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Warhammer 40K

The Votann FAQ Competitive Roundtable

Only one day after our big competitive Votann roundtable last week Games Workshop issued a major pair of adjustments to the faction, increasing their point costs across the board and changing the way Judgement tokens work to no longer allow their auto-wounds to count as 6s. Obviously you have us to thank for this swift and measured response to the faction and for that, you’re welcome.  Kidding aside, we’re convening a new roundtable today to discuss the changes, their impacts, and whether these changes actually may have gone too far. The...

Age of Sigmar

Competitive Innovations in the Mortal Realms: Bravery Bombs Rule

Heya folks - Ellarr here with a whopping 6 events this week to cover. As the tournament scene gets larger and we see more and more events hit that magical 28 player number and thus qualify for this article, we're going to need to be a bit more thoughtful with what we do Showdowns for. The following 6 events are covered this week: London GT (76 Players) Michigan GT (72 Players) MOAB 2022 (44 Players) Fantasia Fanatic XLII (38 Players) Crucible X GT (36 Players) Duckstravagansa GT (31 Players) With...

Columns

Memory Jar: Battle for Baldur’s Gate – Cards to Remember

Given the flurry of new product releases we thought it would be useful to do a follow-up to each set with a list of the top 10 or so cards that would seem to have an impact on the format. This week's Memory Jar is flashing all the way back to June and the release of Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate to talk about cards that will become staples, or combo pieces, or have a lot of value in niche decks with an eye toward Commander.   Creatures   Displacer Kitten This is a combo piece or an insane value piece.   Ellyn Harbreeze, Busybody This goes...

Magic the Gathering

Hobby

Conquest: Spires Miniatures Review

Special thanks to Para Bellum for providing a significant amount of review material. In addition, if you want to get 10% off and support Goonhammer, make your Conquest purchase by clicking here. You’ll also need to enter code “goonhammer” at checkout. Look, we don’t make the rules, that’s just how it works! When I first encountered the Spires I thought they were a fascinating concept and a compelling aesthetic - but I ran into an absolute roadblock looking at the miniatures on the store page. The studio paint scheme was a white-on-white colour scheme that, while technically proficient, made the sculpts...

Gaming

Star Wars: Armada Naval Academy – Salvo and Contain

This is Naval Academy, a new article series that discusses smart Armada play. I’ve introduced this lovely game and started working through the factions. Now, it’s time to get a perspective on actual gameplay. Today, it’s two of the game defence tokens and the surprising amount of interplay they have. The Last Line – “All batteries fire! Fire!” Defence tokens are the primary means of mitigating damage. They’re found on all ships and aces, the latter defined as ‘unique squadrons who have defence tokens’. There are unique squadrons without defence tokens, but they’re not part of the story today. All defence...