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  1. Please see Part 2 of my article on the Activation Wars as kindly published on AoS Shorts: https://aosshorts.com/nicolab-the-activation-wars-part-2/
  2. ‪Scout move like an Untamed Beast down to the South London Legion any Wednesday for AoS, 40K, Bloodbowl, WarCry, Middle Earth, Necromunda and more! We are pleased to announce that The South London Legion has a new home - Playnation Games. This is located at Unit 1113, 1117 Whitgift Centre, Croydon, CR0 1UX. This is accessible from the High Street opposite Metro Bank (not from inside the Whitgift Centre). This is between the Whitgift Centre and the Centrale Centre. This is a central location and readily accessible from East Croydon/West Croydon and other stations. Club night is still Wednesday. The opening times have changed and are now 5-10pm. Please make sure games are finished and terrain packed away neatly before 10pm. A selection of drinks are available. @sthlondonlegion https://m.facebook.com/sthlondonlegion/  This week! We cheered on Arthur at CanCon and @Age of The Erstwood, Owen Jackson and Matt Gouldesbrough at Heat One. Bloodbowl season is powering forward - carnage everywhere! Draws are for cowards! Adding more scenery! @Leonardas and his Chaos Team! Benjamin Savva’s latest creation for the Slaves to Derping Next week There will be the usual mixture of 2,000 point games going on. If you have a smaller force, then someone should be happy to give you an introductory or demo game as well. Winter Update The Legion is in good shape with new members, exciting new armies, very solid tournament results (Leo winning Bloodshed in the Shires with Ironjawz!) and excitement over new releases. We’re looking forward to getting a lot of games in at our new venue over the winter and enjoy some drinks!  Tournaments Recently the club has seen good results at The London GT (Leo Rautonen and Ben Murphy) Bloodshed in the Shires (Go Leo!); and monthly War in the Mortal Realms events (Matt Gouldesbrough). The highlight of the first half of the year was Blood Tithe - an international team event running for its second year now. A full cohort of Legionaries were in attendance and performed admirably.  The irreplaceable Marc Wilson organised the event - feedback received was positive! Bring on Blood Tithe 2020! I supported Marc behind the scenes but was gutted to miss out - edit - delighted for my son’s birthday! Ben Savva continued his strong performances - coming second at the South Coast GT and winning 3 one-dayers at the Bad Moon Cafe.   Spot the difference Other club mates have put in strong performances. Leo doing very well with Dreadwood (bagging a third place trophy) and John smashing up Malifaux events and finding success in his initial forays into Middle Earth! Many of us are looking forward to good times at Heat 3 and Blackout @Chris Tomlin Earlier in the year, Team Fiction @Leonardas, Leo, @Age of The Erstwood and Alex Kew performed well at the AoS Team Event - getting 4th Place! Hobby Corner On the hobby front, people are building up new armies esp. Slaanesh, Khorne and Gitz. Warcry Warbands, Bloodbowl Teams and Genestealer Cults also going strong: Craig’s Death Guard: Ben Savva attended Vince Venturella’s 2-day painting class in May, with striking results:  I finished my first ever 40K army after purchasing an airbrush - great tool!   Ben Savva’s latest commission finished off Alex Kew’s striking Stormcast:  @Age of The Erstwood Ben Savva finished painting Leo’s Dreadwood commission:   Craig has nailed his Custodes army:   I showed my true colours: Kudos to Jon Scrivens @jonscrivens Jon also immortalised that chariot of fire, that home away from home that we know and love:  Lord Castellant Jimbo and the Battlebus  Comedy corner     Khorne vs Legions of Azgorth! Another close one. 40K There’s plenty of fresh blood for 40K. Some of us are competing in the Bad Moon League. Two of us are preparing for a one-dayer next weekend at Bad Moon Cafe.   Seb’s Guard   John commanding the Blood Angels! Bloodbowl Rob Bradley managed a commanding victory over Matt’s Chaos Dwarves to take the trophy! Preparations are afoot for the 2019 Season brought to you by Bloodweiser. Bloodbowl is such an amazing game! New players are very welcome! Warhammer Underworlds (Nightvault) We had a great time at a recent tournament hosted at the club and kindly organised by the delightful Matt from GW Croydon.  Necromunda Excitement over the Latest box set and scenery! I have a ludicrous number of Escher models from my GSC army! Will be going strong this year and the level of support from GW (e.g. Squat Mercenary and Genestealer Cults in White Dwarf). @Thanatos Ares @Leonardas @Bowlzee  @Marc Wilson Give me a shout on the forum or post below and Ican add you to our AoS WhatsApp chatroom (we broke a quarter of a million messages recently and counting - I swear fully half of it is John talking about Khorgoraths). Middle Earth Simon Fro has a great time at Throne of Skulls!  Huge amount of excitement over the new releases!
