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ianob last won the day on September 7 2018

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  1. In this episode, Ian and Ritchie (who will be attending the UK masters!) review the UK masters lists that have been published this week. We talk about the secret tech in some of the list, give our verdict on each list's chances, and make our predictions for the ones to watch! Justice Series GT (30th & 31st March 2019) rules pack is now live! Find it here: https://tinyurl.com/yapbfg2z Get your ticket here: https://tinyurl.com/y75auydv View the full article
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    AoS 2 - Nighthaunt Discussion

    Also, all the named character boxes that arent actually named characters, and the unique bladegheists that is actually... just a bladegheist. Yeah, distinctly got this feeling too, very weird and feels like they were just guys that didn't make it into what could have been a great book.
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    AoS 2 - Nighthaunt Discussion

    Simple really - most armies rely on inspiring presence to not have their horde units die, and AoS is still ultimately a horde meta. Removing that ability is powerful. And it's a way of interacting with hordes that is not common, so people dont really have a defense against it. Battlebrew needs the Wyches to have gone first. Herdstone has a short range. Etc. But undoubtedly that is a downside, of course. The reason I dont like the battalion personally is that I think it locks you in to suboptimal units, but as a caveat, suboptimal doesnt mean not powerful. Both Myrmourns and Harridans are great units.
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    AoS 2 - Nighthaunt Discussion

    Harridans are pretty much just worse Bladegheists, so they get ignored (and rightfully so, their debuff needed to affect 1 higher bravery since power creep has made most things 7 now), but they are still great. With the battalion though you're not making a subpar choice since its the only choice! They're not being broadcast, it's being covered on instagram.
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    AoS 2 - Nighthaunt Discussion

    Oh yeah the VL is great too I both hate and love Ben's list. Shrieker Host is exceedingly powerful, but I think the list matches up poorly against the top end of the meta - Stormcast, Eels, Death and Sylvaneth. Ben clearly doesn't think so, though, and I'm really looking forward to seeing how he gets on with this at masters (not the results, but how his games actually go, you can go 6-0 with a list and know it was luck or 0-6 with a list and still feel it's great).
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    AoS 2 - Nighthaunt Discussion

    I can’t remember if I gave a top x specifically, but in a nutshell my top leaders are the GoS (both), KoS, and Reikenor depending what your army is doing. Spirit Torment is also good and Arkhan is a great ally too.
  7. In this episode we review what we know about Gloomspite Gitz so far and take a guess at how they might fare in competition. We also talk about our new plans for 2019! View the full article
  8. In this episode, we recap our year of AoS in 2018, beginning with the tail end of AoS 1, through picking up our armies, our decision to play competitively, AoS 2 release, starting a podcast, and going to as many tournaments as we could fit in! View the full article
  9. Ian and Ritchie discuss the BIG WINTER FAQ that was released this week. Tune in to find out what we thought of it and our idea for an incredible new Warhammer product! View the full article
  10. In this week's episode we discuss lists, tactics, and matchups for the upcoming Dorset Masters - a small event with big names, big skills, and big lists! View the full article
  11. @hughwyeth this is awesome and as a fellow store owner, I: a) have so many questions and b) will be following you with interest! If you want to discuss anything about events (on the competitive side at least) give me a PM! Also I'm dying to get to some narrative events next year, which would seem like a perfect excuse to come down and visit too. Good luck with everything!
  12. In this week's episode we discuss the three masters events that took place this weekend in New Zealand, Australia, and Scotland/Northern England. We look at the lists and discuss the strengths/weaknesses of the metagames! View the full article
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    AoS 2 - Stormcast Eternals Discussion

    Is this guy still banging this drum 130 pages of replies in I've never said "git gud" to anyone in my life but damn if it doesn't seem applicable here
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    AoS 2 - Stormcast Eternals Discussion

    Lots of deep insights into how to win with Stormcast here by Chrimbobo winner Gary Percival! Not just lists, also some very important ways in which the list has to be utilised to get the most out of it and why "gavbomb" is a highly underrepresented top tier list. http://podcast.justplaygames.uk/chrimbobo-winner-interview-gary-percivals-stormcast-eternals
  15. In the second of this week's bumper double episode, we talk to Chrimbobo winner and AoS stalwart Gary Percival about his Stormcast Eternals army. We get into some great crunchy detail about how to play the list, matchups Gary played at Chrimbobo, list design decisions and more. We talk about why Stormcast are a deceptively hard army to play well and give plenty of tips on how to smash people up with them! View the full article
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