Saturday is White Dwarf day, and despite the release of the Blood Angels Tactical box and the repackaging of the Death Company and Sanguinary Guard to match, there was still a buzz about this week's White Dwarf.
Was it the upcoming release of the new Blood Angel Terminators or the final installment of Shield of Baal?
Not sure, but Space Marine releases do tend to get the community excited. My local Games Workshop was packed this morning - an air of excitement as people picked up the Blood Angels Painting Guide, the new Blood Angels Codex and of course the miniatures. Quite cool really! You don't see that too often these days....
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Having taken 40 pics - my camera then broke - so these pictures are courtesy of my scratched HTC M8
The current multi-part Terminators are a great set; fun to make and great to paint. These new Blood Angel Terminators look great, but seem to owe more to the Space Hulk Terminators than any others out there in the market, because the multi-part aspect of these guys is pretty much just the arms.
Pack with the same iconography from today's Blood Angel Tactical box, these guys do look sweet, even if the lack of true modelling flexibility is a shame.
The set itself is a 5 man Blood Angels Terminator Assault Squad armed with either lightning claws or thunder hammer and storm shield. Inside you can choose from the 5 pairs of Lightning Claws or Thunder Hammers. Now unfortunately four of the torso fronts come with helmeted heads sculpted into them. Why??
That's just a bit crap if you ask me in this day and age!!
There's also a spotlight on the upcoming Hobbit miniatures and Forge World give us something that was released months ago. I say it every week, so I'll refrain my my comment on the Forge World section.
So sucked in if you wanted to read it. I know I did!
I did hear there is a soft cover coming out though.
Some nice pics in here, but not miniatures we've all seen before so nothing too exciting.
The Flash Tearers scheme is interesting actually - a swing back to the original colouring. The Necron scheme is also interesting but unfortunately poorly executed. Have a look at the paint jobs in this section and I've seen better paint jobs in my local store! Bit disappointing.
This is the frakkin' Necron - the ancient rulers of the universe - the unstoppable reanimated empire beholden to none on this mortal plain.
You'd expect a bit of a 'wow-factor'!!
If you're following Shield of Baal, you won't get tonnes more info on the campaign. Literally you get the two page advertising spread and that's it....
Ho hum, Games Workshop, ho hum!