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Join us for a full weekend as we're going to be looking at what's on show here from Warhammer Fest here at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry by Games Workshop. As always there will be some great event only miniatures on sale here and they're even giving away a few freebies too!

Beasts of War Warhammer Fest 2016 Live Blog

On top of the games they're showing off this year (including Warhammer Quest, Blood Bowl AND their emerging Specialist Games collection) they will also be running seminars and more that we'll be sitting in on!

Last but not least watch out for a whole bunch of stunning painted miniatures from their studio team and of course on Sunday, Golden Demon!

Keep an eye out for more as the weekend progresses!

Blogging At This Event:

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I Have Arrived!

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The Forge World Queue...and loads of stuff!

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They have a big queue for Forge World and actually some Lord Of THE Rings on sale

The Forge World Queue...and loads of stuff!
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The Swag Bag From Today

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The Swag Bag From Today
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Playing Some Warhammer Quest

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Having fun failing as the Darkoath Chieftain

Playing Some Warhammer Quest

Battling Skaven!

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The Bits Box Challenge

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Build an awesome model!

The Bits Box Challenge

Next Up From the Specialist Games Team

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Blood Bowl With Hewitt!

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I chatted Blood Bowl with Mr Hewitt and the future is bright...

Blood Bowl With Hewitt!
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The Hobbit Is Back!

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Battle of the Five Armies Dwarves and a new rulebook!

The Hobbit Is Back!
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An Amazing Dol Guldur Diorama

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This is great work by the GBHL team!

An Amazing Dol Guldur Diorama

Brilliant Forge World Table...

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Loads Of Cool Painting Demos

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You can learn about different painting styles at the demo pods today...

Loads Of Cool Painting Demos
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Studio Armies

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The studio is showing off loads of their in-house work today...

Studio Armies
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Great Looking Night Lords Army

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This is a rather ghoulish but glorious Night Lords Army...

Great Looking Night Lords Army
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A Closer Look at the Houses Heresy Table

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Take a closer look at the detail they put into this including the falling train...

A Closer Look at the Houses Heresy Table

Talking The Hobbit...

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More Great Studio Miniatures

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Some more from the cabinets...

More Great Studio Miniatures
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Digital GW!

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A look at some of the games you can play...

Digital GW!
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The Bad Guys Of The Silver Tower

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The Bad Guys Of The Silver Tower
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Had to pick out some Dwarfs..

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I took a look at one of the cool Dwarf Armies done by the 'eavy metal team...

Had to pick out some Dwarfs..

The Bring & Battle Area

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The Coloured Plastics For Blood Bowl

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A Closer look at the Blood Bowl miniatures. Will be coloured plastic in two to three pieces...some push fit.

Come with space in the bases for the ball. Additionally Dwarfs and more coming soon after release

The Coloured Plastics For Blood Bowl

Golden Daemon Tomorrow!

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Fancy Forge World Armies

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Another look at some great Forge World studio armies

Fancy Forge World Armies
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Great Looking Emperors Children

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Another ace looking army for you to Ooooh over..

Great Looking Emperors Children
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Forge World Seminar!

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A first look at Age of Sigmar and 40k models for Fires of Cyraxus...

Forge World Seminar!
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Horus Heresy & Leman Russ!

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A look at the future for Hours Heresy...

Horus Heresy & Leman Russ!
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First Models From Golden Daemon

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The first batch of awesome!

First Models From Golden Daemon
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The Awesome Continues...

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Some more amazing entries

The Awesome Continues...

Wow...

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They Keep On Coming...

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More from Golden Demon

They Keep On Coming...

Knightly...

Knightly...No Comments
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Fantasy Awesomeness

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Loving the range of great single figures....

Fantasy Awesomeness
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Back to the Miniatures

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Some more of the big 40k models...

Back to the Miniatures

A Potential Big Winner?

A Potential Big Winner?No Comments
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Some open Category Entries

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Some great stuff in the open Category...

Some open Category Entries
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Capture Of the Dauntless

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A great big tank ambush Diorama...

Capture Of the Dauntless
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Lord Of the Rings Entries...

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Middle-Earth is well represented...

Lord Of the Rings Entries...

Azog Vs Thorin

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More Great Scuffles

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The duels and dioramas are definitely the best...

More Great Scuffles
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Feast For The Eyes...

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The quality this year is immense...

Feast For The Eyes...
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A Visit Back To Middle-Earth

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The new plastic Laketown Terrain

A Visit Back To Middle-Earth
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A final wave before the winners

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Some more great miniatures before the final annocements

A final wave before the winners
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The Golden Demon Winners

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The Gold prize winners!

