Saturday, 20 May 2017

40k Fascination


Well we're getting closer to the big reveal of the new edition of 40k and I must admit I have found myself surprised by just how interested I'm finding myself with the whole thing.

Not since the halcyon days of 2nd edition and my teens have I really been finding myself invested in anything GW has done but there's something about the new edition that's really caught my fancy and I am seriously thinking of getting the rules and having a bash when the game is finally released in June!

I may cheat and use 15mm figures as I don't have the space or time for the chunky 28mm stuff anymore but I must admit that the temptation is there to pick up some new kits as they become available and see what I can do.

Interestingly this has also been giving me a hankering for some of the other specialist games including Epic and Battlefleet Gothic. Again the models are long out of production and in many cases stupidly expensive but there's lots of stuff getting made that would make ideal proxies.

I'm going to have to get my thinking hat on to write up some more background for my alternative Imperium too as the whole 40k setting just got interesting again!

Out of interest, I'd love to hear what others think of the direction 40k seems to be going and if it is also renewing their interest or killing it...

Anyhoo, enough of my ramblings!

All the best!


  1. Renew. Had great times playing 2nd edition 40K, love the Horus Heresy and the early 40K setting, but haven't played any of the game since 3rd edition was released.

    The rules seem to be pulling on some of the more interesting and fun bits of 2nd Edition, but also taking lessons learned from Age of Sigmar and putting it all together into what is managing to be really exciting to me.

    Good times!

  2. Indeed!

    2nd edition was great fun, if somewhat unbalanced (I have memories of my opponent slaughtering my hapless Imperial Guard on a regular basis) but 3rd edition killed my interest and I have to admit that I haven't seen anything GW has done till this last year or so that's been interesting and from the hints they are releasing, 8th edition could be great!

    All the best!

  3. 8th does indeed sound interesting. Not enough for me to collect an army again tho. SW:A has my attention these days, 5-10 minis in a team and I've already got plenty inq28mm painted up already, plus the nice quick games. Far more attractive to me right now.

  4. Sorry GW jumped the shark with this one. Only good news is they are leaving 30K alone. I will stay in 30k and Epic. The rest of GW's line does not interest me at all.