This is your spoiler alert. Warhammer World has a new exhibition hall which is best viewed not knowing what to expect. If you’re planning a trip don’t read this post. However if curiosity has got the better of you, check out over 80 photos after the jump!
You walk through the entrance and up the stairs and the first thing you enter is a Games Workshop store.
Black Library and Forgeworld get their own permanent stores!
Exclusive to the reopening weekend is the Design Studio area. Lots of people from Phil Kelly, Jes Goodwin, Matt Holland, Darren Latham, Alan Bligh, Darren Parwood, Mark Bedford and many many more were there to chat and answer your questions. I had really enjoyable chats with Phil Kelly and Jes Goodwin. Phil remembered me from Warhammer Fest (might have something to do with the Tale of Painters shirt I was wearing). Both Phil and Jes are my hobby idols and I’m so happy to have met them and chatted to them. I also enjoyed distracting Matt Holland who was frantically trying to paint an Mechanicus Knight in a single day – legend!.
Fanboy achievement unlocked – Phil Kelly and Jes Goodwin autographs.
New stuff from Forge World – Roboute Gillian and a Nurgle Daemon.
Thorne Lord of Skulls looks incredible with legs and their will be a Chaos Knight released.
Mars Ordinatus – Missing some sponson weapons.
The hotly anticipated Warlord Titan costs £1240.
The Show Stopping Exhibition Halls
The queue for the 1pm exhibition viewing going out the door.
A trip down memory lane.
Jaw dropping Orc and Empire Diorama.
Warhammer round bases anyone?
A small selection of glass cabinets packed with eavy metal painted models.
Skaven infest a Dwarf stronghold. Real glowing warpstone!
Nurgle marches to war
Ferrus Manus getting his ass kicked
Can you spot Ferrus and Fulgrim?
The ‘Fang’ gets updated with new units.
The new Adeptus Mechanicus models painted by the eavy metal team.
Parading the Imperium’s armoured might.
I have no words… The Battle for Angelus Prime
Even in the distance the Warlord Titan towers over the battlefield.
Iyanden clash with Hive Fleet Kraken as a world tears itself apart around them
Hordes of gaunts swarm around biotitans
I think the Necron-Blood Angel bromance is over
Crimson Fists battle for survival on Rynn’s World.
Rogue Trader cover recreated.
An exclusive 48 page book detailing the Battle for Angelus Prime. The perfect momento after seeing the incredible display. Other exclusives include Space Marine Command Tanks, T-shirts and Hoodies.
Seriously, why are you still reading this? Get yourself to Warhammer World and be blown away. I had such a good time. Highly recommended. Make the pilgrimage.
Other facilities include: ample car parking, Bugman’s Bar serving hot food, alcohol and selling Bugman specific paraphernalia , toilets and gaming tables.
I cant help feeling saddened by the shrinking of the gaming area 🙁
I don't understand the reasoning behind 3 stores either, does that mean there will be 3 members of staff, one for each counter? or does 1 member have to run from store to store? just seems impractical to me..
On to the displays they look amazing, I used to stand outside for ages inspecting every bit of the SW/Nid display so they've done a great job with all the new ones, is it worth 7.50? probably not for me but I'm sure a lot of people will be happy to pay.
Kinda feel like I've joined the doom n gloom brigade with this comment, I guess I just don't like change.
Hey Garfy! Was great to meet you yesterday, I agree it's an amazing place now and well worth the cost of admission. I think what people are missing is that WHW has become a true hub for GW fans (well, not if you're a Fantasy or Specialist Games player) so you can go and geek out with an enthusiastic Black Library reader, a Forge World specialist and as before there's a GW (or rather Warhammer) shop to get your regular stuff. I'm a modeller at heart so I don't understand anyone who's not blown away by the display tables 🙂
Beautiful. I did not know before, so I can not judge what changes, but it's really an amazing place. I have to make a trip there in our country, it is unambiguous. Amazing exhibitions and displays, awesome dioramas… Well, I'm excited for this article and photos. Many thanks for sharing … 🙂 🙂 🙂
Great photos, thanks for sharing
- Paul Graham
fantastic, thanks for sharing the pics
Great pictures. I'll have to add this to my bucket list!
- Greg Sapara
I'll probably never make it to Warhammer World, so thanks for all of the great photos!
I'm kinda getting the feeling that they should rename it as 30/40k world as warhammer barely seems to make an apearance
What have they dropped the Warhammer from Warhammer 40,000? when did that happen *looks at recent Imperial Knight Codex* phew! no its still there. 😉
BTW – Warlord not for general sale yet, speaking today to FW, "sometime this month".
Body (with Legs) £900 GBP
Whole Kit (Body/Head/2x Carapace, 2x Arms) £1240 GBP
Head seperate sale – interesting…
Arms are Volcano Cannons, more available in due course
The only had 8 for sale on the Saturday. My friend Nick just missed out but was able to put in an advance order. I imagine they're fulfilling advance orders before they start creating stock for general sale then.
I managed to get down on Wednesday. Everything about the place is awesome. I've been going for years so I can assure anyone who might be concerned that there is still ample space for gaming.
It's no longer a glorified Games Workshop store, it's completely different experience.
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Awesome photos. Thanks for those. Really wish I'd made the trip down now.
How has the layout of the gaming hall changed then? It looks from other pictures like the Forge World and BL shops are down the side. Is there less gaming space then?