General’s Handbook 2017 Scenarios: Starstrike

November 28th, 2017

Hi everyone, in today's update, we cover each of the General's Handbook 2017 scenarios. Having had the book for a few months now, it is a perfect opportunity to record some on strategy and tactics for each of the General's Handbook 2017 scenarios with the benefit of plenty of play. Joining me is Chris Welfare (@WoundedMortally) of the excellent competitive Age of Sigmar show, the Mortally Wounded podcast . Chris is #5 in the Australian rankings, and even came 3rd at the Element Games Grand Slam this year on a trip to the UK. You can find me at @antipodean7 on Twitter, at aosshorts.com and AoS Shorts on Facebook.

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General’s Handbook 2017 Scenarios: Scorched Earth

November 28th, 2017

Hi everyone, in today's update, we cover each of the General's Handbook 2017 scenarios.  Having had the book for a few months now, it is a perfect opportunity to record some on strategy and tactics for each of the General's Handbook 2017 scenarios with the benefit of plenty of play. 

Joining me is Chris Welfare (@WoundedMortally) of the excellent competitive Age of Sigmar show, the Mortally Wounded podcast .  Chris is #5 in the Australian rankings, and even came 3rd at the Element Games Grand Slam this year on a trip to the UK.

You can find me at @antipodean7 on Twitter, at aosshorts.com and AoS Shorts on Facebook.

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Masterclass: Julien, the NZ Master on Clan Skryre

December 26th, 2017

 

Today's Masterclass episode is with the inaugural New Zealand AoS Master, Julien Lestat.   Julien is an ex-40k European Team Championship player and is #4 in the NZ AoS Rankings.

Julien covered how he prepared, planned and played his winning Clan Skryre list.

Clan Skryre - Julien's list

Julien's list was:

  • Arch Warlock (General) with Cunning Creature and Esoteric Warp Resonator
  • Warlock Engineer with Vigordust Injector
  • Warlock Engineer
  • 5 Skryre Acolytes
  • 3 Stormfiends with Warpfire Projectors
  • 3 Stormfiends with Warpfire Projectors
  • Warpgrinder team
  • Warpfire Thrower team
  • Warp Lightning Cannon
  • 10 Plague Monks with Foetid Blades, Bringer of the Word with Plague Scroll, Icon of Pestilenece, Contagion Banner
  • 10 Gutter Runners
  • Clan Skryre
  • Arkhspark Voltik
  • Gautfyre Skorch

The other lists are here, and you can find Jim's commentary on each of the lists over at the Tronhammer blog. Also check out my list design show and the other Masterclasses.

Masters Recap

For a full recap of the NZ Masters, listen to my recap show with Jim Page, Tim Lind and Shaun Bates (to be released tomorrow).  Please excuse the choppy nature of the show, we had a number of technical difficulties.

Thankfully Tim also covered the Masters over at Tronhammer (Day One, Day Two).

Get in touch with any comments, suggestions and questions - either through this site, on Facebook or Twitter.

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New Zealand Age of Sigmar Masters 2017 Review Show

December 28th, 2017

In this show, we recap the inaugural New Zealand Age of Sigmar Masters.  This is the first ensemble cast episode of AoS Shorts, as I am joined by James Page (NZ#5), Tim Lind (NZ#8) and Shaun Bates (NZ#2) . 

We cover how the New Zealand Age of Sigmar rankings work, the criteria for attending the end-of-year Masters event, how the Masters tournament was structured and a run-down of the lists and games. 

 

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Maggotkin of Nurgle Review

January 15th, 2018

Our review of the Maggotkin of Nurgle battletome - we cover all you need to know about the army's playstyle, new allegiance abilities, some example tournament lists and what we think will perform well against the new hotness! All in 20 minutes!

Check out the full show notes here: 

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Malign Portents: An Introduction (take 2)

January 29th, 2018

Hey there, work is super busy at the moment, but I still wanted to put out a short show covering all that we know about Malign Portents so far and the great news out of the Studio Preview at the Las Vegas Open, Daughters of Khaine and more!

Between recording and releasing the show, Warhammer Community put up a new article on the pre-releases for Malign Portents and Legion of Nagash.  All the information and pictures are covered in an addendum to the show.

Malign Portents has recently been announced by Games Workshop as the major focus for Warhammer Age of Sigmar through 2018.  From what we know so far, Malign Portents is a book, global campaign and so much more.  It is an advancement of the Age of Sigmar lore and an introduction to the Realm of Death, Shyish.  We can expect a number of model and book releases, presumably for each of the Grand Alliances.  At the moment, Malign Portents looks like a fantastic re-launch of Age of Sigmar.