  3. The Activation Wars have rumbled on for a further 8 months since my first article on the topic (NicoLab: The Activation Wars - Sequencing in Age of Sigmar). Of the 6! new Battletomes since the article, some have brought new tools for the Activation Wars. The Arms Race continues with the emergence of clear winners and losers. The first article was being edited as the Fyreslayers and Slaanesh books were dropping. In that first article, I noted that the special rule in the final paragraph of Locus of Diversion (now called the Slaanesh Proviso) would be “very interesting” and so it has proven: Slaanesh proved dominant off the back of their excessive summoning and Locus. Now Locus (and Slaanesh in general) are reeling from nerfs to the dice roll to trigger Locus (and summoning changes). However, the Slaanesh Proviso remains intact, which should keep Slaanesh in the top tier of armies (if no longer dominant). A Recap - phase dependent rules and subphases We can briefly recap the key principles set out in the previous article. Some have been refined since then by FAQs. The Start, During and End parts of a phase are important distinctions in the rules. The Start, During and End parts of each phase can be likened to discrete subphases. Certainly a subphase model makes it easier to explain these rules. The concept of a Start part is meaningless if normal During part abilities can be used in the start part (e.g. Morathi). Many abilities (7 or more from both players) can be used in a given Start of a phase. The active player (the player whose turn it is) does all of its simultaneous abilities in an order of its choice, then the non-active player does all of its simultaneous abilities in an order of its choice. The phases and sequencing rules have been interpreted strictly even where this leads to odd results. The Slaanesh Proviso (see above). The Triggered Exception. During part abilities can be triggered in the Start part of a phase. For example, Savage Strike (Strike First in the Start part) does count as happening in the During part for the sole purpose of triggering other abilities such as Feeding Frenzy (fight again in the combat phase) or No Respite (Blood Warriors’ phase-dependent fight on Death). It’s worth emphasising that the Triggered Exception is a narrow one – this doesn’t turn the Start/During distinction into a free-for-all. Units of the Active Player that Fight Last and move within 3” of enemy units that did not fight earlier in the During part of the combat phase, will make those enemy units eligible to fight in the end of the combat phase. This is not true of units of the non-active player’s units that have been made to fight last and then move within 3” of non-activated enemy units. This is because of 4. above - the active player has to do all its end of the combat phase abilities first). This is a bad ruling that is overly complicated. There should be no eligibility to fight in the end part without a specific ability. Tough luck if you’ve missed your chance. There is no reason to restart the selection of units to activate which was already completed in the During part. If there are two contradictory abilities affecting a unit, then the second to be applied takes precedence. The most recent ability trumps. This is not a new rule (originating in the Beasts of Chaos FAQ for the Taurus and High Tide), but the December 2019 FAQ has granted it greater prominence. Contradictory abilities could include Strike First and Strike Last but also Strike Last and a triggered ability to Strike (e.g. Smashing & Bashing or Tyrants of Blood). See below: A more recent Strike Last may not help? You would think that a Start of the Combat Phase Strike Last would be pretty good right? The Alvagr Ancient Command trait is triggered in the start of the combat phase and causes enemy units to Strike Last. However, in the Alvagr Ancient player’s turn, he must use Strike Last before the opponent in the start of the combat phase (principle 4. above), so the opponent can immediately trump this with its own Start of the Combat Phase Strike First (e.g. Hermdar). On the other hand, in the opponent’s turn, the opponent uses Strike First and... resolves this activation - before the Thundertusk can use Alvagr Ancient. It’s lose-lose. One sliver of good news is that the Lords of the Lodge fight again ability merely allows the Hermdar unit to be selected to activate for a second time in the combat phase (even though it has already fought once in the start of the combat phase). There’s no hook for it to activate for a second time in the Start of the Combat Phase. Hence, in the Fyreslayer’s turn, the order would be: Start of the Combat Phase Hermdar (HGB fight) Alvagr Ancient Applies to HGB Combat Phase Other activations alternating order (starting with the Fyreslayers). End of Combat Phase HGB fight again (Lords of the Lodge) Any other End of Combat Phase abilities of the Mawtribes player. A Hierarchy of Abilities With full credit to Vince and Tom of Warhammer Weekly fame, here’s a fleshed out list of weapons for the Activation Wars. Start of the Battle Immortal