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  1. Justice Series VIII

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    A one day, 3 game Age of Sigmar tournament of 2000 point pitched battles. Entry is £10 per player advanced purchase or £12.50 on the day. With every player receiving £5 stores credit added to their account. Painting Requirements and House Rules. Miniatures must be painted (3 colors and based) and be the appropriate GW models if you have any queries about this contact us in advance. *A step up in strictness on this now allowed a few things past last few events but now would like to push fully completed armies. Otherwise General Handbook 2017 rules will be in use with random mission each round but we will not play the same mission twice. Full rulepack can be found here Prizes The winner will receive a trophy. Sign Ups You can buy your tickets online here once you have done that sign up and submit your list here
  2. Events UK: Justice Series VIII

    Event Title: Justice Series VIII Event Author: JustPlay-Ritchie Calendar: Events UK Event Date: 06/03/2018 09:30 AM to 06/03/2018 06:30 PM A one day, 3 game Age of Sigmar tournament of 2000 point pitched battles. Entry is £10 per player advanced purchase or £12.50 on the day. With every player receiving £5 stores credit added to their account. Painting Requirements and House Rules. Miniatures must be painted (3 colors and based) and be the appropriate GW models if you have any queries about this contact us in advance. *A step up in strictness on this now allowed a few things past last few events but now would like to push fully completed armies. Otherwise General Handbook 2017 rules will be in use with random mission each round but we will not play the same mission twice. Full rulepack can be found here Prizes The winner will receive a trophy. Sign Ups You can buy your tickets online here once you have done that sign up and submit your list here Justice Series VIII
  3. This Season with Kharadron Overlords!

    With my last army pretty much dropped out the meta it was time for a new army but to be honest it could have still been the best army around and I would have still switched to the KO! The models are just amazing love dwarfs, always loved Malakai Makaisson and his airship from the Gotrek and Felix novels and now they release these beauties. Ironclad, Frigate and the Gunboat Lets start with some painting, scheme wise I wanted this to be more "natural" than my other projects in the past keeping it to natural leather colours and the metallics in gold and gunmetal. Problem that arose here was the book talking about painting the in the correct scheme to match the Skyport of your choice and the tournament scene looking like it would lean towards following this. It ended up somewhere in the middle with some of the big events rewarding painting if you followed the correct scheme. First unit of Arkanaughts Skywardens Endrinriggers. I had my scheme in mind and I had done my test model for the first Arkanaut Company. Happy with the result I started thinking about how I would paint the Airships and thats were I got stuck, brown being my main colour after gold I could not really paint a massive flying ****** so decided I would avoid using colour as much as possible besides the stripes along the hull indicating the Skyport. With no bright ideas for what colour scheme I would like I played it safe using the colour of the skyport I would play Zilfin. Just the Ironclad left to do I liked lots of the Skyports they have some excellent themes and most of them seem like they could be really powerful I particularly liked Urbaz taking even more advantage of the Khemists even more then normally allowed. Problem they all have besides one how the hell do you get them to were you want them to be. That all leads you to Zilfin and one list in particular the Clown Car played to huge success already by Gary Percival looking something like this: Allegiance: Kharadron Overlords Skyport: Barak-Zilfin - Additional Footnote: There's No Trading With Some People Leaders Aether-Khemist (140) - General - Trait: Fleetmaster Aether-Khemist (140) - Artefact: Aethershock Earbuster Aether-Khemist (140) Battleline 10 x Arkanaut Company (120) - 3x Light Skyhooks 10 x Arkanaut Company (120) - 3x Light Skyhooks 10 x Arkanaut Company (120) - 3x Light Skyhooks Units 9 x Endrinriggers (360) - 3x Grapnel Launchers 12 x Skywardens (400) - 4x Aethermatic Volley Guns - 4x Drill Cannons War Machines Arkanaut Ironclad (440) - Main Gun: Aethermatic Volley Cannon - Great Endrinworks: Aetherspheric Endrinds (Barak-Zilfin Skyvessel) Total: 1980 / 2000 Allies: 0 / 400 Wounds: 105 Fantastic list huge amounts of alpha, 2 drops, great targets for the Khemists, love the use of grapnels something I over looked when min maxing my units it does not end there so many other great details also but Gary has covered this many time now on multiple media outlets. Problem I have with this list is that I love the airships and I have a painted Frigate Now people don't kid yourself airships are bad. I had come up with a few lists using two Airships but settled on this as the list I would paint and hopefully take to GT heat one. Allegiance: Kharadron Overlords Skyport: Barak-Zilfin - Additional Footnote: There's No Trading With Some People Leaders Aether-Khemist (140) - General - Trait: Fleetmaster - Artefact: Aethershock Earbuster Battleline 10 x Arkanaut Company (120) - 3x Light Skyhooks 10 x Arkanaut Company (120) - 3x Light Skyhooks 10 x Arkanaut Company (120) - 3x Light Skyhooks Units 12 x Endrinriggers (480) - 4x Skyhooks 3 x Skywardens (100) - 1x Aethermatic Volley Guns - 1x Drill Cannons 3 x Skywardens (100) - 1x Aethermatic Volley Guns - 1x Drill Cannons 3 x Skywardens (100) - 1x Aethermatic Volley Guns - 1x Drill Cannons War Machines Arkanaut Ironclad (440) - Main Gun: Aethermatic Volley Cannon - Great Endrinworks: Aetherspheric Endrinds (Barak-Zilfin Skyvessel) Arkanaut Frigate (280) - Main Gun: Heavy Sky Cannon Total: 2000 / 2000 Allies: 0 / 400 Wounds: 109 The main changes to summarise between the two lists are -2 Khemist +1 Frigate -3 Sky Wardens + 3 Endrinriggers (and MSU the Sky Wardens) The number of premium weapons after buffs in this list is actually more than the first list 33 compared to 32 but its not as flexible and most of the focus is in the max size unit of Endrinriggers I have taken to squeeze the most out of my one Khemist I also lose the grapnels in this army as I can just not afford to lose a single gun I hope to make up for this by having them in the faster Frigate and the Wardens being split up allowing me to spread around the board for objectives none of this will help me getting to those sneaky character hiding at the back that grapnels are so good at! Other benefits to this army would be having better deployment options in certain circumstances two ships would also be confusing against players who lacked a detailed knowledge of what the army does, being able to have more threats on the board early will force other deep striking armies to blink first so I can then bring the Ironclad down with my remaining force. I also hoped to try to "circle the wagons" against certain lists hiding my main force behind the tough high wound Airships that don't do a lot once they have delivered their troops. Well thanks for reading my thoughts on the list heading in to Heat one with this long in the past now my next article will cover how I managed to finish in 21st at my first event. Ritchie
  4. Age of Skeptics Part 4 - Scepticism Over!

