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So I once again found myself admist the pressing crush of the unwashed, unclean and the pie eaters, yes Games Day '04. And holy crap was it better!!
So I arrive at about 9:15am, after my father and I get lost twice attempting to navigate our way to Birmingham without the use of a map, and standing there I was freezing my bollocks off for about 45mins. Then a lovely man in a yellow jacket comes to tell of a new door, there low and behold we stood for two mins and were in.
So into the jaws we go....
First I wandered about the boards taking it all in, there was much and many boards. Including three complete with ships!!! Cool, so out comes the camera... lots of pics.
The club/group/store banners were cool, most put in hard work. Others not, namely Poole ( a stick with a piece of cardboard with symbols drawn on it and a skull ductaped to the top).
There was a board making challenge, four members off GW had to make a playable gaming board in the day. They did it easy, looked very nice at the end.
The usual signing booths, conversion compo, terrain making and a section where you could see new projects from Forge World and chat to the designers. The tables were to say the least.... big and damned good...
*I'll probably put up a list if what was going on where sometime*
There was a huge baneblade, made in 1/6th scale and was remote control. I watched it move, very, very cool. I saw various members of the GW team, though I missed Gav....
Then I say to my dad lets go down now to see the GD entries, at about 10:30am, so there we wait and once again we're shunted to another line and get in quicker. Once decending the many, many stairs we enter into painting heaven....
The entries were amazing, absoloutely amazing. But there were some that well failed to impress, namely a HE Silver Helms unit with yellow gloves and pink helms... But some I loved, many were there to view and to pic but I have lots of them. There was a very nice Archaon on foot, with bone looking armour as well as some very nice units, a flying bret units and beastmen stood out for me.
Then onto the 40k stuff, again purely amazing. The models were great, the quality is improving. Tho a nasty looking nid Canifex did look as though it had has a run in with a paint shop.... Others namely a beautyful looking Bloodthirster were stunning.
Then it was back up to the main hall, more pics and time to buy stuff. Throughout the day I have brought -
Chaos collectors guide
The new SM Commander and Command Group
The GD tshirt
A skaven tshirt
The heart Of Chaos
Dead Sky Black Sun - Signed by the author Graham McNeill
The fact I brought so little is because I realised I have too much already, and when I went to buy more dwarf warriors... they had sold out!!!
But a good day was had by myself, my lovely tshirt was getting me odd looks and little chuckles from peeps But unfortunatly we had to leave early, only having 6hrs on the car, so for the second year running I missed the golden daemon awards. There's always next time... along with a map.
Pics will be up soon, but I applogize for any blurry, crappy pics as I'm not very good with a digicam and the fact I had to take pics without looking (camera held over the top of the board and heads).
any info on new FW stuuf or parts of the new nid codex
Dunno, wasn't in the seminars. But I do know the SM Codex was not on sale there, although the commander and command squad were.
Heh, those photo's are on the UK GW site. And if I can get OrkSlugga to check this thread, he'll happily testify that we said that Bloodthirster should win the Slayer Sword. Instead, the owner walked away with nothing. . . . Shocking, to say the least.
hmmm did anyone managed to meet up there at all??
i waited at the giant spacemarine for half a hour and i could'nt find anyone or kinda forgot what anyone looked like :s .
hmmm mayby next year
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This is from the Warhammer Palace, from the FB seminarKUGoblit Skullhelm Oct 4 2004, 05:34 PM
As promised, here is what I found out at the GD seminar. I had typed out a nice long post detailing everything, but my browser ate it so this is all I'm writing. I also deleted my topic in the OK board as I felt it would be better here.
The book is by Phil Kelly.
The biggest ogre. Lord choice.
The shamans. As rumoured, they eat things to cast spells. These work similarly to Empire prayers. Depending on the spell, this can have worse consequences for the butcher. If they are casting a spell to increase Strength of other Ogres, they eat "a nice juicy heart", as Phil K put it, and so don't take much damage. If, however, they are eating troll guts to get Regeneration this can have much more serious consequences.
These are like big cavemen. They are armed with harpoon crossbows, which work like small Bolt Throwers, and can be accompanied by Sabretusks (horse-sized sabretoothed tigers). These Sabretusks can be detached from him to go off alone, with 3 S4 attacks each.
--When any Ogre charges, they get a single impact hit at their base strength, with +1 if there is another Ogre behind. All Ogre units get no rank or outnumbering bonuses.--
-These are the basic Ogres, and are basically the Ogres we've seen before in the Warhammer World.
