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.
From the Internet at Large
An Open Letter to Games Workshop in regards to the Horus Heresy Rulebook
via the Bread for Battle Blog
A bit of a serious link to start with. For those not aware, the section of the new Age of Darkness rulebook detailing the creation of a Space Marine included language regarding the genetic compatibility of recruits that is worryingly similar to gender essentialist language used by Transphobic groups to refer to Trans people, right down to specific terms used. While we and the letter both are willing to believe that this was an accident and not done with malicious intent, it is deeply irresponsible and distressing at a time where the rights and lives of Trans people are under organised attack across the world. We here at Goonhammer support this petition to bring awareness to this issue and encourage Games Workshop to seek out consultation from minority voices for projects, and would hope to encourage our readers to sign as well.
the_real_iron_hand’s Custom Miniature Holder Prosthetic add-on
@realironhand via Twitter
Hell yeah. We love this ingenious solution to a serious conundrum, it’d be great to see this kinda prosthetic more widely available.
AdmiralScroll’s Character Wound Tracking Abacus
u/AdmiralScroll via reddit
Look if there’s a more 40k way to track wounds other than skulls we’d like to hear it. A cute and fairly simple conversion for any character’s base.
Oldhammer Mad!’s 2nd Edition Scheme Blood Angels Legionary
@OldhammerMad via Twitter
One of the cooler things about the new Horus Heresy release has been seeing all the cool and creative ways people have been making their forces stand out from the pack with rad alternate schemes for their Legion. This Blood Angel goes all the way back to the past with a garish red Blood Angel’s scheme right out of the pages of RT/2nd edition, compete with a paperback banner, yellow for gold details and a face tattoo right out of those old art pieces.
This Week on Goonhammer
A busy week for our Competitive Play teams, as Games Workshop dropped not one, not two, but three separate major balance patches for 40k, AoS and Kill Team.
- Competitive Innovations in 40k: Nachmund Omega
- Hammer of Math 40k: The Nephilim CP Crunch
- 40k: Nephilim Balance Slate Analysis
- 40k: Nephilim Points Changes Analysis
- Competitive Innovations in AoS: Finding the Definition of Insanity
- AoS: Summer 2022 Battlescroll Update Analysis
- Kill Team: June 2022 Balance Dataslate Analyssis
- Blood Bowl: The Art of Game Management
Things get a lot edgier all of a sudden as we don our most stained Slayer shirts and peer onto the most unhallowed pages of the brand new Chaos Space Marine codex.
- Chaos Space Marines 9th Edition Part 1: Army Rules
- Chaos Space Marines 9th Edition Part 2: Traitor Legions Rules
- Chaos Space Marines 9th Edition Part 3: Dataslates
In the first of a new series where we take a look at defunct games and companies and just what went wrong, we take a look at the Andy Chambers written Starship Troopers wargame by Mongoose Games. Once hyped to be the 40k killer, what went wrong with this promising new game in the murky days of the early 2000’s?
Horus Heresy- Zone Mortalis: By far our favourite way to previous edition of Horus Heresy, Goonhammer’s Jack Hunter takes a look at Zone Mortalis in the new Age of Darkness ruleset with what changed and a playthrough battlereport.
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.