Champion (S to D) Halo of Blood (Khorne) Swift as the Wind (Tempest’s Eye) Start of the Third Battle Round High Tide (Idoneth) Hero Phase Itchy Nuisance (Gitz) Soul Cage (Nighthaunt) Binding Damnation (S to D) Shooting Phase Flinger (Gitz) Charge Phase Wave of Terror (Nighthaunt) (not subject to the Slaanesh Proviso) Savage Strike (FEC) Spear of the Hunt (Cities of Sigmar) Helm of Many Eyes (S to D) End of the Charge Phase Locus of Diversion (note the Slaannesh Proviso still applies if this combines with a Strike First ability). Start of the Combat Phase Hermdar (Fyreslayers) Strike Quickly (Hysh) Alvagr Ancient (Mawtribes) Stomp (Sylvaneth) Khartoth the Bloodhunger (Khorne) Quicksilver Draught (Stormcast) Doppelganger Cloak (Ulgu) Halo of Blood (Khorne) Combat Phase Tyrants of Blood (Khorne) (not subject to the Slaanesh Proviso) Smashing & Bashing (not subject to the Slaanesh Proviso) Death Frenzy (any time - also not subject to the Slaanesh Proviso) Abilities towards the bottom of the above hierarchy are less likely to be trumped than those at the top. What can I do to navigate the Activation Wars? Generally speaking buffs are stronger than Debuffs in the activation wars (as the Debuffs tend to be earlier in time e.g. spells) or their timing is such that they always get outfoxed by a Start of the Combat Phase Strike First (e.g. Stomp and Alvagr Ancient). If you’re playing with one of these debuffs, you should check for any Strike First abilities and as the opponent you should volunteer information about these (and discuss how they will interact befire deployment). It’s worth noting that the presence of the word “immediately” in a rule is essentially poetic or decorative language and has no impact on sequencing: Doppelganger Cloak remains one of the best answers to Slaanesh/Strike First or Fight Last. It’s particularly strong in the Slaanesh player’s turn as Locus will cause the Slaanesh player to be unable to attack at all (as it must resolve all of its End of Combat Phase abilities before the Locused player - see principle 8. above). Against the Doppelganger Cloak, the Slaanesh player is better off not using Locus at all. Fight on Death is also a reasonable solution to Strike First abilities. For example Plague Monks or StormVermin with Death Frenzy can make positive trades with your opponent. Death Frenzy - like Smashing & Bashing - is a triggered ability, so it will be resolved at that trigger, trumping any Strike Last ability (as more recent). Conclusion With the proliferation of Strike First and Strike Last abilities out there, the Activation Wars are still going strong. However, the rise of Ossiarch Bonereapers shows that there are alternatives. Despite having almost no Activation Wars tricks of their own (only a lesser quality 6” pile in on the Kavalos Death Riders); and Mortek Guard losing their Reroll saves against Strike First, OBR remain competive through sheer efficiency and astute resource management. The absence of the expected nerf to the Soulscream Bridge also encourages heavy shooting lists like Hallowheart or Tempest’s Eye (particularly those that benefit from not moving by being setup instead). KO and Tzeentch also loom large on the horizon! All to play for!
  4. Chant like a Sister of Battle down to the South London Legion any Wednesday for AoS, Underworlds, WarCry, 40K, Kill Team, Bloodbowl, Middle Earth and Necromunda! We are pleased to announce that The South London Legion has a new home - Playnation Games. This is located at Unit 1113, 1117 Whitgift Centre, Croydon, CR0 1UX. This is accessible from the High Street opposite Metro Bank (not from inside the Whitgift Centre). This is a central location and readily accessible from East Croydon/West Croydon and other stations. Club night is still Wednesday. The opening times have changed and are now 5-10pm. Please make sure games are finished and terrain packed away neatly before 10pm. A selection of drinks are available. @sthlondonlegion https://m.facebook.com/sthlondonlegion/  This week! Excitement over the Ossiarch Bonereapers. Heresy campaign going strong! Bloodbowl season is powering forward - carnage everywhere! Draws are for cowards! Adding more scenery! @Leonardas and his Chaos Team! Benjamin Savva’s latest creation for the Slaves to Derping Next week There will be the usual mixture of 2,000 point games going on. If you have a smaller force, then someone should be happy to give you an introductory or demo game as well. Winter Update The Legion is in good shape with new members, exciting new armies, very solid tournament results (Leo winning Bloodshed in the Shires with Ironjawz!) and excitement over new releases. We’re looking forward to getting a lot of games in at our new venue over the winter and enjoy some drinks!  Tournaments Recently the club has seen good results at The London GT (Leo Rautonen and Ben Murphy) Bloodshed in the Shires (Go Leo!); and monthly War in the Mortal Realms events (Matt Gouldesbrough). The highlight of the first half of the year was Blood Tithe - an international team event running for its second year now. A full cohort of Legionaries were in attendance and performed admirably.  