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
- Marie AntoiNecron
@TankpotZoe via Twitter
This is a very cool conversion that puts the new Necrons aesthetic to interesting use. Love the hand knives. Also, check out some of her other wonderful Necron conversions while you’re at it.
- Paint Mimic
PygmyPainting via r/minipainting
This is a wonderful and well painted idea that is not at all going to give me nightmares.
- Neil Hodgson’s Stealth Suit
An older image rediscovered on Reddit, this is one of the most impressive painted stealth suit effects I’ve ever seen. It just works so well.
- NOVA Open’s Summer Raffles
NOVA Open Charitable Foundation
We were deeply saddened (but in complete understanding) when NOVA was canceled this year. However that doesn’t mean it’s all cancelled – now through September 6th you can buy tickets to their raffle for a chance to win wonderfully painted miniatures from artists around the world.
- Cetrahead’s Angel’s Tears
@PaulGil29481959 via Twitter
The Blood Angels Angel’s Tears are some cool models and Cetrahead has done a great job with these.
- Wujczak’s Mortarion
@wujczak via Twitter
This is another rad Mortarion. As someone who recently painted one, I can tell you that model is a lot of fun but a bit of a slog. Great work, Wujczak – love the color choices.
- Ash McEwan’s Guide to Terrain Bases
@Ash_McEwan via Twitter
In one of the most useful hobby-related tweets I’ve ever seen, Ash lays out a guide to creating bases for several key locations in the 40k universe, including Fenris, the Planet of Sorcerers, Vigilus, the Martian Wasteland, and just the general ‘Eavy Metal basing scheme.
- Mix & Sketch Ep. 3 – the Zorn Limited Palette
MarcoFrisoniNJM via YouTube
This is a great tutorial on how to use the Zorn Limited Palette for color selection on minis to achieve some striking results.
- Feedback the Noise Squig
@savage_ork_guy via Instagram
Louise Sugden is finally trying her hand at sculpting and the results are ridiculously good. Her Insta was already a pro follow but be sure to check out the wip photos of the sculpt while you’re in there.
- The Games Workshop Online Preview
In case you missed the preview yesterday, GW showed off all kinds of cool new stuff, including House of Iron, a new Warcry starter box, a new season of Beastgrave, and Night Lords terminators for Horus Heresy.
The Week on Goonhammer
We’ve slowed our pace a bit on 9th edition content now that the Faction Focuses are done, but there’s still plenty to talk about.
- Competitive Innovations in 9th: Battle for Survival
By James “One_Wing” Grover
Wings looks at some winning lists from the recent BFS event and what they mean for the 9th edition meta.
- Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint: You Could Bend it Instead, or Just leave it be entirely
By Jonathan Bernhardt
This week Bernhardt reviewed a more recent game, Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, and talked about some of the baffling decisions the game made.
- Go First and Prosper: Understanding the 9th Edition Meta
By James “Boon” Kelling, Charlie A, Robert “TheChirurgeon” Jones, and “Primaris” Kevin Genson
In our most popular article of the week, we looked at first turn data from recent events and the impact of going first on win rates, as well as some additional statistics around scoring and army factions.
- Little Wars: Combat Patrol Mission Gameplay in 9th
By PierretheMime and Primaris Kevin Genson
This week we looked at Combat Patrol games, how the missions play, and offer some thoughts on having fun with them based on our experiences with the format.
- Battle Bros Chapter IX: Intellectual Bankruptcy
by Head58 and PantsOptional
The Bros are back again and playing games of 40k with absolutely punishing consequences for the loser.
- The Search for Planet X Review
by Needs of the One
In this week’s board game review we look at the Search for Planet X, a board game that sees players take on the role of astronomers trying to locate the elusive planet X using data from a companion app.
- Hammer of Math: Transport Survivability – Imperial and Chaos
By Primaris Kevin Genson
Kevin looks at the math around transports. Specifically, how durable are the various transports that imperial and chaos armies have access to?
- Necromunday: The Mini-Munda Campaign
After introducing Mini-munda last week, the Necro crew have a small campaign for you to look at this week that’s great for onboarding new players and showing them what hive gang warfare is really about.
- Getting Started with Resin Printing
By Mike Bettle-Shaffer, Ryolnir, and Andrew “Pendulin” Haywood
You may recall our article from last year where we discussed owning your own 3D printer, which included an overview of how to approach resin printing. This week we revisit this topic and spend a little more time talking about how to get the best out of your printer, from selecting models right through to cleaning your print.
- Commander Focus: Atraxa, Praetor’s Voice
By Phillip York
This week we Phillip digs into the theory and mechanics behind building a commander deck around one of the format’s most popular commanders.
- Test of Honour – Samurai Skirmish in the Grim Darkness of about 500 years ago…
By Edwin “Lupe” Moriarty
This week we look at Test of Honour, a Samurai skirmish game pitched at 5-20 models set in Sengoku era Japan, the golden age of samurai warfare.
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.