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Friends in Warpy Places: The Complete Guide to Adding Daemons to Your Army

The real friends we made in this hobby were the Daemons we met along the way.

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Blights Of Omen: The Complete Guide to Playing Death Guard in Arks Of Omen

“For our vision, they condemned us. For the sin of seeing clearly what our father – their precious Emperor – had become, they called us traitor and cast us out. But now, my sons, there shall be a reckoning.”

–Mortarion

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Breaking Down EVERYTHING Chaos Players Need to Know From the January Changes

Games Workshop is rolling out a ton of new updates to the game today. Not only are we getting new points and dataslate changes, but FAQ’s were also released for most factions. Today at Warphammer, we’re going to break it down and make it real simple for everyone to understand. I’ve consolidated the changes by […]

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Come Check Out Our Warped Wednesday Podcast On Our New Channel!

Know I’ve mentioned it here before, but we’re having so much fun with Warped Wednesdays that I had to share it again. For those that don’t know, myself and my Warphammer partner Wallace O’Donnell do a weekly podcast called Warped Wednesday. After a hiatus, we restarted it several weeks ago. We’ve moved it (as well […]

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Disciples of Shadow: The Complete Guide to Playing Disciples of Be’lakor

An ancient evil has returned to the tabletop. This time, he’s brought Knights.

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Iron Without, Iron With Wins: The Complete Guide to Playing Iron Warriors

We fight the long war, not through vain notions of duty and honour, but through a far purer purpose…

Hatred.

–Ferrous Ironclaw, Warsmith of the Iron Warriors

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Announcing the Return of… WARPED WEDNESDAYS!

I’ll keep this announcement short because I’m really excited about this. A while ago my close friend and fellow Chaos star Wallace O’Donnell and myself started a podcast called Warped Wednesdays. It was positively received, but after 10 episodes, we had to put it on hold because we both got really busy and had trouble […]

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Fighting for Fulgrim: My Emperor’s Children Chased Perfection at the Denver Fight Club GT

It’s difficult to stay interested in a hobby when life is pulling you a million different directions. Everyone reading this has been there (or will be there) at some point. I probably shouldn’t say this part out loud, but over the last couple months I found my love for the game waning a bit. There […]

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We Have Come For You: The Complete Guide to Playing Night Lords

“I want vengeance against a galaxy that hates us. I want Imperial worlds to cower when we draw near. I want the weeping of this Empire’s souls to reach all the way to Holy Terra, and the sound of suffering to choke the corpse-god on his throne of gold.”

Talos Valcoran, the Soul Hunter

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Breaking Down the Impact of the Daemons FAQ (And What’s Still Missing)

An FAQ has manifested in the Warp. Let’s break down the impact of this update, and figure out what questions were left unanswered.

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I’m Moving, But First: My Disciples Of Be’lakor List!

Hey my Chaotic friends, just wanted to give a quick update! I’m moving from Alaska to Colorado soon, so will be unavailable for a week or two. My partner and I have a beautiful but strenuous road trip ahead of us. While I’m going to deeply miss some friends I’ve made up here, from a […]

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In Black And Gold Reborn: Launching a Black Crusade at NOVA 2022

“The Gods hate us. I truly believe this.”

–Khayon (Black Legion, by Aaron Dembski-Bowden)

“The Gods hate us. I truly believe this. I have failed my 2+ prayer roll 3 times in a row”

–Mike Pestilens (NOVA 2022)

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9th Edition Daemons Codex Review!

What a joyous day in the warp! Ring the bloody chimes! Sound the tolling bells of despair! OUR CODEX IS FINALLY HERE! I partnered with the amazing team at Goonhammer for an initial review of the new Daemons codex. Check it out here! https://www.goonhammer.com/codex-chaos-daemons-9th-edition-the-goonhammer-review/ This is just the tip of the daemonic iceberg when it […]

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For The Emperor: The Complete Guide to Playing Alpha Legion

This guide is an article, which may or may not exist, written about a Legion, that may or may not exist. Hydra Dominatus.

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Armour of Change: The Complete Guide to Mastering the Psychic Phase

“Knowledge is power, and with the key to the Black Library, I shall claim it all.”

