Archive for the ‘Expansions’ Category

Ruleset Update

Posted: June 25, 2015 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Composition, Dataslate, Digital, Expansions, Forgeworld, News, Rules
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At long last we now have a comprehensive list of codices, supplements, dataslates, and Imperial Armour books cataloged on the Ruleset page.  Players may select their armies using units and formations from these sources, following the tournament rules for Army Selection.

This list of approved sources of units is now over 60 published sources, so players have an unprecedented amount of choice for how to compose their armies.  Army lists must be submitted to the organizers for validation so when preparing your list be sure to note the source(s) that your force is selected from.

There have been a lot of changes to the 40k ruleset over the past year, and it has been a great deal of effort to organize and present this list.  So should something not be listed, please let us know.

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Tactical Objectives

Posted: May 28, 2014 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Expansions, Hobby, Rules, Scenarios
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The new edition of Warhammer 40,000 includes a new set of missions titled Maelstrom Of War. These missions use the new Tactical Objectives which create a more dynamic set of victory conditions.  These Tactical Objectives appear in the rulebook as a set of tables, but Games Workshop also has released these in a handy card format.

If you’re like me, you want your Tactical Objective cards to last a long time (at least two years, right?!) so keeping them protected and in good shape is going to be a consideration.   Thankfully, they come packaged in a nice robust case.  This keeps them safe and sound between games, but during games the cards are going to be handled and shuffled countless times leading to wear and tear.

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A New Edition Of 40k

Posted: May 26, 2014 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, Expansions, Hobby, News, Rules, Scenarios
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Seventh edition is upon us, and as with all of the previous edition changes, Astronomi-con will once again evolve.

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We will be reviewing the new edition and updating our tournament format and scenarios to take advantage of all of the new options and rules.  For those that have attended our events over the years, these sorts of transitions have not had a huge impact on our players, and we expect the feel of the event to be much the same.

In the coming days, we will be reviewing the ruleset, and determining what changes to the format will be required.  As we decide on specific tournament changes, we will announce them here and on our mailing list and social media to reach as many of you as possible.

We welcome insights and opinions from our alumni regarding the new edition and encourage our alumni to share their ideas on our mailing list or social media and discuss the new edition.

Transitioning the event to a new edition is something we’ve done already three times in the past, so players should not be concerned about how a new edition might impact the tournament.

We’ll have more to share with you all very soon!

As Imperial Guard players transition to the new Astra Militarum codex, while much may seem the same, many things have changed.  I’ll be posting a series of articles about some of the units which have seen changes and hopefully provide some insights, tactics, and general information about how the unit has evolved.

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Next up: Tank Commander

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Astra Militarum – Vendetta

Posted: April 23, 2014 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Expansions, Forgeworld, Hobby, Rules, Tactica, Uncategorized
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As Imperial Guard players transition to the new Astra Militarum codex, while much may seem the same, many things have changed.  I’ll be posting a series of articles about some of the units which have seen changes and hopefully provide some insights, tactics, and general information about how the unit has evolved.

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Next up: Vendetta.

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Astra Militarum Tempestus

Posted: April 13, 2014 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Expansions, Hobby, News, Rules
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Lots of new content from GW here in the past few weeks.  Codex: Miltarum Tempestus which features units from the Schola Progrenium and Codex: Astra Militarum which details the forces of the Imperial Guard.

These new books present some content that we will be reviewing to see what things may need clarification in terms of how they will work at Astronomi-con.

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Astra Militarum content under review:

Warlord Trait: Old Grudges – allows the player to choose one 40k Codex and the Warlord and his unit have preferred enemy from all units from that codex.  Reviewing if preferred enemy should be set to one codex in advance for the course of the tournament.

Tank Commanders – how points for their tanks will be handled for Composition purposes.

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Militarum Tempestus content under review:

Airborne Assault Formation – for the purposes of preparing reserves, how do units from this formation factor in.

Ground Assault Formation – Do Taurox Prime units in this formation count as Dedicated Transports, or as Fast Attack when scoring Composition.

 

Of Dataslates and Formations…

Posted: March 6, 2014 by Lord Commander Militant of the Imperial Guard in Dataslate, Digital, Events, Expansions, News, Rules

Okay folks – we have been getting a lot of queries about these so it’s time to address it.

Xian and I spent a fair bit of time talking on the phone yesterday as I navigated my way through snow-filled blizzardy streets filled with traffic. It was a productive way to use gridlock time I guess.

So, without further ado – Dataslates and Formations…

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Countdown to Astronomi-con!

Posted: March 5, 2014 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Dataslate, Digital, Events, Expansions, Forgeworld, Hobby, News, Rules

We are now a month away from this year’s first event in Winnipeg!

With all of the new Codices, Supplements, Dataslates, Expansions, both in print and in digital format, the Warhammer 40,000 ruleset is changing practically every month.  This certainly presents challenges to players, but also to us organizers that must keep track of all of these updates!

 

The website is undergoing some layout improvements to try and keep on top of these sorts of things, so keep any eye out for the new pages under the Tournament Rules heading.

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Astronomi-con has always been about showcasing the hobby in all of its forms, and as such we’ve always tried to incorporate as many expansions and supplements as we can into our events.   With this in mind, we are accepting formations from the new GW digital Dataslates, and are making extensive use out of the Stronghold Assault expansion.

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For those players interested in using the new digital Dataslates, it is required that players have an official purchased version of these rules with them on their e-Reader device and make them available to their opponents and tournament organizers upon request, just as would be expected with a printed codex or expansion.

 

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