Warhammer 40,000 Squad – Golden Demon 2017

The Golden Demon Warhammer 40,000 Squad entry was very difficult to get near at Warhammer Fest. I managed to get most of these photos later in the day when the area around the cabinets had calmed down.

Space Wolf Long Fangs by Michael ‘Harley’ Rutz

Mechanicum Thanatar Siege-automats

Ork Warboss and Bodyguard 

Emperor’s Childers Blade Sqaud

Raven Guard Vanguad Veteran Squad

Ultramarine Cataphractii Terminator Squad

Iron Hands Sterguard Veteran Squad

Death Guard Cataphractii Terminator Squad

I havn’t notice GW doing a kit for these so assume this is some excellent conversion work. [Edit: correction this is a Forge World upgrade set. Nurgle get the love]

Blood Angel Kill Team

Dark Angeld Fallen Squad lead by Cypher

Warhammer 40,000 Large Monster – Golden Demon 2017

The Golden Demon 2017 Warhammer 40,000 Large Monster catagory was as impressive as ever, with both very well painted models along with some interesting conversion work.

Leman Russ – Primarch of the Space Wolves

Leman Russ 2017 Golden Demon

Lord of Changer – Greater Demon of Tzeentch

Lord of Changer - Greater Demon of Tzeentch
Lord of Changer - Greater Demon of Tzeentch

Nurgle Demon Engine – Dreadknight conversion 

Nurgle Demon Engine - Dreadknight conversion Nurgle Demon Engine - Dreadknight conversion

Fulgrim – Primarch of the Emperor’s ChildrenFulgrim - Primarch of the Emperor's Children

Belisarius CawlBelisarius Cawl

The Visarch, Sword of YnneadThe Visarch, Sword of YnneadThe Visarch, Sword of Ynnead

Forgeworld Elder AvatarForgeworld Elder Avatar

Grey Knight Dreadnight

Grey Knight Dreadnight
Logan – Primarch of the Word Bearers

Golden Demon 2016 Winners

Warhammer Fastasy Single miniature and Regement have now been added.
This post will contain all of the winnig entries for the 2016 Golden Demon painting competition. 

The pictures below follow the order of the awards, as anouniced on the day. The first award anouniced was the young blood bronze winner.

Young Bloods Bronze

Young Bloods Siver

Young Bloods Gold

Warhammer 40,000 Single miniature

Warhammer 40k Single Miniture Bronze

Warhammer 40k Single Miniture Silver

Warhammer 40k Single Miniture Gold

Warhammer 40,000 Squad

Unfortunate this catagory was off for final judging as I passed the cabinets so I’m going to have to dig up some better images.

Warhammer 40k Squad Bronze

Warhammer 40k Squad Silver

Warhammer 40k Squad Gold

Warhammer 40,000 Large Monster

40k Large Monster Bronze

40k Large Monster Silver

40k Large Monster Gold

Warhammer 40,000 Vehicle 

Warhammer 40,000 Vehicle Bronze

Warhammer 40,000 Vehicle Silver

Warhammer 40,000 Vehicle Gold

Warhammer Fantasy Single Miniture

Warhammer Fantasy Single Miniture Bronze

Warhammer Fantasy Single Miniture Silver

Warhammer Fantasy Single Miniture Gold

Warhammer Fantasy Regement  

Warhammer Fantasy Regement  Bronze

Warhammer Fantasy Regement  Silver

Warhammer Fantasy Regement  Gold

Warhammer Fantasy Large Monster  
Warhammer Fantasy Large Monster  Bronze

Warhammer Fantasy Large Monster Silver

Warhammer Fantasy Large Monster Gold

Diorama  Golden Demon 2016

Diorama Bronze

Diorama Silver

Diorama Gold

Warhammer Fest 2016

Looking for the Golden Demon 2016 winners. Click the link.

Golden Demon 2016 winners
And so Warhammer Fest begins

The big Forge World release is an even more heavily armoured Porphyrion. 

But probably even bigger than that  the first painted mastodon has been spotted. The Sons of Horus roll out.

Leman Russ looks to be almost ready. It appears it’s just the base left to do. I wonder if there might be a couple of wolves on it.

The Rhico arena floor plan, it’s a great venue for Warhammer Fest. Really relaxed and full of natural light.

And the most popular area….

The queue for Forge World Goodies. They call it Warhammer Fest, but we know it as ForgeHammer Fest. 
And here is ForgeWorlds new bird

More pictures are available at battlebunnies. They have been posting great content all day. 
ChapterMasters will be picking up coverage of Golden Demon tomorrow.


The Wolf Time

The new Space Wolves release has certainly raised a few eyebrows, to say the least. 

There are only 3 completely new sets in this release.

  • Ulrik the Slayer
  • Iron Priest
  • Space Wolves Wulfen

In addition to the new models is the Curse of the Wulfen book.

There has also been a lot of sets re-boxed and as CEO Kevin Rowntree had indicated a new lower price point for Space Wolves with the introduction of the Wolf Guard set at 65% of the price of a Space Wolf Pack for half the amount of models.
There is also a new Start collecting Space wolf set which is the same price as other new start collecting sets. The set contains a Wolf Pack a Thunder Wolf Cavely along with a Space Marine Commander. This set is priced lower than the cost of a pack and cavaly, making it a very cost effective way to start or expand a Space Wolves army. The remaining commander can easerly be used as a wolf guard with the spare components from the wolf pack set.

 While 13th Company space Wolves are not new to the 40k Universe. The 13th company had a metal set released in the days of 40k 3rd edition and a plastic hybrid Chaos Soace Wolf set during 4th and 5th. 

It’s the conflict between the Space Wolves and other Space Marine Chapters that make this releaese  very interesting. Games Workshop have previously refused to advance to 40k time line, so alienating the Space Wolves chapter in this way is not only a big change to the 40k status quo, it’s also the beginjng of the end of the 40k universes. This has lead a numbe of doom seerers predicting this is End Times for 40k….

I’m not so sure this is the end though. The grim dark future has always been a universe on the edge of collapse. If anything this just expanded the possibilities in that players can play pre and post 13th Company return time periods. Which is surly a good thing?