Featured Post

Analysis: Astra Militarum Regiment Mathhammer [Revised]

Now that most of the rules from the new Codex Astra Militarum have previewed/leaked online, it's time to start our proper Faction an...

Monday, 9 October 2017


Now that most of the rules from the new Codex Astra Militarum have previewed/leaked online, it's time to start our proper Faction analysis. This will not be a straight regurgitation of the leaked rules, but instead a more analytical look at how the new Codex affects the Faction in competitive Matched Play. We'll start our analysis with Cadian versus Catachan mathhammer.

Analysis: Astra Militarum Regiment Mathhammer [Revised]


Now that most of the rules from the new Codex Astra Militarum have previewed/leaked online, it's time to start our proper Faction analysis. This will not be a straight regurgitation of the leaked rules, but instead a more analytical look at how the new Codex affects the Faction in competitive Matched Play. We'll start our analysis with Cadian versus Catachan mathhammer.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017


I was going to save my review of Regiments until after my generic Faction review, but the recent Forge World FAQ is so significant for competitive Astra Militarum play that the Elysians are getting an earlier review!

Analysis: Astra Militarum in 8th Ed, Elysian Drop Troops


I was going to save my review of Regiments until after my generic Faction review, but the recent Forge World FAQ is so significant for competitive Astra Militarum play that the Elysians are getting an earlier review!

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Saturday, 24 June 2017


Let's analyse the Troops options available to Astra Militarum. This review is from a competitive play perspective, at around 2000 pts scale.

Analysis: Astra Militarum in 8th Ed, Troops Units


Let's analyse the Troops options available to Astra Militarum. This review is from a competitive play perspective, at around 2000 pts scale.

Thursday, 22 June 2017


Let's analyse the HQ options available to Astra Militarum. Like all my reviews, this will be from a competitive play perspective, at around 2000 pts scale, so keep that in mind as we dive in!

Analysis: Astra Militarum in 8th Ed, HQ Units


Let's analyse the HQ options available to Astra Militarum. Like all my reviews, this will be from a competitive play perspective, at around 2000 pts scale, so keep that in mind as we dive in!

Wednesday, 14 June 2017


GW did a pretty good job at constraining combo potential in the 8th Ed ruleset, based on the Faction keyword system; however, where that system is relaxed, exploit opportunities present themselves. This time we'll look at how to make a 31"+ with some Imperium Infantry.

Analysis: Exploiting 8th Ed, 31" Infantry Charge


GW did a pretty good job at constraining combo potential in the 8th Ed ruleset, based on the Faction keyword system; however, where that system is relaxed, exploit opportunities present themselves. This time we'll look at how to make a 31"+ with some Imperium Infantry.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Thursday, 8 June 2017


The eternal trinity of Plasma, Melta and Flamer remains sacred to the Astra Militarum Faction in 8th Ed, even more so than faith in the Emperor or fear of Commissars! But which weapon is optimal?

Analysis: Astra Militarum in 8th Ed, Special Weapons


The eternal trinity of Plasma, Melta and Flamer remains sacred to the Astra Militarum Faction in 8th Ed, even more so than faith in the Emperor or fear of Commissars! But which weapon is optimal?

Wednesday, 7 June 2017


The good old Leman Russ is as tough as an old boot in 8th Ed, but can it dish out what it can take? And with seven different flavours to choose from, which is the optimal heavy tank for the Astra Militarum?

Analysis: Astra Militarum in 8th Ed, Leman Russ Weapons


The good old Leman Russ is as tough as an old boot in 8th Ed, but can it dish out what it can take? And with seven different flavours to choose from, which is the optimal heavy tank for the Astra Militarum?

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Orders remain a signature feature of the Astra Militarum Faction in 8th Ed, allowing their combat-weak characters to add significant utility to other units. Let's take a look at the new Orders and consider how they will influence list building and tactics.

Analysis: Astra Militarum in 8th Ed, Orders

Orders remain a signature feature of the Astra Militarum Faction in 8th Ed, allowing their combat-weak characters to add significant utility to other units. Let's take a look at the new Orders and consider how they will influence list building and tactics.