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  1. November 2015 - It Is Impossible To Balance 40K

    It Is Impossible To Balance 40K

    Or

    Please, Just Hear Me Out


    ‘I think it’s obvious, that with only one or two minor changes, 40K would be, if not balanced, at least significantly more balanced than it is at the moment.’

    So begins every ‘positive’ comment on game balance ever. As a phrase, it might be worded slightly differently. It might call for ‘several’ changes; it might call for ‘tweaks’. But hey, at least it’s more positive to read
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  2. Chaos Space Marine Fandex Part 4 - Auxiliary Choices

    Auxiliary Choices (1+)

    Heretical Insurgency

    Restrictions:
    none

    Formation:

    3-6 Cultist Squads
    1 Dark Apostle

    Benefits:

    Wolves Among the Sheep: the Dark Apostle begins play in Reserves. During Deployment, assign a number to each Squad. When the Dark Apostle arrives from Reserves, choose 1 Cultist Squad and place the Dark Apostle in unit coherency with that unit. He may act normally that turn, as if he
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  3. Chaos Space Marines Fandex Part 3 - Command Choices

    Command Choices (0-3 per Core)

    Sorcerous Conclave

    Restrictions: none

    Formation:

    3-5 Sorcerers of Chaos1
    1-3 Chaos Cultist Squads
    1: Ahriman or Typhus may be taken in place of a Single Chaos Sorcerer

    Benefits:

    Dark Ritualism: At the start of the Psychic phase, you can nominate one Sorcerer from this Formation. If you do this, the nominated Sorcerer has access to any psychic powers known by other
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    Updated 11-01-2015 at 06:27 PM by Andrew Thomas

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  4. Chaos Space Marine Fandex Notes Part 2- Comments Please

    Vehicles
    • Daemonic Possession grants Daemon rule and access to Daemonic Gifts and Daemon Marks; Daemon Engines automatically have access
    • Daemon of Khorne rule regarding Hammer of Wrath also applies to Ramming and to Vector Strike
    • Daemon of Slaanesh applies to moving Flat Out
    • Non-Transport Vehicles can be taken in 3s
      • Vindicators and Predators are identical to their Space Marine counterparts
      • Maulerfiends gain Rampage and Smash
      • Forgefiends can combine fire, Turning Hades
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    Updated 12-12-2015 at 03:50 AM by Andrew Thomas (design changes)

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  5. Chaos Space Marine Fandex Notes Part 1: Army Wide Rules - suggestions welcome

    Veterans of the Long War: Unit has Heroic Morale, Stubborn, and Hatred (Imperium)
    Marks of Chaos: you may freely mix Marks within a Detatchment, subject to the following limitations:
    • None of the Marked units in a Detachment may conflict with that of the Warlord. Khornate Units conflict with Slaaneshi Units; Nurglite, with Tzeentchian
    • Unmarked Warlords never restrict access to Marked units
    • Marked Warlords may have Unmarked Units within their Detachment
    • Units with different,
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    Updated 12-26-2015 at 09:46 AM by Andrew Thomas (making mark of Khorne balance better against other Marks, and getting rid of Soul Blaze)

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  6. October 2015 - An Imaginary Story

    An Imaginary Story,
    Or,
    Talkative Necrons > Silent Necrons



    It's my October blog post, and yet again, it's bloody massive. I'm so sorry. As always, feel free to skip to the end if it's too long

    Alan Moore Tells Us How It Is.

    In 1986, in addition to writing the much-vaunted ‘Watchmen’, noted practising wizard Alan Moore also wrote a little Superman story. It was called ‘Whatever Happened To The Man Of Tomorrow?’ and was intended
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  7. September 2015 - Frodo Will Never Get To Go To The Moon

    Frodo Will Never Get To Go To The Moon.

    World-building: noun. The process of constructing an imaginary world, sometimes associated with a whole fictional universe.

    Part One: In Which YorkNecromancer Meets His First Olympian.

    I was never one for sports until I left school. Blessed with the stamina of a potato and the physical might of a sea cucumber, I was not a natural athlete. Condemned to the bottom set in every PE class, I had to participate in no
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  8. August 2015 - Games Workshop Make Games For Kids.

    So I heard from everyone – everyone – that ‘Infinity’ is easily the most exciting skirmish game on the tabletop right now. And when I say ‘everyone’, I just want to be clear: I’m not talking about the kind of hipster gamers who think they gain cool points bragging about only playing eurogames centred on the cutthroat politics of sheep farming in preindustrial Norway. I’m talking about people whose opinion is actually worth listening to. People who play everything from 40K to even more obscure games ...

    Updated 08-02-2015 at 09:35 AM by YorkNecromancer

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  9. July 2015 - Why Does He Stay With Her?

    Or

    It’s Okay Baby, Khorne Loves You Really…


    Introduction: The Warp Will Protect Me Like A Shield Of Steel!

    Everyone loves the idea of being a bad@ss; that, given the right training and the right circumstances, we could – if only for a day – be powerful. So much of our art and culture is dedicated to allowing us the vicarious thrill of power, from superhero comics to Disney princess films, all of it allowing us imagined lives of dominion over a
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    Updated 08-02-2015 at 09:34 AM by YorkNecromancer

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  10. June 2015 - It's Like A Giant Miniature Golf Course



    I love this picture. It’s called ‘The Treachery of Images’, and the name tells you everything you need to know about it. In case you can’t read French, the line underneath says ‘This is not a pipe’.

    Great, isn’t it?

    The reason I’m starting with this picture, is because I think it summarises ninety percent of the problems the community has when it comes to the issues of what people
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    Updated 06-07-2015 at 12:29 PM by YorkNecromancer

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