August 2021 Update

Guess what…. I’m still in lockdown. I’ve just finished Week 10 of lockdown and I can’t wait to get some real life Warhammer happening. I hope you’re all looking after yourselves.

So what’s the update for AoS Coach?

Well the first update is that I’ve just bought a new laptop thanks to your support as well as a work bonus coming through. I’ve been pushing my previous laptop to the limits lately so I’ll be excited to get it all set up for video production.

WHAT HAPPENED IN AUGUST

August saw the return of live streaming after 2 months away. Initially I felt pretty rusty, however; I feel like I’m now back in the groove. 

The goal in the first few months is to get as many early 3rd edition discussions that I can schedule. I’m aiming for 2-3 a week while I’m housebound. Here is what I’ve done in August;

WHAT’S COMING IN SEPTEMBER

Continuing with the 3rd Edition discussions, I have the following scheduled so far for September;

More videos will be added to this list.

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DISCORD

If you didn’t already know, AoS Coach has a Discord and it’s pretty freakin’ awesome: https://discord.gg/xVAks8q . We have over 2,700 members and as a Patreon I’ll grant you permission to our private room. If you aren’t already tagged Patronage… let me know.

WHAT AM I WORKING ON

I’ve been painting up my Daughters of Khaine with the goal of Armies on Parade. Sadly one of my milestone gaming events CanCon, which is the worlds largest AoS event, has been cancelled so I’m using AoP as my focus. 

July 2021 Update

It’s the end of the month which means it’s another update. I hope you’re well, healthy, and getting in some hobby + games.

I’m currently in Week 6 of a lockdown which has just been extended for 4 weeks. Fun! Luckily Warhammer has contributed to my sanity and making YouTube videos have kept me focused. I do miss the gym though.

WHAT HAPPENED IN JULY

You might remember in the last update that because of the Patreon support I took a week off work to research, script and record videos. Here is what we released over July;

WHAT’S COMING IN AUGUST

A lot. 

The FAQ for Generals Handbook 2021 will be published soon which means I can record more of the Getting Started in AoS 3 series.

In additional to this series I’ll be picking up the faction discussions across August and September to learn how 3rd edition has impacted them. I’ve started to identify guests and reached out, so expect to see live discussion in the very near future.

I’ve also got a few ideas brewing including a ‘How To Defeat’ series that’ll kick off with our larger than life heroes of the Mortal Realms. These super heroes are more dangerous in this new edition so I’ll attempt to unpack them.

DISCORD

If you didn’t already know, AoS Coach has a Discord and it’s pretty freakin’ awesome: https://discord.gg/xVAks8q . We have over 2,400 members and as a Patreon I’ll grant you permission to our private room. If you aren’t already tagged Patronage… let me know.

The Patreon’s has been really helpful asset to talk through 3e and practice over on Tabletop Simulator.

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WHAT AM I WORKING ON

I’ve put the Sons of Behemat away for 3rd Edition and moving onto a new project, my Daughters of Khaine army. I’ve ditched the traditional lore around Khaine and have gone back in time to 6th & 8th edition Warhammer Fantasy Battles to a corrupted Cult of Pleasure/Excess.

I’ve had an inside joke with Chuck Moore (Strength Hammer) with a Pop Star Battle between Taylor Swift and Britney Spears brewing since 2019. While we did battle at Adepticon IRL and I defeated him with my Gitz, the time for our lore to clash. So my Cult of Pleasure is a dark alliance with Slaanesh in the realm of Aqshy, hidden in the Isle of Exiles, west of Tempest Eye / Hammerhal / Hallowheart / Avilgard – Har Kuron.

While Morathi struggles with Sigmar after the annex of Anvilgard, Brithra Helspears raises a new army in Morathi’s name to reinforce her claims over Aqshy. To help tell this story I’ll be building an Armies on Parade board.

June 2021 Update

3rd Edition of Age of Sigmar is here and I’m excited to explore the new rules and the different ways to build a list. As you can imagine… June was the calm before the storm.

WHAT’S COMING IN JULY

Lots! There is going to be a lot happening over on AoS Coach. Thanks to your Patronage I’ll be taking a week off work this upcoming week to write scripts, record and edit videos. There is still a post-launch FAQ scheduled by Games Workshop so I’ll tackle what I can and the rest will be in preparation to respond once the FAQ is out.

After reading through the Core Rule and Generals Handbook many times I’ve gotten the feeling that this is a bit of a restart to the way you look at your list. It isn’t just about taking your AoS 2e list and forcing it into 3e after the points adjustments. List building structure has changed, incentives in battle have changed, and there are new considerations which may increase or decrease the value of units.

