So today was the Age of Sigmar Open Day, the first of its kind and exactly the same format as the Forge World and Warhammer 40,000 Open Days. Bit of a mixed bag really. Although I really enjoyed the event, overall it was a fairly weak affair. Not because of what was there - which was absolutely brilliant - but more for what was not there, although the same could be said for the Warhammer 40,000 Open Day. I was pleased to see it so busy!
Games Workshop has NEVER previewed future releases or allowed early access to models in the past and sadly that hasn't changed here. It was nice to see some of the staff armies but that was really it - except for the Forge World section, which showed off quite a bit of WIPs as always. The Fimir looked fantastic and we got some information about them that was awesome, they will be getting their own post tonight too. I also got the impression that the whole Chaos Dwarf range will be getting updated to be more AoS aesthetically, more mobile poses and the such which is really cool!
Triss also had her massive Chaos Dragon on display and it is truly stunning. Just look at these pictures!!
And of the rider:
That's the wing in my hand, it was huge!
So, you were able also able to ask the GW designers questions and meet them all but they were tight-lipped as usual. My favourite part of the event was the 2 scenery boards based around the Sylvaneth and the Orruks. The Sylvaneth board was luscious and verdant with some beautifully crafted scenery and awesome models, as you would expect in the Realm of Life:
And the Orruk board was barren and bleak, yet looked spectacularly real. I took so many pictures of the boards and discussed much of the process of making them, I really hope to replicate similar in the future for use in AoS and Heresy:
I will be doing another post with an image dump for both the boards and some of the design insights I got. There was a pretty cool city style board there too which has given me some ideas for the future:
Bugmans had a Gore Grunta hotdog special on too which was ace! Hotdog, wrapped in bacon and covered in bbq pulled pork! Tidy!
That's it really. Do you have any questions? I will try to answer them. Also, leave your feedback below and I will collate it and pass it on to GW. What did you think of the event? What sort of things would you like to see in the future etc.
Thanks for reading, stay fluffy!