Merry Christmas from Goonhammer!

To all of our readers around the world – Merry Christmas! Or Happy Hanukkah, or your other religious festival of choice (please insert/delete as applicable).

We’ve had a great year here at Goonhammer. From humble beginnings we’ve gone from strength to strength, aided by our fantastic artist Robert “TheChirurgeon” Jones, our wonderful team of contributors, the people who’ve supplied us with awesome pictures of their models and armies to bring that extra touch of hobby magic to our articles, and of course all of you – the people who read the thousands and thousands of words we publish every day about very important subjects like “the optimal hat for my Necromunda ganger” or “which Legion really sucks the most?” (it’s Dark Angels, guys).

This week will be a little different to others, as everyone takes a well-deserved break and spends time with family, friends, and far too much food. Some of our usual columns will be be on hiatus for a week or two before returning in January 2020. That said, don’t think we’re going away – just diverting our energies into lighter things. As the end of the year approaches, a great many of our contributors will be reflecting on their own personal experiences throughout the year, whether that’s fantastic gaming events they’ve attended, models they’re particularly proud of, friendships they’ve made or renewed, or anything else they care to share with you all. The first of these was, with enviable punctuality, Rob’s – published yesterday – but there will be more to follow over the coming days. Wings is, of course, going above and beyond, reviewing not only his personal year of gaming but also doing a deep-dive on the changes to Warhammer 40,000 as a whole – and there have been a great many, so look forward to reading that and remembering when Space Marines were an easy game instead of a hideous meta terror.

There’s not much more to say than that, really. Thank you again to everyone who has helped make this site the wonderful thing it is, and we look forward to doing it all again in 2020 – but even bigger and better. Have a very merry Christmas, and a happy New Year!