The new Fantasy drinking game from Games Workshop is out and there has been a lot of reaction to it. Personally I think it sucks, think the figures look like Space Marines with pinheads and am glad I brought all the Bretonnians I will ever need years ago – I will keep playing Oldhammer or Armies of Arcana or even Kings of War. Anyway, saw these two videos and they had me in stitches.
The Obligatory “Downfall” Parody
One of a Games Workshop Executive being interviewed 🙂
I am not what you would call a great player or fan of Warhammer, but I do like some of the models. The Bretonnian Army was the least fantasy-ish and I really liked a lot of the models for this range. However, being a wargamer, and not a Games Workshop Hobbyist, I am not too fussed at where my miniatures for this army come from. I always balked at the prices that are charged for these miniatures here in New Zealand so almost all of the GW models I used have come from internet trades, mostly at a fraction of their ‘shelf price’.
The first photo is of the first unit of Men at Arms I have completed. I have another two of these. Don’t ask me why – it is just when I see twenty or thirty models on sale for $10 or so, I have to buy them.
I figure that my knights will each bring one or two men at arms with them to battle so I have a big range of liveries on their gigantic shields.
I had a whole bunch of Front Rank 100YW or War of the Roses figures so chucked them in as well. Hacked arms off, added shield, the odd head swap and gave them some humongous Games Workshop halberds.
Another view of the same three figures.
Finally a shot of some mounted Men at Arms. These are really nice little models. I picked up these ten figures for about NZ$20. A bargain considering that the same ten figures new would have set me back NZ$200.
I have never had a game of Warhammer 40K. I pretty much know nothing about the game or how it plays other than a lot of spotty little guys seem to love playing it. I think I threw a few dice once in a Games Workshop store when some over-eager lad tried to show me how cool it was. However, eight years ago I brought some models ready painted at a convention, figuring that my son might like to play. He was not that enthused so they have sat untouched since then. The models are all old school – which I kind of like the look of. I have added a few units and models – which kind of makes me one of the aforementioned spotty little guys I guess. This post will highlight some of the vehicles in my 40K Army. I think the Chapter is the Garish Angels or something like that.
First off we have the Whirlwind. This model is really unbalanced. I don’t mean in game terms either. The rocket launchers on the back are metal and the body is plastic. It seriously needs a counterweight glued to the front end as it has an alarming tendency to pull wheelies.
Here we have the classic Predator Tank with Twin Las Canons, Double-Overhead foxtails and a mini-bar. The base kit is plastic but it has metal sponsons and a full metal turret. I got this kit in pieces in an internet trade for $5.00 including postage.
I tried to paint it to match the livery of the models I got in the trade.
When it comes to Old School, nothing says it like a Full Metal Landspeeder. This is a great kit, but will have to go on a bigger base as it is also chronically top heavy. I like the look way more than the new plastic kits.
These guys look like they are riding a flying gun. The modern Landspeeder looks like a flying jeep to me.
Lastly, this bike squad is made from the first edition of these models. I added the trike to round out the squad. I have no idea if they are used together, but thought they looked cool.
and a final shot.
If anyone can tell me who painted the original models I would love to know.