Content We Liked: 31st December, 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

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We’re ending this year with a look back at some of the coolest models that came out over 2023, starting with The Lion in this utterly stunning rendition by Betchen Gretchin. Holy damn that freehand, not only a delicate filigree, but a delicate filigree that blends across colours? Insane dedication, not to mention the really cool Heresy-era inspired choice for black armour with red tones and blends. Easily a winner for the MOTY.

 

Another contender for top model of 2023, the Warhammer+ Exclusive Vampire is the pinnacle of what a Warhammer Vamp is. Dark regality, deadly and poised, with really dumb hair. This rendition really separates itself out from the pack with the atypical silvery armour and dark skin tones, a great use of contrasting colour and a big departure from the studio schemes for bloodsuckers. Vamptastic.

 

Nearly completed, Sikh Guardsmen
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Okay, TECHNICALLY the updated Cadian kit came out in 2022 with the limited box set, but it wasn’t wide released until 2023 so we’re not breaking out 2023 theme shut up. redditor u/Possible_swimmer_601 adds to the kit’s inherent versatility with some seriously cool custom Sikh-themed heads, adding a cool bit of reputation drawing on historical and modern Sikh soldiers. Sihk as hell.

 

Okay the theme at this point has completely broken down. We’ve been utterly delighted by Me-U’s posts all year and we’re gonna continue that for as long as they keep posting. Keep up the good work.

 

This Week on Goonhammer 

Goonhammer Reviews

We’re cheating here because it’s the last week of the year, nothing has been released, so our contributors are reviewing their 2023s! It counts, try us.

Age of Sigmar 2023: The Year in Review

Goonhammer Historicals End of Year Round Up 2023

Celebrating the Community of ASOIAF in 2023

Goonhammer’s Game(s) of the Year – 2023

TheChirurgeon’s Road Through 2023, Part 27: End of the Road

Charlie’s 2023 Hobby Year in Review

SRM’s 2023 in Review

Bair’s 2023 Year in Review: 500 Minis Painted

Swiftblade’s 2023 Year in Review

 

Preview Pagoda

Games Industry News Roundup- December 26th, 2023

 

Competitive Play

No events this week so Competitive Innovations is on a break. We’ve got a look at vehicles and monsters for Death Guard and Thousand Sons, analysis of new Battlemech variants and more.

Unit Focus: Death Guard Vehicles and Monsters

Unit Focus: Thousand Sons Vehicles and Monsters

Killzone: Bheta-Decima and the Salvation Missions

The Cards to Pick Up From Ravnica Remastered for Commander

BattleTech: New Mech variants from Rec Guide 33

 

Painting and Modelling

How to Paint Everything updates with guides for the World Eaters and Greater Thurian League, SRM talks about the Monument Hobbies 4-Paint Challenge, and Marcy talks through the process of fixing an old Santa ornament with all the complicated feelings the holidays bring.

How to Paint Everything – World Eaters Chaos Space Marines

How To Paint Everything: The Greater Thurian League

The Four-Paint Challenge: A Painting Event from Monument Hobbies and Modern Games

Marcy’s Guide to Repairing A Blow Mold Santa

 

The Fluff Corner

Lore Explainer hits the big one, The Emperor. Demigod, Fascist Ruler, Terrible Terrible Dad.

Lore Explainer: The Emperor

 

Happy New Year to all our readers, and good riddance to 2023. Here’s to 2024 and another year of gaming goodness ahead of us!

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