The irreplaceable Marc Wilson organised the event - feedback received was positive! Bring on Blood Tithe 2020! I supported Marc behind the scenes but was gutted to miss out - edit - delighted for my son’s birthday! Ben Savva continued his strong performances - coming second at the South Coast GT and winning 3 one-dayers at the Bad Moon Cafe.   Spot the difference Other club mates have put in strong performances. Leo doing very well with Dreadwood (bagging a third place trophy) and John smashing up Malifaux events and finding success in his initial forays into Middle Earth! Many of us are looking forward to good times at Heat 3 and Blackout @Chris Tomlin Earlier in the year, Team Fiction @Leonardas, Leo, @Age of The Erstwood and Alex Kew performed well at the AoS Team Event - getting 4th Place! Hobby Corner On the hobby front, people are building up new armies esp. Slaanesh, Khorne and Gitz. Warcry Warbands, Bloodbowl Teams and Genestealer Cults also going strong: Craig’s Death Guard: Ben Savva attended Vince Venturella’s 2-day painting class in May, with striking results:  I finished my first ever 40K army after purchasing an airbrush - great tool!   Ben Savva’s latest commission finished off Alex Kew’s striking Stormcast:  @Age of The Erstwood Ben Savva finished painting Leo’s Dreadwood commission:   Craig has nailed his Custodes army:   I showed my true colours: Kudos to Jon Scrivens @jonscrivens Jon also immortalised that chariot of fire, that home away from home that we know and love:  Lord Castellant Jimbo and the Battlebus  Comedy corner     Khorne vs Legions of Azgorth! Another close one. 40K There’s plenty of fresh blood for 40K. Some of us are competing in the Bad Moon League. Two of us are preparing for a one-dayer next weekend at Bad Moon Cafe.   Seb’s Guard   John commanding the Blood Angels! Bloodbowl Rob Bradley managed a commanding victory over Matt’s Chaos Dwarves to take the trophy! Preparations are afoot for the 2019 Season brought to you by Bloodweiser. Bloodbowl is such an amazing game! New players are very welcome! Warhammer Underworlds (Nightvault) We had a great time at a recent tournament hosted at the club and kindly organised by the delightful Matt from GW Croydon.  Necromunda Excitement over the new box set! I have a ludicrous number of Escher models from my GSC army! Will be going strong this year and the level of support from GW (e.g. Squat Mercenary and Genestealer Cults in White Dwarf). @Thanatos Ares @Leonardas @Bowlzee  @Marc Wilson Give me a shout on the forum or post below and Ican add you to our AoS WhatsApp chatroom (we broke a quarter of a million messages recently and counting - I swear fully half of it is John talking about Khorgoraths). Middle Earth Simon Fro has a great time at Throne of Skulls!  Huge amount of excitement over the new releases!
  5. March like an Ossiarch down to the South London Legion any Wednesday for AoS, Underworlds, 40K, Kill Team, Bloodbowl, Middle Earth and Necromunda! We are pleased to announce that The South London Legion has a new home - Playnation Games. This is located at Unit 1113, 1117 Whitgift Centre, Croydon, CR0 1UX. This is accessible from the High Street (not from inside the Whitgift Centre). This is a central location and readily accessible from East Croydon/West Croydon and other stations. Club night is still Wednesday. The opening times have changed and are now 5-10pm. Please make sure games are finished and terrain packed away neatly before 10pm. A selection of drinks are available. @sthlondonlegion https://m.facebook.com/sthlondonlegion/  This week! Excitement over the Ossiarch Bonereapers. Heresy campaign going strong! Bloodbowl season is powering forward - carnage everywhere! Adding more scenery! Jimbo strikes a Power Pose My Fyreslayers battle to a draw vs @Leonardas Skaven. Next week There will be the usual mixture of 2,000 point games going on. If you have a smaller force, then someone should be happy to give you an introductory or demo game as well. Winter Update The Legion is in good shape with new members, exciting new armies, very solid tournament results (Leo winning Bloodshed in the Shires with Ironjawz!) and excitement over new releases. We’re looking forward to getting a lot of games in at our new venue over the winter and enjoy some drinks!  Tournaments Recently the club has seen good results at The London GT (Leo Rautonen and Ben Murphy) Bloodshed in the Shires (Go Leo!), and monthly War in the Mortal Realms events (Matt Gouldesbrough). The highlight of the first half of the year was Blood Tithe - an international team event running for its second year now. A full cohort of Legionaries were in attendance and performed admirably.  The irreplaceable Marc Wilson organised the event - feedback received was positive! Bring on Blood Tithe 2020! I supported Marc behind the scenes but was gutted to miss out - edit - delighted for my son’s birthday! Ben Savva continued his strong performances - coming second at the South Coast GT and winning 3 one-dayers at the Bad Moon Cafe.   