What else was there to see apart from the new codeci and seminars? Well there was a good range of participation games with some very nice boards:
a full size rhino made from an armoured personnel carrier:
The only shame is I did not get to see inside it or see it move. It could have just been an external mockup- if I had not seen the photos online of it being converted.Â THQ built it to promote dawn of war II. Warhammer online, DOWII and Bloodbowl all had demo/stalls but the queues were so long I did not get to try any of them.
Well, I went to the UK GamesWorkshop gamesday in September. When I compare it to how it used to be in the early 90s it does feel a bit too commercial- it is almost like a shop that you have to pay to get into. It is quite an expensive entry by the time you add up the petrol, Â£8 parking and Â£25 entry. Still I suppose it is not that much when you compare it to the costs of the rest of the hobby….
On a slightly brighter note there were a large number of pre-releases and and stuff like the conversions competition which is always fun and the Golden Demon stuff was pretty stunning, maybe I will learn to paint like that one day (but not likely…). Plus who can forget the great forge world stuff?
The new reaver titan looks pretty good, but I am not sure about the feet- a bit too angular compared to the original Epic. I picked up the new edition of Talisman, the artwork is great and it looks like they may have fixed some of the balance issues.
Will I go next year? Yes, it is still worth it, but I still miss the much more personal feel when it was held in the Derby assembly rooms.. It was a tiny bit smaller too.