WHAT HAPPENED IN JUNE

June was a bit of a mixed bag on the channel mostly because I had a tournament to attend (Sydney Slaughter) and we were in this weird transition spot between editions. 

AoS Coach dice went on sale along with an accessories kit that includes 3″ / 6″ / 9″ measuring tools + objective markers. They’ll be mailed in the next few weeks internationally so get in early.

If you’re looking for wearable merchandise I’ve also got a print on demand store which ships from the US and EU. 

I took the Gloomspite Gitz out at Sydney Slaughter and picked up Coolest Army, which was the trophy I was aiming to win. Battle report will happen… maybe this week in between all this AoS 3e content.

DISCORD

If you didn’t already know, AoS Coach has a Discord and it’s pretty freakin’ awesome: https://discord.gg/xVAks8q . We have over 2,200 members and as a Patreon I’ll grant you permission to our private room. If you aren’t already tagged Patronage… let me know.

The Patreon’s has been really helpful asset to talk through 3e and practice over on Tabletop Simulator. 

AOS 3 CROWD SOURCING

As you go through learning 3rd Edition, I’d love to hear from you on your experiences, questions, and challenges. Hearing from you (in the Discord there is a private room set up for Patrons) helps shape future videos.

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May 2021 Update

Do you smell it… 3rd Edition Age of Sigmar is in the air. AoS Coach’s channel was still in it’s infancy when AoS transitioned from 1st to 2nd edition and I might have only just cracked the 1,000 subscriber mark.

Over 2nd Edition the channel grew up a lot and in May ’21 had passed the 10,000 subscriber mark which was a massive milestone to accomplish, and it’s been YOUR support that’s helped make it possible. So how am I going to celebrate this important YouTuber milestone?

10,000 Subscriber Celebration

I’ll be hosting a 10,000 Subscriber Celebration this weekend to show my appreciation. You can find the local timing for your location on the 10,000 Subscriber YouTube video link. I’ll be running a few rounds of Warhammer trivia where you respond using the YouTube chat. Up for grabs will be Games Workshop vouchers for the Top 3 in each round of trivia + randomly drawn luck dip with AoS Coach stickers.

If you’re not able to make it due to time zones or prior commitments, fear not, I’ll be doing more sticker prizes in the Discord. 

WHAT HAPPENED IN MAY

A lot happened in May;

WHAT’S COMING IN JUNE

The rough plan for June will be to wrap up the list discussions for Soulblight Gravelords & Broken Realms Kragnos, depending on when they receive their FAQ. Any day now that FAQ for BR Be’lakor will drop and I can schedule 2 Nighthaunt shows and Legion of the First Prince.

I’m guessing sometime in June or July that 3rd Edition will drop so I’ll scale back the videos a little so I can get my head around the changes, break them down, and release a heap of videos. 

With your patronage I will be aiming to take some time off work to break down AoS 3e. Guess it depends really how much has changed.

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DISCORD

If you didn’t already know, AoS Coach has a Discord and it’s pretty freakin’ awesome: https://discord.gg/xVAks8q . We have over 2,000 members and as a Patreon I’ll grant you permission to our private room. If you aren’t already tagged Patronage… let me know. 

MERCHANDISE

I said last month that on 10,000 subscribers I would be launching AoS Coach merchandise… and it’s here: https://store.aoscoach.com/ 

This is a print on-demand merchandise store which ships from the USA & EU. The benefit is that I don’t have to hold inventory and it’s easy to create new designs. I’ve started with an initial range and will continue to expand it over time. The goal will include custom designs with slogans and/or characters.

What about the dice? Dice will be coming soon… they’re in my hands, I’ve packed them up, and once I’m comfortable I understand shipping to all countries at the best price, I’ll launch. That is like a week away probably. I’ll make another post and you’ll get first dibs at them. 

The dice will be housed on a different website because I’ll be physically handling your order. Unfortunately, this means if you want both a shirt & dice you’ll need to pay 2 sets of shipping. I don’t have the shirts, they don’t have the dice. 

NEXT TOURNAMENT

On the 13-14th June, I’ll be attending Sydney Slaughter which is a 70 player matched play event that’ll be using Anvils of Apotheosis. I’ve decided to take out my Gloomspite Gitz in the spirit of a custom hero. You’ll get to hear more about it in an upcoming Tournament Recap video. Wish me luck!

