The Week Ending November 30th 2019
Although it’s a big internet out there, the Warhammer digital universe is pretty small and spread out. In Content We Liked, we take a look at the articles, videos, podcasts, and products that caught our eyes or were noteworthy during the prior week you might have missed. Here’s what we liked this week:
In the Wild:
- The Independent Characters, Episode 197: Show of Force – Engines of Faith and Ruin
The Independent Characters Podcast
The ICs are back, and this week they’re talking about Imperial and Chaos Knights in an episode that clocks in around four hours.
- Custom Teleportarium for Terminators Waiting to Deep Strike
Wyloch via r/Warhammer40k
We love this concept. It’s just incredibly cool and imaginative, and it’s a both a great diorama and a cool way to store your minis while they want to drop in and wreck face.
- Vincent Venturella’s 2k army in 24 hours
@warhammerweekly via Twitter
The Ogors vincent spent 24 hours painting up look better than some of the things we’ve painted in the last 24 months. Just really impressive work.
- 40K Stats Centre: The One Where We Load the Bases
40kstats via YouTube
We’ve long been fans of the work 40kstats does, and their weekly recap of competitive events and the meta for 40k are worth listening to.
- Ray Dranfield’s Twitter
@raydranfield via Twitter
Every time a new terrain kit comes out, Ray’s Twitter feed immediately becomes a pro follow as he fills his posts with awesome tips, tricks, and hobby inspiration for using the new kits to build awesome stuff.
- Warhammer 40k Open Day Previews
Lots of cool new previews yesterday, including an AdMech flyer, the Triumph of St. Katherine model, and set of upcoming animated series. We’re hype for all of it!
- Coda’s Painting Stream
Coda streams at weird hours owing to being in Australia, but it’s worth your time to stop in on his stream when you can. He recently did a near 24-hour marathon stream with the new Sisters of Battle box.
Stats-wise, this was Goonhammer’s Biggest Week Ever. Again. It’s actually caused us to re-work our hosting to avoid downtime (Greg note: Sorry). So, thanks for that. We had some massive stuff drop this week. Here are a few things you might have missed:
- The Goonhammer Review of the CA2019 Points Update
by various authors
The annual points update is one of the biggest things that Games Workshop puts out and this year’s was a MASSIVE shift for some armies. Come check out what changed and why it matters.
- Blood of Baal Review Part 1: Blood Angels
by Robert “TheChirurgeon” Jones and James “One_Wing” Grover
Blood Angels get the supplement treatment and man is it powerful. Check out our review of the rules Blood Angels players have been waiting for.
- The Goonhammer 2019 Holiday Gift Guide
by various authors
If you’re looking for hobby- and gaming-related gift ideas this holiday season, we’ve got you covered.
- The Narrative Forge: Creating Your Own Missions
by Robert “TheChirurgeon” Jones and Greg “ANAmal.net” Chiasson
We’re updating our guide to campaigns, and in part 3 we’re taking a deeper look at Tree campaigns, which are narrative campaigns with a branching pat that gives players a little more story control.
- In the Shadow of Greatness: An Interview with the Renegade Open Champion
by Chase “Gunum” Garber
Chase has a great, detailed interview with Renegade Open winner Ryan Olson, covering his strategy for winning with Iron Hands.
- How to Base Everything: Urban Bases and Pools of Slime
by Robert “TheChirurgeon” Jones, Jack “BenBooley” Hunter, and RichyP
Two basing articles this week, covering how to do urban bases and gross pools of slime.
- Start Competing: The Charge and Fight Phases
by Liam “Corrode” Royle
In one of our most important articles to-date, Liam covered how to make the most of the fight and charge phases.
- Hammer of Math: Riptide Math
by Kevin Genson
This week, Kevin dove into the stats stats behind Riptides. Specifically, when you should tank a hit and when you should take it on the drones.
- Faith and Fury Review Part 4: The Lore
by Raf “Captain Raf” Cordero
Raf finished out our review of Faith and Fury by talking about the lore in the new book, and how the story will affect the 40k universe moving forward.
- Kill Team Specialists, Part 3 – Leaders, Scouts, Comms, and Veterans
We completed our rundown of core rulebook specialist tracks by looking at the support specialisms.