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Warhammer 40K

Kill Team Moroch Review: The Blooded

The upcoming release of Kill Team Moroch brings us a fantastic set of models in the form of The Blooded. A Chaos-flavored take on the Veteran Guardsman Kill Team that is a slight name alternation away from just being the Blood Pact from Dan Abnett’s Gaunt’s Ghosts series. Below I will cover this team and its rules in depth along with my thoughts on its potential competitive viability, however if you’re short on time I think this team will fit nicely amongst the non-Compendium competitive teams. It has a...

Age of Sigmar

Competitive Innovations in the Mortal Realms: Bloodtithe? In this Economy?

It's another exciting week of AOS events with 3 major GTs from around the world from Birmingham to Texas. There are some real surprise upsets this week, from Skaven (again!) to Khorne there's a lot of unexpected surprises to see that manage to make it to the podiums. It's also the final week of events before the Daughters of Khaine and Nighthaunt lists hit shelves and so we see a few players bringing their lists out for one last spin before the new stuff drops. One thing seems certain...

Columns

Magic the Gathering

Commander Focus: Zada, Face Grinder

Spring boarding off of my previous go-wide tokens deck with Rhys the Redeemed, today we're pivoting in a much different direction with an all-in mono red Storm style deck, everyone's favorite! We're here to make friends and take 30 minute turns, and for some odd reason we're all out of friends.   The Commander: Zada, Hedron Grinder Zada is a very unique and fun spellslinging commander that wants to go wide with creatures and then copy an array of cheap buffs across those creatures by targeting Zada. We are primarily hoping to win through combat with a table full of hasty, double striking, trampling 30/1's, but we do have a decent number of backup plans for those rude mages who want to prevent all combat damage or make us unable to attack them with cards like Propaganda, including a few infinite combos whose pieces all further our game plan even if we aren't using them to combo off.   The Creature Creation Zada really, really wants us to have a bunch of creatures in play, otherwise we're spending a couple of mana to draw one card or give one creature +3/+1 which is uhhhhh.....not going to get it done in Commander. Not to fear though,...

Hobby

SRM’s Ongoing Imperium Review: Week 11

Imperium is a weekly hobby magazine from Hachette Partworks. In this 80-week series, our intrepid magazine-receiver will be reviewing each individual issue, its included models, and gaming materials. A Premium subscription was provided to Goonhammer for review purposes. I was recently informed that the two-ring binder supplied with Imperium is standard for British students. In America, we have a three-ring binder, often bedecked with Star Wars characters, the neon daydreams of Lisa Frank, or a cool dirtbike. I find the three-ring system to be far more stable and kinder to the pages therein, while this two-ring system seems to cause no small amount of wear and/or tear. What I'm getting at is that American Exceptionalism even applies to British products and inconsequential details, and as my Irish great granddad would have probably said, "Those limey bastards can hit the bricks" moments before smoking some lead cigarettes or whatever they did in the 1940s. The Magazine This issue proudly opens by describing the Librarian in Phobos Armour as a "STEALTHY PSYCHIC WARRIOR", something I can't read outside of the cadence of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It describes what psychic hoods and cameleoline cloaks do, why force swords are so neat, and what the...

Gaming

SRM’s Ongoing Imperium Review: Week 11

Imperium is a weekly hobby magazine from Hachette Partworks. In this 80-week series, our intrepid magazine-receiver will be reviewing each individual issue, its included models, and gaming materials. A Premium subscription was provided to Goonhammer for review purposes. I was recently informed that the two-ring binder supplied with Imperium is standard for British students. In America, we have a three-ring binder, often bedecked with Star Wars characters, the neon daydreams of Lisa Frank, or a cool dirtbike. I find the three-ring system to be far more stable and kinder to the pages therein, while this two-ring system seems to cause no small amount of wear and/or tear. What I'm getting at is that American Exceptionalism even applies to British products and inconsequential details, and as my Irish great granddad would have probably said, "Those limey bastards can hit the bricks" moments before smoking some lead cigarettes or whatever they did in the 1940s. The Magazine This issue proudly opens by describing the Librarian in Phobos Armour as a "STEALTHY PSYCHIC WARRIOR", something I can't read outside of the cadence of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It describes what psychic hoods and cameleoline cloaks do, why force swords are so neat, and what the...