What a fantastic day! As the dust settles I would like to look at some of the highlights from the event.
As a venue, Warhammer World now looks the part. The new stores are cool and clean with beautiful cabinets full of products. The Forge World store is particularly awesome with displays of unpainted kits with prices. Really, really cool!
Bugmans is untouched and the food hasn't changed - which I don't mind really lol.
In all, I feel the renovations are brilliant.
These were insane. I can't believe how good the displays were. I was told that one of the displays was exceptional...nothing prepared me for Exhibition Room 3. Seriously, the photos cannot do it justice. Why are you still reading this...go there...right now!
First impressions of this book are pretty ace. The usual narrative, campaign and missions are present. There is fluff for the Ultramarines, House Vornherr, 2 Titan Legions, Imperial Militia and Cults. I have only scratched the surface and I intend to do more complex articles at a later date. What would you like me to write about first?
The model is perfect. Simon Egan says this is his favourite sculpt now. I love the pose and the face is brilliant.
Guillimans rules are spot-on too. In combat he evolves as he fights and gets better as challenges progress. He has cool wargear and some nice buffs for his legion. Very happy 😊
The Ultramarines now FEEL like Ultramarines. They are efficient and effective but not overpowered. The legion-specific units are fun and varied, there is an assault unit, terminator unit and close combat unit. All of them have a nice flavour and some great options.
I was terrified when I saw the White Scar marines...I really don't my last legion to be released just yet lol. I spoke to Alan Bligh and he said the intention is that in the next 4-6 months legion specific armour and pads will have been released for all 18 legions. He also said that he wanted Rites of War to be released for each so everybody could start their legion of choice. Awesome.
I asked what the next book will be. He told me that the next book will be out around Christmas. He is working on a lot of content for Shattered Legions, Shadow Crusade, Black Shields, Thrammas and Prospero. He couldn't tell me what the next book would be. I got the feeling that it hadn't been decided yet...
I personally believe that Simon Egan is working on Alpharius and that Edgar is working on Perturabo. Simon says work is going well but gave nothing away. Simon said that the intention is to be up-to-date before the next book is released. 4 more Primarch's this year then!
So there you have my review for the day. It was brilliant. Well done to Forge World, Black Library and Citadel for a fantastic event. Any questions please comment below and we will endeavour to answer. Also, please put any information that maybe we missed below. We would love to read it 😊