders 30 Bloodletters 9 Skyfires The post The SCGT winning List – AoS Daily 66 appeared first on The Bad Dice Podcast. View the full article
  21. got it. been away at an event. i'll get to in in the next week or so. cheers
  22. Today I take a look at the Grundstock Thunderers and try to decide if they are the best unit in the Kharadron Overlords army. The damage output of these little guys can be astounding especially when your list is geared The post Grundstock Thunderers, The best Kharadron Unit? – AoS Daily 64 appeared first on The Bad Dice Podcast. View the full article
  23. The age of Sigmar 6 nations event is taking place in Derby on 16/17/18th June 2017. The venue is: The Grange Banqueting Suites 457 Burton Road Littleover Derby DE23 6XX The recommended hotel is Derby Premier Inn South - The teams taking part in this event are England, Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Scandinavia. 8 players per team. 5 games. 3 hours per round including pairings. The match ups will be pre-drawn and each team will play each other once. The winner will be the team with the most points at the end of the event. ------ TIMETABLE Friday International singles tournament. 3 games kicking off around 1.30pm and running into the evening Saturday and Sunday Team Event (48 players) Side Event Doubles. 20 teams. 2 days, 5 games. ------------ PAIRINGS Pairing cards will be used. Roll up a Matched Play battleplan to be used for each game before the armies are chosen. No battleplan will be played more than twice per match. Step 1 - First 2 match-ups • Both Teams simultaneously place 1 army on the table • Both Teams simultaneously offer 2 armies for the opponent’s placed army to choose from. • Both Teams simultaneously choose which one of the 2 opponent’s offers they want. • The army initially placed will fight against the offered army selected. • Unchosen army is returned to its Team Step 2 - Match-ups 3rd and 4th • Develops exactly as Step 1. Step 3 - All 4 match-ups left • Both Teams simultaneously place 1 army on the table. • Both Teams simultaneously offer 2 armies for the opponent’s placed army to choose from. • At this point each Team has only 1 card in his hand (Started with 4, placed 1, and offered 2) Each team simultaneously chooses which one of the opponent’s 2 offered armies they want to face their initially placed army (Match-ups 5th and 6th). Each army not chosen will face the one card left in the Team’s hand. (Match Up's 7+8) Scoring Games are decided as per the Generals Handbook batteplans. Major Min = 20 Points Minor Win =15 Points Draw = 10 points Minor Loss = 5 Points Major Loss = 0 Points The team with the most points at the end of the event is the winner. In the event of a tie the result between the tied teams will be the decider. Otherwise the tiebreaker will Total Major Victories and then Warscroll points scored. Army Selection rules. Armies are 2000 points. Only war scrolls with a Pitched Battle Profile may be used and the Experimental Generals Handbbok points will be used. Warscrolls may not be duplicated across armies in a team but may be duplicated in a single players army. Each team must include at least 1 of each grand alliance. Painting Requirements. We think games of AoS look best when all models are fully painted and modelled to represent what they should on the battlefield. • All models used must be fully painted miniatures of the appropriate type for the troops they represent. • Proxies are not allowed. Using other manufacturers models and/or conversions is ok but they must be fully representative of the unit they intend to replace. • Named Characters must be the correct model. • The minimum requirement is 3 colours in an appropriate and cohesive scheme, with textured/painted bases. • Due to the fact there is a significant advantage to using incorrect base sizes models must be based on appropriate round/oval bases. • Models not painted or based appropriately WILL be removed as casualties. • All unit options and command models must be shown on the models, for example if the models in a liberator unit have Sigmarite Hammers and a Grand Hammer you cannot use the rules for Sigmarite Swords and a Grand Blade. Points will be awarded in this section for the following areas. This is per player. All models in the army meet the minimum painting standards - 1 point The army is fully cohesive and looks like an army rather than a borrowed selection of units - 1 point If in doubt please send photos to
  24. The Arkanaut Ironclad is the new big kit for Age of Sigmar. On this episode I look at the huge list of options you have when fielding this warscroll. The Ironclad its self has various builds and rules options and The post Arkanaut Ironclad – AoS Daily 63 appeared first on The Bad Dice Podcast. View the full article
  25. This is the final pack barring any obvious problems. Prices are being finalised this week. just waiting on replies about some cool souvineers to go with the tickets.