Monday, 26 September 2016

Damn You, Games Workshop!

Alright, I know I was the first paying member of the public in Games Workshop, Sheffield, back when all was sun, fun and Thatcher, but over the years I drifted away, because - and let's be candid here - they became like the embarrassing uncle at the family party. They, knew the music, but the dance was all wrong...

No, let's be honest again, they started producing some shite.

I was never really comfortable with Warhammer 40,000 (it wasn't '40K' back then) and the later, even darker background felt like a tight collar at a Summer funeral. I id however love the Imperial Army, Harlequins and the Genestealer Cults.

The Genestealer Cults had a certain fascination, in that here were parasitic aliens, interbreeding with humans, and the human and hybrid offspring showing the same love and affection to these bug eyed monsters as they might a kindly human grandfather. Ok, I guess you'd have to think twice about the Werthers candies in the case of the bug eyed monster, but I reckon that you get my drift.

They were splendidly creepy.

And then, like the Squats, the futuristic take on the Dwarf (and pretty reasonable when you think about high gravity worlds) they vanished.

Until now...

This Saturday sees the proper return of the Genestealer Cults, with a more rounded background, but still it seems, all of the things that were good in the original, as well as some new troop types and what appear to be converted heavy plant and mining vehicles.

And so, drawn like a salmon to an angler's fly, this sad old man, took the bait and got hooked to the tune of £190, which I hope will take care of the majority of the army to be honest. I'm not in love with GW, it's more akin to metaphorically sleeping with an 'ex' for old time's sake. Yes GW, you have hurt me bad over the years, but you shook that booty and a spark took hold.

Only time will reveal if we can be friends again.

Anyway, I made my purchase with Element Games who offer great service and a sound discount on most products, and whilst I was there I also ordered a set of cave scenery (Caverns Of The Underdark) which is produced pre-painted by Gale Force 9 for the D&D game. But, I intend to use it to vary my Dwarven Forge terrain as it is studded with purple crystals and dank purple pools, which will do nicely for a mine.

Hey, and aren't the Genestealer Cultists miners too?

What a fortuitous purchase...



  1. I assume that despite you mentioning the Squat, they are not being re released?

  2. Not as far as I know, but then again, I don't really follow GW - And you sir, know I used to literally live in that place in the early 80s.

  3. The Genestealer Cults have lured me back too... I've been looking at 1:48 WWII staff cars to make a limousine. After all, the boss of the mine would drive something nifty...

  4. I love the blog! Keep up the good work!


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