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Competitive Innovations in 9th – 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 in 9th – 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...

2Q22 Faction Focus: John Lennon Talks Chaos Knights

Welcome, Fallen Nobles, to a primer on Chaos Knights! The latest chaos codex of 9th edition is finally here - or at least the boxed set special edition version of it - and apparently sold out immediately. If you’re...

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 in 9th: 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...

Competitive Innovations in the Mortal Realms: Spice of Ghyran

Variety is the spice of life they say - and today is no greater proof of that. Out of 8 top 2 finishes, 7 different factions are represented. AoS is thriving competitively, and it makes my job a lot...

The Goonhammer Hot Take: May 2022 Codex Tyrands FAQ

Games Workshop followed up its Imperial Armour Compendium updates with an FAQ addressing the recent Codex: Tyranids today. This comes not a moment too soon, as we just watched Tyranids put up a dominating weekend of competitive play (and...

Competitive Innovations in Kill Team: May 2022

It's been a tumultuous few weeks for Kill Team, and a busy time since our last Meta Analysis. We've seen the release of a balance dataslate in March, a series of big FAQ updates in April, and the release...

Goonhammer, 40kstats, and the ITC Battles App

You may have noticed that over the last few months here at Goonhammer we've been really invested in tracking stats and tournament results. We've been working hard at ramping up our efforts on that front, adding additional Competitive Innovations...

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.