Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Do we really need a 7th edition right now?

According to the rumour mill, which admittedly needs to be eyed with a good degree of suspicion, a new edition of 40k is immanent. Now I don't really have a problem with this, but the question I need to ask is, do we really need it?

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Yoymart.com

I was flicking through some blogs today and noticed someone had bought some epic scale Thunderhawks from a website in china called yoymart.com, I went over for a look and they have tons of GW/FW stuff at amazing prices, for example

Ferrus Manus - $18
Fellblade - $105
Darkstrider -$9
FW Loken -$9.60
FW Avatar - $33

All seemingly too good to be true, not being a sucker, I was skeptical so did some research on forums, surprisingly the general consensus seemed to be that the stuff was fairly good quality, bit of extra flash here and there but otherwise solid kits. I was wondering if anyone here has dealt with them and how it went?

Presumably they can get away with this blatant copyright infringement because no one in China gives a shit about copyright (just ask BMW), I think I'll order something cheap (Ferrus?) and see what happens, that way if I get pinged for import duty it'll only be a couple of pounds.

Could be the start of a very interesting phase in my hobby life...


Saturday, 12 April 2014

Dark Elves vs Empire


Today my local GW had an adults WHFB day and I went down to get a game in with my (now completed) Dark Elves. It was a 1,000 point game and I took the following:

Sunday, 6 April 2014

A Rebranding Exercise


It was coming, we all heard the rumours that the Imperial Guard were being renamed and despite the cries of the masses it went ahead. I have no real opinion on the matter, I don't think it will translate to the table top - long term 'guard' players are unlikely to alter their semantics and I doubt new players will either ("Astra Militarum? Oh, you mean Imperial Guard"). My bigger question is 'What was the point?'

Friday, 4 April 2014

WoC and HH3

This morning Forge World put up pre-orders of HH3 Extermination, I'm surprised they did this as the shipping date isn't until MAY 1ST!!! I presume this is a run time on printing the right amount but still, it's not like these things aren't going to sell...at least it gives me something to look forward to.