Sure, there are funny moments in the forty-first millennium. There's capers and one liners throughout the lore and books. but what the setting really lacks is some straight up Warhammer 40k jokes. The classic style of comedy we all knew as children. But we're here to help. The Handful of Dice team have taken an... Continue Reading →
Black Library Book Review: Steel Tread (2021)
The Imperial Guard may be built on the backbone of countless ranks of infantry, but it's hard to argue that a lot of the glory (and fun) come from the roar of advancing tanks, and the big guns that never tire. Steel Tread puts you firmly at the centre of all of the armoured action.... Continue Reading →
The Emperor Returns: Henry Cavill Is Bringing Us A Warhammer Cinematic Universe
Henry Cavill has been in the news a lot recently due to his various roles. He announced he was stepping away from The Witcher, then that he was not going to be re-donning Superman's red cape. Now we have another announcement that has Warhammer Fans heads turning. Everyone's favourite nerd is going to be Executive... Continue Reading →
Warhammer 40k Battleforce Value Breakdown 2022
It's getting cold outside, the nights have drawn in and the Coca Cola advert with all the lorries has been on TV - it can all only mean one thing; the Warhammer 40k Battleforce releases are just round the corner! As they do every year Games Workshop have given us all a chance to make... Continue Reading →
The Grand Narrative Preview Roundtable
Well, that was bigger than expected. The Grand Narrative Preview came and went at 4am for those of us in the UK, and at the Handful of Dice offices we've been picking over the reviews since. We have opinions, which is of course the reason you're all here, so let's get under way. World Eaters... Continue Reading →
Black Library Book Review: Catachan Devil (2022)
Right, let's start off like all good reviews should - by pointing out that the author is probably significantly biased towards enjoying this book. Way back when I was just a teenager and first discovered Warhammer it was the Catachan Jungle Fighters that drew me into the game. While we do our best to ignore... Continue Reading →
Who Are The Astra Militarum?
In the grim darkness of the far future the first line of defence between humanity and annihilation is the army of the Imperium of Man, known formally as the Astra Militarum, or informally as the Imperial Guard. When it comes to a universe packed full of nightmare-fuel xenos races such as the Necrons and Tyranids... Continue Reading →
Black Library Book Review: Horus Rising (2006)
Horus Rising is the first book in the expansive Horus Heresy series, which covers the events of the Great Crusade and the corruption of Warmaster Horus during the Horus Heresy, some ten thousand standard years before the usual Warhammer setting of the 41st Millenium. The novels in this series are written by many well known... Continue Reading →
Who Are The Tyranids?
Not much is known about the origins of the xenos known as the Tyranids, even their name comes from Tyran, the planet they were first encountered on. Despite this they're widely recognised as one of the largest threats to the life in the galaxy. Even the constant war of the Orks and soulless technology of... Continue Reading →
Who Are The Leagues Of Votann?
The Leagues of Votann have crashed back into the eternal colosseum that is the 41st millenium. Space Dwarves, Squats (though maybe don't let them hear you say that) and now Kin - this hardy race have been known under several names throughout the years. Short, stocky and long lived they're considered by the Imperium as... Continue Reading →
Who Are The Necrons?
The Necrons are another of the numerous Xenos forces occupying the universe that continually threaten the Imperium of Man. There's a lot of mystery surrounding the Necrons, who's implacable, soulless, metallic, humanoid warriors have slumbered in stasis on their tomb worlds for more than sixty million Terran years, with the history of their empire beginning... Continue Reading →
Black Library Book Review: Ghostmaker (2000)
Ghostmaker is the second of Dan Abnett's Gaunt's Ghost novels, and sees the return on the infamous Colonel-Commissar Ibram Gaunt - commanding officer of the Tanith First and Only, also known as Gaunt’s Ghosts, who were introduced in First and Only. The novel returns us to the Sabbat Worlds Crusade and drops us on the... Continue Reading →
Black Library Book Review: Krieg (2022)
Krieg is Steve Lyons' latest addition to the legend and myth of the infamous Death Korps of Krieg. Dispatched to a planet making up part of the Cordon Impenetra around the Octarius Sector, which is currently the arena hosting a snowballing, human initiated conflict between Hive Fleet Leviathan and the Ork Empire of Octarius. While... Continue Reading →
The Five Best Looking Warhammer Miniatures
Let's face facts. You can measure how good a Warhammer mini is by many metrics, but we all know there’s one measure that beats them all - the rule of cool is always king. We all might follow the meta and try to come up with competitive lists, but there’s often just that one model... Continue Reading →
What is Chaos: Khorne
Blood God, Lord of Skulls, Kharneth, Hunter of Souls; these are but some of names and titles given to the Chaos God of war, hatred, slaughter, blood but also martial prowess and honour. Across thousands of battlefields in both the Mortal Realms and the darkness of the far future, mighty warriors and blood-crazed lunatics in heavy armour... Continue Reading →