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  1. Ben

    Warhammer Fest 2019

    I'm going. Deffo there for the friday evening and Saturday. Might make a full weekend of it. Would be good to have a TGA meet up.
  2. Each Wednesday show us what you are working on
  3. Happy New Year everyone. Here at TGA we have an article section that, other than a few initial posts, has lay dormant for the last 2 years. In 2019 I am looking to bring articles back to the site and it would be great if our members had a chance to post their thoughts. This is a great opportunity to run alongside each of the forum areas and complement the amazing conversations that are going on all over the site. If you are interested in writing an article just let me know in the comments and I will be in touch. Thanks, Ben View full article
  4. Fill in the blank a bit of Monday morning fun. If I won the lottery I would.... I’m talking a big win Euro millions style. Obviously a Tesla or two, a big house and holidays after that, I’ve always wanted to buy and refurb a huge derelict warehouse in Derby https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/incredible-aerial-footage-shows-shocking-407040.amp it would be the mother of all gaming centres! What is everyone else’s hobby day dreams?
  5. The Future of the Masters I love warhammer. I love the community. I love getting together with my mates and playing games, I love meeting new people and having this wonderful hobby in common. I love to see the wide and varied communities from all around the world doing amazing things to do with Warhammer. Tournament gaming is a massive part of this. The ETC is a fantastic example of what is possible, but so are events like Adepticon, Cancon, Gencon, UK Games Expo and even our own UK events like Blood and Glory, SCGT, Facehammer GT, BOBO, Blood tithe and all the way down the local stores running club nights and weekend one dayers. The Masters has always been my way of celebrating the game, and giving a thank you to the community for supporting my podcast, events and hobby. I have a vision for the Masters where it is an amazing weekend of warhammer, with the top players from all across the world getting together to celebrate the game and find the champion. Events like the Crossfit Games and the League of Legends worlds show that amazing and huge live events, for the niche topics can be possible, and if there is enough interest it can be made to happen. If this is the dream of an Age of Sigmar Masters event, what does it look like next year? A full on spectator event in front of a live audience! A knockout tournament where the entrants are seeded by their rankings position, with the final game played between the last players standing to see who takes the title of Age of Sigmar Master! The champion will be crowned in front of a live audience. Next year I will be running the Masters alongside the Bad Dice GT in the summer of 2020. The Masters event itself will be switching from a Swiss style 2 day tournament to a single day 4 round knockout event with the final taking place on the Saturday evening of the infront of a live audience. We have the venue booked already with a theatre hall and tiered seating that can seat the entire field from the GT plus spectators. We have a local company who we can work with to supply huge screens and media walls, and of course the option to live stream the whole event. The current rankings season is going to run for the next 18 months for this season to allow for the date change of the masters. (yes this means that Jan-June event will occur twice in this season, but going forwards will settle back down into a routine) This means the rankings season that started 10th December 2018, will run until the summer of 2020, roughly an extra 6 months. This should put us in line with the traditional GHB and game system updates for future years. The details for this are still in progress, and plans can be made and ironed out over the next 12-18 months. At this stage all that is set in stone is that in 2020 the event is moving to the summer and running alongside the Bad Dice GT. So how can it be the best it can be? I'm looking for feedback, ideas and support from the community to make this the best event possible. I have ideas but I am sure there are things that can be done I haven't even considered and I would love for the entire community to pull together to get behind this. Please let me know what you think, and what you could suggest that might make this the worlds greatest Warhammer Event!
  6. Event Title: Blood and Glory 2019 - Bad Dice Games Convention Event Author: Ben Calendar: Events UK Event Date: 11/01/2019 12:00 AM to 11/03/2019 12:00 AM Blood and Glory 2019 is going to be held on Friday 1st November - Sunday 3rd November at The Round House in Derby. More information will be posted soon. Blood and Glory 2019 - Bad Dice Games Convention
  7. 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 www.tga.community 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 tga.community or by emailing aos28@exprofundis.com 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 - TGA.community/AoS28
  8. Event Title: Bad Dice BASH @ Boards and Swords Sun 10th March Event Author: Ben Calendar: Events UK Event Date: 10/03/2019 The Bad Dice Bash is our monthly Age of Sigmar event, The next one is on Sunday 10th March Previous results: FEB Held at Boards and Swords in Derby. ++++GET TICKETS HERE ++++ Terrain and Tables provided, Just turn up with your army ready to play. Lunch included in ticket price, trophies and prizes to be won. Held at the awesome Boards and Swords Hobbies 3 Jubilee Parkway, Jubilee Business Park Stores Road, Derby, DE21 4BJ CONTACT: BENCURRY@BADDICE.CO.UK Only 18 places available for this event. Get a ticket now so you don't miss out. G1 - 10AM G2- 1PM G3 - 4PM Scoring MAJOR WIN - 30 MINOR WIN - 20 DRAW 15 MINOR LOSS - 10 LOSS - 0 Painting Unpainted armies are allowed. No proxies. Fully painted armies will be awarded 5 tournament points The winner is the player finishing the event on the most tournament points. Ties are decided by the person with the most victory points destroyed during the event. ++++GET TICKETS HERE ++++
  9. The draw going into the final round
  10. The first BAD DICE BASH is underway. 12 players are taking part in the event. @Tom Mawdsley Nighthaunt @Liam Nighthaunt @Anthtpoole Sylvaneth @Eldercaveman Legion of Nagash @SireScott Daughters of Khaine @Seraphon_specs Legion of Nagash @Lez Stormcast Eternals Andy Thornley @Karragon Stormcast Eternals @Joseph Webster Nighthaunt @Luke barwick Stormcast Eternals @SolomonHelsing Seraphon
  11. interesting scoring here. I went for focal points
  12. I'm looking to expand Scenery Dice. I have ideas for new products but I am interested to hear what you think is missing from the accessories market at the moment. thanks,
  13. We can get a beer at Sheffield too!
  14. The Better Part of Valour. The Just Saying podcast @JustPlay-Ritchie talked about this battleplan on their recent episode. They think its the worst in the game. I think it's the best. Obviously a massive disconnect here so i'd like to see some discussion around it. Reasons I like it. 1. The great leveller. You have to be able to not lose at this. No ifs, no buts. If you can get beaten turn 1 then you list is wrong for the event. You need to bring bodies, chaff screens or have a plan to secure one objective all game while threatening others. 2. You need to be able to attack objectives. If you can't alpha strike an objective, even 1, then you run the risk of losing. I thing the hate comes from not adapting to this battle plan. I thing its great because it forces change Reasons to hate it.... Lay them on me.
  15. Ben

