Now that the UK has entered “Lockdown 2: Electric Avenue, the infection rates are higher,” I am sure a lot of hobbyists, old and new, will be continuing to crack on with their fun filled projects! Be it a slimy and rotting Death Guard army for 40K or a proud light bathed Realm Lords force for AoS, there will be a lot of us building and painting units to play across all sorts of games when we can finally see one another safely again.
However, I would like to focus on the building part of the hobby today, a quick look into a slightly controversial subject in the Warhammer community and one I am actually kind of in defense of: ‘Push-Fit’ or ‘Easy to Build’ model kits.
Wizard’s year of commander hasn’t gone as we’d all hoped and expected (Thanks Covid! – Matt). However, that doesn’t mean there’s not reasons to still get excited about the format. Commander groups online are still a hive of activity from people discussing new cards to offering to host games on webcams.
With Commander Legends spoiler season now in full swing people are busy brewing new lists, updating their old favourites and falling in love with the new cards being shown off. I’m firmly on the hype train for this set so I thought I’d take a look at 5 of the legendary creatures spoiled so far which have got my attention to sleeve up for when we eventually return from our hibernation.
It’s November 3rd and barring a massive revolt in the Commons, we’ll be back in lockdown again from Thursday! Fun!!
The one (and only) positive about Lockdown 2 – Back in the Habit, is that it’s the second one! Strange as it sounds, we’ve been through this before, so we have experience of how to operate. As a result the shop may be closed but we can still meet your hobby needs.
This weekend (October 31st) marks both the awesome Warhammer Day and Halloween, so today Jalen has decided to look at his top favourite monster (sized) models!
I absolutely LOVE monsters in all shapes and sizes, but I especially love the ones on the bigger side! Getting to grab that enormous box off the shelf, getting home and cracking it open to pull out those giant sprues and begin to monster mash your creation to stomp across the battlefield, its an unbeatable feeling for me. I want to own so many of these monsters, some of them multiple of, and today I want to go through a few of the big bad lads and ladies that I cannot WAIT to build, paint and field!
This weekend the fantastic new Warcry starter set, Warcry: Catacombs, bursts onto the scene for pre-order! Warcry: Catacombs is a fantastic place to start the Warcry Skirmish game, it comes with absolutely everything you need to start your campaign of glory across the Eightpoints.
In the box you get the following goodies:
Two awesome Chaos Warbands: The spicy Scions of the Flame and the spooky Khainite Shadowstalkers. We will have a chat about these in a later article!
A gorgeous double-sided terrain board: Comes in two flavours, cool gravel earth and hot fiery lava dungeons!
37 pieces of terrain: From bridges to doors it comes with it all!
Rules: Core book and the Catacombs expansion book
Game bits: 18 dice, 70+ pop out tokens and a gaming ruler.
Carrying on with the ‘Year of Commander’ theme, Zendikar Rising features two new Commander decks as a gateway for players to enter Magic’s most popular format. If you wanted to try out Commander but uncertain of where to start, these are an ideal entry for format beginners.
Now that I’ve actually opened some Zendikar Rising product, I wanted to give my thoughts on the newest type of Booster, the Set Booster!
What is a Set Booster?
In short it’s a new type of product that lets WOTC have a bit more freedom, in a draft booster there is a need for there to be set amounts of Commons and Uncommons and a good colour spread, the same is not true of a set booster!
They have 12 cards (14 with the token and art card included) in a booster and come in boxes of 30 rather than 36, they are also slightly more expensive than draft boosters, all seeming like negatives so far, but don’t worry there are positives!
Here are the results of our September 2020 painting competition. We had hoped to run monthly events however Covid-19 has really got in the way of that, however we did manage to get an event successfully run in September!
Standards in this single model competition have been very high and judging was made incredibly difficult by these fabulous models.
Any of these models could have easily been crowned the winner as each was beautifully done.
‘May you live in interesting times…’, I now fully understand why this is seen as a curse! I know that I, for one, would like the much simpler times where global pandemics were movie plots and social distancing was an unused phrase, but as you all know 2020 had other ideas!
MotM is Langden Games monthly model painting competition, to enter you need to bring in your model by 12 noon on the last Saturday of each month, it’ll then be voted on by visitors to the shop. The winner is whoever gets the most votes. That person will get a Model of the Month certificate and will be in with a chance of winning Model of the Year!
The keen eyed among you will be wondering why I’m publishing this in October, well, it’s due to us recently having started our new financial year (our year runs 1st September to 31st August). Anyway, on to more interesting things!
Firstly, thank you to everyone who has been a customer of the store over the last year, thanks to your support we continue to grow and develop.
We’re looking to expand our website with a selection of modelling and gaming articles from the Langden Games team.
However, we are also keen to get more involvement from the wider community, that’s where you come in… fancy writing an article on painting? Reviewing a game? or coming up with a custom scenario? If the answer is yes, then get in touch!
Send Daphne, our very own roving reporter, an email with your submission and any related pictures and we’ll add it to the website on your behalf (crediting you as author of course).