Last Chance to Buy WTF

Last Chance To Buy Medics

Last Chance To Buy is Game Workshop’s way to boost sales of stuff nobody is buying say that this shit is being discontinued. Forge World was largely immune from that, gladly selling stuff that’s hella obscure. But a few weeks ago, the crimson hourglass of Last Chance branded Forge World paints and a huge part of their etched brass range. Thousand Son players were put on suicide watch over Angron Red, some people grumbled over brass, but that was it. Today, Forge World quitly announced Elysian Drop Troops to get Last Chance’d. Even quieter, some of the Solar Auxilia range is being discontinued on the same day when a new troop transport goes on pre-order.

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Forge World Catalogue 2018 surprises

I bought the Burning of Prospero box back when it was released and finished painting a 1000 point Loyalist Death Guard army ready last June. There was a small issue: no opponents to play with! But I have a friend who collected Forge World Custodians. With the hopes of playing the game some day, I bought the Age of Darkness rulebook when it came out. With it came the Forge World Catalogue 2018. It held some surprises.

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My Necromunda Goliath Gang In The Flesh!

Necromunda Underhive is a fun game! But even before I had the chance to try it, I had spent some time reading the books from the old game. That happened years before any new game was on the horizon. So when the new edition came out, I bought the starter immediately. I got to painting both gangs. And I finally bothered to take pictures of my entire Necromunda Goliath gang!

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Five Reasons Why I’m Still Mad About The Imperial Guard Codex

Hatred is, after all, the Emperor’s greatest gift for humanity. And ya’ll kids know that unca JcDent has enough bile, vitriol and foul temper for two racist uncles. I had previously written my wishlist/hatelist for the upcoming Codex: Astra Militarum. That book has since been released, so here I am on the road again, bitching about the new Imperial Guard codex. Codex: Astra Militarum fixed a few problems from the Index, but not all. It introduced a few more. Here they are.

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Easterlings Ready For Battle Companies

The Battle Company of Easterlings in all its glory
The Takavaran are ready! For the glory of the Temple of Ant-Hill Lion!

Games Workshop is mostly known for Warhammer 40.000 and I’m well known for whining about it. However, GW also produces a Lord of the Rings miniature wargame. It had been languishing for the longest time, beset by questionable business practices and Tom Kirby’s disdain. The new management is a little more pro-active about maintaining the property. Forgeworld is releasing miniatures from the Hobbit movie in expensive resin. Warhammer Community publishes articles around it.

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YakTribe’s Necromunda Materials Are Boss

I’ve been a busy grog

YakTribe is probably the greatest website for people interested in Specialist Games: Necromunda (both old and new), Mordheim and Gorkamorka. Before the release of Necromunda: Underhive, the website held all the PDFs you could ever want about the old game. Heck, it even supported  Inquisimunda (boo, hiss).

But now, YakTribe has released the tools for maintaining your gang roster and managing the campaign in Necromunda: Underhive/Gang Wars. The tools are amazing, beautifully done and easy to use. You can even add photos of your gangers to your profiles and you have multiple options for printable gang cards! It’s great!

Just go here.

You can already see my Escher Blackligths and Goliath Pile Drivers!