December ’20 Update

RECOGNITION UPDATES

The channel gained a number of new supporters over November and I’ve since added you to the End Credits of each video. The order of the credits is based on your Patreon level and duration of support. The list will continually be updated should you increase, decrease or cancel your support.

Using some new data that Patreon has provided me, I’ve been able to update many of your Discord profiles to have the ‘Patronage’ tag. You’ll have access to a private room and highlighted in the top of the members list as channel supporters. If you’re in the Discord and don’t have the tag, reach out with your Discord name and I’ll update you.

NOVEMBER VIDEOS

We had plenty of videos produced over November with the return of Down Under Sigmar with my new co-host Clint, list discussions on Sons of Behemat, Ossiarch Bonereapers, Maggotkin of Nurgle and the White Dwarf rules for Jaws of Mork (Squigs). 

Buckets, one of the Assistant Coach level Patreons cashed in his episode request to run a Community Spotlight on the Russian scene. It was awesome to hear about the similarities and differences in our communities.

DECEMBER VIDEOS

There is lot to talk about in Age of Sigmar thanks to Broken Realms: Morathi. Currently there is 7 videos planned for December including BR Slaves to Darkness Idolators, Har Kuron, Daughters of Khaine & Idoneth Deepkin. 

I’ll be catching up with Vince Venturella of Warhammer Weekly fame to look at the other Sons of Behemat tribes, scheduled a Hobby Hangout for Christmas/Boxing Day depending on where you are in the world, and have the next episode of Down Under Sigmar locked in with the current Australian Master: Mat ‘The Mayor’ Tyrrell.

On AoS Coach YouTube page you can find the schedule for your timezone and set the reminder so you can catch it live.

WHAT I’VE BEEN UP TO IN NOVEMBER

November was a busy month for me. I’ve just returned from a 2 day Matched Play event in Canberra finishing 3-2 with Sons of Behemat. Not bad for a first showing with a new army. I also submitted my display board up for Armies on Parade 2020. Check out my Twitter or on Discord if you want to see more images.

October ’20 Update

How is it seriously October already?! Here is what has happening and about to happen on the channel;

Dice Bag Launch

A few months ago I started the process of developing the first official AoS Coach merchandise: a dice bag. It’s been a long time in the making and COVID slowed down the prototype reaching me for quality assurance. Long story short, I love it and it’s officially launched. It is a pre-order window for 2-3 weeks so if it is something you want, I recommend jumping in now;

 🛒 AoS Coach Dice Bag No Pockets: https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/879405229/aos-coach-dice-bag-no-pockets  

🛒AoS Coach Dice Bag with Five Pockets: https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/878991869/aos-coach-dice-bag-with-five-pockets  

🛒 AoS Coach Mega Dice Bag: https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/878472101/aos-coach-mega-dice-bag 

Patreon Thank You Updated

The Patreon thank you end credits has been updated to reflect the latest supports. If you’re wondering how this list is organised it’s based on Tier Level then Historical contribution. 

Upcoming Content

Probably cheating here because these two videos are coming up  in the next 48hrs. I’ll be chatting with HeyWoah about Ogors Mawtribes as well as a hobby hangout. 

I’m thinking of October having a Tournament Organiser focus… not the only content but looking to get a few live discussions happening. I’ve got some ideas on list discussions too but I’m cautiously watching for the impacts of the upcoming Broken Realms.

Previously Released

In September you might have noticed the live content slowed down. I wanted to take a step back, try some new content which is better as pre-recorded, and practice video editing. We did have a great hobby focused discussion with Oscar Lars which I highly recommend checking out if you want to improve your hobby.

I’ll be expanding out the “What Is/Are” series and aiming to have 1 published per week in addition to any other live or pre-recorded content.

Finally!

After months of planning and testing, I’m happy to share that the first Introduction into AoS video will be coming in the fortnight. It’s currently being edited. 

One of my first AoS videos were focused on getting new people into the hobby and almost 3 years later, that video has become dated… despite being popular.

I’m revisiting this video and hopefully breaking it down into easy to understand content that a new player can build their knowledge without being overwhelmed. 

August ’20 Update: Schedule + Dice Bag + Rewards

Schedule

I’m back scheduling regular live content now that we have a new Generals Handbook so I’ve put together a road map of what you’ll see in the near future. 

I have a few other videos lined up including Talkin’ Slaanesh, exploring the new Squig rules from White Dwarf, and might FINALLY get a record of my Introduction to Age of Sigmar video that I’ve been working on for months. I tried to record it last week but lost my voice mid-record. SIGH

If there is something you’d like to see explored… let me know in the comments.

