Saturday, January 31, 2015

Apocalypse in Winston-Salem GW Store

Hi Kids,  Well its been awhile since I posted anything, mostly because there hasn't been time for me to do anything notable.  The other side of that coin is that I'm working 50-60 hours a week making the righteous green!  I heard a rumor that there was a 40K Apocalypse game going on at the local GW Store and figured I'd go and check it out.  Well whattaya know, there they were, about 10 guys playing a 18,000 point game.  There were even some Forge World items out there.  It's been about 5 years since I played any GW, so I have no idea what some of this stuff might be, but here is the proof gaming is not quite dead in W-S!

Some enterprising individual set up a ladder just to take pictures!  No, it wasn't me...  The Imperial side is on the upper left, some elements are attacking across the bottom of the shot.  All sorts of superbeasties are spread out in the ruins.  The table was either 6x6 or 8x8.

 The Air Force was there, helping out the Imperial Fists.
 Only one Knight on the board.  Kinda shocking, maybe they're not as popular as I thought. 
 Forge World stuff!

 Kitbashed StormRaven!  I think...  Storm Talon?  Ah well, I used to know stuff...

 Now that's a neat looking dropship!  I wonder if that's one of the ones with the Stretch kit from that other manufacturer?
 Need more speed?  Get more engines!
 Ah yes, more Forge World Goodness!  And one of my favs, the Tau Riptide!  If I still was playing Tau I'd have to have a fistful of those!

More Forge World Big Buck Tanks!

 When you've got an extra 1/35th M47, why not make it into something spiffy!!
 These guys weren't on the table, I think they were already dead.  But maybe they were just extra.
 A close up of the solitary Knight.

 SPG's a-go-go!  More firepower, more better!
 Now that's a mean looking beastie.  Smaug better pack his bags and get to hoofing!
 Another from the deadpile.
 Bet you don't see these guys everyday!
 There were some really great paintjobs out there today!
 Tau skimmers!  I must confess, I bought Void skimmers to proxy these things.  I just liked them better, and only $12 each.  Maybe one day I'll paint them up.
 A close up of the StormRavenTalon kitbashed flyer.  Looking good! Purge the unclean!!
 When I saw this thing I thought I'd buy one right away!  Unfortunately the store was sold out of Thunderflash cannon.  Bummer!  And then they told me it was Finecast!  Double bummer!  I still might end up buying one at some point.  You never know, maybe its the one Finecast object that isn't malformed.
 Who is that guy with the skeletal wings?
 When I saw this thing I knew I had to snap a picture.  BUT, before you get too excited, its actually two vehicles, the StuG looking thing is actually a grav tank, not a turret on the back of the Brit WW1 tank.  You gotta admit, it would've been cool!
 Assault guns!
 Tyranid something or others...
 Monster bugs!
 Airborne monster bugs!
And last but not least, a mole vehicle, probably from Forge World.  Bet that'll leave a mark!

And that's about it for this installment of the events of Winston-Salem.  Not quite the Black Hole of Gaming that we thought!

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