Spot the difference Other club mates have put in strong performances. Leo doing very well with Dreadwood (bagging a third place trophy) and John smashing up Malifaux events and finding success in his initial forays into Middle Earth! Many of us are looking forward to good times at Heat 3 and Blackout @Chris Tomlin Earlier in the year, Team Fiction @Leonardas, Leo, @Age of The Erstwood and Alex Kew performed well at the AoS Team Event - getting 4th Place!  Spectacular turn one Alpha Bunkering of an entire Legions army! -2 to hit rerolling 6s on the 30 Plaguebearers! AoS Super League 2019 @Marc Wilson Team Event - modelled on the Champions League of Football/Soccer has now entered the second round. Initial round features games between players from the same club. This is an exciting new format and a way to spread a tournament over a year. Hobby Corner On the hobby front, people are building up new armies esp. Slaanesh, Khorne and Gitz. Warcry Warbands, Bloodbowl Teams and Genestealer Cults also going strong: Craig’s Death Guard: Ben Savva attended Vince Venturella’s 2-day painting class in May, with striking results:  I finished my first ever 40K army after purchasing an airbrush - great tool!   Ben Savva’s latest commission finished off Alex Kew’s striking Stormcast:  @Age of The Erstwood Ben Savva finished painting Leo’s Dreadwood commission:  I put the finishing touches on my Fyreslayers:   Craig has nailed his Custodes army:  AoS  I showed my true colours: Kudos to Jon Scrivens @jonscrivens Jon also immortalised that chariot of fire, that home away from home that we know and love:  Lord Castellant Jimbo and the Battlebus  Comedy corner     Khorne vs Legions of Azgorth! Another close one. 40K There’s plenty of fresh blood for 40K. I took my BA and Ad Mech force to a one dayer at Bad Moon Cafe - got the wooden spoon!   Seb’s Guard   John commanding the Blood Angels! I’m looking forward to the 2 Dayer at Bad Moon Cafe on 3-4 August. Bloodbowl Rob Bradley managed a commanding victory over Matt’s Chaos Dwarves to take the trophy! Preparations are afoot for the 2019 Season brought to you by Bloodweiser. Bloodbowl is such an amazing game! New players are very welcome! Warhammer Underworlds (Nightvault) We had a great time at a recent tournament hosted at the club and kindly organised by the delightful Matt from GW Croydon.  Necromunda Simon Fro is leading the charge and starting a campaign soon. I’m doing Van Saar! Will be going strong this year and the level of support from GW (e.g. Squat Mercenary and Genestealer Cults in White Dwarf). @Thanatos Ares @Leonardas @Bowlzee  @Marc Wilson Give me a shout on the forum or post below and Ican add you to our AoS WhatsApp chatroom (we broke a quarter of a million messages recently and counting - I swear fully half of it is John talking about Khorgoraths). Middle Earth Simon Fro has a great time at Throne of Skulls!  Huge amount of excitement over the new releases!
  6. Here’s the very first We Are Legion podcast. In this episode, @johncpfcburgess @ojay180, Leo and Seb take a look back at the recent Blackout AoS tournament: https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-c86r3-bc2643 Stay tuned for future episodes featuring more tournament reviews, faction analysis and hopefully avocado on toast... Follow the South London Legion on Twitter at @sthlondonlegion or follow us on Facebook by searching South London Legion. CREDITS: Intro and Outro Music: "Welcome to the Show" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
  7. Bring the Apocalypse down to the South London Legion any Wednesday for AoS, Nightvault, 40K, Kill Team, Bloodbowl, Necromunda and Middle Earth! You can now find us here: Lansdowne Hotel Carolyn House Lansdowne Road Croydon, CR0 2AD @sthlondonlegion https://m.facebook.com/sthlondonlegion/ The new venue is between East Croydon and West Croydon Stations. There are 15 minute trains to Victoria/London Bridge. It has a bar...  This week! 15 Legionaries heading to Heat 3 (AoS). Heresy campaign kicked off! Excitement over the new General’s Handbook. Several Slaanesh armies being rolled out. Adding more scenery! Matt and John playing Heresy! Jimbo strikes a Power Pose My Fyreslayers battle to a draw vs @Leonardas Skaven. Next week There will be the usual mixture of 2,000 point games going on. If you have a smaller force, then someone should be happy to give you an introductory or demo game as well. June Update The Legion is in good shape with new members, exciting new armies, solid tournament results and excitement over new releases. We’re looking forward to getting a lot of games in at our colourful venue over the summer and enjoy some drinks!  Tournaments The highlight of the first half of the year was Blood Tithe - an international team event running for its second year now. A full cohort of Legionaries were in attendance and performed admirably.  The irreplaceable Marc Wilson organised the event - feedback received was positive! Marc will Be piloting a revamped London GT AoS tournament later this year! Bring on Blood Tithe 2020! I supported Marc behind the scenes but was gutted to miss out - edit - delighted for my son’s birthday! Ben Savva continued his strong performances - coming second at the South Coast GT and winning 3 one-dayers at the Bad Moon Cafe.   