Wednesday, 17 January 2018

AGOM XX raffle army

The AGOM XX raffle army is done! So much green...

Captain in Gravis armour and Primaris Ancient

Lieutenants and Apothecary

Intercessors

Intercessors

Intercessors

Hellblasters

Hellblasters 

Hellblasters 

Inceptors

Ravenwing Darkshroud and Landspeeder

Redemptor Dreadnought

Monday, 1 January 2018

AGOM XX - Incoming


Hope you all had a great Christmas & New year! Now that the holidays are (just about) over, it's time to get on with business - AGOM XX!

Due to popular demand, and the invigoration of a new edition, we're doing both 40k and AoS tournaments again (yay!). The current plan is four events a year - which means a lot more raffle armies to paint (boo! Though I might get some help, which would be useful!). 

AGOM XX is our first 8th edition Warhammer 40,000 tournament, held at the usual venue in Kendal - details & tickets at www.agom.co.uk. At the time of writing, I believe there are still tickets available. We're using the Eternal War missions from Chapter Approved 2017, and obviously the points updates as well. The pack should be updated to reflect this shortly.

So, raffle army... with a new edition of the game out, we really had to put a (primarily) Primaris Marine army together. This raised the question of colour - did we put the poster boys (Ultramarines still...I miss the days when the Blood Angels were front and centre) together, with Guilliman in the list, or did we go for something else. Ultimately, we decided that every AGOM raffle army should have a codex or battletome, which meant either codex compliant space marines, or Dark/Blood Angels. Or successors, but we'll ignore that. Basically it meant that Space Wolves were out for now. As most of the local marines that we'd seen recently were Ultramarines, the recent release of both the Blood and Dark Angels codices gave us an opportunity to go with something slightly different. As my personal space marine army is Blood Angels, we decided to go for the Dark Angels - and who doesn't love stratagems that make Hellblasters even better! 


Saturday, 7 October 2017

AGOM XIX update



Just a quick update - our resident IT guru has uploaded the rules packs for AGOM XIX and EGO CUP II at http://www.agom.co.uk/resources/

As you may have guessed, it's basically the same format as the last couple, with a few updates in line with the newer books.


On a second note, as we've had a few questions about paint schemes and the allegiance abilities from Firestorm (released today I believe!). Our rulings are the same as those on the Warhammer community page, namely:

1) Painting - you don't have to paint your army in the same colours as a specific Stormcast Chamber, Kharadron Overlords Skyport or Firestorm city (etc) to count as that army. You could, for instance, paint an army of Neon Pink Stormcasts and use them as the Celestial Vindicators. However, if you have painted your army as a specific army or city, you can't use them as a different specific army or city. For example, if your army is painted as Celestial Vindicators, they can use the Celestial Vindicator rules or generic Stormcast rules, but couldn't be the Hammers of Sigmar (insert Skyport or City State as appropriate).

2) We'll follow the ruling that GW is making according to the Warhammer community page and the Firestorm Errata as to combining allegiances; namely that you can take a Firestorm City allegiance, but only with the Grand Alliance ability - so Order and the various City allegiances, Destruction and Stoneklaw's Gutstompas, Death and the Wraith Fleet, and Chaos and the Fist of the Everchosen. You can't use a more specific allegiance abilities combined with the Firestorm stuff (so no Stormcasts Eternal abiliteis with the CIty States for example).


https://www.warhammer-community.com/2017/10/06/firestorm-matched-play-rules-update/


Hope that all makes sense, and look forward to seeing you all in a couple of weeks!

Sunday, 14 May 2017

AGOM XVIII Raffle Army & Team

It's that time again! The AGOM XVIII raffle army and raffle team are done.
This year we have a dragon themed Stormcast Eternals army and a Chaos Chosen Blood Bowl team.









Sunday, 26 March 2017

AGOM XVIII raffle army progress

After a slight delay (of several months) it's time to start blogging about AGOM again!

Today we look at the progress of the raffle army for AGOMXVIII. Or rather, today I get the models out of a carry case and think about doing more on them...

There's still quite a bit to do on this lot, and since we have another event running at AGOMXVIII I have other stuff to paint as well (though less models) - more on that another time. I'll post updates as each unit is finished off.

 Battleline: Liberators
 Battleline: Liberators
 Battleline: Liberators
Drakesworn Templar 1
 Drakesworn Templar 2, with annoying brown smear on his armour (sigh...)
Lord Celestant on Stardrake