Finally, I'm keeping all the Malign Portents information in one place (because its a bit scattered over Games Workshop's various platforms).

Find me on Twitter at @antipodean7

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Legions of Nagash Review

February 12th, 2018

Hello! In today's show I give my initial impressions and review of Battletome: Legions of Nagash!

The battletome fundamentally changes the Death grand alliance and provides incremental upgrades across the board.  There are a number of changes which seem to return the Death grand alliance towards its narrative roots of strong, but fragile, characters, surrounded by an undying and regenerating rabble.

In the show I cover the new allegiance abilities, gravesites, summoning rules, spell lores, warscroll changes, battalions, possible army builds and more!

Check out the full blog post at aosshorts.com and get in touch with me on Twitter (@antipodean7)

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US Age of Sigmar Event Modular Pack

February 13th, 2018

Hey guys, today I'm joined by Chuck Moore, US wargamer, to talk about the new US Age of Sigmar Event Modular Pack released by the US Age of Sigmar Community group.  The pack is an invaluable resource for Age of Sigmar players and event organisers alike and has been compiled by a large group of members of the Age of Sigmar community.  At 50 pages, it provides a range of pick and choose options for organising an Age of Sigmar event. 

All of these modules are guidelines that you can use whether you are attending or running a local, regional or national event.  The pack intends to help whether you are dealing with an 8 player local store event or a 200 player national extravaganza.

Check the site and the US event calendar at the new US Age of Sigmar Community site.  It is also the best way to get in touch with the group, give feedback on the pack or submit an event to the calendar.

You can find Chuck on Twitter as @odiamh or at his excellent Realm Gate blog.  Chuck provides painting, hobby and lore updates twice a week.  Definitely check out his back story on Morathi in the lead up to the Daughters of Khaine release.

Chuck is also the tournament organiser for the Nova Open Age of Sigmar Grand Tournament this year.  Nova is the East Coast's Largest Tabletop Wargaming Convention (over 1,300 gamers attended in 2016).  Held in the Washington DC area from 30 August to 2 September, you can find all the details here.  Registrations open on 1 March!

I'd be really interested to hear if other countries or regions have a similar pack, set of resources, or shared community FAQ.  The more we can share information as members of the global Age of Sigmar community, the more we can grow the scene through great events!  You can find me on Twitter at @antipodean7, as AoS Shorts on Facebook or at aosshorts.com. 

For more great Age of Sigmar resources, check out the resources pages, for players and tournament organisers.

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Nagash - his story, lore and background!

February 22nd, 2018

Hi everyone, in today’s show I’ve decided to do something a little bit different, mainly thanks to the amazing help of local master of Death, Tim Lind.  As part of the Legions of Nagash release, and before we all get swept away with Daughters of Khaine, I wanted to record a show on Nagash, his lore, background and the Mortal Realms.  

Nagash is a pillar of Warhammer - so we could easily have hours of in-depth coverage - but I’m going to stick to AoS Shorts form and try to distill the story into a show around 20 minutes long.  The first half of the show is background, it tells the origin of Nagash from the world-that-was through to the End Times.  Given it is ancient history for those living in the Mortal Realms, this part is told as a saga.  The second half of the show is more descriptive and lets you know the main Nagash story from the Age of Myth through to Malign Portents and the Time of Tribulations.

I’m also running a competition over on my Twitter feed for a brand new set of Realmgates to run with the new release.  Simply follow me, and quote retweet this tweet with #aosshorts and your best tactics advice, lore snippet or epic battlefield tale that will fit in a tweet.  The competition runs to 3 March.  All the details are in the tweet.

Get in touch and let me know what you think of this format and approach to the lore and background.  As always you can contact me through this site, AoS Shorts on Facebook, or for the quickest response, on twitter at @antipodean7.  Love to hear from you.

For full show notes and references go here: https://aosshorts.com/nagash/

 

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Age of Sigmar Team Tournaments

May 2nd, 2018

Jack Armstrong and Tom Loyn join the show again to give advice on Age of Sigmar team tournaments - how to select your team, write army lists especially for team tournaments, and master the pairing process.  Jack and Tom outline the key principles and give great advice from their experience at Blood Tithe, the AoS 6 Nations and previous editions of the European Team Championships.  

Find all the details on the London Age of Sigmar Grand Tournament and how to register here: https://www.lgtpresents.co.uk/aos

Full show notes can be found at aosshorts.com

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