Spot the difference Other club mates have put in strong performances. Leo doing very well with Dreadwood (bagging a third place trophy) and John smashing up Malifaux events and finding success in his initial forays into Middle Earth! Many of us are looking forward to good times at Heat 3 and Blackout @Chris Tomlin Earlier in the year, Team Fiction @Leonardas, Leo, @Age of The Erstwood and Alex Kew performed well at the AoS Team Event - getting 4th Place!  Spectacular turn one Alpha Bunkering of an entire Legions army! -2 to hit rerolling 6s on the 30 Plaguebearers! AoS Super League 2019 @Marc Wilson Team Event - modelled on the Champions League of Football/Soccer has now entered the second round. Initial round features games between players from the same club. This is an exciting new format and a way to spread a tournament over a year. Hobby Corner On the hobby front, people are building up new armies esp. Slaanesh Khorne and Gitz. Ben Savva attended Vince Venturella’s 2-day painting class in May, with striking results:  I finished my first ever 40K army after purchasing an airbrush - great tool!   Ben Savva’s latest commission finished off Alex Kew’s striking Stormcast:   Conor’s Tzeentch: @Age of The Erstwood Ben Savva finished painting Leo’s Dreadwood commission:  I put the finishing touches on my Fyreslayers:   Craig has nailed his Custodes army:  AoS  I showed my true colours: Kudos to Jon Scrivens @jonscrivens Jon also immortalised that chariot of fire, that home away from home that we know and love:  Lord Castellant Jimbo and the Battlebus  Comedy corner     Khorne vs Legions of Azgorth! Another close one. 40K Nathan is mourning Ynnari. There’s plenty of fresh blood for 40K. I took my BA and Ad Mech force to a one dayer at Bad Moon Cafe - got the wooden spoon!   Seb’s Guard   John commanding the Blood Angels! I’m looking forward to the 2 Dayer at Bad Moon Cafe on 3-4 August. Bloodbowl Rob Bradley managed a commanding victory over Matt’s Chaos Dwarves to take the trophy! Preparations are afoot for the 2019 Season brought to you by Bloodweiser. Bloodbowl is such an amazing game! New players are very welcome! Warhammer Underworlds (Nightvault) We had a great time at a recent tournament hosted at the club and kindly organised by the delightful Matt from GW Croydon.  Necromunda Simon Fro is leading the charge and starting a campaign soon. I’m doing Van Saar! Will be going strong this year and the level of support from GW (e.g. Squat Mercenary and Genestealer Cults in White Dwarf). @Thanatos Ares @Leonardas @Bowlzee  @Marc Wilson Give me a shout on the forum or post below and Ican add you to our AoS WhatsApp chatroom (we broke a quarter of a million messages recently and counting - I swear fully half of it is John talking about Khorgoraths). Middle Earth Simon Fro has a great time at Throne of Skulls!  Huge amount of excitement over the new releases!
  8. Paddle like Lauchon down to the South London Legion any Wednesday for AoS, Nightvault, 40K, Kill Team, Bloodbowl, Necromunda and Middle Earth! You can now find us here: Lansdowne Hotel Carolyn House Lansdowne Road Croydon, CR0 2AD @sthlondonlegion https://m.facebook.com/sthlondonlegion/ The new venue is between East Croydon and West Croydon Stations. There are 15 minute trains to Victoria/London Bridge. It has a bar...  This week! Owen (Winterleaf) has a solid outing at the 6 Nations. Points speculation over the new General’s Handbook. Excitement over GSC! Several Slaanesh armies being rolled out. Adding more scenery! There will be the usual mixture of 2,000 point games going on. If you have a smaller force, then someone should be happy to give you an introductory or demo game as well. June Update The Legion is in good shape with new members, exciting new armies, solid tournament results and excitement over new releases. We’re looking forward to getting a lot of games in at our colourful venue over the summer and enjoy some drinks! Tournaments The highlight of the first half of the year was Blood Tithe - an international team event running for its second year now. A full cohort of Legionaries were in attendance and performed admirably. The irreplaceable Marc Wilson organised the event - feedback received was positive! Marc will Be piloting a revamped London GT AoS tournament later this year! Bring on Blood Tithe 2020! I supported Marc behind the scenes but was gutted to miss out - edit - delighted for my son’s birthday! Ben Savva continued his strong performances - coming second at the South Coast GT and winning 3 one-dayers at the Bad Moon Cafe. Spot the difference Other club mates have put in strong performances. Leo doing very well with Dreadwood (bagging a third place trophy) and John smashing up Malifaux events and finding success in his initial forays into Middle Earth! Many of us are looking forward to good times at Heat 3 and Blackout @Chris Tomlin Earlier in the year, Team Fiction @Leonardas, Leo, @Age of The Erstwood and Alex Kew performed well at the AoS Team Event - getting 4th Place! Spectacular turn one Alpha Bunkering of an entire Legions army! -2 to hit rerolling 6s on the 30 Plaguebearers!  