Talkin’ Hedonites of Slaanesh 2021

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-d22aw-1018341

Join  @FaceHammer TV  ‘s Russ Veal (@FaceHammer_) as we look at Hedonites of Slaanesh 2021 in Warhammer Age of Sigmar. I’ll get Russ’ view on the army, how he’s getting the most out of them on the tabletop, and deep dive into two of his lists.

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🙏Thank you to my Patreon’s: Tyler Pearson, Randy Palito, Tom Kunz, Chaos Spawn, Stavros Kalaitzidis, Chris Moore, Wistmoor, AJ C, Kevin Waite, menton3, Ágnes Fehér-de Vette, Damian Loch, Matthew Darnell, James Crowder, Saa Aurelian, Grant Fraser, James Bramble, Onur Kayabasi, Jeffrey Nijhoff, Matthew Priestley, Reflex Dog Training, Michael Clarke, David A Blenner, Nick Riley, Zeb, Mathias Runchel, Ruben Barnhoorn, Daniel Chilton, Derek Zimmermann, Richard Pateman, Gobblurrito, Sam Boyce, Matthew C Houghton, Miguel Sinter, Richard Whitlock, Matt Putnam, Elijah, nomnomnids, James Love, Donny Rongo, Austin Cranfield, Wsorran, Jonathan Ensor, BulldogHammer, Pete Brizio, RadiationRiley, Elliot Stenson, Josh Wildhorn, Jan Tomecek, Melody Keeper of Secrets, Dorr Perkins Dearborn, Nick Pilgrim, Michiel, Stormlight, Haz1079, Levi Rockets, Gregg Dieckhaus, Trevor Williams, Aiden Nicol, Bryant Roberts

🙏Thank you to my YouTube Members: Bill Castello, David Czarnecki, Davis Ford, Andyjp, alex howe, William Lange, Grumdy, Alex Lee, Carlos D Gomez, Lo Anthony, Levi Heryford, warpig527, Jonathan Fredrickson, Christopher Harkness, Rory TB

🤘 Support the channel, I have a Patron: (https://www.patreon.com/AoSCoach) & YouTube Members (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQMNLM_JuDNLbvGG0ZUA8ow/join).

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  • 00:00:00 Slaanesh Introduction
  • 00:42:00 List 1
  • 01:22:00 List 2
  • 01:33:00 Final Thoughts

April 2021 Update

ALMOST AT 10,000 SUBSCRIBERS

I’ve been talking about the Quest for 10k YouTube subs for a few months now. and it’s so close I can taste it. As at writing this it’s less than 700 subscribers away from unlocking ‘YouTube Bronze’.

To celebrate the milestone I’ll be setting up a merchandise store which will initially kick off with designs inspired by the Discord emojis, AoS Coach branded dice for sale, and a celebration trivia stream where I’ll give away prizes too. 

I recently placed the order with the dice manufacturer and will work out pricing including international postage costs. 

As a thank you for being amazing Patreon’s I’ll also set you up with a discord coupon on the dice. More information will communicated once that’s all sorted.

WHAT HAPPENED IN APRIL

April was a weird month for me with 2 Broken Realms books dropping while I waited for Daughters of Khaine + Hedonites of Slaanesh to receive their FAQ. Moving to a 4 week FAQ has really reduced the speed in outputting the Talkin’ videos, however; I don’t plan on compromising the videos prior to an FAQ in case something we talk about changes that’ll impact the future value of the video. I’m essentially trading early clicks for accuracy. 

Anyway, here are the videos that I put out in April;

WHAT’S COMING IN MAY

Nothing is scheduled YET but this is the calm before the storm… because the updated Lumineth Realm-Lords battletome + Broken Realms Teclis FAQ is expected to drop in early May. 

I’ll be revisiting Lumineth with their new units and rules as well as getting some list discussions happening with Cities of Sigmar Settlers Gain & Maggotkin of Nurgle. I’m not quiet sure if the BR Teclis updates to FEC or OBR are worth discussing in a list show. 

Towards the end of May we will likely see the FAQ for BR Be’lakor so I’ll start looking to set up chats for Legion of the First Prince, Nighthaunt (2 shows), and Seraphon. 

There is a chance we will get Soulblight Gravelords and/or Broken Realms Kragnos in May so I’ll also need to be flexible if I want to keep my sanity and get a preview published.

I do have a few other videos I’d like to record in May like the next tournament recap for Brizhammer (more info below) and a few others that I’ve been slowly scripting out. If I sneak them into the content schedule it’ll likely be in the first 2 weeks of May before these FAQ’s drop.

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DISCORD

If you didn’t already know, AoS Coach has a Discord and it’s pretty freakin’ awesome: https://discord.gg/xVAks8q . We have over 1,700 members and as a Patreon I’ll grant you permission to our private room. If you aren’t already tagged Patronage… let me know.

