Wow. I mean, just wow. When it comes to Games Workshop news, this morning’s mega dump from Adepticon of new bits and pieces was like a birthday, Christmas, lottery win, Easter and free pizza all rolled up together. If you’ve been blissfully unaware of hobby developments this morning, you might want to head on over to the Warhammer Community Website right now and read up on the truly amazing and awesome things heading our way soon. I am going to quickly cover off some of the 40k centric points here, but you should see everything that’s coming out – giant sea turtles, anyone? Now without further ado, let’s crack on…
You Asked For Them…
This is the big one. You begged for them, pleaded for them, angrily shouted for them and generally lamented that you didn’t have them already. That’s right – another clock has fallen from Duncan’s wall. Plastic Sisters Of Battle are coming.
Now, some of you (I imagine a very small amount of you) will be clamouring for these right now, but I don’t think waiting until 2019 is too much to ask. We’re getting Plastic Sisters! This is huge, and waiting one more year is hardly a big ask. As they say, patience is rewarded.
The Daddy Knight
We had the Diddy Knights appear with the reveal of Forgebane, but now we have the Daddy Knight, and what a monster he is. Only GW could look at an Imperial Knight and say “Nah, it needs to be bigger. And it needs more guns” and for that I am very grateful. This guy is a real monster and I for one am terrified by the prospect of having to deal with this guy on the tabletop. I guess I’ll have to get my own.
What’s really nice to see is that the Knights have steadily moved away from being a one model codex. With the Diddies and the Daddy, you’ll have seven different types of knight from GW, and then there are all the others from Forge World as well. And who knows – this may not be the last new Knight we see this year. GW surprised us with Diddy and Daddy, so who knows what else they’ll be surprising us with next?
Imperial Knights will be getting a new Codex pretty soon as well, while Harlequins and Deathwatch will be hot on its heels. Even more people are getting their armies covered now and 8th fleshes out further yet again. The wonderful variety of rules and surprise miniatures that we’re seeing come to the fore mean that we could be seeing almost anything accompany these tomes, and being on the lighter side in terms of options, the Space Clowns and the Deathwatch may well get a treat or two to accompany their releases as well.
Of course, it now looks like the Orks will be dead last when it comes to updates, but I’m hoping that this means they’ll get a real stormer of a book with new kits, units and rules that will turn them into the green terror that they deserve to be.
Like I said, for all of this and so much more, you need to hit up that link to the Community Site up there. It’s well worth seeing what else is on the horizon and were this a “bows and arrows” blog, I’d be having fevered and ecstatic fits of delight with the fantasy releases that are coming out soon.
I know I haven’t brought you much of my painting efforts recently. I have been insanely busy with a billion different things and in truth, I’ve barely found any time to get the brushes out, but I’ll try and get something up for you soon. I’m hoping you’ll like the new Necromunda gang I’m working on. But until I’ve had a chance to get that up and sorted out (and it doesn’t look like I’ll be getting any less busy any time soon), I shall just leave you to enjoy your own efforts. Onwards!