I have over the last few months been revising and editing a fair few pages of my blog after changing hosts, as well as converting the gallery and workbench pages to the blog. I have taken content from the old site and moved it to the new site.
Having left the old site alone for a few months, I have now gone in and updated all (well the most of) the menu links so that they point to the new site.
The old site will no longer be updated, but I will keep it on the web so that old links to it still work.
Well on Sunday over on the Warhammer Community site, there has been the official preview of the new Aeronautia Imperialis boxed set, Skies of Fire.
You’ll get absolutely everything you need to fly your first sorties, including a set of five aircraft for each side, a game mat and rulebook, dice, reference sheets, tokens and a transfer sheet. The T’au force includes three Barracudas and two Tiger Sharks, each with a wide array of weapon options. The Imperium’s forces consist of two Valkyrie Assault Carriers, which can alternatively be built as Vendettas, plus three Lightning Strike Fighters, one of which can be built as a Lightning Fighter.
After hearing that it had gone direct only and was to be superseded by a new boxed set featuring the Tau, I decided I had better buy it now before it was gone.
It’s not that I don’t like the new boxed set, much more that I prefer the Imperial and Ork models in the Wings of Vengeance boxed set. So much so (and quite unlike me) I have already started putting the models together…
These are lovely models, so I was interested to see what we would get in the Tau boxed set. Obviously there would be Tau, but I was intrigued who their opponents would be. Not looking at the rumours I did wonder if it would be a Xenos race, so was pleasantly surprised to see that it was the Imperial Navy.
I wasn’t anticipating that we would see the Valkyrie.
They look great.
I don’t think I will buy the boxed set, but I do think I might get a box of the Valkyrie Assault Carriers. As I said on Twitter I do wonder if we will ever see tanks and infantry in this scale for Adeptus Titanicus? Well this Valkyrie does show what is possible.
I am not a great fan of the Lightning Strike Fighters so happy to let them pass. As for the Tau, well they look like nice models, but not for me.
So a 40K version of Risk has been announced and will be available in the autumn.
Battle with your favorite factions for control of the planet Vigilus in the Battle of the War of the Beasts. Take control of your faction and attempt to vanquish your foes across the unique planet map that has been customized for Warhammer fans. In this Risk game, custom sculpted units will allow you to control the key locations in your bid to rule the planet!
I can not believe that there is a Warhammer 40K version of Monopoly…. The whole reason I got into Warhammer in the first place was how disappointed I was with games like Monopoly!
With this product though, I am not just a little bit curious, I am quite interested.
The classic game of Risk can get rather stale rather quickly, but when mission cards are introduced then the game becomes very different.
One of my favourite games is Risk: Europe which is an advanced version of Risk.
Control Europe in the Risk Europe game, an exciting game of medieval conquest. The game challenges players to step into the role of a medieval king and rule feudal Europe by building castles, taxing subjects, expanding territories, and engaging in battle.
While there’s some similarities to other versions of Risk, the turns are quite different.
From what I can see of the design of Risk: Warhammer 40,000 looks to be more than classic Risk, but not quite as indepth as the Europe version.
I like the little plastic pieces and the fact that the game has alien races as well as Space Marines.
It certainly looks like a possible purchase for me, though I do wonder if it will be available in the UK?
This Dark Angels Land Raider Redeemer was in the displays at Warhammer World.
The Land Raider Redeemer is a variant of the Land Raider Crusader, which itself is a variant of the standard Land Raider used by the many Chapters of the Adeptus Astartes to provide short-range, anti-infantry assault support during urban offensives.
The Land Raider Redeemer replaces the Land Raider Crusader’s weapons with the dreaded sponson-mounted Flamestorm Cannons. These massive flame-based weapons send burning sheets of promethium into the thick of the foe, purging even well-defended bunker complexes in solar seconds. This enables the Redeemer to be highly effective against infantry during grueling and dangerous urban combat.
The Churchill AVRE was one of the so-called ‘funnies’ designed by Percy Hobart specifically for use on the D-Day beaches to break through the German fortified defences. The AVRE was the most successful ‘funny’ type and AVRE vehicles remain in service with the British Army today.
This Churchill AVRE was on display at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford. For many years it had been a target on Sailsbury Plain and then spent a fair few years as a monument on the Normandy beaches.
There was a 15mm resin and metal version of this tank available for Flames of War.
However it has now been replaced for the forthcoming (March 2020) plastic Churchill that can either be a later mark Churchill, the flamethrower Crocodile version or the AVRE version.
In gaming terms most specialist vehicles don’t really work, however this AVRE version with it’s Petard Mortar has a place if your opponent had troops skulking in bunkers.
For those of you wondering what the big green thing in the picture above is, allow us to explain. Back in the distant past of Warhammer 40,000 they were a race of strange creatures who served as heralds for the Tyranid Hive Fleets before disappearing, seemingly forever. (We all assumed they’d just been eaten…)
Even before they were servants of the Tyranids they were using hammers…. and were in the Fantasy world…
I have one.
Though the new model does look a lot more detailed, and I quite like it…
Followers of the blog will have realised I am now adding new pages to the site as I migrate the old site to this new one. Taking advantage to add higher resolution photographs and update links and images.
According to the latest posting on the Warhammer Community sites, the Old World in Warhammer is coming back.
The original Warhammer world was “destroyed” in 2015. The Warhammer: The Game of Fantasy Battles changed forever when Games Workshop (though they said Archaon was responsible) destroyed the world.
Everything we knew of the Old World collapsed into a void of Chaos and infinite possibility. From that tumultuous storm came the Mortal Realms, heralding a new dawn of unending war in the Age of Sigmar.
I never really got the Age of Sigmar, apart from it was an attempt to make Warhammer Fantasy Battles more like Warhammer 40K.
I am intersted to see where this is going, but it’s not a new story or a new world, it’s the original old world.
The Old World is to Warhammer Age of Sigmar, as the Horus Heresy is to Warhammer 40,000.
So looks like we’re getting the old Warhammer back…
Over on the Warhammer Community a new model for the Sisters of Battle has been shown off. It’s a model of Junith Eruita, a Canoness Superior of the Order of Our Martyred Lady, complete with flying pulpit.
This massive model is as gloriously over-the-top as Sisters of Battle classics like the Exorcist or Penitent Engine. It’s a floating pulpit with a massive aquila on the front and skeletons holding heavy flamers on the bottom.
I do think this is one bizarre model, even by the standards of Warhammer 40K.