Well, it was bound to happen.
Well, it was bound to happen.
The new formations have all been posted as one-click bundles on the Games Workshop website .
Jes Bickam from Games Workshop unboxes the amazing Apocalypse Collectors Edition. I ordered one for myself and I have to say, this is very cool.
Geez, almost two weeks…. Hey guys! Sorry for the lack of posts this time around, my boss was out of town last week, meaning I was running the store all week. I love my job, but that much time in a hobby shop means blogging was the last thing on my mind! This, however, doesn’t mean I didn’t get any painting done! Lets jump in, shall we? First up is everyone's favorite Catdog, Canis Wolfborn! This is the 3rd or 4th Canis I've painted, but I really wanted to go all out on this one. Sorry the pictures aren't better, I'll get really good ones when I'm taking final pictures of the commission.
Leaving Warhammer 40K Behind It’s the combination of model kits and the game that are causing problems with Warhammer 40K. £30 for a Tau Broadside or £70 for an Eldar Wraithknight is just the big ugly tip of the iceberg. And when a plastic character model costs £15, there’s something wrong with this picture. These beautiful model kits are definitely worth the money. But when you need 3 Tau Broadsides to make a unit, it starts getting expensive to build an army. I sold my Eldar army last month, because it was going to cost £200 to update it with new units that I needed to keep it competitive. I could have bought a new 1500pts army for that. So there isn’t a great incentive to buy all the options for an army, which brings me to my next point.
I may have the odd rant about things in this hobby but in general I accept that Games Workshop will always charge as much as they think they can get away with. In fact Jervis Johnson himself once told me this was their strategy. Fair play to them, they’re a business not a charity. If people don’t like it they can vote with their money and simply not shell out for it. However, we all know that we’ll want whatever plastic crack they send our way and they’ll still make a fortune no matter how up in arms we are about it. That being said I remember a time when Games Workshop used to do deals. They used to offer a free miniature with White Dwarf and would issue “collector cards” so that once you bought all of the models on the card you got something free. Granted neither of these were particularly great deals but the idea was there. Oh and don’t get me started on the decline of White Dwarf
It’s the evening of Tuesday 18 June 2013. I have three days to go before Blog Wars 5 and there’s a lot to do before the army is ready! The picture above was taken on the 1st! This post is going to be a brief summary of my progress to date, some of the techniques and materials I have used to prepare the army and my thoughts about what’s worked and what hasn’t worked. Pulling it together: The first thing to do is to get everything stuck together. For the new kits this is a lot of fun, but for the older kits some of the mold lines are pretty substantial. I took a production line approach wherever possible for this project, assembling everything in batches, tanks, piranhas, broadsides, riptides, drones, and finally the infantry models. Working on things in groups allowed me to mix and match between the sprues, taking heads from the pathfinder sprue and arms from the tank sprue for example. The firewarrior kit has really aged and after about twenty of these guys I became convinced that an updated kit would have been fantastic. Especially if it had been made to the same quality as the pathfinder kit which is an excellent example of what Games Workshop are capable of these days. This next picture shows where I got to at the end of my plastic gluing session on the 8th June. Out of shot the piranhas are mostly done and the devilfish and hammerhead tanks are drying
It was always a given that I’d be taking Tau Empire to my first Blog Wars tournament. The real challenge, for me at least, is settling on an army list. Preferably with enough time to actually open.clean.assemble.paint the thing! See what I did there? Digital Codex: I have to give a brief thumbs up here to the digital codex. There are some things I don’t like about it, such as it’s size (in MBs) and cost. On a more serious note, I’d like to be able to access it from machines other than my iPad, such as my iPhone or iCloud account on my PC/Mac, but I’ll live with this for now. Generally speaking the codex is a really good electronic document. Games Workshop have done a convincing job of moving into the 21st century here, this isn’t just a PDF of the print codex. Instead it’s a shiny pretty thing which is functional too
Big announcement in the gaming world as Games Workshop and Behaviour Interactive announced a 40K MMOG.