Saturday, September 20, 2014

Space Hulk, Local Games Workshop & White Dwarf Issue 34

Space Hulk has been released!

I had heard great things about the game when it was previously released and so when the rumours came out that it was to be rereleased I was excited. I didn't get too excited until I saw the trailer and then I knew I had to have one. I saved up and here it is!
So many models!
The models are beautifully sculpted, the board is spectacular and the quality: superb. I have been very impressed from first impressions and will hopefully post a full review at some point.
One of my old housemates has come up this weekend. I am really looking forward to having a game with him.
I picked it up from my local Games Workshop and had a look at their displays. They had some interesting models:
Tyranids - good contrast in the colour scheme. A nice blend of camouflage with khaki chitin whilst maintaining a suitably alien nature in the blue.
Lizardmen - a nice change from the standard blue/turquoise. I think orange is a brilliant colour for armies.
The four armed giant! - I love this conversion. What could be better than four arms; forget magnets to allow changes in equipment!
Dark Eldar Ravager - Converted acrylic red sail 
This is my favourite model of the lot. Stark edge highlighting means the model does not come across as too dark. The part I really like  is the conversion of the sail, it is very subtle but I think it adds a lot to the model - the sail has been replaced with red acrylic. I never really liked the sail from the box it looked too bulky, not to mention thinking about painting it to look like fabric. But this conversion looks sleek and very appropriate to the Dark Eldar. It also acts as a contrast colour to the green of the hull. Maybe I should start some orange dark eldar...

Whilst I was in the store I also picked up a copy of white dwarf. I've had a flick through and the white dwarf staff seemed to have really stepped up their game. Exclusive content and actually useful information!
Exclusive content - The symphony of pain - a game to play with your new wracks... now just to buy 4 boxes of wracks & 4 haemonculi...
A four page article on how to take better model photos
The symphony of pain is a 2-4 player game in which each player has a 5 wracks and a haemonculi to cause the most pain to the enemy... classic dark eldar. There is a game board in the magazine that can be removed and a full rule set.
The addition of this and the article on photos is very encouraging. If only they would bring back the full battle reports.
A very productive day, now onto building the Space Hulk miniatures!


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