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Announcing our Painting Competition Winners!

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Our judges had their work cut out for them scoring the amazing finalists in our 2017 Tabletop Gaming Painting Competition and needed a little extra time to complete their critiques.

But now it's time to see who our well deserved winners are, as well as to check out the runner ups…

The Judging Criteria

Our judging team used the criteria from the Crystal Brush painting competition run by CMON at Adepticon each year.

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Announcing our Warhammer 40K 8th Edition Winner!

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Release day is finally here, which means it's time to announce the winner of our Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition Pre-order Competition!

One lucky pre-order customer has scored themselves an epic 8th edition prize pack worth over $400 including:

And the winner is…

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Pre-order Warhammer 40K 8th Edition & be in to win!

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That's right folks, pre-orders for Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition are now open!

We're hooking up our 40K fans with fantastic Mate's Rates deals and free upgrades to Saturday delivery for all eligible areas so that you can get started playing the new rules on release day, Saturday 17th June. Pending stock availability.

Please Note: Due to overwhelming demand release day stock for the Dark Imperium Boxed Set has pre-sold out. Orders for it will reserve your place in the queue for our next shipment but we do not yet have a confirmed ETA on when additional stock will be available from Games Workshop

Saturday delivery upgrade available for pre-orders placed before Friday 16th June with stock allocated & not all areas are eligible

But that's not all…

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Wargame of the Month: Unit Basing for Kings of War

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Why Unit Base Your Army?

A simple 25mm square bases simply doesn't have that much room, especially once you attach a figure, and once of the downsides of individual basing is that the little details can get lost within the mass of the unit. The best part of basing models as a unit, rather than individually, is that you can go above and beyond just adding texture and vegetation- you can making highly themed bases or creating dioramas within your army.

For systems which require you to remove individual models as casualties unit basing can very problematic during games, which is you will quite often see mini-dioramas aka Unit Fillers in many old Warhammer Fantasy or 9th Age armies.

Kings of War is quite different as a massed battle system, in that the rules and game mechanics are specifically designed to favor basing entire units on a single large unit base. This is because you don't have to remove casualties and each unit has a specific footprint and height within the rules. This makes it the perfect system to really go to town with extra details and mini-dioramas for your unit bases.

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Announcing our 2017 Tabletop Gaming Painting Competition!

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That's right folks, it's been awhile since we ran our last miniature painting competition and with the cold, wet weekends of winter fast approaching we felt it's time for our 2017 Tabletop Gaming Painting Competition!

So let's take a look at how you can take part in this great hobby event and be in to win a share of over $650 worth of prizes…

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Wargame of the Month: Choosing a Guild!

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One of our favourite things about Guild Ball is the variety of different play styles and paths to victory available. You can win by outscoring your opponent or take a more aggressive approach by taking their players out of action.

With nine (soon to be ten when the Farmers release) different Guilds currently in the game we thought we'd enlist the help of a local veteran in putting together a guide to the strengths and weaknesses of each guild.

So we'd like to welcome in local pundit JS for some guest analysis. You can also follow him on his blog Guildballnz for more coverage of the local New Zealand scene and general GB musings & memes.

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