The Week Ending July 21, 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:
- You’re Not a Terrible Fan, So Don’t Be One
Hobby Vices has a good post this week about being a good fan and the importance of focusing on the positive aspects of the games and media we love.
- Chaos Tactics and Breakdown for Nurgle and Thousand Sons
Matt Root, Nights at the Gaming Table
Matt Root has a solid article this week about the Nurgle/Thousand Sons soup lists that are running around tearing up the tournament circuit. Worth a read either if you’re interested in building the list, or if you have to go up against it, cause it’s nasty.
- Nigel Davenport’s Funko Pop Death Guard Marine
‘Eavier Metal Facebook Group
I’m personally not a big fan of Funko Pop stuff, but this Death Guard marine Nigel Davenport’s converting is really cool.
- Warhammer World Diorama of Tau-Fist Negotiations
Imgur, Games Workshop
Someone spotted this diorama in the back of the Warhammer World store display case and it’s worth checking out. The original fluff and art that inspired it first appeared in the original Tau Codex and it’s a favorite of ours.
- Time Waits for No One: Managing a Chess Clock for 40k Matched Play
Dark Tower Games
Chess clocks don’t see use in casual play, but they show up every now and then at tournaments, where time constraints can call for them to make sure players manage their time effectively and fairly. Dark Tower Games has some good guidelines on how to use chess clocks at an event, both for tournament organizers and players.
- Half the Man He Used to Be
Eternal Hunt blog
KrautScientist’s Huron Blackheart conversion is what inspired TheChirurgeon’s own attempt, so it was cool to see that the conversion he inspired later inspired him to go back and finish his own Khornate Huron. It’s a sweet conversion that’s worth checking out, along with all the other incredibly sweet conversions on the Eternal Hunt blog.
- Thoughts on Apocalypse in 6mm
Anyone who has played Epic 40,000 looked at the Apocalypse rules and immediately thought “I would use these to play with Epic scale models.” For those of you looking to break out your Adeptus Titanicus, old Epic, and 3D printed Epic models for 40k, HobbsTheGamer has a good thread on playing Apocalypse in 6mm scale.
- Tournament Report: Bristol City Open 2019, Part 2
Join Wings in the exciting conclusion to his write-up of the Bristol City Open, wherein he runs into bad luck, bad mistakes, and bad players.
- Index: Blood Ravens Tactics and Analysis
We take a look at the new Blood Ravens rules and come up with a few ways to take advantage of their chapter trait on the table.
- We Have Such Sights to Show You: Slaanesh Tactics for 40k
by Steel_Mentor and TheChirurgeon
Despite getting a bunch of sweet new units, Slaaneshi daemons and chaos marines haven’t really exploded onto the 40k scene. In our article, Steel_Mentor and TheChirurgeon explore the new units, talk about what’s worth taking, and offer some strategies for building cool Slaanesh-themed armies that can kick ass.
- How to Paint Everything: Heraldry
SRM wrote our How to Paint Everything this week, focusing on understanding and painting Heraldry as a way to liven up your units.
- Video Game Review: Inquisitor – Martyr
by Jonathan Bernhardt
This week we started a new weekly column reviewing the video games that try to capture the Warhammer universe in digital form. In his first column, Jon reviews Inquisitor – Martyr, which has been out for a year but just got a major overhaul.
- The Corroad to NoVA, part 3: Actually Playing Warhammer
Corrode starts testing some lists for NoVA and dives into the thoughts behind running Dark Eldar competitively. One of our more tactics-heavy Road to NoVA installments.