Content We Liked: 17th September, 2023

Although it’s a big internet out there, the Tabletop 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.


On the Internet at Large

Starting off this week with a lil’ bit of stop motion. We’ve seriously fallen in love with JoyToy’s line of Warhammer 40k figures and it’s seriously cool to see them utilized this way, no small amount of effort was put into this and it shows with how smooth the action is. Well worth a watch.


A horrifying prospect for our next entry. We dread the day that Tyranids absorb the average Summer wasp and no picnic is ever safe again. Until then we can admire this lushly vibrantly yellow Norn Emissary from a safe distance behind a glass door.

Man, this is one seriously rad Jedi Master. Not just the gorgeous OSL from the lightsaber, but the subtle crosshatching on his robes and the slick but understated NMM for his armour. Just… look at it.


A real special CWL for you to finish off this week’s community entries as CWL favourite @realironhand showcases their friend Tim’s utterly delightful Kings of War Nightstalker army, a recreation of many of the bizarre denizens of hell from Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights. Seriously just click through and read it, can’t stress how much we want to see this menagerie of madness in person.


This Week on Goonhammer

Goonhammer Reviews

The Reign of the Brute has come in Age of Sigmar, as we review the second of the Dawnbringers series with all the new toys for Destruction and more. We’ve also got run downs of a lot of cool previews that happened this week, and a review of Woundwidget’s wound and score trackers.

Dawnbringers: Reign of the Brute – Part 1: Narrative

Dawnbringers: Reign of the Brute – Part 2: Ironjawz

Dawnbringers: Reign of the Brute – Part 3: Gloomspite Gitz


Dawnbringers: Reign of the Brute – Part 5: Kharadron Overlords

Goonhammer Review: Woundwidget Wound and Score Trackers

Star Wars: Shatterpoint – You Can Not Run Duel Pack

Goonhammer Historicals: Victrix 12mm WW2 German Infantry Review

Previews Pagoda

Ashes of Malifaux: Preview Season: NoVa Panel: Elite Strike Force: Justice Division

Marvel Crisis Protocol: Ministravaganaza 2023 Model Previews

Infinity – ITS 15 First Impressions

Everything Revealed at the 9/14 Nintendo Direct


Competitive Play

40k settles into the new normal of post-balance slate meta, while AoS has one last unkillable spooky huzzah before theirs comes into effect. We’ve also got tacticas for Sharp Practice’s Virginia regiment, how to make the best of rerolls in 40k and a look at the new Gatcha-exclusive Primaris Kill Team.

Competitive Innovations in 10th: Sunset, Sunrise

Competitive Innovations in the Mortal Realms: Zombies go Brrr(ains)

Hammer of Math: Optimal Re-Roll Strategy for Critical-Hit Abilities

Ruleshammer Terrain Guide – Ruins (mostly)

Age of Sigmar September Battlescroll – The Goonhammer Hot Take

Goonhammer Historicals: Force Focus on the Virginia Regiment in the FIW for Sharp Practice

Goonhammer Reviews Strike Force Justian

Battletech: Mech Overview: Pouncer


Wilds of Eldraine Set Review


Painting and Modelling

Skails recounts this year’s Smash Bash conversion challenge, including their own disgustingly porcine entry as well as the top place winners.

Hobby Heresy: Smash Bash Kitbash Event 2023 recap


Other Cool Stuff

We’ve got a bunch of Event Recaps this week from both sides of the pond, as well as an examination of the new edition of World of Darkness’ Werewolf: the Apocalypse and how it still revels in the problematic portrayals and appropriations of Indigenous cultures.

Werewolf: the Apocalypse Takes One Step Forward and Two Steps Back

Lenoon’s Goonhammer Open Trip Report: Friendship is Heresy

Casual to Competitive: Mugginns’ Age of Sigmar Journey to the Michigan GT

Goonhammer Open UK 2023 Horus Heresy Retrospective Part One: The Event


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