Dice Bag

The prototype AoS Coach dice bag has been made and I’m pretty excited. It’s being shipped to me in the coming days from the United States. I’ve partnered up with Greyed Out dice bags (who I previously bought a pretty sweet Bad Moon bag from) and will set-up a limited run. 

Once I’ve received the prototype, I’ll look at setting up a 4 week window where you can place your order with Greyed Out. I’ll announce more information in the near future.

Patreon Rewards

COVID-19 has made it hard for me to post out Patreon rewards, however; Australia is slowly gaining access to the rest of the world again. You might recall 2 months ago I updated the channel logo so I’ll be sending new logo stickers out.

  • New Patreons: I’ll be aiming to get your welcome packs out to everyone who has qualified for their rewards in September. 
  • OG Patreons: If you have already received a welcome pack, I’ll be aiming to send another pack to you in September which will include the new logo and something special for your ongoing support.

I’ll also include two new stickers: Cool Stormcast & Love Squig. Both of these emoji’s are exclusive reactions in the Discord and thought it would be a fun addition to your carry case.

Discord

…and as always, if you haven’t joined the AoS Coach Community Discord server I’d love to have you involved: https://discord.gg/xVAks8q

Patreon Thank You Updated

I wanted to let you know that the Patreon Thank You video which plays at the end of each video has been updated. I’ve been updating it as new Patreons join… but I thought I should let you know.

A channel update will follow this post. 

Almost August?!

I don’t know about you but I swear working from home just blends the days and weeks together. How on earth are we almost in August? Anyway, I owe you an update!

Formal Patreon Video Appreciation

About 30-60 days ago I started to include this video roll at the end of every video as my way to show gratitude for your continual support.

If you are wondering how the list is ordered, it’s based on Patreon level then historical dollar contribution. As new Patreon’s join, I update the video. Thank you again for your ongoing support!

Technology Enhancements

Since the last update I’ve used the Patreon contributions to make a few enhancements. I have upgraded my video editing software to Filamore 9, I’ve bought a new light box to share hobby progress on Twitter & Discord, picked a chromakey/green screen for a future project and today ordered a new webcam. While the Logitech c920 has done well for me for 2.5 years, it’s time to increase the quality of video.

Milestones

Between June-July ‘20 the channel hit a number of big milestones. In June it reached 5,000 subscribers (as if today it’s 5,400), and in July the videos have generated over 325,000 views. Very soon I’ll have uploaded 150 videos which is crazy.

Video’s & Schedule

Now that the Generals Handbook 2020 has been released, I’ll be looking to schedule a bunch of discussions. If there is a specific army you think needs some love, let me know.

Over the last few months I’ve uploaded a bunch of discussions either about the GHB20, list discussions like my recent chat about Lumineth Realm Lord list building, or other topics that might interest you such as 5 years of AoS, sportsmanship, and kitbashing & concerting.

On the schedule I have an Asian Warhammer themed discussion in 3 weeks which I’m excited about. I’ve got another Lumineth list building show to do focused on the battle cattle, and want to continue revisiting older army builds in the Talkin’ series.

I’ll start to lock in some shows and share a schedule update with you in August.

Other Stuff

All things are going well my way. I’m preparing for my annual tournament which is scheduled for October, however; where I live has seen a 2nd wave spike of COVID recently. We’ll see how we go at suppressing the cases and with any luck, I can continue to run my event otherwise I need to push it into 2021.

I mentioned that I’m working from home and I’m fortunate that I’m able to do my day job remotely. Next week I start my boxing training up again which I’m looking forward too. Most of my hobby has focused on Cities of Sigmar as well as a Sons of Behemat display board.

As always, I hope you are doing well and staying safe and healthy. If you’re not already in the Discord, I highly recommend you join (https://discord.gg/xVAks8q). We have over 500 members now across the world which has been amazing to connect with so many of you, see your hobby, and talk about various things.

May Update

Upcoming Schedule

I’m currently in the process of scheduling the upcoming videos for June ’20. I’m speaking with a few other people on topics, however; here is a sneak peak…

All of these shows will be uploaded as a podcast 7-10 days after they were initially recorded.

Channel Enhancements

Thanks to your ongoing support I will be making an additional investment into the channel. The first investment I’ve just ordered two Elgato Key Light’s which will improve the quality of the video aesthetics. 

The next investments I’ll be making in the near future is some video editing software. One of the reasons I haven’t recorded my Introduction to Age of Sigmar series is because I don’t believe I have the right software to make the video that I think the topic deserves. 

AoS Coach YouTube channel is 50 subscriptions away from hitting 5,000 which is a huge milestone. I might need to celebrate… any ideas?

