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
— dumb robot stuff (@DumbRobotStuff) July 28, 2023
Lets kick this week off with some stunning Black Templars taken from the Leviathan box, with some clever conversions and kitbashing to not only make them feel more Templar-y, but in cases to turn them into totally different units and loadouts. Simple but stunning.
Sword of Light everywhere lately, at my workplace too. Test model , badly printed, messed up but gave me a lot of fun. King Crab in the 5th Sword of Light paint job, the first of many #battletech #mechwarrior #kurita pic.twitter.com/DzDvwMR3MO
— paintingworker (@Kamykus1) July 27, 2023
King Crabs are a fantastic canvas for some more detailed painting, all that large flat surface is a premium in a lot of Battletech designs and this Sword of Light KC makes real good use of its… carapace? Carapace.
This is also a Creb. A mighty Creb.
Meddlers’ Miniatures brings us this fantastic way to get smooth, high contrast blends quickly, in this case using sponging instead of airbrushing but applying similar principles. This looks slick as hell and we’re eager to try it ourselves.
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This is a miniature. No seriously, you might look at that first pic in the gallery and think “oh someone uploaded an old Vallejo piece” but no, that is a miniature. A full diorama of Boris Vallejo’s Victory. Honestly we can’t believe it either, even with the side views. Next level.
This Week on Goonhammer
A real grab-bag of reviews this week. The new Warcry Starter Box, Chaos Gate’s new DLC, the Leviathan tie-in novel, Shatterpoint’s Inquisitor squad set and a skyscraper city planning board game. Just about something for everyone.
All your weekly event coverage, errata/FAQ analysis and more, including a guide to managing variance in Malifaux and cavalry tactics for Conquest.
Painting and Modelling
Hobby 101 with Army Painter continues with a look at how to protect your paint with varnish, while Goonhammer Jack shows us the Imperial Fists that won them Best Painted at the 2023 Tacoma Open.
The Fluff Corner
Editor Rob closes out the last part of our three part primer on planning and executing a Narrative Event, no matter your system.
Other Cool Stuff
Fury of the Swarm’s development continues with our first update based on your feedback, while we drop the rules packs for Age of Sigmar and Kill Team for US Goonhammer Open 2023.