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.
Things We’re Excited For
If you’re looking for something to watch in the new year, consider checking out Paint Crusade on Twitch. Paint Crusade is a collaborative live streaming challenge setup by The Hobby Room and Coda_Paints Twitch channels.
Taking place over an entire weekend, each Paint Crusade is a hobby-based challenge. The first crusade challenge was to “Paint half of the Indomitus box in 24 hours”, with Ceri on The Hobby Room team completing a massive 22 models to team Coda‘s equally impressive two models.*
On the 2nd to 3rd of January, join us for the 3rd crusade, the two channels will duke it out once again, attempting to paint trying to paint as points as they can, with each 500pts scoring ‘a lap’.
Goonhammer will be part of the upcoming Las Vegas Nopen, a special stream event organised by 40K Stats Centre that’s going to bring together some of the world’s finest players in a unique style of RTT on 29th-31st January. With many people across the world still locked down, this event promises to make sure one of the biggest weekends in the 40K calendar stays special, and keep us of us entertained while stuck at home, all while raising some money for charity. Stay tuned for more on this event on Goonhammer in the future.
On the Internet at Large
- Morgwath’s Blade Coven
Norwegianminipainter via r/ageofsigmar
This is a great paintjob that both shows a great way to paint snakeskin/scales and also dark skin. Fantastic work on some great models.
- Alex’s Magnetized Kill Team Board
Alex Ziebo via the Independent Characters Community
This is a really cool idea and almost makes me want to play some more Kill Team. Almost.
- Em’s Silent King
@ICantThinkEm via Twitter
The Silent King model is a huge pain but the results are definitely worth it. Em’s done a wonderful job with the model here, including some amazing fade work on the Menhir.
- Ash McEwan’s Gargant
@ash_mcewan via Twitter
In the same way that painting the void dragon will get you a quick ticket to CWL, so will painting a Mega Gargant. Also this one rips and the cartoon shading effect is cool as hell.
- Rodge’s HeroQuest Orks
@RodgeRules via Twitter
Rodge has done a great job painting these 30 year-old minis in a way that shows off how well they hold up even after all this time. I love the orc skin shading and the purple blades.
- Catpipe’s Lego Imperator
Catpipe via Reddit
This is a really cool and ambitious project and it’s exactly what it sounds like.
- There’s No Place Like Home
@sious69 via Twitter
This is an amazing diorama with great colors and a ton of detail. Just a ton of great stuff going on.
- Mjg’s Death Company
@Mjg_Paints via Twitter
I think this guy is missing the skin on his face? The model is equal parts amazing and terrifyingly creepy. Great stuff.
The Week on Goonhammer
Another busy week for us, loaded with great content.
- Warlord Wednesdays – Goonhammer Approved: Recover the Archaeotech Cache
By Various Authors
This week the WW presented a custom mission for WW based around creating a new matched play scenario that introduces different paths to victory.
- Competitive Innovations in 9th: Queensland Masters and End-of-Year Thoughts
By James “One_Wing” Grover
In the final Comp Innovations of the Year, Wings talks about his thoughts on where the meta is heading into 2021.
- Start Competing: Other Space Marine Chapters
By Robert “TheChirurgeon” Jones and Liam “Corrode” Royle
We pushed out another Start Competing for Space Marines, covering the successor chapters in White Dwarf and Imperial Armour: Compendium.
- Getting Started: Astra Militarum
By Charlie B
We cover how to get started with the Astra Militarum, building an army that won’t ruin you financially and may still give you a chance to win some games.
- White Dwarf 459: The Argovon Campaign, Phase 3
By Robert “TheChirurgeon” Jones and Condit
WD 459 wraps up Argovon with phase 3 and we talk about the final part of the first Flashpoints series and what worked – and didn’t work – about the campaign.
- Infinity Tactics: Close Combat
Thanqol looks at how to master the martial arts in Infinity, looking at using melee-based units.
- Moonstone Review
Kenji reviews Moonstone, a miniatures board game about fairy tale battles with some cool mechanics.
- Commander Focus: You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
by B Phillip York
In this week’s Commander Focus we build a Grinch-themed deck designed to steal your opponents’ Christmases.
- Ruleshammer: Monopoly
by Rob “Vre’kais” Chilton
In a special edition of Ruleshammer, Vre’kais looks at the rules for Monopoly, a game that is often ruined by players’ attempts to “fix” the game via house rules.
- Hammer of Math: Flamers and Automatic Wounds
By “Primaris” Kevin Genson
This week Kevin talks about weapons that auto-hit and auto-wound and some math considerations around those.
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.