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Getting back in the saddle, and a YouTube

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Reports of my death have only been slightly exaggerated...

The last year was very difficult in terms of school life, and if anyone is a teacher you'll probably know why. The Teacher's Pension Scheme issues, schools in the UK dropping off the registered charity status and such had people scrabbling around trying to keep heir jobs... yeah, it wasn't fun.

Not that it affected my job security, being a Housemaster, Physics teacher, Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator, Warhammer coach, and general nerd teacher. In fact, I got promoted! But still, it was very busy.

Abyway, I'm looking to get back into blogging, and so I'm starting off with a mild ramble about Space Wolves and Aggressors. Enjoy!




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Remembrance Day 2018

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It's 11th of November, and the 100 year Anniversary of the end of Word War 1.



The tradition here in the UK is to wear poppies and lay wreathes of the flower on various memorials dotted around the country, as a way of paying respects to soldiers who gave their lives during both World Wars in particular and and solider who has lost their life in service in general.



It's a sombre cultural event, and is usually about the tragedy of war and the importance of keeping peace. Paper poppy sales go on to fund veteran charities and such. Last year I "converted" two Games Workshop Models, stripping them of weapons in place of being flower holders.


To this day they stand in the front of my classroom, holding their poppies up. It's important for those of us who push around plastic soldiers and entertain ourselves with stories of war and combat to remember that our table top fantasy is built on a foundation of utter catastrophe.

These models are a reminder that the opportunity…

Suspicious activity: New Ork Boyz kit inbound?

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I have a spare few minutes waiting for my Scarf catalogue to print out, and just popped on over to see how Orktober is going. I have to admit I was underwhelmed by the orkiness of the month until about a week ago.

Now with Klan Kultures revealed and new trukks and gubbinz leaking all over the interwebz, I feel my WAAAAGGHHH!!! rising in a way only fandom marketing and advertising can do. Well done Games Workshop Ad' Ladz!

What's caught my eye is the sudden disappearance of Boyz from the Games Workshop website. Even the Start Collecting Kit has vanished, and so I'm guessing some new kit is inbound. This would explain why the ork Kill Team box set has featured Burna Boys, instead of the standard Troops choice everyone else gets.

The good side? Well, new models are always nice and the old kits were rather busy models for a horde army. Not a bad thing to have detail on a model, but for a  model that actually might die to a lasgun shot it was an awful lot of effort. This would…

Things that keep me blogging...

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First, things that keep me from blogging:

DofE ExpeditionsReport WritingHouse Drama rehearsalsSchool inspections during House Drama
But the things that keep me blogging?

"Reivers... they're like Space Marine ninjas."



Ork snipers...


Vicious fire fights


The inexorable approach of The Law... and Kau'yon ambushes.


And finally... the Light of the Emperor


Kill Team has been a fantastic thing for the school club, and I really hope to share all the stories falling out of it soon. Sorry for the lack of regular updates.

Until next time.

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Sneak peak: How to paint "Space" Wolves

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About a subtle as a brick to the face that title.

It's been a mad week, with Duke of Edinburgh expeditions, new reporting systems and other events kicking off, hence the total lack of posts. I have been saving this for a while, at least until the Genestealer Cults investigation is complete. I'm unlikely to finish until next week though, so enjoy this small preview of my new "Space Wolf" Great Company colour scheme.

Yes, this post and the piece I did on Magnus are two of the forms of suicide on Fenris.


I do like how the base green came out, and unlike many similar guides didn't need anything apart from standard Citadel paints. A proper guide is incoming!

Until next time! Hopefully! If I can avoid the Sons of Russ a few days longer...


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Kill Team Guide: The disappointing truth of Genestealer Cults Tactics

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With one gem amongst the other situational and niche Tactics, the Genestealer Cults are going to be more reliant on the general and Specialist tactics. With the School League ruling that only 5 Tactics per force are allowed, I can’t see these seeing much use.

With that said, they do provide some interesting reactions to situations, and so have their place in less restrictive Matched, Open and Narrative play.


General Tactics
Tactic: Unnatural SensesUse when a model is declared as the target of a chargeThe model may fire Overwatch even if the model isn’t visible The model counts as obscuredCost: 1CP
We’re not starting off with a great one, being as amazingly niche as it is. The model being obscured only counts in terms of Injury rolls, Overwatch needed natural 6s to Hit in any case. In anything but the school’s league this is a nifty tactic to bring out as a surprise to the enemy. However, if you’re ever limited in the number of tactics you can bring feel free to skip this one.

Tactic: D…