The Golden Demon Winners

The Slayer Sword Winner

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rasmus
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Enjoy it Ben

rayzryr
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Looking like fun so far, I await your review of the new Warhammer Quest with baited breath!

dugthefug1644
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Great pics Ben.
Glad to see that the Hobbit has been given a new push.
Warren had made a comment that the Hobbit was dead and gone several months ago. The novel and middle earth world is awesome and we all love Dwarves and the sculpts are great. I hope for all these reasons it fights for it’s place on the shelf.
The deer rider cavalry look great.
Is there much coverage of the computer games that are coming out?
I don’t know the 40K world very well. Is there a Dwarven race in 40K?

twist3429
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i want to hear more about Bloodbowl

magedelanuit
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ha lucky guy you will have a try with warhammer Quest silver tower hummmmm

toxicvex
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Any more Middle Earth minis or just the dwarves?

limburger
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Did that poster say “Adeptus Titanicus” ???
Are we getting Horus era titans from the specialist games team ?

dugthefug1644
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Loving the Dwarves.
The ballista for the Hobbit Dwarves and the ‘eavy Metal dwarves look awesome.
Are there any bargain prices to be had at the event?

dugthefug1644
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What have you enjoyed most?
Seeing as you are well informed about all things in the world of wargaming, how much of what you have seen has been surprising?

hk1x1
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The new Hobbit stuff looks promising, also can’t wait to see some Golden Demon entry’s.

dugthefug1644
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Nice to see the recent changes. Great mix of board games. Offering to develop a points based system to support AoS would only have been seen as a U-turn and sign of weakness in the past. Good to see they seem aware of community concerns and open to different play styles.

carlosfandango
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Blood Bowl looks promising.

The more you can reveal about WHQ Silver Tower the better 🙂

olliep
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I got to meet the great @brennon 😉

neves1789
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Cool blog Ben! I’ll really have to make the trip some time! Any more news on that Titanicus Horus Heresy game?

goggs
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@brennon I agree with @neves1789 great blog and any bit of info you can pick up about Titanicus would be great. Enjoy the Sunday.

bubbles15
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Hold fire! Adeptus Tianicus? As in, the titans for epic game? Oh me trousers. Do you know if Workshop are going to produce a boxed game along the same style as the original, whereby you had customisable plastic titans, various different weapons for those titans? The obvious being to ask if they’re remaking the Imperator class.

vetruviangeek
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I loved the old Imperator Class titans – a walking metal war god with an entire Gothic fortress on its shoulders still totally embodies the madness of 40k for me. Here’s hoping we see the return of the mightiest of the God Machines to the tabletop.

shyvax
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Great cover. are you doing an other coverage tomorrow?

chaingun
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@brennon any chance you can get some news on the release of Deathwing for a he PS4

Great blog mate and thanks for getting pictures of the new Blood Bowl teams

chaingun
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What a very poor community BoW has become for a thumbs down for thanking someone for taking the time in doing a blog at this event. Also for asking a question about a digital release. What has BoW coming too ? Why bother being a backstager

galadriel72
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@chaingun I would hazard a guess that only the favoured few have the entitlement to ask questions on the forum. The fact that you pay the same in backstager subscription is irrelevant.
@brennon I second @chaingun comment. Thanks for a great blog. It gives us a great insight into what we can expect from GW going forward, only wish I could be there

redben
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Who are the favoured few? Did I miss something?

galadriel72
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It seems that some contributors get the thumbs up no matter what they type and conversely some get a thumbs down no matter what they type. I would like to think there was nothing personal in this but really seems to be that way. Seriously, are we not all adults who give everyone a fair say without criticism ?
Please BOW, take away the whole thumbs up thumbs down rubbish. Maybe people would be more willing to contribute when it is without needless ridicule.

redben
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I tend to find that posting about GW gets me thumbs ups and thumbs downs. It just seems to be an occupational hazard of posting on a GW topic.

deaddave
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I thumbed you up

deaddave
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The bello endos are out in force apparently…

dags
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Kinky

marcusluis
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I was there too really cool, havnt been to a GW event in years and was really surprised.

dugthefug1644
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Plinth or not to plinth?
If I created work of that quality I would put it on a plinth, upon a silk cushion, with gold braid and with it’s own driver, bodyguard and housemaid to dust it.
Some of the dioramas were so inspiring and perfectly executed.
I got the paints out this afternoon and got the brush wet for the first time in a few weeks.
Great reporting Ben. Much appreciated.

darthcheese
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Really looking forward to finding out more about Blood Bowl. Don’t know why I’m so keen as I still own a second edition and two third edition copies.

redben
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I think that explains exactly why you’re so keen lol 🙂

fleetey
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The rumours I’ve heard wrt Blood Bowl, is that you’re looking at around Christmas in terms of release, and there are going to be 6 teams initially, then more depending on whether it does well enough.

So you’ve got the Human / Orc pairing, but after that, you’ve got Dwarf / Skaven, and also Elf / Nurgle.

niktyrrell
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I have GOT to get me some of those Hobbit Dwarves ..