Monday, 16 May 2016
Warhammer Fest - A few thoughts
This weekend, my wife and I went up to Coventry to attend WarhammerFest. The train journey up was a little painful, and I think next time we'll spend the extra money to avoid London Midland trains and get a Virgin one. They're not terrible, as such, but the price difference is small enough that the seat reservations and extra space make it worthwhile.
We were staying in the hotel at the venue, and again, I think this is totally worthwhile. Not having far to go for the event, the ability to drop off purchases part way through the day - definitely worth it!
If you are super stoked about Forge World rumours, go to Battle Bunnies. Their dedicated rumour team do a better job than I could do on my own, and there's no point in duplicating effort. It was nice to be able to sit back and enjoy the seminar, although I will admit to still live tweeting a bunch of pictures from it, that was a bunch less work and still fun for my Twitter followers.
I'll still give a few thoughts of my own about what I'm excited about, though. More gonzo and commentary than a blow by blow account of everything announced.
The big news involved lots of new information about Blood Bowl (and also Adeptus Titanicus: Horus Heresy), and that got a lot of people excited. I'll do a dedicated post regarding that later.
One of the demonstration pods we attended showed how to remove shoulder pad designs from resin shoulder pads and attach them to something else - in this case, the Night Lords symbol on the Vorax neck armour. We also hit some demonstration pods about posing miniatures and the design process for Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower, which looks pretty awesome.
There was also a seminar about the licensees - who are people who make computer games and apps for Games Workshop. What got me to lose my mind a little bit was the announcement that Vermintide's next expansion is themed around the old Drachenfels background - which I avidly read as a novel, and read and re-read the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay supplement for. I'm a little excited about this.
I'll hopefully post a few more thoughts on WarhammerFest shortly, but I haven't written them yet, so no promises as to when you get them!