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  1. I like the concept Ben and a useful format for the topic you picked.
  2. It took until the end of the stream to confirm that soulblight had Deathless Thralls (a modified version of minions, not minions itself). Also, Mist Form is for the general only. Both have been updated on the site.
  3. @hellalugosi I have - you can find it here: https://aosshorts.com/ghb2017-learnt-twitch-game-1/. I've also compiled all the official GHB2017 info here: https://aosshorts.com/generals-handbook-2017/
  4. I updated the links page before the post was scheduled to publish. It should all be fine now thanks
  5. I've prepared a couple of summaries of all the official information on General's Handbook 2017, so you can find all you need to know in one place. The first page contains all the links to the Warhammer Community articles, the Warhammer TV Facebook videos and the Twitch streams. https://aosshorts.com/generals-handbook-2017/ The second is a summary of all the new information from the first Twitch game: Soulblight vs Blades of Khorne. I know many people don't have Twitch or the time to watch it all, so hopefully this bullet point summary (without clickbait or adverts) will help. https://aosshorts.com/ghb2017-learnt-twitch-game-1/ Let me know if I have missed anything or any potential impacts on the tournament game. Can't wait to see more of Soulblight, so glad Bloodlines are back.
  6. I've prepared a couple of summaries of all the official information on General's Handbook 2017, so you can find all you need to know in one place. The first page contains all the links to the Warhammer Community articles, the Warhammer TV Facebook videos and the Twitch streams. https://aosshorts.com/generals-handbook-2017/ The second is a summary of all the new information from the first Twitch game: Soulblight vs Blades of Khorne. I know many people don't have Twitch or the time to watch it all, so hopefully this bullet point summary (without clickbait or adverts) will help. https://aosshorts.com/ghb2017-learnt-twitch-game-1/ Let me know if I have missed anything or any potential impacts on the tournament game. Can't wait to see more of Soulblight, so glad Bloodlines are back.
  7. I've added a new page on AoS Shorts to collate all the official information on General's Handbook 2017. It has all the links to the Community site articles, the Warhammer TV videos and soon the Twitch games. Really hyped for the new release. https://aosshorts.com/generals-handbook-2017/
  8. Hey everyone, on the AoS Shorts site I keep a running page of ideas for upcoming episodes: https://aosshorts.com/upcoming-episodes-2/ The current list is: Movement Retreating Pile-in and combat selection Model removal Battleshock Cover Effective use of chaff units Summoning What to expect when you are facing...? If you have any great ideas, let me know. I'm looking for topics relating to improving at matched play gaming, that can be addressed in 15-20 minutes.
  9. https://aosshorts.com/sylvaneth-wyldwoods/ Sylvaneth armies provide a unique challenge for opponents in that they have unprecedented mobility and ability to control board space. There are also several related, but slightly different, rules relating to Sylvaneth Wyldwoods which means it can be hard to keep track. This episode will explain how Wyldwoods work and how to counter them. Sylvaneth Wyldwoods – the rules How Wyldwoods benefit Sylvaneth armies How Wyldwoods can be brought onto the table How to beat the Wyldwoods As always, you can find me at www.aosshorts.com, @antipodean7 on Twitter and at AoS Shorts on Facebook. Let me know if I have missed anything - I tried to capture all the units which can destroy, influence or co-opt Sylvaneth Wyldwoods for their own advantage. This will be the last show before GHB2017 because I want to plan some shows for the release.
  10. For anyone looking for a series of short podcasts focused on aspects of strategy and tactics, rather than wider tournament or hobby scene coverage, may I suggest my new podcast AoS Shorts? AoS Shorts are a series of 10-20 minutes podcasts (out roughly weekly) aimed at distilling key information for time-poor gamers. Each show focuses on a key AoS topic, such as list design, deployment, and scenarios, and is accompanied by diagrams, tipsheets and a blog post for you to digest or refer to later. You can find the shows and the blog posts at www.aosshorts.com, on iTunes, Podbean and as an RSS feed. You can also now find us in the Podcasts sub-forum on TGA. The episodes so far are: How to write a winning army list for Warhammer Age of Sigmar Tournament Play Tips for Age of Sigmar – finish your games and have fun! Scenery in Age of Sigmar – how to use it better! Deployment – how to set up to win games! The Priority Roll – How to plan for it and put yourself in the best position to win! Target priority and threat assessment – making better in-game decisions. Let me know if you have any feedback, comments etc.
