Are you ready to take your Warhammer 40K to the next level? Do you thrive in an environment where you are given time and dedication on a one to one basis? Our one-to-one coaching service is probably for you.

With a variety of packages and one-off options available – from a single army-list building session that will create a competitive list from the models you own, to multi-call packages that will prepare you for your next event and beyond, we’ve got you covered.

Why not book a discovery call to find out how we can help you?


1. Success vs. Enjoyment

 We believe in striking a balance between competitive success and the enjoyment of the game. While we aim to help our clients improve their skills and achieve their goals, we also prioritise fostering a positive and fun gaming experience. Our coaching methodology emphasises personal growth, sportsmanship, and camaraderie alongside tactical prowess.

2. Personalised Guidance

When a client insists on a particular strategy or army list that we believe may not be optimal for their improvement, we approach the situation with open communication and respect. We engage in a dialogue to understand their perspective and goals, while also providing insights based on our experience and expertise. Our goal is to collaboratively explore alternatives that align with their objectives and help them grow as players.

3. We Encourage Reflection

We encourage our clients to reflect on their games and decisions through post-game debriefings and discussions. We provide them with frameworks for analysing their gameplay, such as identifying key turning points, evaluating decision-making processes, and recognising areas for improvement. By fostering a reflective mindset, we empower our clients to learn from their experiences and evolve as strategic thinkers.

6. Setting Expectations and Preparation:

We believe in setting realistic expectations for our clients while equipping them with the necessary skills and resources to excel. We help them understand the competitive landscape, assess their strengths and weaknesses, and develop targeted strategies for success. By emphasising preparation, practice, and adaptability, we ensure that our clients approach each game with confidence and readiness, regardless of the challenges they may encounter.

5. Empowering Decision-Making

We empower our clients to make informed decisions at the tabletop by providing them with the knowledge, tools, and support they need to navigate complex situations confidently. Through scenario analysis, tactical discussions, and simulation exercises, we cultivate their critical thinking skills and strategic awareness. Our goal is to instill a sense of agency and autonomy in their gameplay, enabling them to adapt and succeed in diverse gaming environments.

6. Emphasizing Sportsmanship:

Sportsmanship is a core value of our coaching methodology, and we actively promote positive behaviours and attitudes both on and off the tabletop. We emphasise fair play, respect for opponents, and graciousness in victory and defeat. Our coaching sessions include discussions on ethical gameplay, communication strategies, and conflict resolution techniques, ensuring that our clients embody the principles of good sportsmanship in their interactions with others.



(10% OFF)

Single Payment

Focus on refining your gaming strategies for optimal outcomes, mastering deployment and mission tactics. Engage in thorough discussions to avoid pitfalls and understand in-game dynamics. Strategise against Xenos, Chaos, and Imperial opponents to excel in tournaments. Reflect on personal growth and achievements, setting a foundation for future development and sustained performance enhancement.

1 Hour Army List Writing Call


Single Payment

In this one-hour call, we’ll tailor an army list to your collection, break down key strategies, and analyse the meta to enhance your gameplay.



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Single Payment

Get tournament ready with our 3 call package, focusing on list, meta, terrain, missions and reflection.

We’ve coached over 100 students 1-to-1 in the last year – here are what some of them have to say: 

The Warhammer 40k coaching sessions have been incredibly beneficial for me, offering insights and strategies that have completely changed the way I approach my army composition and battlefield tactics. Discussing different detachments and deep-diving into the nuances of various strategies not only broadened my perspective but also ignited a newfound enthusiasm for experimenting with my gameplay. The guidance provided was specifically tailored to my needs, making every session feel highly personalized and impactful. The coach’s expertise in identifying and enhancing my strengths, while addressing areas for improvement, has been instrumental in elevating my game to new heights. I’m truly grateful for the fresh perspectives and the confidence boost these sessions have given me.

Love them. It is nice to have that support. The help with lists and advice on how to use them effectively has made a significant difference. The sessions offer a perfect blend of strategy, support, and real-time feedback that’s hard to find anywhere else.

The one-on-one question and answer sessions addressed my specific concerns and significantly improved my understanding of the game. It’s amazing how tailored advice can enhance your gameplay.

Hi, I’m Stephen


As a trained teacher and coach with over 15 years of experience, I decided to dedicate my time to teaching Warhammer 40K players the tactics and strategies that took me years to acquire before I could play with confidence.

The Vanguard Tactics Academy was created to be the Warhammer 40k course that I would have wanted to study when I first started playing. 

You are probably aware that the game is extremely complex and takes a long time to master. No matter your starting point, the VT Academy will give you the clarity that you need to improve, increase your confidence at the table and give you an incredible community to be part of.

Leave behind the frustrations and feeling overwhelmed and spend more time playing and enjoying Warhammer 40k.