In 2nd edition 40k if there was one model that summed up the role of Gretchen in the Ork army it was this one, the Pulsa Rocket.
One of my favourite miniatures of all time just got reprinted, the “Missionary with Plasma Gun”. This beauty was sculpted by Brian Nelson in around 1997/98 to accompany the first Sisters of Battle Codex. Although you wouldn’t have guessed it unless you were around back then (or unless you guessed from the colour scheme).
I thought I’d put the miniature in perspective with other miniatures available at that time
I’m being overly harsh of course, with any release there were highs and lows, this brought us some fantastic other miniatures like:
The plastic moulding at GW hadn’t shown its full potential so you still had models like this in the second edition boxed set.
I think this might be the very first example of a standard bearer type model with a sculpted standard rather than the stick that GW expected you to wrap in paper
I like the way that the models isn’t crowded with detail and so things like the eyepatch, the chainsword slung on the back and the general gait of the figure showing how heavy that plasma gun is for a normal human to carry one handed really stand out.
The whole “downtrodden look while holding extremely powerful weapons” reminds me of this guy
The worlds premier tabletop gaming magazine is the tagline, I’ll be the judge of that. Not to be confused with the Women’s Institute, Wargames Illustrated is £4.95 ($8.95, €6.95) for 106 pages with 27 pages of adverts including one for a military history degree course from the university of Wolverhampton.
- Historical scenarios
- A thorough review of the different historical miniature releases that month
- The theme picked that month
- Any of the more popular wargames
- A more critical review of releases
- A really hard look at the historical elements involved in the battles.
- Is on a budget
- Likes their magazines instantly available
- Wants a variety of content
- Demands the highest production quality
- Likes the tactile feel of a magazine
- Wants another historical wargames magazine
This is a quick catch up about everything I came home with when I went to the UKGE this year, if you want to read about whyÂ UKGE is such a great event or want to know about any particular item in more detail let me know in the comments section and i’ll write up an article on it, if you wantÂ a weekly email withÂ my content subscribe here.
In no particular order:
A box of Harlequin models and a Harlequin codex – From the bring and buy on Friday including a Death Jester, Solitaire and Shadowseer and 8 others for Â£30. Victims of an apparent nerf to Harlequins Kiss’s or something, they should make worthy challenges for my painting table.
Firestorm Armada Swordbreaker class Battleship – Picked up for Â£3 with the others on the Friday, I’ve seem some lovely painted examples of this online and feel like I should give it a go in preparation for Dropfleet Commander.
Army Painter sprays – Because they cost loads to post so getting them in person is best.
Pandemic Legacy – Apparently the best board game ever, this is a statement worth checking out.
IceÂ Cool – Voted best childrens game at UKGE, you basically flick a penguin through doors in a maze while another player tries to catch you, a mix of Subbuteo and tag, like all childrens games its best played by adults with alcohol.
Exploding Kittens first edition – This game makes a meowing noise when you open it, all games need this function.
Shadows over Esteren vol 1 – These guys have the most impressive lineups of products I’ve ever seen for a role playing game, they have multiple books, metal currency coins, resin miniatures, an album of in character music, a book of ghost stories and even a real recipe book for cooking your players actual real life food.
Tor Gaming Relics, Ridend starter set bundle – Voted my me as coolest miniatures in the show, they remind me of Labyrinth goblins wearing medieval armour.
Game Tee scented candles – For getting the background smell right at a gaming session, sadly the Elven one shares the same Jasmine scent as freshly cleaned urinals.