–Ahzek Ahriman

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Russell Tassin Joins Warphammer to Discuss His Amazing Run with Black Legion!

Russell and Mike break down the secrets to winning with Black Legion, and have a lot of laughs along the way

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Reviewing Snot Goblin Gaming’s Modular Terrain System!

Hello my daemonic friends! We’ve something very different for you today. I’ve received a couple offers to do reviews, but have politely turned them down because they didn’t seem like something I would personally use. I place a lot of value on the relationship between myself and the readers, and am only going to feature […]

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Flawless Execution: The Complete Guide to Playing Emperor’s Children

Polish your armour and tighten your leather. This Nephilim season is about to get LOUD.

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WE ARE RETURNED: First Tournament Report with the New Chaos Space Marine Codex

With those three words we declared the Long War. Words that would, in time, rise from our throats as the battle cry of the Black Legion. Words that encapsulated all that we had been, and all that we had become.

WE ARE RETURNED.

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Breaking Down the Daemons Changes in the Recent Dataslate

“It is the 21st Millennium. For more than a hundred centuries The Daemons Rules Writer has sat immobile. He is the Master of lethargy by the will of the Games Workshop, and master of a million waiting Daemons players by the might of their inexhaustible ineptitude. He is a rotting carcass writhing invisibly with power […]

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Winds Of Change: Breaking Down the Impact of the Nephilim Mission Packet on Chaos Armies

40K has had so many changes lately that I’m starting to run out of Tzeentch puns or change jokes to make. I don’t want to get flamed for reusing a previous joke. Can you imagine a Warphammer article without Tzeentch jokes? The Horror! With that horrible introduction out of the way, let’s talk about why […]

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Taking List Submissions for the Next List Review Article!

Update: Enough lists received, thanks! Starting to pick through and find the ones that will work the best for analyzing for an article, but they are all awesome. Good luck on the tabletop to everyone who sent in a list! The previous list review article was very well received (https://warp-hammer.com/2021/12/21/striving-for-perfection-reviewing-reader-lists-to-identify-common-mistakes-and-provide-tips-for-everyone/), and I had a lot […]

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The Complete Guide to Adding Chaos Knights to Your Army

The 9th Edition Chaos Knights codex allows every army to include a Knight unit in your army… with a catch. After all, would it really be a Chaos army if you weren’t making tradeoffs with the Dark Gods to gain additional power? First, we’re going to dive into the full rules behind this process. Next, […]

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Introducing the Warped Wednesdays Podcast!

Hello my spikey friends! I’ve got some exciting news for you today: Welcome to Warped Wednesdays, a podcast which will come out every week on at 8AM EST on… okay, I trust you can figure out which day of the week Warped Wednesdays will come out on. Warped Wednesday is going to be a podcast […]

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We Are Alpharius: Alpha Legion Infiltrate the Standings at the Seattle Open

“I am Alpharius”

–Alpharius. Or Omegon. Or me? Or you.

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Wrath of Magnus: Winning a Tournament with Magnus and His Sons

“If you will not alter your path, then only one thing awaits you in the stars….. Misery.”

Come find out how one Thousand Sons player is adapting to the new meta!

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Interview with Disciples of Be’lakor Star Bryan Malpass, Fresh Off Finishing Top 3 at a GT!

Be’lakor and his Disciples have quietly been one of the strongest Chaos options in the current meta. Bryan Malpass joined Warphammer to share his secrets for getting the most out of the army!

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You Want To Play Tournaments, But Your Army Is Awful. Now What?

This article addresses a fundamental question for many tabletop wargamers:

You want to play competitively, but your army is in a bad spot. What happens now?

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Interview with Chaos Star Georg Bobkov, Fresh Off 2nd Place at a Major with Slaanesh and Nurgle Soup!

Nurgle and Slaanesh combine their forces to bring home victory for Chaos. Come find out how George Bobkov played his crazy list and how he overcame his toughest matchups!

