I stumbled across this site on twitter and I am very thankful I did. As the title suggests, Wargame Exclusive produce alternative Games Workshop miniatures, primarily female alternatives for miniatures, with a strong Ecchi theme. This includes a number of naked, semi-naked, or suggestive miniatures that might be frowned upon at your local gaming store, but in addition to that there are some fantastic alternatives to main miniatures.
An example would be the Greater good deep strike veteran ranger ‘Big Shas’ which could serve as both an alternative Fireblade Cadre, or painted up as a marble or brass statue to shout out to the world how the Tau can really look bad-ass.
There are also a number of amazing ‘non-Ecchi’ Adepta Sororitas alternatives that look great, units of plague zombies, and even come conversion bits for various miniatures but the most exciting for me are the alternative heads for the Adeptus Mechanicus Kastelan Robots.
Personally I picked up a ‘Big Shas’ miniature, from payment to delivery it was 12 days, and the quality was very good. During construction I only found one moldline which was very easy to clean off, and very little in the way of release agent, meaning I could very quickly get into assembly and painting. Check them out if you are in the market for some high quality alternatives.
Finally got a but of painting done. This week I’ve managed to get another part of the Assassinorum: Execution Force boxed set, the cultists.
The only parts remaining are the Chaos Space Marines, and the Chaos Lord left to do, hopefully you will see this in the coming weeks.
This weekend past was another Forgeworld open day, and it did not disappoint. At last Tau have their own knight sized battlesuit, the KX-139 Ta’unar Supremacy Armour, and it looks epic!
This week I am working on painting up the remaining units for the Assassinorum: Execution Force board game. All that is left to to are the cultists, the marines, and the chaos Lord.
Last weekend I picked up the Assassinorum: Execution Force board game by Games Workshop. After assembling the models quickly and giving them a quick zenithal priming, I challenged my brother to a game.
Execution Force, is a cooperative game where you play 1 of 4 imperial assassins, in the game I played, we each had 2 assassins, and you are playing against the clock, and the game. It was quite fun and as our second turn showed, it can go very quickly wrong for the players.
I was running the Vindicare, and the Culexus assassins, and my brother was running the Callidus and Eversor. We decided to split up as to quickly cover as many of the rooms as we could to try and find the control room and teleporter before we were overrun with cultists.
Unfortunately for my brother he attacked and failed to kill a cultist who shot him twice rolling 2 6′s in a row, outright killing Callidus. This was an unlikely situation as Callidus should have easily killed the cultist, and the odds were against the cultist being able to even hit the assassin. At that point we went from 4 to 3 assassins.
Eventually we found the temple the ritual was taking place and worked our way to the chaos lord who was the boos enemy for the mission. Luckily I had not used the omega protocols for either of my assassins, so I was able to stun the chaos lord for 2 turns which allowed the Eversor to take a chunk of health away, before the Vindicare delivered the fatal shot.
Following the completion of the mission I started work on painting the assassins, and by Monday morning I have 3 complete. I hope to have the last assassin, the Eversor ready for a re-match.
This weekend was the Warhammer World re-opening day and from what we saw from afar it looked to be an amazing event. Of particular interest was finally getting to see the new Warlord Titan complete, assembled and a few of them painted and they looked epic!
And someone was nice enough to snap a photo of the stats from the next Horus Heresy book, This will be a hard nut to crack with a base armour of 15, 30 Hull points and from the images above looks like 8 void shields. In a 30k Game it is nearly indestructable without other Titans (as it should be), and even in the current Eldar 40k meta at the moment, with more D than you can shake a stick at, it is still formidable.
Not to overshadow this, Roboute Guilliman, Primarch of the Ultramarines and Sigismund, First Captain of the Imperial Fists, were also on sale. They look amazing! ForgeWorld have really captured the essence of the Primarch and the first Captain.
There were a couple of things which sneaked under the radar with a Chaos Knight conversion kit, a legs conversion kit for the Lord of Skulls, and a Nurgle (Demon Prince/ Grater Demon thing).
Many thanks to everyone who posted pictures during the event especially @Dark_Spartan_UK, @OnTheLam, @blacklibrarium, @lillegendstudio, and Rictus over on recalcitrantdaze for his amazing high-res pictures from the day.