    The Rumour Thread

    The much rumoured spawning pools???
  16. Ben

    The Rumour Thread

    ..... feeling justified.... Can't wait to get my hands on this stuff!!!
  17. Link to tickets here ++++GET TICKETS HERE ++++
  18. The Bad Dice Bash is our monthly Age of Sigmar event, Saturday Feb 9th 2019. Held at Boards and Swords in Derby. ++++GET TICKETS HERE ++++ Terrain and Tables provided, Just turn up with your painted army ready to play. Lunch included in ticket price, trophies and prizes to be won. Held at the awesome Boards and Swords Hobbies 3 Jubilee Parkway, Jubilee Business Park Stores Road, Derby, DE21 4BJ CONTACT: BENCURRY@BADDICE.CO.UK Only 18 places available for this event. Get a ticket now so you don't miss out. G1 - 10AM ESCALATION IN GHYRAN SHIELD OF THORNS | RUST PLAGUE G2- 1PM PLACES OF ARCANE POWER IN HYSH PHA’S PROTECTION | SPEED OF LIGHT G3 - 4PM BETTER PART OF VALOUR IN ULGU MYSTIFYING MIASMA | SHADOW REALM Scoring MAJOR WIN - 30 MINOR WIN - 20 DRAW 15 MINOR LOSS - 10 LOSS - 0 The winner is the player finishing the event on the most tournament points. Ties are decided by the person with the most viceroy points destroyed during the event. ++++GET TICKETS HERE ++++
  19. Awesome!!! Looking forwards to having you
  20. Ben

    The Rumour Thread

    And GG. They were 2019 too.
  21. Ben

    The Rumour Thread

    This is why I asked it to be stopped. It’s wasnt rumour mongering. It was baiting and trolling.
  22. Ben

    The Rumour Thread

    Morning everyone. Ive spoken with NDABreaker and unfortunately it’s someone having his own little fun and wishlisting. I’m going to clear this up into its own thread. EDIT: I posted this before reading the thread. So let me be clear. I meassaged the poster and before he got back to me he came here to say he was being silenced. I then explained that the site software can track the devices used to make posts, showing 2 accounts posting from the same phone and his tune changed I know who the poster is but I’m not going to share his name so let’s leave it as that for the record, I love rumours, I also love wishlists but let’s not confuse the two
  23. Good show guys. Thanks for the review. Justice GT after show is a good shout too.
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