  11. Target priority and threat assessment – making better in game decisions This episode is on making better decisions in game – how do you assess threats and decide on your target priority? and then, once identified, how do you execute those plans efficiently on the table. In Age of Sigmar, you could have a highly honed and efficient tournament list, but still lose because you have made poor decisions. Achieving the objective - the key metric for threat assessment and target priority Know thy enemy Review the lists when they are released Consider reviewing a short list of armies in detail Ask your opponent before the game Dealing with threats on the table Pick smart trade-offs Know your expected outcomes Order of activation important Dealing with buff units Keep your eyes on the objective The full episode is on iTunes, and on www.aosshorts.com with the accompanying blog post here: https://aosshorts.com/making-better-decisions-aos-target-priority/ Let me know what you take into account when you assess threats and targets in game.
  12. The priority roll – love it or hate it – is a defining feature of Warhammer: Age of Sigmar. It is loathed by those who feel it decides a game on one roll. It is enjoyed by those who want the challenge of planning for multiple variables and always feeling in with a chance to swing the momentum of the game. For me, I love the priority roll. Age of Sigmar is not solely an application of mathematics. While understanding risk, probability and expected outcomes are important to success they are not the be all and end all. You need to adapt on the table and respond to your opponent and changing circumstances. It is that engagement and challenge, the application of strategy and tactics to the variability of dice rolls that is why I love the game. The priority roll adds replayability and keeps an underdog in the game for longer. So how do you plan for a random dice roll? If you are like me and you don’t have a Rainman-like ability to consider every possible permutation, what do you do? In this episode I set out how to account for the priority roll and the key points you need to keep in mind during the game. List design Chaff Mobility Redundancy Influence the Priority Roll Strategy Scenario Check threat ranges Buff your units Deter your opponent with counter-threats Push - make your opponent make hard choices Finish them - target selection is key Conclusion Further Resources The full episode is on iTunes, and www.aosshorts.com with the blog post here: https://aosshorts.com/priority-roll-plan-use-win/
  13. Effective deployment is fundamental to success at Warhammer: Age of Sigmar. While good deployment will not win you a game, poor deployment can leave your key units exposed, your key threats neutered and you quickly behind on the scenario. So how do you deploy well? There are so many variables involved in deployment – there are no guaranteed answers. All you can do is have a plan to put yourself in the best position, and then adapt accordingly. Therefore, in this episode I’ll give you a methodology for approaching deployment. Deployment and set-up: the rules Which side to choose? Why finishing deployment first matters Consider deployment in list design Battalions and deployment In which order should you deploy your units? Where to place your units? Deployment off the table Take the first or second turn? Conclusion Further resources You can find the episode on iTunes, and at aosshorts.com with the full blog-post: https://aosshorts.com/deployment/
  14. This episode will show you how to get the most out of the six most common types of scenery in Age of Sigmar. Each of these can improve your army and help you win games. But scenery can also hamper your army and your plans. We’ll tell you what you need to know! What are the kinds of scenery in Age of Sigmar? Before the tournament – check the pack and consider scenery in list design Mystical terrain When do you take the test? Do you need to take the risk? Damned terrain Arcane terrain Deadly terrain Sinister and Inspiring terrain Conclusion and key takeaways Further resources You can find the episode on iTunes, and on aosshorts.com with a full blog post here: https://aosshorts.com/scenery-in-age-of-sigmar/
  15. Tournament Play Tips for Age of Sigmar – finish your games and have fun! This episode provides tournament play tips for Age of Sigmar. These practical tips will help you finish your games in the time allotted while still having fun. From the outset, I would like to acknowledge that this episode builds on and reflects on previous podcasts and blog posts by Heelanhammer, Tronhammer, Nico and Jabber Tzeentch. I hope this accurately captures their thoughts and mine in one short package. Completing your game on time – the social contract of tournaments List writing – can your army finish games? Practice, practice, practice – know your army? Practical tips for the table Conclusion Further Resources You can find the episode on iTunes and here, with the full blog post: https://aosshorts.com/tournament-play-tips-for-age-of-sigmar/