Rob and the French Team! AoS Super League 2019 @Marc Wilson Team Event - modelled on the Champions League of Football/Soccer has now entered the second round. Initial round features games between players from the same club. This is an exciting new format and a way to spread a tournament over a year. Hobby Corner On the hobby front, people are building up new armies esp. Slaanesh Khorne and Gitz. Ben Savva attended Vince Venturella’s 2-day painting class in May, with striking results: I finished my first ever 40K army after purchasing an airbrush - great tool! Ben Savva’s latest commission finished off Alex Kew’s striking Stormcast:   Conor’s Tzeentch: @Age of The Erstwood Ben Savva finished painting Leo’s Dreadwood commission:  I put the finishing touches on my Fyreslayers: Craig has nailed his Custodes army: AoS I showed my true colours: Kudos to Jon Scrivens @jonscrivens Jon also immortalised that chariot of fire, that home away from home that we know and love: Lord Castellant Jimbo and the Battlebus Comedy corner  Khorne vs Legions of Azgorth! Another close one. 40K Nathan is mourning Ynnari. There’s plenty of fresh blood for 40K. I took my BA and Ad Mech force to a one dayer at Bad Moon Cafe - got the wooden spoon! Seb’s Guard John commanding the Blood Angels! I’m looking forward to the 2 Dayer at Bad Moon Cafe on 3-4 August. Bloodbowl Rob Bradley managed a commanding victory over Matt’s Chaos Dwarves to take the trophy! Preparations are afoot for the 2019 Season brought to you by Bloodweiser. Bloodbowl is such an amazing game! New players are very welcome! Warhammer Underworlds (Nightvault) We had a great time at a recent tournament hosted at the club and kindly organised by the delightful Matt from GW Croydon.  Necromunda Simon Fro is leading the charge and starting a campaign soon. I’m doing Van Saar! Will be going strong this year and the level of support from GW (e.g. Squat Mercenary and Genestealer Cults in White Dwarf). @Thanatos Ares @Leonardas @Bowlzee  @Marc Wilson Give me a shout on the forum or post below and Ican add you to our AoS WhatsApp chatroom (we broke a quarter of a million messages recently and counting - I swear fully half of it is John talking about Khorgoraths). Middle Earth Simon Fro has a great time at Throne of Skulls! Huge amount of excitement over the new releases!
  9. Yes - the cheapness of Squig Herd as Battleline allows for a list with Skragrott General, an Arach Shaman, Loonmangler, then a unit of 15 Spiders as a mobile hammer. Works reasonably well.
  10. Please see the article kindly published on AoS Shorts: https://aosshorts.com/nicolab-sequencing-warhammer-age-of-sigmar/
  11. Thanks for this. Yes there are blog posts in the NicoLab stretching back to AoS v1.0: There are some more recent posts covering recent topics such as Sylvaneels (an extreme example of what can be done using Winterleaf’s 1 Order Unit) in the NicoLab as well.
  12. Thanks @Ben. @Wmossuk - there are various clubs in London - such as the South London Legion: Post below or drop me a message if you’re interested. Here we are a couple of Wednesday’s ago. I’m also playing the Idoneth (including within a SylvanEels Winterleaf Army) Stores In addition, there are good stores where you can meet people and arrange games - Bad Moon Cafe has a great hipster vibe and is very well designed for tabletop gaming (terrain, table spacing, under tables, lighting/natural light, food and alcohol - you name it. I’ve yet to go to the West London Dark Sphere, but I’ve heard good things from a club mate who has.
  13. Smash like Mollog down to the South London Legion any Wednesday for AoS, Nightvault, 40K, Kill Team, Bloodbowl, Necromunda and Middle Earth! You can now find us here: Lansdowne Hotel Carolyn House Lansdowne Road Croydon, CR0 2AD @sthlondonlegion https://m.facebook.com/sthlondonlegion/ The new venue is between East Croydon and West Croydon Stations. 15 minute trains to Victoria/London Bridge. It has a bar...  This week! Cheering on @Age of The Erstwood at the Masters! #SoHotRightNow. Bring it home for the Legion! 17 of us going to the AoS one-dayer tournament at Bad Moon Cafe on 26 January* Blackstone Fortress is on! Excitement over GSC! Several Gloomspite Gitz armies being planned/rolled out. 40K/Killteam Sector Campaign going strong Adding more scenery! There will be the usual mixture of 2,000 point games going on. If you have a smaller force, then someone should be happy to give you an introductory or demo game as well. January badmoon rollcall: 1 Nico 2 Michael 3 Simon 4 Leo 5Tek 6Rob 7Jimbo 8Angus 9 Dan 10 Marc 11 will 12 John b 13 Daniel 14 Conor 15 babes 16 alasdair moonclan 17 arrogant Alex Last week: Seven games went down! Lots of games going down! AoS Team Championships Team Fiction @Leonardas, Leo, @Age of The Erstwood and Alex Kew performed well at the AoS Team Event - getting 4th Place! Spactacular Turn One Alpha Bunkering of an entire Legions army! -2 to hit rerolling 6s on the 30 Plaguebearers! Rob and the French Team! AoS Super League 2019 @Marc Wilson Team Event - modelled on the Champions League of Football/Soccer has kicked off in style. Initial round features games between players from the same club. An exciting new format and a way to spread a tournament over a year. Recently, the Brazen Eleven of clubmates hit Blood & Glory:  AoS GT Finals We’re were very pleased to congratulate Ben Savva - the new AoS GT Champion! #PrideOfTheLegion #OnlyTheFilthful. He defeated Russ Veal, Tony Moore and Gary Percival @wanderingrogue to reach the top spot!   