    Very long time since I posted a update on my progress with my army but here it is! I finished this quite a few months back now and have since then played a fair few games with it to. Unfortunately I never made it out to any events as things in JustPlay have required more and more of my time as we have grew (but this has already started changing this year!) the games I got to play in my store gaming nights though were incredibly fun and my love for AOS has only grown. The finished army! The two Thundertusks were a real challenge but I used parts from Duncan's painting guide to help guide me though. I have found these really handy simple enough and really helped get me back on track with my painting. The second of the two is so much better than the first much less mess on the tusks from dry brushing. On the first one I had to go back and hand paint quite alot of detail back on top add some depth to them. Most noticeable is the face though much cleaner and I like the shade I used better A few pics of my two Thundertusks The two goblin characters in my army came out really nice pleased with pretty much every aspect. Particularly the flesh on the Shaman and some new colour mixing I used on the mouth the cave squig. This was done by painting it pink first and using a purple wash then highlighting with the pink but mixing with a flesh tone to give it what I think is more realistic look than a bright pink. A old favourite returns only ever painted the original Lucky enough to have a friend donate this to me Final model I painted was the Maw Crusher the whole reason I even started playing. My starting point for this was again another GW guide I picked up a few little tricks from this but generally it was good just to see a order and steps she followed. The biggest thing I stole from it was the flame pattern blending the underbelly to the scales. In all his massive glory! SMILE! Properly the best job I have done on a model I painted so far I hope you like it I even stepped up my basing game on this one! Gaming with the army. Unfortunately this army has really dropped off now since GHB2017 lots of changes in points mostly in the wrong direction. The Maw Crusher came down but the everything else went up, Fanatics not only went up but only being able to buy them in units of 3 for now 100 points is really limiting. Shaman up, Warboss up, Night Goblins up and of course the Thundertusk. The Thundertusks are were this army really falls down now in my opinion once the kings of the table top now out ranged and out classed by many other units I have really struggled with them in GHB2017. Well thank you all for reading about my Destruction army but its on to another army for what will be my first year on the AOS circuit starting with the Age of Sigmar Grand Tournament heat one earlier in the year Read all about what I have chosen and how I have got on in my upcoming blogs! Thanks for reading Ritchie.
  5. Mixed Destruction

    The center piece models from my mixed Destruction army.
  6. Mixed Destruction

    The center piece models from my mixed Destruction army.
  7. Mixed Destruction

    The center piece models from my mixed Destruction army.
  8. Mixed Destruction

    The center piece models from my mixed Destruction army.
  9. Mixed Destruction

    The center piece models from my mixed Destruction army.
  10. Mixed Destruction

    The center piece models from my mixed Destruction army.
  11. Mixed Destruction

    The center piece models from my mixed Destruction army.
  12. Mixed Destruction

    The center piece models from my mixed Destruction army.
  13. Mixed Destruction

    The center piece models from my mixed Destruction army.
  14. Mixed Destruction

    The center piece models from my mixed Destruction army.
  15. Mixed Destruction

    The center piece models from my mixed Destruction army.
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