So the other day I found myself in the unusual position of having an entirely free afternoon – self assessment done, DIY fully caught up with, all the grown-up big boy chores checked off the list.
Time to nurture the geek within, I think.
Nottingham is just a short half hour hop up the M1, so on a whim I decided to go check out somewhere I’d heard about but never seen – the epicentre of the Games Workshop empire (the Emperor’s Palace, if you will) – Warhammer World. A quick check of the website revealed free entry and free parking, so I figured what the hell!
ForgeWorld Titans, Primarchs and Knights.. this ain’t the Rogue Trader I remember, with the grav tank made out of deodorant bottles!
Some sort of Egyptian themed battle board.. no idea what it was, but it looked incredible!
So after a mooch around the gaming boards, I bought my £7.50 ticket and went to check out the exhibition hall.. very glad I did!
Hall 1 exhibits – Age Of SIgmar dioramas, absolutely mindblowing!
Hall 2 – The Imperium!
30k diorama – Emperors Children vs.. Raven Guard? I get a little confused with some of the names
Big ass diorama – Space Wolves vs ‘Nids
Imperial guard on parade – I like to think there’s a miniature Vladimir Putin in there somewhere..
Hall 3 – The Battle Of…. nope, forgotten. Ultramarines vs Chaos though, and oh my god just look at this…
A 12 foot high lunatic monument to the Grimdark… just staggering!
Hall 4: Enemies Of the Imperium
Imperial Guard raid Ork settlement – “Blackhawk Down!”
Crimson Fists v Orks on Rynns World – modelled on the original rulebook cover!
Orks. Love Orks. No idea what half this stuff is, but it’s boss as tits.
The final centrepiece – Mechanicus v Tau.. sleek tech vs crazy tech!
Overall, thoroughly enjoyed my visit – inevitably, there was a GW guy trying to sell me stuff, but he was relaxed, pleasant, and the exhibitions were easily worth the ticket price. A thoroughly enjoyable way to pass an hour, if you’re in the vicinity I definitely recommend it!