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Competitive Innovations 5/25/22, Part 2: Aeldari Are Fine, Actually

Innes: Welcome back to the 1.5 Edition of me taking over Competitive Innovations to give James a well deserved break ahead of the Goonhammer Open UK this weekend. I’m back with the second half of events from the weekend...

Competitive Innovations 5/24/22, Part 1: Tyranids are Fine, Actually

Innes: James is still on a break this week so you have me, some Scottish guy who has strong opinions on how balanced things are and a strong bias towards Tyranids that couldn’t possibly be an issue when I...

Blood Bowl – An Introduction to Tournament Play

Blood Bowl has a thriving worldwide tournament scene that has been going strong since the early 2000’s.  The most recent Blood Bowl World Cup attracted over 1300 players to Austria to battle it out, and there are many major...

2Q22 Faction Focus: Jack Harpster Talks Grey Knights

Games Workshop dropped its Q2 Balance Dataslate for 40k in mid-April, dramatically changing a number of key factions. Astra Militarum, Marines and Sisters were buffed, Harlequins, T’au, and Custodes were nerfed, and some key game rules were changed. Now...

Competitive Innovations: The Sequel is Always Worse

In 2013 the movie Pacific Rim released to theaters - it was a monster movie directed by Guillermo del Toro that pitted giant monsters called Kaiju from another dimension against humanity and its hastily constructed Jaegers, equally monstrous machine...

TheChirurgeon’s Road Through 2022, Part 11: The Seattle Open

Welcome back, Dear Reader, to my ongoing trudge through the year 2022 toward some measure of competitive decency. You may recall that my last update was only a week ago, in which I regaled everyone with my tales of...

2Q22 Faction Focus: Matt Robertson Talks Adepta Sororitas

Games Workshop dropped its Q2 Balance Dataslate for 40k in mid-April, dramatically changing a number of key factions. Astra Militarum, Marines and Sisters were buffed, Harlequins, T’au, and Custodes were nerfed, and some key game rules were changed. Now...

The May 2022 Imperial Armour Compendium FAQ Hot Take

GW released an FAQ for the Imperial Armour Compendium today, making adjustments to Eldar and Tyranids units in the book to bring them in line with their recent Codexes. We talk about what changed and what it means.

Competitive Innovations: It’s not a Bug, It’s a Feature

This week we look at the Tyranids' rise to dominance after a quiet post-launch week, and examine the other impacts of Armour of Contempt on the meta in 9th edition.

The April 2022 Kill Team FAQ Update

About two weeks ago Games Workshop dropped a series of new FAQs for Kill Team, updating the Core Rules and the rules for a large number of factions. Normally we issue a hot take as quickly as we can...