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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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Vaporize

Posted: August 2, 2013 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Forgeworld, Hobby, Rules, Scenarios, Terrain
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Getting ideas for new scenarios can often come from pop culture, history, or simply be inspired by a special piece of terrain, or other unique models.

Forgeworld had released their Imperial Moisture Condenser terrain piece, and that got the ball rolling…

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Initially I had only a single Moisture Consdensor in my collection, but as time went on the idea of writing a scenario featuring these models was too compelling to ignore – so I got four more of them!  When writing this scenario we couldn’t resist theming it around a Moisture farm as first imagined in Star Wars Episode IV…

To keep on this theme, we opted to add in two Servitors… a tall golden one and a short blue one.  Mike found a couple of ancient servitor models, the short one, was originally a squat servitor.   With Mike’s customary great paint job, these models now became a fixture in the scenario.  We also went and built a main building for our moisture farm, and along with a few hills these made for a real immersive table.

While the scenario itself is relatively simple, we’ve given players a thematic mission to play, which is sure to be memorable, even if it is a bit tongue-in-cheek.

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A new concept we added to this mission was that of ‘Optional’ mission special rules.   Using the servitors and their special rules in the mission is something that the players decide on before the game.   The Servitors add a fun dynamic, but are non-essential to the game itself, so we opted to give the players the choice if they wanted to incorporate them into their game or not!

The Vaporize scenario was featured at this year’s Toronto event and is available for free download here.   Enjoy!

New From Forgeworld

Posted: May 23, 2013 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Forgeworld, Hobby, News, Rules, Scenarios, Tactica
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Forgeworld has released their next ‘Second Edition’ Imperial Armour book:  Imperial Armour Volume Three Second Edition – The Taros Campaign.

 

While the naming convention and release order may lend itself to a bit of confusion, there is none when it comes to the reason behind this book being the second one to get the v6 treatment to produce a Second Edition.  The main force featured in the book is the Tau.  With their recent codex release and massive popularity, it makes great sense to have the complete Tau range of models available with updated rules for sixth edition.  In addtion, this book also has a new Elysian Drop Troops army list, and rules for fielding Tallaran Desert Raiders using Codex: Imperial Guard.  The Imperial guard dovetail well with the recently released Imperial Armour Volume One Second Edition – Imperial Guard.

Seeing these Imperial Armour books being updated for sixth edition is an important factor in getting more players using these great models in their games of 40K, and will undoubtedly help bring these units more into the mainstream and the greater tournament scene.  Note that units from this book will be allowed for the upcoming Astronomi-con tournaments in Toronto and Vancouver.

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It would stand to reason that the other Imperial Armour Volumes will receive similar treatment as 40k codices are released.  However, with the upcoming Eldar codex, should we expect a Second Edition for Imperial Armour Eleven – The Doom of Mymeara?

Forgeworld And Tournament Play

Posted: May 3, 2013 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, Forgeworld, Hobby, Rules, Scenarios
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Astronomi-con since the very beginning has been an event which has tried to incorporate as much of the 40k universe as possible in our tournaments.
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This has been the case over four editions of the game, and all manner of rules from White Dwarf Chapter Approved articles, 40k Battle Zone supplements such as Cityfight, more exotic rules such as VDR, and what we’ve always seen as an extension of the core range of rules and models: Forgeworld.

This has been our preferred method of playing games here locally for over a decade, and as a result the gaming culture has grown to simply accept Forgeworld rules and models without any second thoughts.  This is most certainly not the case in other communities, and having recently attended a tournament that did not allow units from the Forgeworld supplements (models were just fine!) it struck me as to how much Forgeworld is part of the local 40k scene.

 

Today I ran across the Whiskey and 40k blog, which had a very well written article by Mike Brandt, which addresses this topic and some of the dynamics of the tournament scene in the U.S.A.

 

I would like to invite your comments and thoughts on the subject of using Forgeworld in tournaments.

 

The Fall of Orpheus

Posted: April 9, 2013 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Forgeworld, Hobby, News, Rules, Scenarios

UPDATE: Even more info including rumors about details on units and army lists can be found on the Faeit212 blog from the original article on Darog’s Company.

Hot on the heels of their Open Day, Forgeworld today has released Imperial Armour Volume Twelve – The Fall of Orpheus for pre-order with a shipping date of May 3rd, 2013.

From the first looks at the images they’ve released, there appears to be plenty of great art, models, and background to add to your collection and gaming experiences!  This also means that the army lists contained therein will be available for use at Astronomi-con events this summer!

Imperial Armour Volume Twelve: The Fall of Orpheus, written by Alan Bligh, is a mighty 232-page, full colour tome, packed with lavish maps, colour profiles and photographs. The horrors of the Orphean War are recounted in detail, alongside a new variant Necron army list – the Dark Harvest – which represents the tainted Maynarkh Dynasty, and full rules for new Necron units such as the Night Shroud Bomber, the Canoptek Acanthrites and the mighty Tomb Citadel.