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Offline Daeothar

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10005 on: July 18, 2019, 01:39:24 PM »
Ooh, I wasn't quite referring to the scale of conflicts depicted, rather to the epicness of acting and effects seen.  :D
Ah, you mean Lieutenant Gruber as Planetary Governor and farting orks?  ;D lol

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10006 on: July 18, 2019, 01:59:28 PM »
Ah, you mean Lieutenant Gruber as Planetary Governor and farting orks?  ;D lol

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10007 on: July 18, 2019, 02:04:08 PM »
High Inquisitor Blackader, is that you?

That would actually be quite memorable :P


Lets be honest.. bar of expectations set by previous GW attempts was set low..
But even mediocre series created today are mostly watchable...

Even if it will be really bad it will by Ok :P
My biggest hope is they went road of GOT and went X rated byt I fear they will want it watchable by kids without parental supervision... so PG 13 max.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10008 on: July 18, 2019, 02:52:20 PM »
High Inquisitor Blackader, is that you?

 lol
I'd pay to see that, to be honest.

I really have no idea what I'm doing.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10009 on: July 18, 2019, 04:19:14 PM »
Woo, page 668 - the neighbour of the beast!

The Blackadder Christmas Special has something close to High Inquisitor Blackadder, and at one point High Inquisitor Baldrick as well.

On GW stuff, those of you who read a lot of the fiction - are any novels focussed on characters who aren't heroic and don't perform any great deeds, they just try to survive (kinda like a 40k version of McCarthy novels like Blood Meridian and The Road)?

I ask because one reason I prefer e.g. Blanche's vision of the 40k setting to what I've got from dipping into the fiction is that JB has a real soft spot for the unremarkable denizens of the imperium: while almost all the fiction I've read is all about super dudes doing big things, JB is busy converting and painting a poxy old man armed with nothing but a stick  :-*

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10010 on: July 18, 2019, 04:39:40 PM »
On GW stuff, those of you who read a lot of the fiction - are any novels focussed on characters who aren't heroic and don't perform any great deeds, they just try to survive

Well, if you like Blackadder, there's Ciaphas Cain...  lol
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10011 on: July 18, 2019, 06:06:38 PM »

On GW stuff, those of you who read a lot of the fiction - are any novels focussed on characters who aren't heroic and don't perform any great deeds, they just try to survive (kinda like a 40k version of McCarthy novels like Blood Meridian and The Road)?

I ask because one reason I prefer e.g. Blanche's vision of the 40k setting to what I've got from dipping into the fiction is that JB has a real soft spot for the unremarkable denizens of the imperium: while almost all the fiction I've read is all about super dudes doing big things, JB is busy converting and painting a poxy old man armed with nothing but a stick  :-*

Necromunda novels are closest in My opinion.
But avoid Kal Jeriko ones as he is paragon hero and mary sue and kick ass at every opportunity.

Try Junktion. Its  most down to earth Ive read. And its actually quite interesting.
Its about a city in the underhive which is raided by the guild death squad because light flickered uphive (as the city steals power to survive) and social and political changes it brings and reconstituting social order. Main protagonist is lamp lighter - he walks around and changes the bulbs in lamps. IIRC he has two pages of heroics when he defends himself from some ganger and kills a scavie. But generally its hard fight for survival.




Ciapas Cain is Harry Flashman 40k. But he is much more heroic than the original :>

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10012 on: July 18, 2019, 08:23:52 PM »
Try Junktion. Its  most down to earth Ive read. And its actually quite interesting.

I'd heartily recommend Junktion, it is quite good. I think it's the best description of an underhive setting. The other Necro books are really random in quality.

The Enforcer/Shira Calpurnia series are great for 40K setting description, beyond the battlefield.
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10013 on: July 18, 2019, 08:52:53 PM »
Junktion sounds cool, will give it a go. Cheers dudes!

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10014 on: July 18, 2019, 09:16:20 PM »
Yep Junktion is good,written by rhe same fellow who wrote the Calpurnia novels.
Going off topic a little; has anyone read the Kingdom comics by D.Abnett,or the novel Fiefdom in the same setting? Rather good post- apocalyptic with a sense of humour,and a bit of analogy  ,I've have often thought about converting a Goliath into a Gene the Hackman.
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10015 on: July 18, 2019, 09:43:50 PM »
Here is my take on lamp lighter Kaas protagonist of Junktion (sory for not the best photo)  :)
(I built him after reading the book - so rich for inspiration it is as would master Yoda said :) but now he is my Dome runner in NeoMunda)



Only protagonist of GW nowel I built (I started to work on Eisenhorn but long before he had a book :)
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10016 on: July 18, 2019, 09:48:31 PM »
Nicely done 8)

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10017 on: July 18, 2019, 09:55:08 PM »
,I've have often thought about converting a Goliath into a Gene the Hackman.

Havent read that but go for it.
Making characters its actually great fun.

BTW: Said that Eisenhorn trillogy is probably best piece of fiction ever written for 40K , I cannot say the same about Raveonr trillogy (direct continuation) but world-building in Ravenor is best Abnettt ever did. Its worth the read just for Carnivora, Planet with cyber birds and animal farming agri world. Those settings are just perfect for Inquisimunda gaming.
And cattle rustler gangs and outlaws is a port of Necromunda I think about since last 15 years* :)

*That is my second longest project I havent do a thing for - first being Sump based Necro-morka with boats and spider hunting I conceptualized in 1996 :P
But one of those days!!!
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10018 on: July 19, 2019, 03:46:14 AM »
What is Warcry going cost us? Updated Now with UK Prices...

Some bizarre pricing for US residents: the hardcover is closer to the exchange rate of £1=$1.25, but the box is £100 vs $170...  :-I





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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #10019 on: July 19, 2019, 04:40:38 AM »
"Only" $50 for an 8-9 miniature warband box....and to think I liked the miniatures.  lol



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