I have been trying to write this for a couple of weeks now and I haven’t been entirely sure how to get the right tone.
But I wanted to summarise my thoughts on the now competed Warhammer Adventures series, Warped Galaxies and Realm Quest.
I have purchased all of the volumes as ePubs and some for my nephews physically, as well as purchasing them as audio books from Audible.
To be honest I was sceptical, I thought they might be Warhammer adjacent, and perhaps a bit daft.
But to my surprise, they were very much within the universes with little compromise, for example in Attack of the Necrons, we see a character utterly disintegrated by a Necron Gauss weapon.
We see Nurglings tear apart a Forge World and spread disease and pestilence, the despair caused by an army of Nighthaunt, the warpstone crazed behaviour of Skaven.
All the things that make Warhammer, well Warhammer are right here, including the grimdark.
In fact the only area I would really criticise as being out of step with the franchises, so that in the AoS books, they refer to Sigmar as simply a King, rather than as the God-King, but I suppose this was done to appease American parents, who will ban books at the drop of a hat.
The characters are all interesting, the 40K ones are ok, although I found Zelia a little too naive for the universe, but her companions are much closer to their archetypes.
The AoS characters are also good, but it does feel like there are perhaps a few too many and some of them get lost and ignored quite a lot.
The audio books are excellently narrated, David Tennent fits the books so well and does a great Grot voice.
Billie Piper is also a great narrator for the AoS books and her Skaven voice is wonderful, her replacement Helen McAlpine is also good, but doesn’t seem as approachable I guess is the right word as Billie Piper.
In conclusion I really would recommend this book for your kids, and you know what, if you want to paint and have something on in the background, these are perfect and easy to follow along with.
I hope more will come in time.
What I Am Modelling
I spent the bulk of the week working on the Chaos Space Marines that came with Imperium Premium Pack 1.
So that’s a squad of 10 Chaos Space Marines, 2 Greater Possessed and a Sorcerer to lead them.
I finished the Chaos Space Marine Squad first.
Followed by the Sorcerer.
And finally the Greater Possessed.
I then started work on the Noctolith Crown which is also going to be used in the Battle Report that these guys will see service in.
I also painted the Flayed Ones for my Necrons
After that I painted up a Technomancer for the Necrons.
I then finished up the Munitorium Armoured Container from Imperium.
I am now working on a Charnel Throne for my Flesh-Eater Courts.
So what’s on the plan for next week then?
- T’au Parhfinders x 10
- Khorne Blood Warriors x 10
- Snottlings Blood Bowl Team
- Mortis Engine
- Orruk Brutes x 6
- Ork Kommandos Team x 12
- Corpse Grinder Cult x 15
- Ultramarines Intercessor Squad x 5
- Blood Bowl Referees x 2
- T’au Crisis Suit Team x 3
What I Am Reading
I failed to pickup any books this week.
What Tabletop Games Am I Playing
I played Horus Heresy tonight against Anthony, we just payed a very causal kill everything Mission and I won 6-5.
What Video Games Am I Playing
I finished playing Assassins Creed last night and the final video will go online tonight, in the meantime here is the penultimate video!
I am also playing through a bit of Doom 64 now.
What I Am Creating
We published the first episode of the year of Edge of Empire.
The next two Imperium Battle Reports got published too.
What I Am Spending
I bought a couple of movies this week, specifically Bayonetta: Bloody Fate, Eddie the Eagle and Paprika.
And the Charnel Throne I ordered last month finally arrived, after being out of stock for a while.
I also bought a Nintendo Switch, although I genuinely cannot remember buying this!
I also bought Revenge of the Sith on 4K Blu Ray too.
- Mood:- Calm
- Caffeinated Beverages Consumed:- 4
- In My Ears:- All Along The Watchtower – Jimmu Hendrix
- Tabletop Game Last Played:- The Horus Heresy
- Video Game Last Played:- Halo Infinite
- Book Last Read:– Witches Unleased – Carrie Harris
- Movie/TV Show Last Viewed:- Mythic Quest
- Current State of Projects:- Charnel Thorne, bones and corpses left to finish