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9Dec/180

Adeptus Titanics – The Titans are coming!

With the 2018 release of Adeptus Titanicus, Games Workshop relaunched the series of the same name, 30 years after its initial release.

Adeptus Titanicus - Boxes

Adeptus Titanicus covered the battles between the Titan Legions of the Warhammer 40,000 universe in a much smaller scale than the initial 25 later 28mm, the so called Epic scale, where an infantry miniature was 6mm tall. But the game was set in M30, during the Horus Heresy and as the Space Marines fought a fratridical war, so did the Titan Legions against their traitorous brethren.

2Dec/180

Inq28 – An introduction

I have talked about my fascination for Inq28 in many of the past articles and even some reviews, but as not everybody might be familiar with it, I'd like to explain what it is and where it came from.

Inq28 is short for Inquisitor 28, meaning Inquisitor in 28mm scale. Inquisitor was a roleplaying miniature game released in 2001 by the Games Workshop subsidiary Specialist Games, a company founded as an umbrella for all the non-core games (Blood Bowl, Epic, Necromunda and so on) published by GW. Other than the other games, Inquisitor went with a 54mm scale, and focussed very strongly on the individual characters. For Inquisitor was a softcover rulebook released, and often bundled in a starter kit with two of the 54mm scale miniatures and a pair of D8.  To give you an idea of the scale, here's a brief comparison of the Artemis and an Imperial Soldier in 54mm next to similar miniatures in 28mm. The 28mm Artemis is a conversion, made by myself in 2011, long before he got a official model with Death Watch Overkill in 2016.

Inquisitor Rulebook Inquisitor - 54 vs 28mm Scale Inquisitor - 54 vs 28mm Scale

As Inquisitor did not really cover point values and it was advised to use a game master, it relied strongly on the role playing and narrative component of the idea. It was non competitive, and the larger scale opened up new opportunities, but was the games major problem on the other hand, as you would require a complete new set of terrain, that would work with the larger scale. As the rulebook covered a lot of great artwork and most player were already within the Warhammer "circle" and owned at least a couple of miniatures from the Warhammer 40,000 range, people stayed with the idea but converted it into the already used 28mm scale. Therefore Inquisitor 28, or short Inq28.

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24Nov/180

Warhammer Quest Blackstone Fortress

Back in 1989, Games Workshop teamed up with Hasbro / MB and released with Heroquest - a fantasy board game with miniatures. For many this was the beginning of their wargaming hobby. Due to the fact, that it was a board game and sold as such in toy stores and not "just" comic book and gaming stores, the game reached a much broader audience. 2 years after they stopped producing Heroquest in 1993, a derivative - Warhammer Quest - was introduced. Still using the Citadel Miniatures but featuring now modular floor tiles instead of a fixed board, the game was a success and received a lot of additional content in form of supplements, articles in White Dwarf and Citadel Journal. And now, with Warhammer Quest Blackstone Fortress Games Workshop continues the more than 20 year old brand and expands it for the first time into the universe of Warhammer 40,000 (as Space Crusade etc. are games of their own).

Warhammer Quest Blackstone Fortress

It comes a bit as a surprise, as we already had quite a lot of boxed sets this year by Games Workshop, just last month the one-off Speed Freeks, the month before that the Rogue Trader expansion for Kill Team. But here it is, a massive dungeon crawler just before Christmas.

14Nov/180

Warhammer 40.000 Kill Team Campaign Boxed Set

Similar to the Organised Play set for the Underworlds series, Games Workshop provided the new Kill Team ruleset with a similar pack - the Campaign box.

Warhammer 40.000 - Kill Team Campaign

The content of these boxes support an open instore campaign. Each player has a Kill Team card and get's stamps for each week they play a game of Kill Team.

11Nov/180

Warhammer Koblenz First Store Anniversary

Games Workshop released an article on the updates on the store anniversaries on Warhammer Community and the local Warhammer Store here in Koblenz will have their Store Anniversary party next friday on November 16th.

