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Warhammer World!


This week saw a trip to the hallowed city of Nottingham for another 6InchMove jolly. Attending were myself, Gribblin and a guest gamer.

Gribblin’s 6000 points of Tyranids faced the combined might of a 3000 point Space Marine force entrenched in a ruined city. The Tyranids arrived in waves in an attempt to balance their massive numerical superiorty.

By closing time we had played six turns, eaten fat bloke burgers, had a drink in the bar, toured the miniatures hall and checked out the shop.

Who won? I dunno, the game could have gone on for another six hours. We didn’t really care too much as it had been a good chance to chuck some dice about and indulge in some gaming goodness!

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6 Inch Move Goes To Warhammer World


For the second year running we managed a new years trip to the Sheriff’s very own Nottingham HQ. The itenerary was standard except this year we didn’t bring hordes of miniatures to benefit from the amazing gaming tables available.

Otherwise it was a visit to museum, a general roam around the gaming hall to see what people are up to, then off to Bugman’s Bar for some awesome burgers and a few games of Death Angel.

The trip was rounded off by a short hop cross city to Maelstrom Games, a place with good potential. If I lived closer I’d probably be gaming there every week!

6 Inch Move – Trying Out 8th Edition at the Home of Warhammer


With the days of Summer now dwindling as we approach Autumn, the 6 Inch Move team descended from our floating citadel to take some well-earned (mostly) days off. August is traditionally a month for vacationing and so we took breaks from our usual employment of reconfiguring printers and people’s faces to spend time avoiding wives/girlfriends through various creatives uses of our time. I thought I’d catalogue some of this as it may be of interest to all those web-trawling Googlebots.

During the first day of our vacation we decided to stick with something traditional, not quite a slap-up dinner at Mrs Miggin’s Pie Shoppe but nonetheless decidedly tasty. We started with a hearty McDonalds breakfast before heading up north to balmy Lenton and it just so happened that it was the first day that the Island of Blood boxed set was being demonstrated. Unfortunately not all of us were allowed out to play, Gribblin spouted some nonsense about his girlfriend (how he can be asked to spend time with her rather than his mates after taking her to see all three Twilight movies and the DVD releases I do not know) so it was just the three of us making the pilgrimage this time. In reality we had travelled several hours north just to get a Fat Bloke burger but mum’s the word on that if our wives are reading.

While taking in the store we took a look over the display they had for the new set, to whet your whistle I provide a recently released screenshot of how things look from the box.

I have to say that I was impressed with the quality of the models. We were almost instantly beset by an other-enthusiastic red shirt doing his best Del-boy Trotter impression hoping we’d lay down some cash for a set. Servitob, piqued from his normal Warhammer Fantasy malaise decided to take up his offer of trying the game out. I’d already read through the rules but good ol’ Servitob is not normally into this kind of thing, he took part as the verminous Rat-men while I was left with some haughty Elves.

The models are really good, high quality and if you collect either of the armies in the box you could do a lot worse than grab this set. Some of the models seem a little odd to include as a set but for learning to play they have a good selection of different types of models. We were apparently destined to try to kill each other which we set about in short order. Memorable moments of the battle were the first turn Skaven magic phase, a level 1 Warlock Engineer fried my Mage with a single Warp Lightning cast, the Warp Fire Thrower decimating the unit of Sword Masters almost to a man, the Ellyrian Reavers fleeing a charge and then not rallying for two turns, the cremated Sword Masters seeing off the unit of Clanrats supporting the Warp Fire Thrower that had scorched them earlier. This was then joined by the Griffon riding Elf hero scaring off the Skaven Warlord’s regiment bt landing behind it and saying “BOO!” in a particularly loud and menacing fashion. When all things were tallied up both sides had been thinned massively and we happily called it a draw.

First impressions of the game were very favourable, things have been streamlined and the game play is faster, Servitob hasn’t played for a few editions but also took a liking to things, you know how much by the fact he tried to paint a Skaven the other day. When we got home in the evening he even suggested we arrange another game. Our red shirt wasn’t quite up to scratch with the new rules, he needed reminding of a few things every now and again but from talking to him he was new there so I’m not going to be too hard on him. I have to say I did enjoy the game, the warmachines included as part of the Skaven are really evil,  don’t fancy facing those across the table in a proper battle but in general the game was quite bloody with both Elves and Skaven dying in  droves.

We had a quick look round the store, went for our burgers and then took a trip to Maelstrom Games as we were in the neighbourhood. I’ll write-up another post charting the battles we have fought of 8th edition proper to give a better impression of how we found the game, currently we have used Wood Elves, Daemons of Chaos and Vampire Counts, full run down coming soon so stay tuned.

Happy Easter – See you at Warhammer World


We at 6 Inch Move would like to wish all of our reader (yes the singular was intentional) a very happy Easter, whether you are Christian, agnostic, Pastafarian or even a devotee of the Imperial Cult. While this will mean a break from work for many of us I’d like you all to spare a thought for the Easter Bunny, torn away from his family and forced to distribute eggs to various kids while braving the Chav filled streets of our respective countries.

Your favourite blogging team (yes us) will be out and about over this period with the entire content generating machine appearing at the northern nerd-mecca that is Warhammer World Easter Monday.

If you see a bunch of late-twenties/early-thirties slim and attractive males, that won’t be us. But if you hear all kinds of geek-tastic comments and generally derisive chatter from people that clearly don’t fit in with the Skaven like teeming hordes of pre-teens you have likely found us. We will also have a table full of Fat Bloke burgers so watch out for that clue.We will no doubt be counting the number of Blood Angels defectees also.

Whether we will be availing ourselves of the opportunity to grab a gaming table and indulge is yet to be decided. If you’re not scared of going up to strangers then you can try to find us out.

Silence is Golden


It was the night before Christmas (LIES!!!!) and all through the blog, not a creature was stirring, not even a…..

As has no doubt been noticed, things are a little quiet around these parts at the moment. Hopefully the gaming day we have scheduled for our little band of chums this coming Saturday will provide some meat to throw to the Internet wolves. I have been quietly painting away and some of that fruit will be borne this Saturday.

It is also looking like the 6 Inch Move team will be trying to arrange a hajj to Warhammer World over the coming Easter break and should be down in London for Salute at the end of April. We’ll bring you our reports from these events as and when we attend them. I have to admit that I did have an idea for an awesome post last week, but then I forgot it…. That’s what happens when you are an undead buccaneer with a mind full of wenching!