Analysis

Go First and Prosper: Looking at the 9th Edition Meta

The introduction of 9th edition has generated a lot of excitement and intrigue, much of which is represented in our Faction Focus article series. Additionally, we've discussed what we believe to be the competitive implications for both the new...

North East Open Tournament Analysis

Good news - big changes in the metagame means that it's exciting to write about tournament results again! Last week we previewed the North East Open, a 100-player major happening in the UK with a formidible roster of players...

Ironjawz White Dwarf Warscroll Battalions: Analysis & Review

The March issue of White Dwarf brought with it some new rules for Ironjawz players, giving the Ironsunz sub-faction access to three exclusive Warscroll Battalions that help encourage thematic armies that fit the fluff of the sub-faction. Today we’ll...

Meta Analysis: Age of Sigmar: CanCon and LVO Part 1

While I will not be attending LVO this year (look for me at Adepticon and Nova), I could not help but look and see what the field looks like right now. With two of the year's largest Age of...

Slaves to Darkness Battletome Analysis

Chaos walks the Mortal Realms, and their numbers are legion. The Slaves to Darkness battletome combines all the Daemons that previously had no real home and the iconic Chaos Warriors and their ilk into one cohesive whole. Slaves to Darkness...

Goonhammer’s Reviews Process is Changing

Hello, dear reader! Over the past nine months, we've been frankly astonished at the outpouring of support for the content that we write here at Goonhammer. Our only goal has ever been to write fantastic content and improve the...

Meta Update: October Results and the SoCal Open

Welcome to Goonhammer's inaugural monthly meta analysis! In our new series we'll take a look at the performance of varying factions within the competitive scene during the month prior and attempt to draw conclusions, prognosticate, and wildly speculate on...

The Man With the Iron Hands – Understanding the Current 40k Meta with the FAQ (the Second One)

Shortly after this article went live, GW released a second updated version of the Iron Hands FAQ with much more significant changes. We have updated the article to reflect those changes and our thoughts on them. Since Codex Supplement: Iron...

State of the Meta: A Look at NOVA 2019 and the 2019 LGT

With the conclusion of the NOVA 40k GT, the three major US tournaments in 2019 are behind us, leaving only the London Grand Tournament as the final "Grand Slam" 40k event to go. And while NOVA gave us an...

Mathematical Musings – Repulsor Executioner Review/Analysis (Part 1)

Ridiculously sick model courtesy of Jack Hunter With the sheer volume of units and options available to 40k players, it can be difficult to determine if something is good and how to best use it, especially if the unit is...