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Krazed Killa Kan







My wife and I recently took a holiday to Scotland and I managed to convince her that we needed to spend a night in Nottingham on the way up, so that I could go and visit Warhammer World. Not bad eh? So, I thought I'd share some photos with you all. Unfortunately I only had my phone with me, so the photos are rubbish quality, but at least it will give you an idea of what is there if you are planning a visit. Also, apologies for some of the photos being the wrong way round! I uploaded them all to Dakka and thought I would be able to rotate them here. By the time I realised that I couldn't find a way of doing that, I'd uploaded so many that I couldn't be bothered too rotate them all on my computer and then upload them again. So, all together now, tilt that head....

My impressions of Warhammer World were that it is exactly the venue you think it is. There's a superb miniatures display room, with (I think) every current GW mini on display there, although I must say that I was disappointed to see only a handful of Forgeworld models. Also, quite a lot of the models (maybe a fifth) were out for "photographing", but there were still plenty to drool over. One of the nicest aspects of this is that many of the models were recognisable as the minis that are on the front of the boxes that you buy in the shops, so it was really good to see the level of detail up close and personal. There are also many classic models on display as well as some much-photographed dioramas that we've all seen. Again, just amazing to get up close to them though and see the level of intricate detail.

The gaming room is huge, with many tables. I didn't have time to get a game in, but thought I could watch a game or two that other people were playing. Unfortunately though, it was only kids playing when I was there, with the only adults packing their games up. Ho hum. There was one particular gaming board of note though, that I know has been discussed on here already. I have included a picture below of it. It was a superb board, about 10 foot by 6 foot, with a huge defensive position on one end, up a hill (which is difficult to make out on the picture), with bombed out tanks and titan parts all over the battlefield. Just beautiful. There was also another great table with a vast building dominating the table, that was an ork bashed imperium building, all made out of the standard building sprues. I've included piccies of that too.

The shop was like any other, with a fairly standard range, although it was nice to see a few Blood Bowl and BFG things in. Again, disappointingly, no Forgeworld stuff to buy. I know it's a mail order company, but it would make sense to me to have some for sale in their flagship arena.

Anyway, on to the photos and there are a lot of them. I hope you enjoy! Of particular note to the older gamers out there.....look out for the photo of the zoats and Thrud!

Statue outside Warhammer World


Uruk Hai greeter


Warhammer online statue


Lifesize marine











































 
   
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Question - Is Warhammer World run by GW?

Oh nice picss by the way.
   
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Krazed Killa Kan







Yep, it's run by them. It's in the same building complex as their Head Office and you can peek through the windows at what the developers and eavy metal team are up to!

 
   
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Is it true that the life-size Marine kills anyone who complains about prices and Jervis has his very own copy of Barad-dur at the centre of the building from whence he rules over his domain with an iron fist?

People are like dice, a certain Frenchman said that. You throw yourself in the direction of your own choosing. People are free because they can do that. Everyone's circumstances are different, but no matter how small the choice, at the very least, you can throw yourself. It's not chance or fate. It's the choice you made. 
   
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It looks quite different from when I went a few years ago (about 8 years ago?).

Nice pictures.

   
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Sweet, I saw they had the Tau terrain in the Planetstrike book on one of those tables. And I noticed some Night Lords in one of those cases.

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The canteen food ain't bad. better than M&S's canteen

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Never tried M&S food
but the food there is pretty good.

its allways worth dropping by if your near there and having a look, allways something going on

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Pulsating Possessed Chaos Marine




UK

Nice pics... It's changed alot since I went last, too.

One question though.... Where are the big diorama/displays?

I remember one big room with the whole ultramarines chapter, that dark eldar one (can't remember the name), Assault on the imperial palace, battle at Big Toof river and that WHFB one with the undead attacking the town (can't remember the name of that either).
   
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Cheese Elemental wrote:Is it true that the life-size Marine kills anyone who complains about prices and Jervis has his very own copy of Barad-dur at the centre of the building from whence he rules over his domain with an iron fist?


No the marine doesnt, I have a pic somewhere of me humping its leg due to a bout of drunkeness in Bugmans, the marine just gave me a cheeky smile and turned its head.

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Krazed Killa Kan







Skarwael wrote:Nice pics... It's changed alot since I went last, too.

One question though.... Where are the big diorama/displays?

I remember one big room with the whole ultramarines chapter, that dark eldar one (can't remember the name), Assault on the imperial palace, battle at Big Toof river and that WHFB one with the undead attacking the town (can't remember the name of that either).


No big dioramas there, just the smaller ones I posted here.

I forgot to say that there was also an exhibition of artwork from The Empire, but it was quite lacklustre and arranged in a "Let's just shove it in that corner" fashion.

Thanks for all the 'nice pictures' comments. I thought they were a bit rubbish actually....

 
   
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Nice pictures, but do you enjoy forcing people to tilt their heads at an odd angle?

