Monday, 29 February 2016

Warhammer World Part Deux (Assault Of The Essex Legion)

On Saturday I woke up stupid early and traveled with Mr2key to meet up with the Essex legion for the clubs trip to Warhammer world. For me and Mr2key this was our second visit in under 4 months.
The departure time was 7 am but we had to leave a little late due to a few late comers. Lano *cough*

We all arrived a bit cold and ready to take in the atmosphere.

Once we got our bags of toys at our gaming tables we were off to the museum and I can you the second time is just as impressive and I seemed to notice even more on the dioramas. It was great to see everyone wide eyed and gob smacked at the displays. God knows what I must have looked like when I first saw them...

Space Hulk

The Boss

This Is insane!

Who's Going To Win This?

The Wolves Have A Bug Problem

All talk on the bus was about the release of the new Deathwatch game with the new Genestealer cults and I can tell you the models look stunning.

I got a demo and it's kind of like Space Hulk mixed with Executioner force. Real easy to pick up and play. As I was playing I even was featured on the Warhammer world official Facebook page.

Lunch at Bugmans was the next port of call as you can't war game on an empty stomach now can you.

Lots of 40k games were being played in the great hall due to a campaign weekend so the Legion mixed in and played along side.

I sat with the guys and had a look at some now old school Fantasy

Phil was playing Dwarfs vs Lano's Lizards and Mr2key with his Goblins vs Lee's Britonions


An Example of Mr2Keys Amazing Paint Work.
This Little Fella Was Mr2Keys MVP Killing a Level 4 Wizard!!

Example of Lano's Dice Rolls (He Needed 3's)
So Amazing
I Wish These Were Still Made

                      As the Fantasy games were being played I was interested in Phil's dwarfs as I have some sitting around in a box and as I have never played fantasy (shock horror) I wanted to give it a go.
At the end of Phil and Lano's game I got a good idea of the game mechanics and decided right I am going to dust of my dwarfs and have a go when I get back.

Stop.......Hammer Time...
So after a long day of gaming and drooling over Forge World it was time to make our way back to the bus.

On the bus talk again was about the new Deathwatch game, how badly chaos needs a new codex (please!) and how great the museum was.

The one idea that was talked about on the bus which my wallets not going to like is starting 30k at the club. There seems to be a lot of interest with club members with a number of different armies being represented.
So I throw down and said right if I can save up I going Sons of Horus for the win...or may be Russ.....

We got back to the club at around 8pm. A bit tired, a little cold and excited about the battles won and lost as well as all the future games to be played..

I want to say thanks to Neil, Grant, James, Ben and Phil at the Legion for organising a great day out and look forward to the next trip.
A special thanks to Mr2key and Mr2key senior who with out there kind offers of driving me to the club I would not have been able to go..

I do have a next trip idea for the club how about this idea Warhammer Fest in May?


riot ville said...

Looks like another cracking visit.

I am upset I had to miss it but my wallet is very happy I did not.

I bet everyones face was a picture in the exhibits!

Shaggy said...

The faces were a picture... As I said god know what we looked like.
It's a shame you could not come but you had a very good day by the looks of things!

The Flaming Heretic said...

Another great day in great place.
Thanks for the painting comments.
When we on for frostgrave?

riot ville said...

I had a blinding result at Hate Con but if I had known it was the Deathwatch Overkill I probably have walked out of the door with one tucked under my arm!

REALLY glad I did not go now.

Shaggy said...

You would have been ok mate as deathwatch comes out Saturday.....