So it’s the start of the first of many Bank Holidays in the UK and I’m taking time to have a sit and think about the Midlands Open. The Midlands Open is a tournament being run by my local club, The Dudley Darklords at the end of July. I went last year and it was a fantastic event and a nice send off to the 7th edition of Warhammer.
My original plan was to knock up an army of Tomb Kings as I quite like the new models and the new rules seem interesting. This has been broadsided by the fact that I’ve lost interest in assembling the Skeleton Warriors and Archers. In fact lost interest doesn’t really describe how I feel as I currently HATE the models. Between mold lines and the flimsy joins I’ve given up (for now) assembling them and I’ve moved onto something else to amuse me whilst I wait for the book.
Speaking of the book, I managed to have a look at it earlier today. Expect a similar layout and style as the Orcs and Goblins book and the rules look quite nice as well. What was quite interesting was that I was in the store with another guy who was reading the book and he was a Tomb King player and had been for many years. He wasn’t that impressed with the book as I think he was expecting something which was a similar power level as Daemons and Dark Elves. He also wasn’t impressed with many of the weapon options and was very unhappy with the new magic (especially now Heirophants can miscast). Personally the book looks nice and fits in more with the 8th edition rules. I’m expecting all of the new books to follow the new format and have lots of cool stuff but not be too over the top.
Back to my evil plans and the rest of the year is panning out between a battle of work, certain computer games coming out (LA Noire and Batman:Arkham City!), and events I want to go to. I defenantly want to squeeze in a couple more Warhammer tournaments as well as a couple of 40K ones