Top Ten Posts of 2011

Another successful year for Felix’s Gaming Pages with over 450 blog posts put online. Slightly less hits this year, but that was in the main as I didn’t attend GamesDay 2011 and therefore didn’t live blog as I have done in previous years. So what were the top ten posts (by visits) for 2011.
10. It’s back…
Well the 10th most popular post was about the return of Space Hulk. I was never that into Space Hulk, I have never bought the game in its earlier incarnations, but lots of people bought the limited re-release, so much so, it sold out very quickly.
9. Warhammer Siege Diorama
This post was a live blog post from GamesDay 2010. I was posting photographs from the show live to the blog via my phone. This was of a fantastic Warhammer Fantasy diorama, the Siege of Altdorf. I also took a fair few photographs of the siege using my DSLR.

Some excellent scenery and very evocative of the Warhammer world.
8. Ultramarines Dreadnoughts
Some very nice Ultramarines Dreadnoughts on display at Warhammer World. Warhammer World is always worth a visit and I have spent lots of time looking at all the wonderful miniatures in the Citadel Miniatures Hall. Every time I have visited I have seen something new (and sometimes something old).
7. Bloodthirster Greater Daemon of Khorne
The Bloodthirster Greater Daemon of Khorne from the Forge World display cabinets at GamesDay 2004.
6. Space Wolves Space Marine Army
This post is from 2007 and was a photograph of an amazing Space Wolves Army. This is one of those displays at GamesDay which makes you go wow! And then you think how much did he spend…
Space Wolves Army
More photographs of this amazing army.
5. Saurus and Slann
Another old post, from 2007, and another photograph from Warhammer World. A wonderful unit of Saurus Warriors with a Slann leading them. Part of the ‘Eavy Metal Lizardmen Army on display at Warhammer World.
4. Flames of War – Battle of the Bulge
This post was from 2011 and discussed the possibilities of a Flames of War Battle of the Bulge supplement that Battlefront mentioned in Feburary. Within the post I discussed the tanks that I hoped we would see in any such release including the M24 Chaffee and the Comet.

I also speculated how nice it would be to see some Late-War Monsters.
3. Marneus Calgar of the Ultramarines’ Land Raider
This post was all the photographs I had taken of Marneus Calgar of the Ultramarines’ Land Raider from the ‘Eavy Metal display cabinets at both GamesDay 2005 and Warhammer World.
Marneus Calgar of the Ultramarines’ Land Raider
2. Chaos BaneBlade
This photograph of a Chaos Baneblade that won the Silver Golden Demon at GamesDay 2007 is my second most popular post and the reason it is, is that if you put Baneblade into Google this image comes up!
Lots of photographs of the Baneblade.
1. Death Korps of Krieg
So my most popular post of 2011 was a posting from February 2009 about a link I had found in the community feed of some beautifully painted Death Korps of Krieg tanks.
Death Korps of Krieg
So will these same posts be just as popular in 2012, we will have to wait and see.

Gunfight at the OK Corral

On Wednesday 26th October 1881 in Tombstone Arizona, Wyatt Earp, Morgan Earp, Virgil Earp, and Doc Holliday fought Frank McLaury, Tom McLaury, Billy Claiborne, Ike Clanton, and Billy Clanton. About 30 shots were fired in 30 seconds which left three men dead and three men wounded.
These four figures sculpted by Alan and Michael Perry are the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday from the gunfight at the OK Corral.

These Warhammer Historical Old West figures were on display at GamesDay 2004.
Sadly no longer available.

Imperial Heavy Flyer

In one of the demonstration games at GamesDay 2004 was this huge Imperial Heavy Transport Flyer.

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Almost too big for regular games, but a nice piece of scenery.

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I assumed it was converted from a Forge World Maruader Bomber.

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Doubt we will ever see something like this from Forge World itself, but I sometimes think that the Imperial Guard would need a heavy transport of some kind.

Epic Orks

Back in 2004 at the UK GamesDay, Forge World were showing off some new Epic miniatures, an Ork Battlewagon and a Gargantuan Squiggoth.

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At this point lots of new Epic Ork stuff was coming out from Forge World and we expected to see lots and lots…

Little did we know that five years later, it would be 40K Ork stuff that would see the light of day and (Ork aircraft excepted) we would see virtually no new Epic Ork vehicles.

Will Epic rise again? Probably not, which is a pity.

Eldar Revenant Titan

Forge World’s excellent Eldar Revenant Titan on display at GamesDay 2004.

Eldar Revenant Titan

I am never sure whether I like this model or not. Don’t get me wrong the paint job (by George Dellapina if I remember correctly) is excellent. I do like the sculpting, the lines and the pose. I guess my problem is that for the Warhammer 40K universe it looks too light footed, too flimsy, too featherweight!

Eldar Revenant Titan

But then again I am not an Eldar player so what do I know?

More photographs of the Revenant Titan. More photographs from GamesDay 2004.