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Six Up Save!

Welcome to the Six Up Save Blog!
We are a small group of lads from the West Midlands in the UK who paint, model and play tabletop wargames.
As a group we cover several systems, Batman Knight Minis, Starwars Armarda, Deadman's Hand but our main focus is currently Warhammer 40,000.

This blog will (hopefully) follow our exploits across inter-group leagues, local and national tournaments as well as taking a focused look at our armies, list building guides, painting tips and neat conversion ideas.

To start off, let's take a look at our current member roster and their chosen armies:

Bruce - Blood Angels, Tyranids and Chaos Marines

Damien - Orks, White Scars and Khorne Daemonkin

Sam - Nurgle Daemons, Tzeentch Daemons and Chaos Undivided / 30K Iron Warriors

Matt - Iron hands/Clan Raukaan and Dark Eldar

Stone- Necrons and Tzeentch Daemons

Jamie- Space Wolves and Orks

Charles- Tyranids

Martin- Eldar and Dark Eldar

Paul- Nurgle Chaos Space Marines

Several of our members have recently been taking part in the local tournament scene run by Worcester Wargames and the Code Design team, and at the end of April Sam, Matt, Damien and Bruce had a blast at the Bristol Vanguard tourney.

We have a diverse bunch of members, some who have been playing for years and some who have very recently started. Some of us are more into the modelling side of the hobby, where others prefer to focus more on the gaming side of things. 
Although some of us do enjoy the tournament scene, most of our games are casual, fluffy or narrative led games. It is my hope to post bat reps with pictures or links to our YouTube channel so you can enjoy the stories we create on the tabletop.

Thanks for visiting, please feel free to comment, leave us feedback and share your own pics / vids / stories in the comments below. :)


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