Games Workshop - Space Hulk

Games Workshop (GW) could be something that's very new to many people in Malaysia. and some might not have even heard of GW. for your info, GW is the largest tabletop fantasy and futuristic battle games company in the world. their major brand are Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000 and Lord Of The Ring.

in this month, GW is introducing the 3rd edition of this popular game - Space Hulk, and this year also mark the 20th anniversary since the first space hulk game been release.

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Space Hulk is a board game for 2 players, recreating the battle fought between Space Marine and Genestealers (aliens). one player command the space marines as they carried out deadly missions in the darkened corridors and rooms of the ancient space hulk, and the other commands the horde of genestealers opposing them.

this boxset is produce in limited quantity, and it's sell as 'while stock last' basis. i manage to get 1 of this boxset because of the person pre-booked earlier cancel his order. =.="

first thing that i notice when i hold on to this box set - it's HEAVY! i brought it back home, put it on the scale machine, and the result is almost 4KG! i didn't open up the box set to check the content because i wanted to keep the box sealed for now. So below are some of the content of the box set pic that i taken from GW official web site.

the main thing that attracted me to this boxset is not because of the game, but the space marine miniature that came in this box set.

space marine enemy - genestealers (aliens)

all the miniature came in this box set unpainted. sample space marines terminator that came in this box set.

some of my unpainted games workshop miniature.

a size comparison with gundam SD and gashapon.

there's a lot of info about space hulk in this month WhiteDwarf magazine (GW monthly publish magazine). infact, WhiteDwarf itself is pack with lots of information and nice picture.

the section that i like most in this magazine is the 'Eavy Metal painting masterclass, where finest painter in GW showing the tips and techniques of painting the miniature the Eavy Matel way. (Eavy Matel is an elite team of people in GW where they are consider the best among the best painter!).

below are some of the useful link.

games workshop main site

more information about space hulk

you can get GW product from Comics Mart located in Mid Valley Megamall 3rd floor (infront of California Fitness center).


danielh said...

Haven't seen this board games at this close up pictures. And the figurines miniatures are very highly detail with weaponry loaded all round.
It will take some times to complete the figurines assembly and painting jobs, but in the end it will be very interesting to watch.

Are you going to paint those kits? can't wait to see the finish result, hehe....

kuku said...

sure i'm going to paint it but not at this point of time. painting these miniature really need a lot of patient, and a steady hand too. hehe.