It is kind of interesting to have an "actual" Warhammer store around the corner. I've seen the coverage of the events in the old White Dwarfs and some of the goodies or store exclusives pop-up on bring & buys or eBay (sometimes for ridiculous prices). And as the store is right around the corner from where I work, I can drop by and pick up some of these things. Just got the posters for Blackstone Fortress a couple of days ago.

Warhammer Koblenz Store Opening Party Warhammer Koblenz Store Opening Party

One thing to understand is the slightly "odd" choosing of the date. There is a store opening party, I've covered that one on here as well, and then 3 months after that, the birthday party is held. So, a couple of items that were already available at the store opening, but would normally available not until the actual anniversary were these two, that will be up for sale again.

3Nov/181

Inq28 – Sequitor Inquisitor conversion

This is a conversion based upon the Easy-to-Build sequitors, that I bought at the opening of the local Warhammer store.

Inq28 - Sequitor Inquisitor Inq28 - Sequitor Inquisitor

The sequitors are an incredible good deal at 3 for 12 EUR, very characterful large miniatures. The sprues are pre-coloured in a bright gold. I seperated the pieces I need, from the Sequitor prime. She even comes with two different head options, one helmeted and the other one without but a very prominent undercut.

27Oct/180

Warhammer 40,000 Speed Freeks

As part of Orktober, Games Workshop delivers a stand-alone boxed set of orkish racing - Speed Freeks! It was already announced back in August on Warhammer Fest Europe and there were rumours about a revival of Gorka Morka, so now we know what these were about.

Warhammer 40,000 - Speed Freeks Warhammer 40,000 - Speed Freeks

15Oct/182

Sci-Fi Soldiers with long coat

In July I covered the Bolt Action Winter German kit by Warlord Games and the possibilities within the game / setting it self, using it for conversions.

As the Bolt Action plastic range is 28mm heroic scale, a bit overdrawn, it can be used as a base for all kinds of longcoat troops. A brief comparison of the bodies next to the ones of bodies from the Warhammer 40k Imperial Guard / Astra Militarum range.

Bolt Action Winter German Bodies Bolt Action Winter German Bodies

24Sep/180

Warhammer 40.000 Kill Team – Rogue Trader Expansion

Similar to the Nurgle Rotters, this box was "revealed" at Warhammer Fest Europe as well, the Rogue Trader Expansion for Warhammer 40.000 Kill Team.

Warhammer 40,000 Kill Team Rogue Trader Warhammer 40,000 Kill Team Rogue Trader

Earlier this year, there was a teaser about Rogue Trader coming back. This was before Kill Team was officially announced, therefore it is important to clarify the expectations on this boxed set and what it contains.

Rogue Trader is an expansion for Kill Team, you will need either the Kill Team rulebook or the Kill Team boxed set, so fully use the content of this box. It is not a stand-alone. The price of this boxed set is 105 EUR and it is basically two Kill Team forces and a new Kill Zone with its own rules.

24Aug/182

Warhammer 40.000 Killzone: Sector Mechanicus

As supplements for the Kill Team Starter kit Games Workshop released a series of specific Killzone Environments. These kits are bundles of already available terrain kits with added content for the Kill Team rule set at greatly reduced price.

In this unboxing and build review, I continue with the terrain kits after the Sector Imperialis Basilicanum and move forward to the Killzone: Sector Mechanicus.

Warhammer 40.000 - Killzone Sector Mechanicus Warhammer 40.000 - Killzone Sector Mechanicus

For 65 EUR we receive a huge and heavy box, with a lot (and I mean it, a lot!) of sprues. I had to add the comparison with the Primaris Space Marine so you get a feeling for that huge stack of frames you get for that money. But that is not all, as mentioned above, this is not simply a discounted terrain bundle, this is a Kill Team Killzone supplement, covering a double sided thick card board gaming mat and additional gaming material, like an environment chart for the Sector Mechanicus, 4 new scenarios using the terrain from this kit and 12 new tactic cards.

Warhammer 40.000 - Killzone Sector Mechanicus Warhammer 40.000 - Killzone Sector Mechanicus Warhammer 40.000 - Killzone Sector Mechanicus