Sunday, January 14, 2007

Forging a new world

I just received a copy of the latest Forgeworld newsletter by e-mail and it prompted me to add Games Workshop's sister company as a link in my blog.

Forgeworld produces games, models and rules that lie just outside of Games Workshop's core game systems. It is therefore aimed at the more mature, veteran gamer who wants to dig a little deeper. It's just as well that Forgeworld attracts an older audience because their products are expensive and you really need to be in a well paid job (or be spoilt rotten by your parents) to afford this stuff. It's also just as well that the models are superlative. Most of the models are made from resin which allows a fantastic amount of fine detail.

For example, in the latest newsletter, Forgeworld unveil their command squad for the Death Korps of Krieg.

You can see more pics here.

My recent favourites, though, are the Chaos Renegade Militia. As I mentioned in a previous post, I have twenty of these beauties ready and waiting to be put together.

Forgeworld are a bit like Games Workshop were about 15 or 20 years ago when they made quirky, unusual miniatures with sometimes limited tabletop usefulness.

I'm also excited by their latest game release, Aeronautica Imperialis. This explores aircraft combat in the 41st millennium. Quite apart from being a good game in itself and adding another layer to the 40k background, who wouldn't want the chance to don those Biggles goggles, a flyaway scarf and yell 'chocks away, Ginger!'

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