Tuesday, 30 July 2013
Games Workshop - This is Madness!!!
Over the last year or so I have seen GW make these big kits and or introduce new units into Fantasy and 40k and along the way I have grown increasingly at odds with the designs they are producing.
Does anyone else agree? I don't play the game so am removed from most contact and opinions on the ground of players and collectors.
This is a picture of the Khorne Lord of Skulls from GW. (the above is a prime example). I don't play Chaos but this unit seems so out of sorts with what you would normally think of if someone said Lord of Skulls to you.
Thankfully some clever hobbyist has managed to convert this into something akin to what it should have been.
Seen on the BoL website.
Here is another reasonable attempt.
Here are more examples of utter strangeness from GW.
The basic design is quite good actually but what the hell were they thinking when they designed the nonsense that is on the sides??
This Land Speeder is much worse. I don't even have words to express my thoughts on this design.
I am a Marine man myself and have been tempted with Dark Angels, bought the Dark Vengeance set but not going to pursue it after seeing these things.
Now basically the argument is which direction is Games Workshop going in? it seems to me like they are leaning towards 'toys' and not mature enthusiasts.
The Storm Talon is also so out of whack, especially from this angle, it looks funny as in lol funny.
Let me know what your thoughts are and give some examples of good or bad stuff.