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Killer Klaivex






Forever alone

By the way, is Bugman's actually a bar, or is it where 12-year-olds go and get soda and crisps?

People are like dice, a certain Frenchman said that. You throw yourself in the direction of your own choosing. People are free because they can do that. Everyone's circumstances are different, but no matter how small the choice, at the very least, you can throw yourself. It's not chance or fate. It's the choice you made. 
   
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Pulsating Possessed Chaos Marine




UK

BrookM wrote:Nice pictures, but do you enjoy forcing people to tilt their heads at an odd angle?


Arggh! My neck cracked and I'm stuck like this... Going to look a bit stupid going into work tomorrow ;p

Cheese Elemental wrote:By the way, is Bugman's actually a bar, or is it where 12-year-olds go and get soda and crisps?


It's a proper bar as far as I'm aware. I don't think the game designers would be happy with orange juice at lunch time.
   
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The booze does explain why the CSM codex was so bad.

People are like dice, a certain Frenchman said that. You throw yourself in the direction of your own choosing. People are free because they can do that. Everyone's circumstances are different, but no matter how small the choice, at the very least, you can throw yourself. It's not chance or fate. It's the choice you made. 
   
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Krazed Killa Kan







Yes. It is my life's goal to inflict 'neck-crick' on everyone I can!

Yes. Bugmans is a proper bar.

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About to eat your Avatar...

OMG MY NECK!!!

Nice photos though, too bad half make me want to pull my hair out... wait, sideways laptop!!!

HEY, turn the screen sideways . I WIN!


 
   
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Was there no 1994 golden Demon Slayer Sword winner?

In the picture the name for that year is missing.



 
   
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Krazed Killa Kan







Yep, I wondered about that. According to http://demonwinner.free.fr/uk/, it was Neil Thomason, who also won it in 1996. Maybe they just thought his entry was good enough to win, but just not good enough to remember...


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Wrexasaur wrote:OMG MY NECK!!!

Nice photos though, too bad half make me want to pull my hair out... wait, sideways laptop!!!

HEY, turn the screen sideways . I WIN!


You only win for half the photos though. I still win. You neck muscles are mine! Mwahaha....

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TBD wrote:Was there no 1994 golden Demon Slayer Sword winner?

In the picture the name for that year is missing.
His name was stricken from the plaque and all records. He shall forever be nameless for that is the punishment for his crimes.
   
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Fargo, ND USA

Skarwael wrote:One question though.... Where are the big diorama/displays?

I remember one big room with the whole ultramarines chapter, that dark eldar one (can't remember the name), Assault on the imperial palace, battle at Big Toof river and that WHFB one with the undead attacking the town (can't remember the name of that either).


The room with all the miniatures in it he has pictures of is the same room. The "Museum" changes regularly(I forgot the exact frequency they do it at) to keep it interesting for repeat visitors. When I went, they had the life-size Terminator helmet, Storm Bolter, and Shuriken Pistol on display.

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TBD wrote:Was there no 1994 golden Demon Slayer Sword winner?

In the picture the name for that year is missing.

Obviously he's one of the lost Primarchs.

Nice pictures though. Despite having to turn my head sideways, anyway. Really cool to see all the 'Eavy Metal models that I've been ogling over in the boxart and books all in one place.

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Any Squats in there?
   
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Phanobi





Gosport. UK

Cheese Elemental wrote:The booze does explain why the CSM codex was so bad.


Its not bad .... it sucks.

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We refuse to take sides in this anymore. And we refuse to let you turn us against one another. We know who we are now, we can find our own way between order and chaos...

It's over because we've decided it's over. Now get the hell out of our galaxy! Both of you.

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Fixture of Dakka





Southampton

Lol, I presuade my gf to make a trip to Warhammer World after a weekend in Nottingham. She's kind of arty and was mildy interested, but we didn't stay too long. Long enough for the obligatory Space Marine statue photo opp though...

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I can see the mold lines on that statue. GW headquarters indeed.

I always wondered where they kept all of their minis they built up over the years.

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Railguns wrote:I can see the mold lines on that statue. GW headquarters indeed.


Been kind of well documented on this site recently that GW are getting a bit sloppy at cleaning up their mold lines. As for the statue, I'm not sure I'd like to meet the modelling knife required for that job

   
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It's cool that they still have the old dioramas - the Glade Guard charging the Skellies, the Azreal one, the Horus/Emperor one, the giant multi-level Warhammer Quest one. Very cool.

   
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Awesome photos! I remember when GW had a live feed to the gaming room at Warhammer World on their website so drunk nerds on the other side of the planet could watch their brethren game. I lived in Durham for a year, but was too broke to go anywhere, let alone warhammer world. It definitely inspired me to paint something today.

Top tip to overseas visitors you might want to check out the Imperial War Museum in London if you go to the UK. The war museum in Paris is pretty awesome too.
   
 
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