NEXT TOURNAMENT

The Sons of Behemat will be back out on the tabletop on 1st & 2nd May for Brizhammer Chaotic. It’s an 80 player event that I’ll be flying up to Brisbane (90 min) to attend with the same list I took to Vic GT.

The tournament is themed Chaos and has additional prize support for top performing Chaos players. This might mean I’ll see more chaos opponents than usual. 

I’m aiming to do another post-event battle report like I did with VicGT along with player interviews after the game. With a solid performance at either Brizhammer or Sydney Slaughter in June, I quiet possibly could be invited to the Australian Masters which is rather funny. I’m playing with “the worst battletome ever written” after all.

Talkin’ Flesh Eater Courts

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-7d3ux-1018336

Join JP Ganis (@jpganis) as we look at Flesh Eater Courts 2021 in Warhammer Age of Sigmar. I’ll get JP’s view on the army, how he’s getting the most out of them on the tabletop, and deep dive into two of his lists.

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💬 Continue the conversation by joining the AoS Coach Discord: https://discord.gg/xVAks8q . We discuss Age of Sigmar, share lists and tactics, share hobby photos, play TTS AoS as well as general chit chat including memes, animal photos, and more.

🙏Thank you to my Patreon’s: Tyler Pearson, Randy Palito, Tom Kunz, Chaos Spawn, Stavros Kalaitzidis, Chris Moore, Wistmoor, AJ C, Kevin Waite, menton3, Ágnes Fehér-de Vette, Damian Loch, Matthew Darnell, James Crowder, Saa Aurelian, Grant Fraser, James Bramble, Onur Kayabasi, Jeffrey Nijhoff, Matthew Priestley, Reflex Dog Training, Michael Clarke, David A Blenner, Nick Riley, Zeb, Mathias Runchel, Ruben Barnhoorn, Daniel Chilton, Derek Zimmermann, Richard Pateman, Gobblurrito, Sam Boyce, Matthew C Houghton, Miguel Sinter, Richard Whitlock, Matt Putnam, Elijah, nomnomnids, James Love, Donny Rongo, Austin Cranfield, Wsorran, Jonathan Ensor, BulldogHammer, Pete Brizio, RadiationRiley, Elliot Stenson, Josh Wildhorn, Jan Tomecek, Melody Keeper of Secrets, Dorr Perkins Dearborn, Nick Pilgrim, Michiel, Stormlight, Haz1079, Levi Rockets, Gregg Dieckhaus, Trevor Williams, Aiden Nicol, Bryant Roberts

🙏Thank you to my YouTube Members: Bill Castello, David Czarnecki, Davis Ford, Andyjp, alex howe, William Lange, Grumdy, Alex Lee, Carlos D Gomez, Lo Anthony, Levi Heryford, warpig527, Jonathan Fredrickson, Christopher Harkness, Rory TB

🤘 Support the channel, I have a Patron: (https://www.patreon.com/AoSCoach) & YouTube Members (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQMNLM_JuDNLbvGG0ZUA8ow/join).

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  • 00:00:00 Flesh Eater Courts Introduction & Allegiance
  • 00:30:00 List 1
  • 01:12:00 List 2
  • 01:23:00 Lessons Learnt

Broken Realms Be’lakor Review – Warhammer Age of Sigmar

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-95v8h-10182ff

In this video I review Broken Realms Be’lakor which is the 3rd instalment of the Broken Realms series. I will highlight which armies are impacted and provide an overview the change. List discussions using the new rules will happen after the 4 week FAQ has been released by Games Workshop.

This book was provided by Games Workshop as an early access for the purpose of reviewing and is not a sponsored video.

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💬 Continue the conversation by joining the AoS Coach Discord: https://discord.gg/xVAks8q . We discuss Age of Sigmar, share lists and tactics, share hobby photos, play TTS AoS as well as general chit chat including memes, animal photos, and more.

