The Week Ending May 16th, 2020
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:
One Really Big Thing:
Holy crap! Yesterday Games Workshop announced a new edition of Warhammer 40,000 along with loads of information about their strategy for the next year, which looks to include a massive new Necron release (new Warriors! The Silent King! New Spider Lychguard-looking things!) and of course, new primaris marines (now with chainswords!). You can read all about it on Warhammer-Community and read about our plans for covering 9th edition here.
In the Wild
- PART ONE: PUMP
Otiosum via Vimeo, r/Warhammer40k
Yeah OK that 9th trailer was cool but this is the best 3D animated video featuring marines to release this week and I will not brook any arguments to the contrary.
- I Just Want to Love Constructed Magic Again
By Bryan Gottlieb, StarCityGames
A few of our crew are Magic: The Gathering players going way back and while I don’t agree with all of Bryan’s points, this is a well-constructed article and I like the process behind it and what he’s proposing.
- Kogan, Minotaur Warrior
u/Zik_minis via r/minipainting
Outstanding paint job and wonderful freehand work on the shirt. This mini knows how to ROCK.
- FOR SHOVELRY!
JHMIniatures via r/Ageofsigmar
What a lovely conversion. Man, that guy’s popping up everywhere. Also, they posted a tutorial.
- Arucatus the Swordbearer
@TheForgeofMars via Twitter
Don’t tell anyone this but if you want ADB to notice you, all you gotta do is convert and paint a mini of a character from one of his books. That guy loves that shit. I mean, we do too, especially if you’re gonna do as good a job as this.
- Industrial Waste Facility Terrain Tutorial
Dark Matter Workshop via YouTube
This is a great tutorial and the result looks fantastic. Building terrain is the most fun part of the hobby, I swear.
- Pepe the Brave
@jdelvalle via Instagram
We promise it’s not the stupid frog that CHUDs like. Instead, it’s a lovely piece of art showing a Crimson Fists Lieutenant.
- Brian Jensen’s Deredeo Dreadnought
@by_bribri via Instagram
Love the color on this Salamanders dreadnought, and the flames and lava base are a great touch.
We started things off with a bang this week talking about Harlequins, then just kept pelting readers with content until they demanded we stop.
- Psychic Awakening: Harlequins – The Goonhammer Review
By James “One_Wing” Grover, James “Boon” Kelling, and Chase “Gunum” Garber
Three of our best and most Chase-est Eldar/Harlequins players talk about the new release, what it means for the faction, and why they’re incredibly excited for it.
- Start Competing Imperium Soup Tactics
By James “One_Wing” Grover
With the major factions done and just a few in need of updates, we thought we’d dive into some soup tactics, and how all these pieces fit together for Imperium armies.
- Start Competing: Removing Casualites
By James “One_Wing” Grover
James was busy this week, and also wrote a piece on how to be smarter about taking your models off the table.
- Battle Bros: How to Lose at 40k Without Really Trying
by Head58 and PantsOptional
Battle Brothers continues this week, with more back-and-forth, discussion of narrative play, and new graphics and headers!
- Hammer of Math: Down with the Clown
By Kevin Genson
Kevin was also exploring the new Harlequins rules this week!
- Boardhammer: Star Wars Legion
Alice was talking about the Star Wars minis game this week – the one with mans, not the one with spaceships – and why it’s great.
- Getting Started: Stormcast Eternals
By FlamingFig and Robert “TheChirurgeon” Jones
We looked at how new players can get started with Sigmar’s finest.
- Necromunday: An Introduction to Alliances
By Dan “SexCannon” Boyd and Merton
This week the boys finally take a break from their discussions of the cutthroat world of balanced games of Necromunda to talk about Alliances.
- The Fabricator General: Making an Aeldari Display Board
By James “Boon” Kelling
James runs us through how he built his display board, using fiberoptics to implement cool lighting effects.
- Kill Team Tactics: Sisters of Silence
By Thundercloud, Shane Watts, and Robert “TheChirurgeon” Jones
Guest Author Leon Smith joins Goonhammer to talk about how to play the Gellerpox Infected in Kill Team.
That’s all for this week, stay tuned to Goonhammer for more great articles in the next seven days, and give us a shout in the comments below or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any feedback or questions.