-They come in a plastic box of 6 for about Â£15-20.
-Dogs of War
-Ogres with cannons stuck to them. They cause one artillery dice of hits each, but you cannot move-and-shoot.
-They come in a plastic box of 4 for about Â£15-20.
-Dogs of War
-Ogres with heavy armour & two hand weapons.
-Plastic, 4 for Â£15-25.
-Dogs of War
-Get rank bonus
-Between Snotling and Goblin in size.
-Plastic box, 24 for Â£15
-Not a unit, get for decoration on Ogres.
-Come in Ogre boxes, 2 for every Ogre.
Special & Rare units
-Ogre's cousins, mutated by Cathayan comet warpstone.
-Count as magical weapons.
-Ignore difficult terrain.
-Used like cavalry (M7 S5)
-Ogres who have travelled the world as mercenaries. The models show where they are from. There is a Tilean pirate one with a Gnoblar dressed as a parrot on his shoulder, and a Nipponese one dressed as a Samurai!
-Dogs of War
-Ogres without guts, so abandoned at birth. These are the survivors.
-They look kind of like Strigoi Ogres, if that makes sense.
-Held in reserve, show up on table edge of your choice.
-Pulled by a Rhinox
-Counts as a chariot
-Like a stone thrower, S3 hits with KILLING BLOW!!!
-The Ogre King
-Looks like Jabba the Hut
-Stops the Empire to Cathay trading routes and because of this is the most wealthy being in the world.
-Can bribe the enemy before the battle, resulting in D3 enemy units suffering from stupidity.
Skrag the Slaughterer
-Butcher special character.
-Pulls a giant cauldron.
The next book talked about was Lustria, including the Rise of Sotek campaign.
This book is by Gav Thorpe (groan!
The book is divided into three sections:
(1) Gaming in the Jungle
This section contains rules on gaming in the Jungle, including Encounters (a special phase after movement for quicksand, poisonous Monkeys, etc.). There will also be tips on modelling jungle terrain.
(2) Campaigning in the Jungle
Rules for jungle campaigns.
(3) Rise of Sotek
Puts section (2) into a historical context: the 1000yrs war between Clan Pestilens and the Lizardmen. There will be army lists for Clan Pestilens and the Sacred Host of Sotek, as well as special characters including the Skaven Nurglitch.
There will be plastic sets for both armies, as well as some others (poss. new Empire troops?)
Ant Reynolds then went on to say not-very-much about Wood Elves. Most of what he said we already knew. Here it is anyway:
Book by Ant Reynolds
-All models will be redone.
-There will be many new units, including ranked ones. Ant feels that there are too many skirmishers at the moment.
-There will be heavy cavalry, but they WON'T be Centaurs.
-There will be many more "Forest Spirits", and it wil be possible to field an army with no elves (hooray!
-There will be rules for sprites (the type that won't quench your thirst, if you've seen the advert for the drink) and evil fairies!
-They will get their own magic lore.
-They get the -1 modifier for long range, but no modifier for moving and shooting, as Ant wants the army to move more.
-Ogre sized treemen will be availiable as a special unit.
-Glade Guard will become much more elite.
There was also some other random information given out in the Q&A, so I'll put that here:
-No plans for Chaos Dwarfs in the next century (Gav's words, not mine)
-Archaon "got away with it", and won't become a spawn.
-They are not planning to go to Cathay or Nippon in the next century (Gav repeats the same poor joke)
-Dogs of War won't be redone (they're too generic), but there will be a lot more Regiments of Renown.
-I asked about Nagash, but they have no plans for him.
-There will be probably be allies rules in the next three years.
-The Black Library are producing a book ("Darkness Rising"), which will serve as the Storm of Chaos round up.
-They will do a lot more varient lists in White Dwarf.
I waited at the SM statue for ages and found no-one
Oh well, I got some of the new SM stuff atleast
I also went. I thought it was f^%&Â£$" awesome. Pity about the codex though, i was hoping to get it early to start my Imperial Fist army. But i'll guess i'll have to wait like the rest of us.
Did anyone see my local GW banner, the Eastbourne one. That was cool. It had Cousin Eddie (from Iron Maiden if you don't know), wearing a GW staff shirt, controlling Archaon. IMO i thought that it was one the best ones there, bar perhaps the one from Plymouth of the Deciever.