Hey everyone! Adam, from TFG Radio, here to talk about whatever I want, as long as it is somewhat 40K related.
The models produced by games workshop today are one of the best in the industry. Sure, there are plenty of other manufacturers than make some good models as well. Mailifaux and Infinity are the first ones that spring to mind (don’t even try to sell me on Warmachine). There is a recent trend, however, from Games Workshop where they have you build the models a certain way. As much as it seems like an easier way to build the models, I\m not sure if it is something I want to see done to the whole line, where you can only build a few poses. this has actually made me a bit hesitant to jump all in on a few other game system, like the Song of Ice and Fire, and Legion, because they do not allow conversions to the models.
What I loved best about the Games Workshop models over the years was the ability to customize their models. The Space Marine tactical box is a great example of the amount of versatility one can have with a unit. The instructions were fairly simple and the pieces fit in a mix and match way. I don’t have to really worry about the instructions as they are all built the same way. The ability to swap arms, heads and torsos easily give you unit a variety of looks and allow your imagination to run wild. 30K still has those elements but are limited because that conflict mainly deals with hot marine on marine action. If you are a chaos player, like me, the ability to pull from other kits and create a unique model very appealing. The move towards more monopose models, or models with very little easy conversion opportunities, seems to me that it will somewhat limit what people can easily do.
Now I know that conversions are still possible. there are still kits out there that are the old models and are still easy to convert or use as a base to make a conversion. Right now, it seems that some of the newer models are designed so that it is difficult to convert them. Maybe it’s to discourage people from using third party bits. I don’t think that would work as people can be very ingenious if they really want something. I really want to be wrong about this and hope Games Workshop is not going full monopose. I have seen that there are different ways to build your Canoness for Sisters of Battle but the pose looks the same. I could be worried over nothing. I still enjoy the game and building the models. Time will tell if I was right to be worried or not. In the meantime, keep building those models and doing cool conversions!
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