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  1. I think this is an interesting debate, and having spent a fair amount of time as a playtester in the past i think it can really vary. The main thing for any game is knowing it inside out, including your army and your opponents. This comes with time spent playing the game, and yes the PT are often people that play the game lots. However, often the role, as it suggests, is to test items out. This may be a new rule, a new model, a new ability etc does it work, is it clear, how does it play, does it break something, is it pointed correctly. Now fast forward 6 months to a release date, do the PT still have the advantage? Not only have they been looking at other books in the interim and new rules etc. They have even more knowledge and yet they still have to remember how the "current" book plays. In some ways this can be a disadvantage. I distinctly remember in WFB there being a few times as a group or at an event I was like that's not how the rule works, only for my opponent to say yes it here here is the book / FAQ and then I just go quiet as i realise why I the rule was not as I remembered. Can a PT think that unit is ace i will buy one of them when they are released? Sure, but how long does the hive mind of the internet also take to find that unit? 0.0001 seconds? So in summary being a PT means you are a good player already but imo it does not give you a real advantage anymore. Caveat - if the internet did not exisit then i would change this opinion. One of my fav things was to go to a tournament our group of 5-6 players would have theorised lists etc, but before all these forums existed we were in our own bubble, you attended a GT and boom 100 players and lots of new tactics and choices were found. That was the internet forum of the day, so back then a PT would have had an advantage as they had longer to find that combo and although lots of bubbles may have found it the internet was not as it is today with the hive mind of sharing. However, after 1 GT this was out in the world and so people then copied it.
  2. Love the cards, any chance of making a card up for the two standard prayers too?
  3. Only made a start on mine but halfway there...not going to be winning any literary prizes for this piece though...although the game last night gave me the inspiration to make it to 500 words! The writings of scholars once told of a foul daemon lord, Uraka, who led armies through the realms in search of constant battle, an excerpt of this history was recently discovered in a daemon worshiper’s coven destroyed by the Sigmarites. Uraka led his mighty Khornate legion through the realms seeking to find battle where none could be found. His feats of prowess mounted on his deamonic fell wrought steed Krage were renowned and the skulls of his foes lay trodden into the ground. The victories over the Nurgle foes saw Uraka defeat the plague lord Sllarr and with defeat came victory as his deity bestowed the greater daemon of Khorne, Scarbrand to do his bidding in his everlasting battle for atonement. The gathering of the daemonic host had attracted the most battle crazed mortal warriors and bands of chain hammer wielding whirlwinds of destruction and the heavily armoured warriors on foot were led by twin Slaughterpriests Hrak and Eodk with whom each had been granted the boon of a pair of Khogoraths to further increase the slaughter that could be reaped in the name of Khorne. An excerpt from the battle of the Heavens …with a bestial roar the Khornate armies of Uraka faced off against the hoard of Nugle deamons led by the Glotkin, the realm gates flickered with their unstable magiks and lightning coursed across the unnatural skies. Uncaring for their safey the wrathmongers plunged through the warpgate to confront the main battle line of the hated Nurgle host appearing in the midst of the wretched Nurglings. Scarbrand led the charge across the battlefield bellowing a roar at the rotting fly corpses and deamonic riders, but with a sweep of Carnage and Slaughter the deamons were banished from the realm. The glotkin turned to face this roaring beast and spewed its hateful magic over the Greater Deamon, but the wards on Scarbrands skin glowed bright red and orange and the festering breath washed over to no avail. Emboldened by the charge the warriors of chaos and bloodletters charged into the fray engaging the plaguebearers supported by the roaring Khorgoraths, goaded on by Hrak. In the midst of the battle two meteors struck the earth scattering the armies, and Eodk investigated this skull shaped rock as plumes of blood gushed into the air. In a bid to stop the onrushing greater deamon the glotkin charged breathing magiks and breath over the deamon, with a bellowing roar of defiance Scarbrand was banished, but the glotkin was surrounded by the frenzied bloodletters and warriors and was soon struck down by the rain of blows sloughing the flesh from the great beast. As the final remnants of the Nurgle hoard started to dissipate following the death of their general Uraka raised his head to the sky bellowing a challenge to all to come and face his mighty hoard, knowing that more skulls could be won for his master in the campaign to come.
  4. I am looking for a game if anyone is interested in getting an easy win for the league!
  5. Not there this month, off to Twycross Zoo with the family instead and have a feeling that i may be tired by the end of the day!
  6. Work got busy and I stopped painting shortly after the Summoner (and now have a half painted set of silver tower guys, but a nice relaxing day yesterday allowed me to get some Tzeentch Screamers done after a year or some being base coated only. Must get on and finish off the Khorne guys though.
  7. Unit of Screamers completed for this months challenge.
  8. As i have not played many games the other week i found myself looking through the app so often it slowed the gameplay down. I have always used a spreadsheet programme for my armies either excel or google docs. I find this easy to sumarise the rules, if there are any particular ones then they can be looked up at the appropriate time on the app. It made the game quicker for me as instead of looking up a unit each time it had to move or fight i only looked for the special rules. This also has the benefit that i can with a little work on my part hide rows to keep out the clutter of units i am not using. Is it user friendly, not especially, but as i am only playing once a month it works ok for me.
  9. I had loads of time if not stacked out between now and the future (although with all this sun i am finding it hard not to spend the last hour of the day painting! Might get the Fyreslayer (monster) and Warpriest (prince) done before the deadline - my director (Charlotte) has told me the order i need to paint these in for her to play with them. (and you may have guessed that i also read the deadline wrong - but hey gave me a kick to start painting)
  10. Took a break from the Khorne guys to get the Silver Tower bits assembled and my entry to the Derby Club mini competition done.
  11. Decided on the gaunt Summoner (princess) for my submission on this, just finished in time.
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    Gaunt Summoner

    Painted up for the Derby mini painting competition June 2016
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    Blood thirster vs Dragon

    The Bloodthirster of Unfettered Fury takes on the Wizards Dragon, whilst the blood letters mop up the remains of the white lion woods men.
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    Derby Club Night

    Khorne vs Aelf on Derby Club night 19 May 2016
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