🙏Thank you to my Patreon’s: Tyler Pearson, Randy Palito, Dynat226, Tom Kunz, Chaos Spawn, Stavros Kalaitzidis, Chris Moore, Wistmoor, AJ C, Kevin Waite, menton3, Ágnes Fehér-de Vette, Damian Loch, Matthew Darnell, James Crowder, Saa Aurelian, Grant Fraser, James Bramble, Onur Kayabasi, Jeffrey Nijhoff, Matthew Priestley, Reflex Dog Training, Michael Clarke, David A Blenner, Nick Riley, Zeb, Mathias Runchel, Ruben Barnhoorn, Daniel Chilton, Derek Zimmermann, Richard Pateman, Gobblurrito, Sam Boyce, Matthew C Houghton, Miguel Sinter, Richard Whitlock, Matt Putnam, Elijah, nomnomnids, James Love, Donny Rongo, Austin Cranfield, Wsorran, Jonathan Ensor, BulldogHammer, Pete Brizio, RadiationRiley, Elliot Stenson, Josh Wildhorn, Jan Tomecek, Melody Keeper of Secrets, Dorr Perkins Dearborn, Nick Pilgrim, Michiel, Stormlight, Haz1079, Levi Rockets, Gregg Dieckhaus, Trevor Williams, Aiden Nicol, Bryant Roberts

🙏Thank you to my YouTube Members: Bill Castello, David Czarnecki, Davis Ford, Andyjp, alex howe, William Lange, Grumdy, Alex Lee, Carlos D Gomez, Lo Anthony, Levi Heryford, warpig527, Jonathan Fredrickson, Christopher Harkness, Rory TB

🤘 Support the channel, I have a Patron: (https://www.patreon.com/AoSCoach) & YouTube Members (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQMNLM_JuDNLbvGG0ZUA8ow/join).

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  • 0:00:00 Broken Realms Be’lakor
  • 00:02:47 Be’lakor
  • 00:07:35 Legion of the First Prince
  • 00:14:38 Nighthaunt
  • 00:28:35 Stormcast Eternals
  • 00:32:38 Disciples of Tzeentch
  • 00:37:15 Seraphon
  • 00:44:13 Kharadon Overlords
  • 00:50:19 Fyreslayers
  • 00:55:42 Final Thoughts

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everybody!  I hope you have a happy and healthy holidays. I put together a short 🎄🎅🎁Message.

Christmas Special

Two updates in one month? Must be the festive season!

Patreon Rewards

It’s been a long time coming, however; I’ve posted everybody who qualifies for a Patreon reward a set of AoS Coach stickers which includes some of the emojis from our Discord. Stick them on your miniatures carry case, on your car, or wherever you like… I’m not your Dad.

I really like these AoS stickers and will be looking to get more AoS emojis made up in 2021. If you like them, it might be something I can continue making as stickers and sending out as rewards to Patreon’s. Let me know your thoughts. 

Christmas Hangout

I know the Christmas period can be tough for people, and perhaps more so this year where you may not be able to see your friends and family. I’ve set up a YouTube stream for Christmas Day / Boxing Day (depending on your region) as a bit of a Warhammer hangout.

Without spoiling the surprise I have planned, this won’t be a normal hobby hangout where you just watch me paint and we chat. If you are free at the scheduled time I’d love to have you hanging out. Set the Reminder on the upcoming show.

What Is Coming Up

Broken Realms Morathi has kept me busy with list talks with some pretty amazing community members who are subject matter experts with their army. I can only assume we will get another book in January. That’s pure speculation, I’m not giving you insider information here 😁. 

My workplace is shutting down for 3 weeks over the Christmas period so I’ll be looking to take advantage of my new found freedom. I do want to record the next Getting Started video’s, I’d like to create a few more short What Is videos, record a Tournament Organiser video on running a Grand Tournament, as well as a few other ideas. Once we get the Broken Realms FAQ I’ll set up a Talkin’ Stormcast. 

Still to come is Talkin’ Har Kuron with Cinderfall Gaming, Talkin’ Sons of Behemat with Vince Venturella and Talkin’ Daughters of Khaine (part 2) with Chuck Moore.

I’m attempting to publish the schedule in advance and you should have noticed this image popping up in YouTube, Twitter and/or Facebook;

Maybe Not As Exciting Investment

Your Patreon support doesn’t just let me live like a rockstar splashing cash on boats and mansions, I do invest it back into the channel. Recently I added two new pieces of technology to the channel: a scanner to help me bring all the new rules like Broken Realms into videos for list discussions, and an Elgato StreamDeck. 

The StreamDeck is a flash piece of technology that Twitch streamers love to use. It’s not integrated YET into my streaming software, however; they’ve recently announced an integration soon. So you might see some flash transitions or other things once I get this StreamDeck up and running.

What Have I Been Up To

There is always plenty going on with me. Not only have I been smashing the new Assassin’s Creed Valhalla on the PS5 but I’ve also started up a new Daughters of Khaine army which I’m doing for Armies on Parade 2021 as well as recently run a 1 day Age of Sigmar event called Sigmas. It was mostly an opportunity to bring 30 players together for some Warhammer before Christmas. It’s been a while since I’d seen my community.