Simon Fro with his second place at #Blackout.  Hobby Corner On the hobby front, people are building up new armies esp. Nighthaunt/SCE/Khorne. Ben Savva’s latest commission finished off Alex Kew’s Stormcast:  Craig nailed the Ad Mech Robots with some sweet conversions. Conor’s Tzeentch: @Age of The Erstwood Ben Savva finished painting Leo’s Dreadwood commission:  I’m painting terrain for the terrain god, but also painted a first 10 Space Marines #WolfyWolf and some filthy Dark Angels too, as well as assembling a #GoatMeta army.  I’ve pulled out my Gitz and friends! #FistOfCroydon  AoS I showed my true colours: Kudos to Jon Scrivens @jonscrivens My Sylvaneels lost a very close game vs John’s Khorne plus Skyfires! Comedy corner Khorne vs Legions of Azgorth! Another close one. 40K Excitement over GSC, Chapter Approved following on the heels of Blackstone Fortress. Seb’s Guard John commanding the Blood Angels! Our sector based campaign is going strong. People have written compelling narratives for their forces and customised their forces. 8 forces are taking part, with a mixture of full sized, Skirmish and Kill Team games.  John and I are heading to the St George’s Champion in Telford (27-28 April).  Bloodbowl Rob Bradley managed a commanding victory over Matt’s Chaos Dwarves to take the trophy!  Slipshod, the Rat Ogre, wondered why he was being taken to a tour of a smelter. Bloodbowl is such an amazing game! New players are very welcome! Warhammer Underworlds (Nightvault) We had a great time at the recent tournament - kindly organised by Matt from GW Croydon. I’m loving the Fyreslayers compared to the Blood Reavers - much more my style. The bans and restrictions look really good. Malifaux Another fun game:  Necromunda Simon Fro is leading the charge and starting a campaign soon. I’m doing Van Saar! John’s Escher took on Matt’s Orlocks for a second time.   Will be going strong this year and the level of support from GW (e.g. Squat Mercenary and Genestealer Cults in White Dwarf). @Thanatos Ares @Leonardas @Bowlzee  @Marc Wilson Give me a shout on the forum or post below and Ican add you to our AoS WhatsApp chatroom (we broke 170,000 messages recently and counting - I swear fully half of it is John talking about Khorgoraths). Middle Earth Simon Fro has a great time at Throne of Skulls! Huge amount of excitement over the new releases!
  14. So it was with great excitement that I took my Sylvaneels to Bloodshed in The Shires - a one-dayer at My list was a development of Winterleaf taking advantage of their new ally option Idoneth Derpkin: https://thehonestwargamer.com/aos-list-rundowns/surf-and-turf/ Basically, one uses the Order Unit in Winterleaf as 9 Morrsarr Guard (aka Eels, hence Sylvaneels) - which don’t count towards either cap on Allies - and then ally in the Soulscryer for deepstrike and charge buff. The list has built in CP for the inevitable reroll of a 6” charge and Inspo on Bravery 6 Eels. The TOs and organisation The TOs Dan George and Steve Curtis has clearly put a lot of thought and preparation into the event. It was particularly noteworthy as the first event of the Bucks Wargaming Collective and no doubt the first of many. Dan in particular was very helpful and understanding when the trains/replacement buses did their best to delay the arrival of players including me. The second game vs Hugh was one of my most enjoyable in a long time partly as Dan and Steve, Hugh and others had some quality banter (mostly about Hugh’s dice sock and Derpu’s derping). This was typical of the lively atmosphere in the event. Despite that, the game vs Hugh and his Freeguild bunker was careful and tactical. The scenery was high quality for a one-dayer and everything went smoothly (bar the trains😜). The pre-ordered Pizzas were an inspired choice. I could have ordered another it was so good 🍕. The attendees The attendees were mostly a healthy mix of Bucks Wargaming Collective and South London Legionaries - a great crowd overall - a real variety of experience levels from first time event all the way to @Age of The Erstwood Game One vs Clinton Liem (Ironjawz) (To be completed) Game 2 vs Hugh Halligan
  15. 9 Eel Winterleaf is really fun. A bit too swingy with Eels and Derpu. Sylvaneth can now ally in Deepkin (so the Soukscryer is the true ally). Came 6th at a highly competitive one-dayer event - Bloodshed in the Shires! Bucks Wargaming Collective.
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