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  1. Each Wednesday show us what you are working on
  2. Sedge from Team England brought some really cool terrain to the 6 Nations. I chat with him about how he built it. Questions? If you have any questions at all about this episode feel free to get in touch. You The post Terrain Building with Sedge appeared first on The Bad Dice Podcast. View the full article
  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. Andy Currie played the Overlords for Team Scotlands and took out 5 major wins. We chat just before his 5th games about whats in the list and how it plays. Questions? If you have any questions at all about this The post Overlords at 6 Nations – AoS Daily 109 appeared first on The Bad Dice Podcast. View the full article
  5. Its warscroll Wednesday and I’m talking to one of the players from Team Scotland about the Dread Maw. Get your tickets to Blood and Glory at Questions? If you have any questions at all about this episode feel free The post The Dread Maw – AoS Daily 108 appeared first on The Bad Dice Podcast. View the full article
  6. I talk with John, the Team Scotland coach to find out how the team prepared for this event and also what the community is like in Scotland. Get Blood and Glory tickets at Questions? If you have any questions The post AoS Team Scotland – AoS Daily 107 appeared first on The Bad Dice Podcast. View the full article
  7. The Age of Sigmar 6 Nations is over and it was an amazing weekend. Team events are fantastic fun and getting a mixture of communities and nations into one room is a great experience. England took out 1st place, closely The post AoS 6 Nations review – AoS Daily 106 appeared first on The Bad Dice Podcast. View the full article
  8. Hello everyone! As you are probably aware, Warhammer TV are setting up a weekly Twitch streaming channel this is actually kicking off today. Keep reading and I will show you how to get a months access for free and also support the TGA Community. Warhammer TV will be streaming 3 days a week at Twitch.TV/Warhammer covering Age of Sigmar, News and 40K Twitch TV is owned by Amazon, and Amazon offer the amazing Amazon Prime service. Along with the many benefits of Amazon prime, they include a free subscription to Twitch Prime. What this gets you is advert free viewing and also access to a single Twitch subscription channel for free each month. (I say free...., you are still playing for Prime) The Twitch Prime FAQ - HERE explains how this works. I have already subscribed using my Amazon Prim Membership and can confirm it works. If you were to subscribe to the Twitch stream for a year it would cost around £60. for less that £20 a year extra you get all the additional benefits of Prime like next day delivery, Amazon Instant video streaming, photo storage and lots more. IMO its a great deal. Support the TGA forum and Watch Warhammer TV for FREE! So through the wonders of Amazon Affiliates you can now support The Grand Alliance community at the same time as supporting Games Workshop with their Warhammer TV channel, and also get all the cool stuff that is offered with Amazon Prime. All you need to do is sign up here for a free Amazon Prime Trial using my links below. This gets you 30 days access to prime and also get you 30 days access to a Twitch TV subscription service of your choice. Just by taking the free trial using my affiliate link you will be supporting the forum and help to cover our running costs, even if you do not continue with the membership and cancel your renewal right away. Amazon UK UK PRIME TRIAL Amazon USA USA PRIME TRIAL Thanks in advance for your support!
  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. Its the AoS 6 Nations this weekend and you can catch the coverage on twitter, Facebook and the TGA.Community events section. See all the links below for more info. Questions? If you have any questions at all about this episode The post AoS 6 Nations coverage info – AoS Daily 105 appeared first on The Bad Dice Podcast. View the full article
  11. Army lists can be found at
  12. 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 GET TICKETS HERE - AoS 6 Nations and Doubles event
  13. Round 1 England Northern Ireland Scotland Scandinavia Republic of Ireland Wales Round 2 England Scotland Republic of Ireland Northern Ireland Wales Scandinavia Round 3 England Republic of Ireland Wales Scotland Scandinavia Northern Ireland Round 4 England Wales Scandinavia Republic of Ireland Northern Ireland Scotland Round 5 England Scandinavia Northern Ireland Wales Scotland Republic of Ireland
  14. The ability to run away from combat is an unusual but powerful trick in Age of Sigmar. On todays show I talk about how you can put this to great effecting also prepare to play against it. Questions? If you The post Skinks and Thunderers withdrawing from combat – AoS Daily 104 appeared first on The Bad Dice Podcast. View the full article
  15. Warscroll Wednesday is a new feature for the show. Each week I will focus on a different warscroll. This Wednesday is the Loremaster. I talk about how this guy can fit into any order army Get your tickets for Blood The post The Loremaster – AoS Daily 103 appeared first on The Bad Dice Podcast. View the full article
  16. An update on this guys. Answers and commentary, hope this helps. Q1. Can Carrion contest or hold objectives when using the rule 'Circling High Above'? A1. No Q2. Can the Changeling contest or hold objectives when using the rule 'Arch-deceiver'? A. Yes RAW, this is Yes (enemy units treat him as part of their army, but that doesn't stop him actually being part of your army). Q3. When Aetherwings move with the 'Watchful Guardian' can they move within 3" of an enemy unit even if they didn't start within 3"? A. Yes RAW this is Yes (the restriction on moving within 3" of the enemy only applies to moves made in the movement phase, or 'as if it were the movement phase'.) Q4. Does the Balewind double spell range effect Infernal Flames models within 18" range part? A. Yes Q5. With the Changehost Formation ability 'Deceive and Dismay' can a Lord of Change be swapped onto the Balewind Vortex? A. Yes Q6. Gnarlroot Wargrove- Seekers of Knowledge do all 3 models listed get to cast an extra spell and unbind an Extra Spell? A. Yes I'd say, based on the wording of the rule, that his was a Yes, though it is possible to argue it either way. sorry about the switch on 1 and 3.
  17. The 6 Nations army list shave inspired me to think about list building and play style design. On this show I talk about the things that you should consider when writing a list if you want to compete at the The post 6 Nations inspired list building thoughts – AoS Daily 102 appeared first on The Bad Dice Podcast. View the full article
  18. Its the age of sigmar 6 nations this weekend and the lists are out now. Check them out at If you want to get involve with th event, Team Wales are looking for help filling their team. Its a The post 6 Nations Lists – AoS Daily 101 appeared first on The Bad Dice Podcast. View the full article
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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
  20. THE BAD DICE GAMING CONVENTION ——BLOOD AND GLORY 2017—— THE ROUND HOUSE, DERBY, UK EUROPE’S BIGGEST AOS AND 40k EVENTS Welcome to The Bad Dice gaming convention – Blood and Glory 2017. This event is set to be the biggest The post Blood and Glory tickets on sale now – AoS Daily 100 appeared first on The Bad Dice Podcast. View the full article
  21. Nihilakh Oxide is one of my most used paints in the citadel paint range. On his episode I talk about the paint and how I am using it on my graveyard terrain to make a ghostly glow from beneath the The post Nihilakh Oxide paint – AoS Daily 99 appeared first on The Bad Dice Podcast. View the full article
  22. The Roundhouse in Derby is the venue of the 2017 Blood and Glory event. Its a huge Grade II Listed building set in the midlands with excellent transport links and facilities. We have space for 700 players and intend on The post Blood and Glory Venue revealed – AoS Daily 89 appeared first on The Bad Dice Podcast. View the full article
  23. All the Exhalted Deamons, Martazell and the FW Vermin lord are all on the doc. A new update is coming soon. Don't panic!!!
  24. The Magewrath Throne is a really nice terrain piece that can be used in a number of ways to build some interesting pieces of scenery for your tables. On this episode I talk about how I am using the kit, The post The Magewrath Throne – AoS Daily 98 appeared first on The Bad Dice Podcast. View the full article