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40k 8th: First Patrol

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If I'm going to have a shot at forming a real opinion on 8th Edition, I'm going to have to start playing some games. And given that I'm moving from First Strike up, the next step has to be that old classic of the 40k of yore: Combat Patrol! We even have an actual detachment that works as such. So let's use it...

Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition: A Returner's Review, Part 2

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Where we last left off, we'd covered the basics as well as the Movement and Psychic Phases. We now move onto the meat and potatoes of the game: shooting and close combat, as well as the new Morale Phase...

Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition: A Returner's Review, Part 1

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Once upon a time, there was a blogger who stopped playing 40k a few months into the oddly short lifespan of 6th Edition. Although he picked up the 7th Edition rulebook on a popular internet auction site to see if it had improved on the things he disliked about 6th, it in fact did not. A few years passed, and he largely forgot about the intricacies of the game he once loved... until one day he received an e-mail.

Review: First Strike: A Warhammer 40,000 Starter Set

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The faint hum of an Allman Brothers Band song is heard in the background, but because this is New Top Bryss we skip the 'tonight' bit and go right to...

Hello and welcome... to Top Bryss. Yes, we're back. Rumours of my suspension for assaulting someone outside of the Fight Phase were mistaken. But we're back now, and just in time, too. The luxury miniature machine that is GMW has done the unthinkable. They have released significant game content... for free. And now, we have an entry-level starter set. But is it any good?

Two Years On...

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I really don't know or care how many will read this, but... it's been a little bit, hasn't it?

By this point, it should be clear that I'm not coming back. Different priorities and such. But I feel I should at least give you some sort of 'so, this is what I'm doing now' type deal. So, here's the headlines:

It Should Be Pretty Obvious What This Post Is About

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I knew it had to happen eventually. I've burned out. The world is advancing and I can't keep up. Therefore, I think I'm going to retire from blogging for a while. I can't really say much more than that.

I think I properly realised this when the new Daemons book came out. I just don't have the time or motivation I used to for little plastic men. Haven't even thought about lifting a brush for a month now. Even though I do properly like the new plastic Heralds.

Maybe I'll recover at some point, maybe not. Either way, thanks to the four of you still sticking with me. I'll still be keeping the channel going, so maybe I'll get some actual 40k content up at some point. Heck, if I'm feeling especially generous I'll let you hear my real self's stand-up routines. But that's not too likely.

I'll be taking my leave now. I may be some time.

Bryss' Improvised Points Theory: Botheration

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As you are doubtless unaware, I sometimes spend stupid amounts of time trying to answer an unanswerable question regarding points. By this point, I've pretty much given up doing so for infantry. But the vehicle one worked OK. Unfortunately, GW has decided it doesn't like me, so threw in an extra new variable. Hull Points. And a new type, Flyer. Question is, does this mean I've completely lost Bryss' Improvised Points Theory? Let's find out.