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.
On the Internet at Large
LadyBoy07’s “The Baalite” Diorama
u/LadyBoy07 via reddit
Goddamn. The McFarlane action figures have been a delight for providing the basis for some seriously cool repaints and conversions since their release last year but holy damn this diorama is on a whole other level. Not just a fantastic paintjob, but some lovely conversion work with scratch built Apothecary gubbinz and a to-scale Outrider bike and Hormaguant via 3D printing really elevates this into an all time great.
2.many.minis’ Highlander themed Custodes
@2manyminis via Twitter
For as many factions and subfactions in Hams crib from real life cultures, and how it’s downright encouraged for homebrews to do the same, it’s a lil’ strange how little Scotland gets represented. This Biker makes a great case for it, with a clean but striking scheme that eschews the usual gaudiness of Custodes and some absolutely lovely tartan patterning on the robes.
Adam Walsh’s Ice Cream Goliath Van
wolfwalsh81 via Instagram
No joke, but a second after I first saw this adorable lil’ slice of Imperial life an actual ice-cream van pulled into my street for a lil’ bit of that eerie coincidence. We love this take on a Grim Dark treats machine, from its classic white/pink paintjob to the lil hand-drawn menu, perfect cover for Genestealer shenanigans.
Greed0s’ Rebel Grot Decoy
u/Greed0s via reddit
We love a clever use of old gaming paraphernalia, and using the classic Ork Dreadnaught standee from the 2nd Ed as the basis for a very classic piece of Grot-shenanigans is incredibly fitting. Particularly fond of the pair of unfortunate Grots at the helm, a touch that really could have been straight from that era of Gobbo models.
Tobias Wrong’s “Birth of Hope” Chaos Titan
badusernametag via Instagram
Titanicus players keep escalating the ceiling for cool Chaos Titan conversions and this Tzeentchian take has upped the ante again. Extra kudos for the sky-scraping growth of towers, obelisks and wizards’ sanctums rising above the mutated and obviously daemonic parts of the model, giving it some classic Tzeentch flair like an old Epic Silver Tower smashed right into this Warlord. We love it.
This Week on Goonhammer
Goonhammer Review- Firefight Second Edition Starter Set: Mantic’s Firefight has returned with a new edition and an accompanying new Starter Set stuffed full of tasty minis. Mantic were kind enough to supply us with a set, so check out what’s in store for this new era of Firefight.
Squats- The Story of Thiccness: Did you know Squats are back? If you’re even vaguely plugged in to the Hamosphere over the past month its hard to escape the sudden and unexpected return of the hobby’s byword for abandoned ideas. Thundercloud and Lenoon team up to provide a comprehensive real-world history of the Squats and where they might go from here.
Post-Dataslate and Rules Legality Chart Analysis
It’s been a busy week and a half for Competitive 40k, not only did we have the fallout of the April Balance Datasheet, but GW dropped a second bombshell in how it will handle the legality of supplemental rules from now on. It’s all a lot to take in, but we’ve got you covered.
- Hammer of Math: April Balance Dataslate edition
- Start Competing: Thousand Sons (Updated for April Dataslate)
- Post-Dataslate Faction Focus: Death Guard
Magic: the Gathering- Streets of New Capenna Set Review
Honestly the first time I heard the theme for the newest Magic set I thought I was being trolled. But its real and Gangster Demons fighting over an Art-Deco Magitek city is a hell of a hook. Our resident Wizard Square Touchers take a look at the new set and all the ways you can rub out any spell-flinging wiseguys in your way.
Gunum Interviews… Greg?: Imagine a Gregbot’s face, stamping down on a pile of glizzies, forever.
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 email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any feedback or questions.