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Legion of Shadow: Disciples of Be’lakor Tournament Report

I’ve been working on a Disciples of Be’lakor list to counter Custodes and T’au, and the early results have been amazing. My list has been simply walking all over Custodes. I simply don’t think Custodes can beat a swarm of Pink Horrors. I will acknowledge that I’m always very optimistic about Chaos armies relative to […]

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Interview with Emperor’s Children Star John Bianco, Fresh off a 4th Place Finish at the NorCal Open!

John proves that Chaos has what it takes to compete in the GT2022 season

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Waging the Long Nachmund War: The Guide to Playing Chaos Competitively in 2022

It’s always a great time to be playing Chaos. Come find out what builds will work best for Chaos players in the new mission packet and meta.

We may be waiting for new books, but that doesn’t mean we can’t effectively wage the Long War in the meantime!

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The Lord of Change: Interview with Wallace O’Donnell, Who Went 5-1 at LVO with a Summoning List!

Wallace took the Las Vegas Open by storm with a really unique list. He also managed to kill 3 Knights in one turn with an 85 point model. Come find out how this herald of Tzeentch got it done!

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Won Best-In-Faction Chaos Space Marines at LVO!

Hello my spikey friends, heading back from this year’s LVO. I am (of course) going to do an in-depth writeup once I’m home, and can’t wait to share all the amazing games and stories from Vegas. In the meantime, here is a quick update. Emperor’s Children proved that they are undoubtably the most perfect Legion […]

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Here’s to an Exciting 2022 for Chaos and Warphammer: Updates and Plans Going Forward

Greetings from the warp, my Chaotic fans. With the holiday season behind us and a new year on the way, I figured it was a great time to take stock and update everyone on where Warphammer is and where it is going. 2022 is going to be a big year for Chaos. If the rumors […]

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“Thicc Garden”: A Nurgle Tournament Report (Featuring a Great Unclean One!)

Mortarion, Be’lakor, and a Great Unclean One combine forces to bring glory to to Grandfather Nurgle.

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Striving for Perfection: Reviewing Reader Lists to Identify Common Mistakes and Provide Tips for Everyone

Hello spikey friends! Today we’re going to be doing something very different. I had some Warphammer readers submit their own tournament lists through Discord so I could publicly give some feedback. I think this process will be helpful for people to read. It will give everyone a chance to learn from some common mistakes I […]

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Kill! Maim! Board Control! Interview with Dylan Matousek, Who Finished 8th at a Major with World Eaters

My beautiful and spikey Chaos friends, I’ve got an extra special treat for you today. I had the pleasure of sitting down for a chat with Dylan Matousek, an experienced Veteran of the Long War. Dylan recently finished 8th at a Major with pure World Eaters, one of the best finishes by a Chaos Space […]

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Thanking the Dark Gods for Their Gifts: The Top 10 Strongest Chaos Units

Let’s take a step back and identify the strongest Chaos units in the current competitive game.

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In Black and Gold Reborn: Discussing the New Chaos Space Marines Meta with CSM Superstar Russell Tassin!

Mike and Russell break down the bright future for Chaos competitively, and have a lot of fun along the way

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Death To The False Emperor: Melee Chaos Lists Are Back With a VENGEANCE

Chaos players have been truly blessed by the Dark Gods in the latest 40K balance update. Let’s break down all the boons we have been granted.

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“Squigbuggies As Far As The Eye Can See”: An Honest Recap of an Unenjoyable Tournament

Competitive 40K is in the worst place it has been all edition if you’re not running one of the top factions.

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Chosen of the Pantheon: An Updated Competitive List for EVERY Chaos Space Marine Legion

Night Lords? Alpha Legion? World Eaters?

Today, we’re going to lay the groundwork for playing EVERY Legion competitively.

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Keeping Tally with Epidemius: Interview with Malte Hoefs, Fresh Off Going 6-1 at the Alliance Open!

Epidemius and Be’lakor team up to lead Chaos to success in Malte’s creative list

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Faith, Hate, Vengeance, and Truth: Winning a Tournament with Word Bearers

“All I ever wanted was the truth. Remember those words as you read the ones that follow.”

–Lorgar, in the opening words from the Book Of Lorgar