Content We Liked: 8th October, 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

Finally, a Space Marine your Grandmother will put on display next to the chipped china and Precious Moments figures. We’re kicking this week off with a fantastic repaint of one of the McFarlane Space Marine figures, replicating classic porcelain designs onto the armour of an Astartes. Spiffing!

 

It really cannot be said enough how excellent the revamped Lizardmen/Seraphon range is and hot damn have we got a banger of an example of the new Slann figure right here. The work on the model itself is stunning obviously but that attention to the basing really pushes it right over the edge with the amazing freehanded ripples and reflections. That’s one Mystical frogman right there.

 

[OC] Planescape Map
byu/Dntrose1 inDnD

Now this is some next level. Reddit user Dntrose1 has here mapped out the entirety of the Planescape setting of Dungeons and Dragons and collated it all into a semi-interactive digital doohicky for DMs and players alike to freely use. This is some serious dedication to one of D&D’s raddest settings and deserves a lot of praise.

 

We’ve featured Wolfdawg a few times before in this column but this is next level. 18 Ork Warbosses inspired by the Imperial Primarchs, a project spanning 3 years. It’s fascinating to see how each Primarch has been translated into more Orky aesthetics while still remaining completely recognisable and it kicks so much ass.

 

This Week on Goonhammer

Goonhammer Reviews

Age of Sigmar’s boxed games got a boost this week with releases for both Warcry and Underworlds. We’ve got the scoop on the brand new warbands for both games, Ogors and Aelves and Cenobites oh my. We also continue our look at ESR games’ historical range with the Napoleonic French.

Goonhammer Reviews: Warhammer Underworlds – Deathgorge

Me Hungwy – The Gorger Mawpack in Warcry

Can I pet them? – Wildercorps Hunters in Warcry

Goonhammer Historicals: ESR Miniatures – French Review

 

Preview Pagoda

Games Industry News Roundup – October 3, 2023

Kings of War: Twilight Kin Range Review

 

Competitive Play

All your weekly coverage and more. This week we look at the maths behind the new Space Marine Detachments, the zippy goofy Fire Moth in Battletech, and how to coach Dwarfs in Blood Bowl (you monster).

Competitive Innovations in 10th: Superslate Supermajors pt.1

Competitive Innovations in 10th: Superslate Supermajors pt.2

Hammer of Math: Codex Space Marines Detachment Effects

Unit Focus: Death Guard Leaders

The Goonhammer Hot Take: Space Marines Points Update

Interviews with the Top 3 from the London Kill Team Grand Tournament

Competitive Innovations in the Mortal Realms: But.. the Future Refused to Change

Blood Bowl – Dwarf Team Guide

Battletech: Mech Overview: Fire Moth

 

The Fluff Corner

Lore Explainer holds its nose as we delve into the putrid world of the Maggotkin of Nurgle, and ask just why someone would embrace Grandfather’s squalid blessings. We also clean up with a glimpse at the new Crusade rules for Codex: Space Marines 10th edition.

Lore Explainer: Maggotkin of Nurgle

Codex Space Marines – 10th Edition: Crusade Review

 

Painting and Modelling

We debut our new and improved How to Paint Everything format, everything you could ever need to paint just about anything you wanted to on a miniature.

Goonhammer Hobby Round-Up: September 2023

How to Paint Everything – The Death Guard

How to Paint Everything – The Thousand Sons

 

Other Cool Stuff

It’s been a stacked week here on Goonhammer. Marcy sits down with Vtuber star Zentraya to talk about the art of streaming behind a virtual avatar, Warhammer and burgz, while we bring you both the next step in the development of Fury of the Swarm and a new variant 40k mission set in BuffaloChicken’s Twisted Jungle. On the more serious end of things, Luke takes a look at Monster of the Week and discusses how Genre specificity improves the TTRPG experience, while Lupe examines the implications and ethics of playing factions with problematic real world histories on the Historical tabletop.

Goonhammer Interviews: Vtubing Superstar Zentreya Talks Warhammer, Hamburgers, and Horror

Goonhammer Historicals: Butterflies Pinned to a Board, or Why We Play the “Baddies”

Monster of the Week: How Genre Improves a Game

Fury of the Swarm: 40K co-op just got deadlier

Twisted Jungle: Printable Terrain for Your Favorite Games

 

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