Meta Analysis

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 in the Mortal Realms: Droning On (and On)

Two tournaments to cover this week, and as you'll see below there's been a noticeable shift from high damage armies that can project their power at range to more board control, resilient lists that can seek to outlast the...

Competitive Innovations in 9th: 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.

2Q22 Post-Dataslate Focus: Scott Horras Talks Astra Militarum

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...

2Q22: Jack Harpster Talks Adeptus Custodes

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...

2Q22 Faction Focus: Archon Skari Talks Drukhari

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...

2Q22 Post-Dataslate Faction Focus: Jack Harpster Talks Space Marines

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 Calm Before the Swarm

Welcome, Dear Reader! If you were expecting James "One_Wing" Grover here in this space well, he's not here - you get me instead, your old pal Rob! OK, that's not entirely true - James is still here with some...

2Q22 Post-Dataslate Faction Focus: Death Guard

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

The April 2022 Balance Dataslate Revision and Rules Legality Update

Hello again, Dear Reader. You may recall that last week Games Workshop issued its second quarterly balance dataslate for Warhammer 40,000, significantly changing the game's meta with a host of new rules and adjustments for multiple factions. We had...