Monday, December 9, 2013

Digitally exclusive supplements...and update

I received an email from Games Workshop today.  I wrote them asking if they ever intended to release a hardbound copy of the Codex; Adepta Sororitas.  This was their answer:

Black Library <>
10:39 AM (11 hours ago)

to me

Thank you for your email. We do not have any current plans to produce a physical copy of Codex; Adepta Sororitas but this may be something we look into in the future.

Many thanks,


Black Library

Games Workshop Ltd
Willow Road, Lenton
Nottingham NG7 2WS

Games Workshop Limited, Registered in England and Wales Company Number 1467092
Games Workshop Limited, Willow Road, Lenton, Nottingham, NG7 2WS

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Digitally Exclusive Codex/Supplements...not a fan

First off I'd like to say I am not anti-technology. I work as a network tech and deal with technology of several kinds on a daily basis so my experience with the the subject of digital media borders on the excessive. Don't get me wrong, digital media has it's place I just don't think a total replacement for hardbound books is one of those places. Let me enumerate why.

  1. The hardware to support it is expensive whether it's and iPad, one of the numerous Windows or Android tablets on the market or a laptop. We already spend enough on the hobby without having to buy pricey technology. Games Workshop is risking alienating a large portion of their customer base by providing digitally exclusive copies of new codex's.
  2. The hardware to support it is fragile. Even when contained in high end protective sleeves I've seen iPads/tablets/laptops damaged beyond repair. Small drops, crushing and spills can turn an expensive piece of equipment into a paper weight. One oops and all your codex’s are unavailable.
  3. Over time, batteries begin to peter out or outright fail and the only option is to leash yourself to a power socket. Ten years from now my books will still work.
  4. Theft is always an issue. Where I work people have made off with whole desktop computers and even mounted LCD projectors. A tablet or iPad is laughably easy to swipe.
  5. Some folks don't care for the manner in the media is browsed. I own an iPad, I own digital version of the Space Marine codex (now outdated). Trying to quickly look something in the codex is clunky at best.

So that sums it up for me. Print it out you say? So basically pay some more to print out a book I already own? No thanks. Besides a lot of the licensing is odd and can be changed without notice. All it takes is one too many copies of their codex's appearing on the net for sale in printed form  or bootlegged for and GW will alter the licensing faster then you can say C&D.

I do realize that digital copies are cheaper but I'd rather pay extra for a printed book. I've seen companies that had a “print on demand” that cut way down on their overhead costs. Just a thought GW.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Pegasus Terain Review

Well first off the directions suck. They do however give you the general idea. Some parts had extra holes (pics below) that are not necessary and yes I put it together correctly.

Like all plastics, the has lots of bits to trim and file

There are substantial gaps in some the model but nothing that green stuff won't fix.

 It actually turned out to be pretty sturdy when put together.

Pretty thick

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Old terrain piece

I've had this sitting around for over a year and decided to finish it. I started by re-doing the base coat.

All dusty
New base coat

2 layers of dry brushing done

Terminator squad done

When I say done I mean done for a basic squad.  I have other bitz coming to make them assault terminators as well.  I was quite pleased with the basing too.