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Much better…

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

I really didn’t like the new Taurox Prime from Citadel, however I do think the Astra Militarum Wyvern is a much better designed model.

Astra Militarum Wyvern

The Wyvern Suppression Tank exchanges the Hydra’s anti-aircraft autocannons for a pair of twin-linked stormshard mortars. The tank excels in the claustrophobic environment of urban warfare, raining curtains of shrapnel down upon enemy infantry with ever exposing itself to harm.

This plastic kit can be assembled as either a Hydra or a Wyvern with 2 crewmen: a gunner and a spotter and has the option to equip a heavy bolter or a heavy flamer.

In many ways better than the Hydra, which you can also construct from the same box. Possibly a little tall, but that’s probably the only thing I don’t like.

Really don’t like it…

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Taurox Prime

The Taurox Prime is a robust infantry assault vehicle. It is heavily armoured with thick plates and is equipped with an array of heavy weapons to support the Scions on the battlefield.

Is it just me, or does the design of this model just look wrong?

The Taurox Prime is a new model from Games Workshop, and I really don’t like it. I think it’s too tall and the tracked “wheels” fail to work for me.

What are your thoughts?

Talisman: Digital Edition

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Not much to see here….

I quite like the idea of a digital version of Talisman. What about you?

An interesting move from that Games Workshop

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

An interesting move from that Games Workshop.

An interesting move from that Games Workshop

Their magazine, White Dwarf, is now going to be weekly.

Available exclusively through Games Workshop stores, independent retailers, and White Dwarf is an exciting and essential weekly hobby magazine that contains something for every hobbyist, every week – guaranteed!

I think this a strategic approach to get people to physically go to gaming stores. With weekly visits, are you more likely to spend more money? I am sure that is what GW want to happen. However I am sure like others you will remember in the UK when they stopped selling White Dwarf in WHSmiths, that certainly had an impact I am sure, it wasn’t that long before White Dwarf found its way back there.

A physically weekly magazine is an interesting approach and I wonder if it will be digital at some point?

In addition GW are also launching, Warhammer: Visions, a new magazine which will be their monthly journal, and I suspect that it will be available in places like WHSmith.

Experience a visual feast of super high-quality Citadel Miniatures. In more than 230 pages you’ll find a completely new take on the worlds of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 in a stunning new extended pictorial style.

Much more of an approach for the casual browser in the newsagents, looking for something visually attractive.

I find it interesting that this is relatively a quick change from the recent big change to White Dwarf. Very interesting approach for sure, will it work? Who knows?

Top Ten Posts of 2013

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Here are my top ten blog posts in reverse order. As is typical most posts are from previous years.

10. Dwarf City under attack

9. Marneus Calgar of the Ultramarines’ Land Raider

8. How to Paint Citadel Miniatures: Tau Empire

7. Warhammer Fantasy Village

6. Flames of War – Battle of the Bulge

5. Warhammer Siege Diorama

4. Forge World Diorama – Games Day 2012

3. Death Korps of Krieg

2. Duel

1. Beautiful Dystopian Wars

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