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The Vault

Note that these articles are now rather dated but are kept from a sentimental and club history point of view. To see what we are up to lately please visit the Big'Uns blog.

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This is the articles section of the Big 'Uns website, where you can view pieces penned by our very own script-trolls. If you'd like to contribute something to the page, please mail your articles to matt_thrower@hotmail.com and if we like them, we'll add them to the list below.


Tactical Articles

Maneuver Tactics in Warhammer
By Matt Thrower
This article examines whether or not it is viable to successfully apply some of Napoleons more famous tactical docterines to games of Warhammer.

Tactica: Vampire Counts
By Matt Thrower
A discussion of the best ways to employ a horde of shambling corpses to beat the opposition.


Battle Reports

Vanguard Spoils of War Video Report
By Steve Evans
Steve is getting the hang of the video battle report. No infringement of copyright for the embedded music is intended! It is a homage I tell you.

The Battle for Levilnor City
By Liam Royle
A full-colour, no expense spared 40k battle report in PDF format. Crimson Fists take on the foul legions of Papa Nurgle.

Vanguard Vanquish Video Report
By Steve Evans
Steve has a go at doing a video battle report. No infringement of copyright for the embedded music is intended! Honest.

Battle Report
By Steve and Adie
The Empire take on the Lizardmen. NOTE that this is a big Word document (110 Mb) and it will download itself.

For Cadia!
By Steve Evans
A Tournament report - Can the Imperial Guard uphold their honour at the Vanguard Vanquish 2008?

The Battle for Iron Acton
By Steve Evans
A Flames of War report - Operation Sealion has gone ahead and the Nazis have landed in England. Can the Allies forestall them in the West County?

The Long And The Short Of It
By Declan Waters
A report on the Club Challenge 2007 with Vampire Count.

Four Big 'Uns Go Back to School
By Steve Evans
Apparently they teach Blood Bowl as part of the national curriculum.

Warmaster Battle Report
By Steve Evans and Dave Gee
Teeny-tiny people battle it out with teeny-tiny skeletons - report accompanies by teeny-tiny photos.

Ogres versus Elves
By Ian Scovell and Steve Evans
Slavedrivers take on Slave-eaters. A battle report with tactical diagrams.

Sheffield Slaughter Tournie Report
By Ian Scovell
The Brets ride out again to crusade against ignorance and pie-eating "oop north".

Basingstoke Tournie Report
By Ian Scovell
Ian tests his Brets out against "the big killy chaos dragon of death".

Gut Instinct - GT Report
By Alex West
With a title like that you might be expecting Ogre Kingdoms, but this is a 40K tournament report.

The Verminous Horde of Clan Spleen
By Steve Evans and Alex West
The high princes of Uluthan attempt to clean up the vile pollution of the Skaven. A WFB battle report with photos.

Bristol Brawl Part Deux - Tournie Report
By Alex West
Another Brawl Part Deux report from a home player with a Space Wolves army.

Border Patrol
By John Oman
Beware! Wargamers are abroad on Halloween night ...

A Game of Two Halfs
By Declan Waters
A report from the Bristol Brawl Part Deux. A 40K Tourni which consisted of 1500pts of one army and 500pts of another.

Pompey Pillage Tournament Report
By Alex West
The high elves take on allcomers at the 2004 Portsmouth tournament.

Grand Tournament Heat 1 Report
By James Tait
A brave big 'un takes an Empire army to face the nasties at this year's initial grand tournament heats.

Confessions of a Tournament Babe
By Chris Naish
Another tournie report from the Cheltenham Warpath 2004.

A Bristol Bigun On Tour
By Steve Evans
A tournie report from the Cheltenham Warpath 2004.

Dark Elves vs Chaos Undivided
By Ian Scovell

Dark Elves vs Barbarian Orcs
By Ian Scovell

A new army, thats an old army
By John Oman
John tries out his new concept of Barbarian Orcs against the might of Uluthan.

Bristol Brawl Diary 2003
By Matt Thrower
Six short battle reports from the Bristol Brawl 2003, as experienced by one of the club players in the tournament.


Miscellaneous Articles

Attack Part 1
By Steve Evans
A report on the Devizes Wargames Attack 2008 show. NOTE that this is a Word document and it will download itself. It is a multi-part doc with hyperlinks at the end of each section.

Blu'Stones Origins
By Mark Colfer-Henderson
An original fantsay short story.

Nick's Nids
By Nick Cox
Nick writes about his Tyranid army and explains how he went about designing and painting it.

War on a Different Scale
By Steve Evans
Steve drags his beloved Skaven kicking and screaming into the miniaturiser in preperation for some Warmaster. This is a multi-part article with links to the other parts in the relevant pages.

The Imperial Muster
By Matt Thrower
The very, very slow evolution of an Empire Army. This is a multi-part article with links to the other parts in the relevant pages.

Scenario Cards
By The Dragon Slayers
Having recently attended the Sheffield Slaughter 2005 where these scenario cards for Warhammer were used we wanted to share them with the world.

Ulthuans Finest
By Alex West
Making the High Elves work for the Games Workshop Grand Tournament! This is a multi-part article with links to the other parts in the relevant pages.

Random Scenario Generator
By Matt Thrower
A handy utility for generating random scenarios for WFB games. You'll need the scenario rules from White Dwarf which can be had as a free download from the WD section of the Games Workshop website.

A New Year Resolution
By John Oman
We've all done it: sworn to get that new army bought/converted/painted as part of the new year resolutions. See how John does with his Barbarian figures.

The Raising of the Gut
By Steve Evans
Steve's been unable to resist the lure of the new Ogre Kingdoms army book - see how he's gone about planning and collecting his lovely new force in this series of articles.

The Wolf Pack of Askell Thunderclaw
By Alex West
Building a Space Wolf army the hard way: for the next release of the Warhammer 40,000 game! This is a multi-part article with links to the other parts in the relevant pages.

One Man's Pain
By John Oman
The tragic and moving account of one man's fight against the addiction that has blighted his life: wargaming. Updated regularly so that concerned readers can keep check on Johns progress.

A year to collect and paint a 40K army
Run By: Lurkus Spleen
Commissar Spleen chivvies several commanders in a project to span 2010


Modelling Articles

Modelling FAQ
By Matt Thrower
Answers to some of the more common questions about modelling for Warhammer.


Fluff Articles

The Cult of the Gun
By Matt Thrower
A sub-cult within the 40K Iron Warriors chaos legion.

The Wendigo of Kislev
By Matt Thrower
Cannibal horrors stalk the frozen wastes of Northern Kislev. How long before they reach the Empire? An innovative take on the Vampire Counts Strigoi bloodline in WFB.