The Week Ending July 28, 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:
- GW Posters Sized for Print Terrain
CadianSergeantSteel put together some excellent printable posters using the art Games Workshop has put out over the last few years. They make great additions to terrain, particularly if you’re building scenery out of foamcore and are going to have lots of flat surfaces to cover with detail.
- Episode 32: Post-Tournament Tactics
In the Finest Hour Podcast
The Finest Hour crew are back this week with a good episode on how to analyze and improve from your tournament experiences. Content very near and dear to our hearts, and it’s good to have another take on it.
- Warhammer 40k Top 3 List Writing Mistakes
Vanguard Tactics’ Stephen Box has a good shakedown of the top three mistakes players make when building lists, though “handing in a page of Battlescribe output to a TO with no formatting’ is suspiciously absent from his list.
- Battle Sister Bulletin: Repent!
Since the new Sisters of Battle were announced, we’ve been wondering how Games Workshop would handle replacing the old, cringe-worthy models for the Sisters Repentia and this week they gave us a preview of some of the excellent new sculpts they have in store. Needless to say, we are extremely hyped for new Sisters.
- Jessica Estrada’s Everchosen Diorama
The Everchosen competition was held this weekend, and produced a ton of great models. We particularly liked Jessica Estrada’s diorama in the Open Category – it’s really dynamic, with a ton of cool, characterful moments.
- Total War Community Manager Calls YouTuber a ‘Dickhead’ On Final Livestream
It was good to see that the Total War crew were as sick of ArchWarhammer’s edgelord bullshit as we are, and the only part we didn’t like about Community Manager Michael “Wheels” Whelan calling Arch a dickhead during his final livestream was the apology issued by Creative Assembly afterward. Obsessively encouraging a tiny minority of the community to believe that attempts to make the hobby more welcoming and increasingly diverse are somehow an attack on them is reprehensible, especially when it leads to harassment and abuse of their specific “targets” and imports the toxic behaviour of the alt-right into the hobby.
I legit could have put every article we published on here this week, that’s how much good stuff we had.
- Start Competing: Dark Eldar/Drukhari Tactics
Starting this week, we’re going to be doing tactics articles for every faction. Corrode kicks things off with a detailed look at the Dark Eldar – their best weapons, factions, units, and strategies.
- Forge World Knights: The Goonhammer Hot Take
We were expecting an update to Chaos Knights, but the timing of the FAQ and the breadth of changes in the Forgeworld FAQ surprised us! Fortunately, Wings was on-hand to write a review of the changes and Forgeworld Knights to identify who the big winners and losers were.
- ANAmal.net’s Road to NoVA, Part 5: Big Dipshit Energy
Join ANAmal on his road to NoVA as he sits down and plays some practice games and realizes that, 1. He still has some modeling work to do, and 2. His army can’t stand up to TheChirurgeon’s bullshit.
- How to Paint Everything: Ultramarines
Bonds has a great tutorial on how to paint Ultramarines that looks at multiple styles and approaches, including SRM’s old-school 2nd edition paint scheme.
- Video Game Review: Mechanicus
by Jonathan Bernhardt
Bernhardt’s back this week with another review of a 40k game, and this time it’s one that’s very much worth your time. Check out his review of Mechanicus.
- Start Competing: Organising a Tournament
Our resident Tournament Organizer Corrode had a great article this week about running your own tournament, with guidelines for rules, tips and tricks for keeping things running smoothly, and things to avoid.