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Analysis: Astra Militarum in 8th Ed, HQ Units

Let's analyse the HQ options available to Astra Militarum . Like all my reviews, this will be from a competitive play perspective, ...

Saturday, 24 June 2017


Let's analyse the Troops options available to Astra Militarum. This review is from a competitive play perspective, at around 2000 pts scale.

Analysis: Astra Militarum in 8th Ed, Troops Units


Let's analyse the Troops options available to Astra Militarum. This review is from a competitive play perspective, at around 2000 pts scale.

Thursday, 22 June 2017


Let's analyse the HQ options available to Astra Militarum. Like all my reviews, this will be from a competitive play perspective, at around 2000 pts scale, so keep that in mind as we dive in!

Analysis: Astra Militarum in 8th Ed, HQ Units


Let's analyse the HQ options available to Astra Militarum. Like all my reviews, this will be from a competitive play perspective, at around 2000 pts scale, so keep that in mind as we dive in!

Wednesday, 14 June 2017


GW did a pretty good job at constraining combo potential in the 8th Ed ruleset, based on the Faction keyword system; however, where that system is relaxed, exploit opportunities present themselves. This time we'll look at how to make a 31"+ with some Imperium Infantry.

Analysis: Exploiting 8th Ed, 31" Infantry Charge


GW did a pretty good job at constraining combo potential in the 8th Ed ruleset, based on the Faction keyword system; however, where that system is relaxed, exploit opportunities present themselves. This time we'll look at how to make a 31"+ with some Imperium Infantry.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Thursday, 8 June 2017


The eternal trinity of Plasma, Melta and Flamer remains sacred to the Astra Militarum Faction in 8th Ed, even more so than faith in the Emperor or fear of Commissars! But which weapon is optimal?

Analysis: Astra Militarum in 8th Ed, Special Weapons


The eternal trinity of Plasma, Melta and Flamer remains sacred to the Astra Militarum Faction in 8th Ed, even more so than faith in the Emperor or fear of Commissars! But which weapon is optimal?

Wednesday, 7 June 2017


The good old Leman Russ is as tough as an old boot in 8th Ed, but can it dish out what it can take? And with seven different flavours to choose from, which is the optimal heavy tank for the Astra Militarum?

Analysis: Astra Militarum in 8th Ed, Leman Russ Weapons


The good old Leman Russ is as tough as an old boot in 8th Ed, but can it dish out what it can take? And with seven different flavours to choose from, which is the optimal heavy tank for the Astra Militarum?

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Orders remain a signature feature of the Astra Militarum Faction in 8th Ed, allowing their combat-weak characters to add significant utility to other units. Let's take a look at the new Orders and consider how they will influence list building and tactics.

Analysis: Astra Militarum in 8th Ed, Orders

Orders remain a signature feature of the Astra Militarum Faction in 8th Ed, allowing their combat-weak characters to add significant utility to other units. Let's take a look at the new Orders and consider how they will influence list building and tactics.

Monday, 5 June 2017


The new 40k 8th Ed ruleset looks great: streamlined, balanced, faster, it's everything we've asked for. But is it perfectly watertight and un-exploitable? Of course not! Let's start by exploiting Tactical Reserves, or 'How to Deep Strike Everything in 8th Ed'.

Analysis: Exploiting 8th Ed, Tactical Reserves and Null Deployment


The new 40k 8th Ed ruleset looks great: streamlined, balanced, faster, it's everything we've asked for. But is it perfectly watertight and un-exploitable? Of course not! Let's start by exploiting Tactical Reserves, or 'How to Deep Strike Everything in 8th Ed'.

Sunday, 4 June 2017


Before diving into any detailed analyses of the new Faction rules, let's start simple with a translation of my 1500 pts 7th Ed army list into the new 8th Ed rules.

Army List: Astra Militarum 1500 pts 8th Ed


Before diving into any detailed analyses of the new Faction rules, let's start simple with a translation of my 1500 pts 7th Ed army list into the new 8th Ed rules.