Dice Bag

Keep some of your hobby dollars aside because in the coming month or so I’ll be setting up a limited edition run of AoS Coach dice bags. I’m currently working with a talent graphic designer to create something special and partnered with a dice bag manufacture who will bring it all to life. I’m not planning on holding inventory so once we’re ready to go, I’ll open orders up for a few weeks for a limited run.

Hobby

I’ve been sharing plenty of hobby photos in the Discord channel (https://discord.gg/xVAks8q). I’m working hard behind the scene for my tournament that I’m running in October which includes 3D printing about 400 pieces of terrain like these wild mushrooms.

My personal hobby has been working on Cities of Sigmar while I wait for Sons of Behemat (Gargants) including a Dreadlord on Black Dragon using the Carmine Dragon, Scourgerunner chariots using the High Elf Lion chariots, and a few more rocket batteries.

Thanks To You: Discord Server Boosted

Hi All,

I hope you’re all doing well, safe, healthy, and stocked up with toilet paper. I wanted to provide a small update since I spent some of the Patreon monies.

The AoS Coach Discord has been going off like a frog in a sock so I’ve put some money behind it to improve the audio & video quality. People have been jumping in while they hobby to chat with others online, keeping them company while we’re physically distancing, and learning about each other. It’s been really enjoyable learning about you all.

The Discord server has been boosted for the next 12 months thank to your ongoing patronage. 

We also saw Audam & Rocco live stream Age of Sigmar through Tabletop Simulator live on the Discord. It was so great that I’ve picked up my copy in Steam and plan to learn how to use it.

Finally, I’m putting the final touches on Emerging Meta March & will be recording this weekend on Faction Focus Tzeentch. I’ll also put the audio of my discussion with Martin Orlando about creating great display boards up as a podcast soon.

March ’20 Update

Hasn’t the world changed since my last update! I hope you all are safe, healthy, and have plenty of hobby to keep you busy in these challenging times.

I thought I’d take this opportunity to share an update on what’s happening in my world;

PATREON

Firstly, I want to thank you again for your continued support.

In this economically challenging time I want to share with you that it’s ok if you decide to not longer support the channel in the future. Nothing will change in our relationship and I will continue to create as much valuable Age of Sigmar content as I can schedule. I don’t know how Covid-19 has impacted you and your family… but know that it’s ok to reduce, suspend or cancel your support.

It is important to keep interacting with your communities as we attempt to socially distance ourselves, so I want to invite you into the AoS Coach Discord channel if you’re not already apart of it. 

What’s Happened On The Channel

I’ve had a busy couple of weeks working on (what I think is) interesting topics including discussions on Women in Warhammer, Warhammer narrative & lore, Emerging Meta and (finally) the Flesh Eater Courts faction focus. 

I’ve soft launched the AoS Coach website which includes a selection of merchandise, and continue to expand the podcast for people who aren’t always able to access YouTube.

What’s To Come On The Channel

Prior to Covid-19 I had a tournament scheduled almost every month until July… that’s obviously changed.

While we all have more time to hobby, I’ll be focusing on more ways to keep connected to the community through YouTube and Discord. On Discord, we are already having regular audio hangouts with whoever is online at the time. It’s very organic but has been loads of fun getting to know everyone. Sadly while everyone is hobbying, I’m normally working.

I’ll be looking to schedule more interesting discussions like the recent discussion with 2+ Tough (Doug), and more regular hobby hangouts. I might have found a way to integrate the live audio feed from Discord so others can join me while I’m live on YouTube. Just another reason why you want to be on Discord. 

I’ll also need to record an updated version of Disciples of Tzeentch & Seraphon faction focuses.

Outside Of The Channel

I’ve been working from home almost daily for the last few weeks which has been a unique challenge. On one hand it’s been great to spend more time at home, hang out with my dog, and sneak in Warhammer during breaks or on conference calls. On the other hand is that it gets boring being at home constantly. 

I run a yearly tournament which attracts around 100 players each year which is scheduled in October. I’ve been making more terrain to ensure we have great tables. I think I built 50+ Azyrite Ruins this week alone!

Long Overdue Update

Sorry for the long stretch between updates. Every year in Australia, all eyes turn toward CanCon for the worlds largest Age of Sigmar event. This event is our annual pilgrimage and it takes a lot of my focus getting an army painted, practised, as well as build up a display board with terrain. 

Thank you to everyone who continues to support this channel. So far you have created the podcast platform, helped purchase new equipment, and fund new content. So… now the promised update;

CanCon

The Empire / Freeguild is my first and true love… and with a new battletome there is no way I was taking anything else. Magic has always been a draw card for me all the way back to the College of Magic in The Empire’s capital of Altdorf so it was fitting to take Hallowheart. 

