Robert "TheChirurgeon" Jones

Designing the Goonhammer Open Narrative Event, Part 1: Setting the Stage

Last year we ran the first ever Goonhammer Open series of events, with a single 40k tournament in the UK and another in the US. We set our US event on Labor Day weekend, in large part to replace...

Horus Heresy: Building and Expanding Your Age of Darkness Boxset (Traitors Version)

Welcome back to Goonhammer’s series for aspiring Praetors. We know that the Horus Heresy system can seem intimidating to players unfamiliar with its particular quirks, but this series aims to equip you with everything you’ll need to play out...

Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate Review, Part 3 – Multicolor and Colorless

Magic's newest expansion has us traveling to Battle for Baldur's Gate. A new set means new cards to examine, and in this article we'll talk about the multicolored and colorless cards, what they mean for the game and how...

Competitive Innovations in 9th: June 8, 2022 – T’au Still Got It

Welcome back, Dear Reader, to what will hopefully be the final week of me filling in for some time. It's not that I don't enjoy writing these - though to be clear, I don't love writing about Tyranids every week -...

Hammer of Math: Tournaments in Winning Position and Other Key Performance Stats, Explained

Hello again, Dear Reader! Primaris Kevin is once again out this week, taking some much-needed paternity leave to celebrate a new arrival. And that means you get me again, focusing on competitive play statistics. If you're a regular reader...

Competitive Innovations 6/1/2022, Part 2: The Lightning Round

Alright, yesterday I talked about there being too much goddamn Warhammer and lots of events, covered 6 big GTs, talked about Tyranids, Eldar, and Tau. Today I'm going to run through the remaining five events, pick out any lists...

Imperial Armour Compendium FAQ Update 6/1/2022 – the Goonhammer Hot Take

Hello everyone, just a quick update today - GW dropped an update to the Imperial Armour Compendium this morning with errata for the Imperial Knights and Chaos Knights sections of the book. These changes are fairly predictable - they...

TheChirurgeon’s Road Through 2022, Part 12: A Forced Vacation

Hello Dear Reader, and welcome to my ongoing trek to competitive respectability in the Year of Our Lord 2022. Last time I wrote, I had just wrapped up my time at the Games Workshop US Seattle Open and was...

Competitive Innovations in 9th – Part 1: The Tyranid Was Still in Effect

Hello, Dear Reader! Welcome back to our ongoing attempts to fill in for James "One_Wing" Grover as he wanders the fields of Worthingtonshireham or whatever, searching for himself or inner peace or some shit. The past couple of weeks...

Hammer of Math: Secondary Objectives, May 2022

Hello, Dear Reader! Primaris Kevin is off again, having overexerted himself yesterday. That means this week you get me, doing A Thing with a bunch of meta stats. In case you missed it, we've been hard at work revamping...

About Me

Rob is Goonhammer's chief "Chaos" guy and is currently on an ongoing mission to build an army for each major Chaos Legion. He's been playing Warhammer 40k since the release of the 2nd edition Codex: Chaos. When he's not playing 40k or doing statistical analysis on the current meta, he's writing about board games for young kids.
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40K BADCAST 114 – MY CHUMP, MY CHUMP, MY LOVELY CO-HOST CHUMP

The Goonhammer group is made up of dozens of multi-talented authors, many of whom have other projects outside of...
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