Welcome to Librarium Online!
Join our community of 80,000+ members and take part in the number one resource for Warhammer and Warhammer 40K discussion!
Registering gives you full access to take part in discussions, upload pictures, contact other members and search everything!
Okay im gonna give you a series of links, and then im gonna string em all together. the summary of it all is, GW has been using a building sprue behind our back for some time now, and now theres a beautiful picture of it. if you dont have an hour or so of reading time ahead of you, i suggest you take the information on. if you do, accept my thanks, and explore my gloating. no doubt this sprue (and the building it makes) took a big part in the conceptual basis of Cities of death, so i thought some people might like to know. of course i was wrong, but it doesnt stop me showing off my detective skills. now here come the links. dont take em yet...
link 1: http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35906
link 5: http://uk.games-workshop.com/cityfig...res-gallery/8/
evidence ends here. now probably the best thing to do would be to open link 1, a beautiful picture of the sprue courtesy of warseer (the forum over the road.) take a good look, and unless you have photographic memory, you might want to leave the window open. you might notice how similar the occupants of the sprue look to aspects of other COD buildings. the buttresses and gate are reminiscent of the sanctum, the walls are similar to the basilica, and the fences are almost identical to the current ones (but not quite.) this sprue may have been the inspiration for the COD sprues you say? i agree
very good old chap, but of what importance is it to us?
elementary dear watson. if youll open the second link, it will take you to the welcome page for the fall of MV campaign. now scroll down a little, and take a look at the picture on the right, where the vostroyans and the orks have their bases CGI'd into the background (poor things.) youll notice a bridge just above and behind the vostroyan advance. the bridge is made entirely from the contents of above sprue (even the fence is from the sprue.) the buttresses are from the sprue, the gates underneath, likewise. Now you may take link 3 (arent i nice/lame?) this shows a GW site on the making of the deified studio cityfight table. if you look through the buildings there (notably the eagle building) youll see parts from this sprue. look on the sides of the eagle building to see the window panels present in the sprue, and look at the front for some use of those sloping, industrial looking buttresses. so GW used this sprue in the making of their legendary studiomegatable.
huzzah! so how long has this been going on for?
take link no.4. it will take you to a flash movie, the black templars preview. this is the biggest picture of the black templars fortress i could get on the net. if you have WD311 like me, pull it out and turn to the black templars battle report. if you looking at the net picture, compare both the walls behind hellbrecht and the fence in front of him with the sprue. youll find that the walls are on the sprue, and so are the fences. exactly those ones. if youre looking at WD youll be able to see a whole lot more, but knoeing very few of you will have it, ill move on.
rather old sherlock! but what about those tacky floors i see on the sprue?
take link 5. it is a link to the battlemat rollup/out. the astute amongst you will know that the battlemat is simply a photo of the ground plan of an area of the studio mega table (the ground before they put any buildings on.) and if you look carefully, youll see the floors that are in the sprue.
well thats my rant. any extra information, critical thinking, and hate mail for taking up so much database room and time are welcome.
Aside from the typo in Link3, it's a fine bit o' sleuthing. Though, as you stated probably not true. Since you've provided evidence that the sprue existed pre-CoD, contains almost identical pieces to CoD, and isn't readily available, all signs point to a concept prototype sprue. I'd bet a dollar that it's not in production anymore.
*3 minutes later* Of course now that I read through ALL the pages on the Warseer link, I see that I'm just regurgitating the same info. Ignore me.
This sprue looks very interesting indeed. My guess its a prototype, as the floor bits are different to current CoD, which come on their own frames. It might have been a special production run for displaying 'eavy metal models.....
"Fight for justice, not revenge."
FoW Gepanzerte Panzergrenadiers who took a wrong turn at Tunisia and magically appeared in Normandy as Panzer Lehr: Wins: 11 Losses: 8