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Infinity – ITS Season 13 Hot Takes

Corvus Belli has released the Infinity Tournament System (ITS) rules for Season 13. Goonhammer's crack team of Infinity Tactical Operators were directed to provide an expert opinion on what exactly this means for the state of play for Infinity...

John Lennon talks about playing with the new Black Templars Codex

John: Gather, Neophytes, as I dive into the most sacred tome of 9th edition. After years of waiting the Black Templars finally have their own standalone codex, and it’s a good time for the faithful to stock up on...

Commander Focus: The Rubaiyat of oh my Tayam!

Tayam, Luminous Enigma is kind of a strange card. He cares about counters, not particular counters. A lot of cards will have you remove counters, but typically they are counters associated with the creature itself, and the most common...

The Corroad Goes Ever On and On: LGT RTT and Cadian Catastrophe

Last time out I had just played in the FactoruM July GT and was looking to get another event in and some more practice for LGT. As it happened I neither got another tournament in the books nor did I...

Competitive Innovations in 9th: Three Apiece

Apologies for the late column - hit some blockers early in the week, and we'll be back to the regular Wednesday slot next time around! It's been another busy weekend in the 40K world, with six events (including three majors)...

Commander Focus: Anowon, Feeling a Bit Rouge-ish.

Yes, thank you I know how to spell. But that's the point of a rogue deck. I tricked you into correcting my spelling. You fell into my cunning plan of, well proving something or other. Rogues are a nifty subtype...

TheChirurgeon’s Road Through 2021, Part 10: The GW New Orleans Open, Part 2 (of 2)

Welcome back, Dear Reader! Yesterday I covered the first four games of my experiences at the Games Workshop Open Grand Tournament in New Orleans. When we last left off, a rough game with some terrain misplays had left me...

TheChirurgeon’s Road Through 2021, Part 9: The GW New Orleans Open, Part 1 (of 2)

This is it, Dear Reader! After several more weeks of meandering posts talking about my practice games and hemming and hawing about daemon princes and bloat-drones and chaos lords, it was finally time to Put up or Shut up...

Competitive Innovations in 9th: NOLA Nailbiter

Barely a week goes by without the big supermajor alarm I have haphazardly installed in my living room going off, and this week it's been triggered by the second iteration of the GW roadshow, bringing over 150 players to...

Commander Unstable Mutation: Coven Counters

Coven Counter is based on generating +1/+1 counters, off the commander and other sources, buffing the small creatures in order to deal combat damage.  This is inherently a bad game plan, especially without backup from things like proliferate, or...
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Crusade Mission Pack: Containment – The Goonhammer Review

As with the prior Campaign books for 9th edition 40k, Octarius book 1 comes with a companion Crusade tome,...
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