Content We Liked: August 30th, 2020

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

  • Sergio Calvo’s Equipe Mirage
    @Sergiocstudio via Twitter
    This is just a phenomenal paint job – it took my brain a few seconds to even recognize that I was looking at a miniature and not the rulebook art for the mini.
  • 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.
  • Alisha Medvejonok’s Saladin
    @alisha_medvejonok via Instagram
    The freehand work on this tapestry is so insanely good. Just a beautiful model, top to bottom.
  • 2nd Edition Blood Angels Sergeant by thehereticsworkshop
    @Thehereticsworkshop via Instagram
    I love the old 2nd edition marine model they put out at Games Day in the early 2000s and the paint work that’s been done here does it wonderful justice.
  • Lewis Collins’ Heresy-era Imperial Fists Leviathan
    @LewisCpaints via Twitter
    PROTIP: An easy way to get featured on Content We Liked is to put an awesome yellow paint job on a cool mini. The weathering here is great.
  • Garfy’s Canoptek Reanimator diorama
    @Garfytwit via Twitter
    Garfy’s done a great job with this Reanimator, and the staging for the photo is just aces – love the story it’s telling.
  • TheFili’s Winged Ork Warboss
    @TheFili via r/Warhammer40k
    This is an insanely cool conversion with a cool paint job. We don’t even want to think about what it cost to make this model happen, given that we can immediately see key parts of three big box kits in there.
  • Painting Battle-Damaged Miniatures Tutorial
    Tashunpoluchun via Imgur
    This is a great tutorial on how to quickly paint battle damage on your minis with lots of great video and picture references.
  • Modern Synthesist’s Tyranids Conversion
    @Mod_Synth via Twitter
    I’m always in awe of people who can do great custom work with green stuff and this project has just blown me away. There’s so much cool detail here and I can’t wait to see what the finished thing looks like.

The Week on Goonhammer

Lots of great content this week on Goonhammer, here’s what you may have missed:

  • Competitive Innovations in 9th: Hellstorm RTT Safari
    By James “One_Wing” Grover
    Wings looks at some winning lists from recent RTTs and dives into what makes the winning Death Guard lists tick.
  • Alpha Protocol: The Mass Effect-like Series that Might Have Been
    By Jonathan Bernhardt
    This week Bernhardt looked back at Alpha Protocol, an underappreciated Shooter RPG that should have spawned a beloved series but… didn’t.
  • Goonhammer Round Table: The 9th Edition Meta Analysis
    By various authors
    In our most contentious article of the week, the Goonhammer competitive crew talk about our competitive analysis from last week and their thoughts on first turn advantage, terrain, and events.
  • White Dwarf #455: The Jaws of Mork
    By RagnarokAngel
    We take a deep look at the new Jaws of Mork rules in White Dwarf #455, and talk about how new rules for the Loonshrine will affect Gitz armies in casual and competitive play.
  • Hobby Heresy: Helot Cults Demogogue
    By Daniel “Skails” Rodenberg
    Skails walks us through the process of creating his beautifully gross helot cults demogogue.
  • Goonhammer Approved: Lunar Assault
    by Robert “TheChirurgeon” Jones
    This week we published rules for our Lunar Assault Crusade mini-campaign, which sees two armies clash as one tries to blow up the moon to secure a path for their allies on the planet below.
  • V-Commandos Review
    by Needs of the One
    In this week’s board game review we look at the Search for V-Commandos, an innovative and easy-to-learn cooperative World War 2 board game.
  • Hammer of Math: Transport Survivability – Xenos
    By Primaris Kevin Genson
    Kevin looks at the math around transports. Specifically, how durable are the various transports that xenos armies have access to?
  • Necromunday: Assumptions and Overlooked Rules
    By Ghengis Cohen
    This week Ghengis Cohen looks at a lot of the little assumptions and overlooked rules that pepper the Necromunda landscape.
  • Warlord Wednesdays: Building a Crusade Legion
    By Condit, Soggy, and Da Bair
    This week the WW lads explored the rules for Crusade Legions, which were first introduced in White Dwarf and expanded in the Defense of Ryza supplement.
  • Commander Focus: Slay Queen Marchesa
    By Phillip York
    This week Phillip talked about building a Commander deck around the Mardu-colored Marchesa, with strategies for using her Monarch-granting abilities to your advantage.
  • How to Paint Everything: Samurai
    By Various Authors
    As a follow up to our look at Test of Honour last week, this week we took a detailed look at how to paint samurai for historicals.

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 if you have any feedback or questions.