218 players finished the 6 game tournament at CanCon and I would end 52nd with 4 wins and 2 losses, as well as being voted 3rd Coolest Army which got me this sweet ForgeWorld exclusive trophy. 

The display board was an opportunity to find my space in the Mortal Realms as I developed the narrative of Nultdorf (or New Altdorf) which is situated in the Opal Isle of Aqshy, acts as an entry point to the Flamscar Plateau and is the primary research centre for the Imperial Colleges of Magic.

The armies that I faced were: Ogor Mawtribes > Nighthaunt > Skaven > Kharadon Overlords > Nurgle > Ossiarch Bonereapers

Content

Now that Christmas & CanCon have passed I can get back to schedule for producing content. 

Late last year I kicked off a new series of videos called Emerging Meta which has been wildly successful. I didn’t know how the community would initially respond to a data driven video. I’ll keep producing monthly videos as long as people find them valuable.

I recently recorded an updated Faction Focus Kharadon Overlords video to align with the new book. I have FF Slaves To Darkness scheduled for next week andddddd with the sun, moon and stars aligning will have FF Flesh Eater Courts completed in January… maybe FF Tzeentch too.

In order to catch up on the backlog of Faction Focuses I’ve temporarily suspended Down Under Sigmar for February. My wives birthday falls on the date of one of the shows, and the fortnight after is our first date anniversary which only reinforced the suspension.

Once we’ve caught up on the new battletomes I have a few plans with that unlocked capacity. The first is the previously mentioned Getting Started Into Age of Sigmar series.

December hosted the first Hobby Hangout on YouTube which people seemed to enjoy so I’ll look to get that set up in February and reoccurring each month.

Discord

If you didn’t already know there is an AoS Coach Discord server that’s been set up for a few months now. Please message me if you don’t already have the link.

Midwest Meltdown & Grudges

I’m coming to America in July! I’ll be travelling over to the West Coast for a friends wedding, however; I’ll be ending the trip with the Midwest Meltdown tournament in Illinois. Let me know if you are coming to the event. I’ll be playing in the doubles event as well as the singles tournament. 

I’ll be also heading over to South Australia to play at SAGT in March, possibly the ANZAC Cup in April, and Sydney Slaughter in June. You’ll see WSorran & Kenny have both grudged me for Round #1 at the respective tournaments. If we’re playing at the same tournament in the future I’d love to set up a grudge match.

Make sure to join the Discord so we can continue the conversation.

March 2021 Update

I don’t know what your March was like… but mine was rather crazy! I’ve been interviewing for a new role at a tech company, preparing for a large AoS tournament, recording content for the channel, ran a 48 player event, as well as making my debut on Warhammer Community writing the Metawatch – How to Win With (Or Win Against) Mega-Gargants.

END CREDITS UPDATED

YouTube end screen credits continue to be updated as new Patreon’s join, update pledges & leave (but who would ever do that 😉). As always, names are ranked based on Tier Level followed by Total Duration of being on Patreon. 

WHAT HAPPENED IN MARCH

I kept the March calendar flexible knowing that Broken Realms Teclis & Lumineth Realm-Lords part 2 would drop, as well as having 2 weekends taken away from recording by attending Victoria Grand Tournament as well as running Sydney Come To Blow. The latest Warhammer Preview ended up being scheduled hours before my 48 player event so I needed some beauty sleep before I TO’d.

I also recorded a Tournament Recap on Victoria GT ’21. It was a little different to the type of content I’ve recorded in the past and you all seemed to enjoy it, so I’ll aim to record more tournament recaps in the future. So far I’m booked in for a 2 day tournament in early May, mid-June, and maaaaaayyybbbeeee mid-July though I haven’t bought a ticket yet.

WHAT’S COMING IN APRIL

Right now April is focused on updated discussions on Daughters of Khaine & Hedonites of Slaanesh. Traditionally my list shows happen post-FAQ so I’ll be looking to schedule some discussions on Cities of Sigmar, Maggotkin of Nurgle, Lumineth Realm-lords, Flesh-eater Courts, and Ossiarch Bonereapers late April or early May. Sadly the 4 week FAQ cycle holds me back a little…. but I want to give you accurate information.

I’m working behind the scenes on a bunch of videos that can be recorded offline. I’ll seek out a few list discussions over April too. I’m thinking Nighthaunt need some love… not sure who else needs attention.

QUEST FOR 10,000 YT SUBSCRIBERS

The YouTube channel is just over 1,000 subscribers short of the big 10,000. This is an important milestone for us YouTubers because it’s the next ‘level’. I’ll be putting together an official merch store and I’m kicking off conversations about AoS Coach dice.