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Project: Desert Astra Militarum #1

It's been a case of all-hobby, no-bloggy for the last few months. The new edition of 40k has reinvigorated my motivation to build a...

Sunday, 5 November 2017


It's been a case of all-hobby, no-bloggy for the last few months. The new edition of 40k has reinvigorated my motivation to build and paint a decent-sized Astra Militarum army, that has been ticking along for quite a few years now. Here is the test model for my not-Tallarn desert infantry!

Project: Desert Astra Militarum #1


It's been a case of all-hobby, no-bloggy for the last few months. The new edition of 40k has reinvigorated my motivation to build and paint a decent-sized Astra Militarum army, that has been ticking along for quite a few years now. Here is the test model for my not-Tallarn desert infantry!

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.

Monday, 5 June 2017


The new 40k 8th Ed ruleset looks great: streamlined, balanced, faster, it's everything we've asked for. But is it perfectly watertight and un-exploitable? Of course not! Let's start by exploiting Tactical Reserves, or 'How to Deep Strike Everything in 8th Ed'.

Analysis: Exploiting 8th Ed, Tactical Reserves and Null Deployment


The new 40k 8th Ed ruleset looks great: streamlined, balanced, faster, it's everything we've asked for. But is it perfectly watertight and un-exploitable? Of course not! Let's start by exploiting Tactical Reserves, or 'How to Deep Strike Everything in 8th Ed'.

Sunday, 4 June 2017


Before diving into any detailed analyses of the new Faction rules, let's start simple with a translation of my 1500 pts 7th Ed army list into the new 8th Ed rules.

Army List: Astra Militarum 1500 pts 8th Ed


Before diving into any detailed analyses of the new Faction rules, let's start simple with a translation of my 1500 pts 7th Ed army list into the new 8th Ed rules.

Sunday, 8 January 2017


Here is another quick update on the progress of my Heresy Era Iron Warriors project. This week I have completed building the Tyrant Siege Terminator squad and started on the first of my Legion Terminator squads.

WIP: Tyrant Siege Terminators #2


Here is another quick update on the progress of my Heresy Era Iron Warriors project. This week I have completed building the Tyrant Siege Terminator squad and started on the first of my Legion Terminator squads.

Sunday, 1 January 2017


How do you counter the counter-Eldar metagame? Leave the Wraithknights at home! No, this is not a joke...

Army List: No-Wraithknight Eldar 1850 pts


How do you counter the counter-Eldar metagame? Leave the Wraithknights at home! No, this is not a joke...