40K – Times They Are A Changin…

New-Hero-Banner-600x278Saturday saw the expected announcement of 40K 8th Edition…

The player-base kept thier cool, well, some of it did…

Today saw a live Q&A from GW that details a bit more about what will be changing in 8th!

Faeit 212/Natfka has done a handy write up of what was discussed and it can be found here: http://natfka.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/ongoing-updates-for-live-40k-qna.html?m=1

What do people think? From this reporters view it looks like 40K will be incorporating lots of things that AoS introduced, some will see this as good, others bad…

Some examples include  – Tanks/MC will get worse as they get ‘wounded’, also everything can now hurt everything.

Overall it’s too early to make a judgement about what 8th will be like, I’m sure we’ll hear more in the coming days and weeks…

Roll on mid June as that’s the rumoured rlease date, also save those rulebook and codex receipts as if they’re less than 8 weeks old you can get a voucher replacement!


Howling Banshee by Narga Cosplay

It’s been a while since we last did a GW inspired cosplay post (just shy of two years to be exact) but with the Eldar taking centre stage in Gathering Storm II: Fracture of Biel-Tan, it was time to follow our past posts on Kosataya (Valhallan Guardswoman) and Khelga Khromaya (Russian style Space Marine) and do a post dedicated to Narga and her Dawn of War III inspired Howling Banshee.

Want to see more of her work?

Visit her Facebook Page: Narga and Aoki cosplay
Photoshoot Behind the scenes video
Costume Making of video

Personally I think the costume is amazing and the composition of the photos captures what is both familiar but also at the same time totally alien, stunning work!

Got any more examples of GW inspired costumes? Let us know as we’d love to share them!


Are the Big Games Dying?


I’ve noticed over the past year that games such as Batman Miniatures game (BMG), Frostgrave (FG) and the new (to the club anyway) Marvel Universe Miniatures game (MUMG), seem to be grabbing more and more players, now what’s this down to? Well I’m sticking my neck out and saying the following.

  1. COST: I would say first and foremost this could be the main reason, the 3 games mentioned above need very few figures, a starter set for MUMG only cost me £35 and that includes the rule-book in the pack, and with FG you can easily use nearly any old fantasy miniatures you have. Compare this to Warhammer & 40K, a starter army isn’t going to leave you with much change from £100, and that’s not counting the rule-book and in a lot of  cases a separate army book.
  2. Transport:  face it, it’s easier to carry 10 figures than 100.
  3. Something different: any of us that have roleplayed D&D or the like can relate to a small band of heroes doing battle and grabbing treasure, FG brings this with and easy to use tabletop form in a fantasy setting, and what with the success of the Dark Knight and Marvel movies, I’m sure we all what a piece of that action on the tabletop. Where the only new stuff we get for 40K is bigger and more expensive tanks, knights and more rules. Fantasy has tried to move on, but (in my opinion) limited success, but still new releases seem to yet again be big kits containing special characters or monsters.

I might be right, I might be wrong, maybe the two Warhammer games need to go back to their skirmish roots.

Miniature Monday – Mortarion

Mortarion by Ben Edwards

WIP Wednesday – Logan, Star Wars and a Tile…


Logan Grimnars Chariot by Lee Wright

Checkerboard tile for diorama by James Salisbury

Base coated Rebel Commander and Trandoshan Hunter for Imperial Assault by Jon Halls

WIP Wednesday – Tzeentch Titan, Dark Angels and Jokers Little Helper…


Dark Angels by Peter Cass – Deadlines really help focus the mind when it comes to painting!

Tzeentch Warbird Scout Titan by Jon Halls

Jokers Little Helper, aka Harley Quinn for the Batman Miniature Game by Matt Holden