29 Sept 2009

UK GamesDay 09

Me and Pornstarjedi are just back from UK Gamesday 09 at the NEC in Birmingham. Pornstar took some pictures and we both had a drunken weekend followed by a hangover morning in the queues to get in. Luckily we both felt rather better once a few purchases were under our belts...
 Inquisitor and John Blanche

There were several displays of the new Space Wolves, below is the 3-1 size marines.
Turn out was as big as last year judging by the queues and crowds around the Forgeworld stall and dining halls! There looked to be fewer gaming tables and dioramas than last year but that may have been because the were more spread out in the bigger halls.
Above is one of my favourite displays, an entire 1st company all with drop pods! -wow! (Jedi)

Forgeworld had several displays, both Imperial and Chaos Reavers were on show. The Chaos monster looks amazing- (Will - if you read this blog AWESOME JOB!!)

Daren Parwood from FW was at hand to tell us about his WIP potential Space Marine Assault Boat, a kind of smaller Thunderhawk type craft, a "Valkyrie for the Marines", ahead of the future Imperial Armour book featuring the Raven Guard. Will Hayes didn't rule out eventually doing a Warlord Titan, but firstly other races needed their 'Reaver and Warhound' class warmachines - this concurred with our last year's discussion reference the Chaos Reaver - now out. Necron and Dark Eldar players will have to wait for GW to release Codexes before you get new FW toys.There was a magnificent Space Wolf and Tyranid Diorama, stunning and big! Rumours abound were comfirmed reference the Tyranids new Codex out in January - I wouldn't be suprised if the forthcoming Ultramarine feature was to include them...
That final bombshell was a flyer given out to the crowds reference the Ultramarines Movie - a supposed 70min CGI film planned for the near future... sign up at http://www.ultramarinesthemovie.com/ for updates.

On a positive note, we both remarked that "Recession, what Recession?!" Good news for our hobby - everyone was as usual buying tonnes and sales looked good - ran out of Stormwind Drop Pods and Demolisher Tanks that I planned to buy! But picked up some Space Wolves I'm planning to use some of the bearded heads and few Relictor skull like pieces - the rest I've put on ebay for some Space Puppy fanboy to snap up. We have two Space Hulk sets each now - Pornstar dropped mine off at the weekend and we both spent far too much money again... oh well!


  1. Hey,

    Thanks heaps for the post. Free-hand on the fists is going to be the go. Ive got it started on the combat shield but still working on it. Gotta shake the dust outta the old detail brush! Gonna have to look into Mirco Sol. First I've heard of it to be honest =]

    Got into your Hulk yet? Dj-Batman and I have been playing a few games and it's incredible fun. Sadly only played missions 1 and 2...

    Can't wait to hear more about the Ultramarines movie and see some more detailed pics of the new nids and chaos reaver titan!

  2. Sounds like a fun weekend. I really will have to try to make it over for the UK gamesday sometime. Perhaps I can convince my wife it's a legitimate vacation if I toss in some sight-seeing?

  3. Ha, Thanks for the posts,

    Inner Geek it was an awesome weekend, (even with the hang-over!!) Think a sight-seeing vacation may work.. We both take our wifes away for a spa weekend so they can be pampered whilst we're at GD!

  4. Cool pics, thanks for sharing. BTW 2010 UK Games Day has just been announced for 27th Sept. I can;t wait. What with all the new releases and a new 8th ed Fantasy Battle rulebook too there should be lots of buzz and interesting chat.

    Keep up the excellent blogging,

    my WFB blog


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