Saturday 23 December 2023

#ArmiesOnParade2023 - Parade Day @ Warhammer Wigan

Afternoon #warmongers and #warhammercommunity it was #ArmiesOnParade last month and I was busy celebrating Liam's 50th birthday so couldn't get to Warhammer Liverpool. However, Warhamer Wigan was hosting Parade Day the following week, so it would be rude not to attend? I had my 4 #BloodBowl teams, a scratchbuilt Megabowl 7's pitch and I'd even had time to add a little crowd backdrop, thanks to some fussy AI prompts.

Here's a video of the board, although you've seen it already you can see the backdrop a bit more.

So here are some of the other entries. This great Tyranid board, which understandably I love.

If I recall correctly I think this won the 40k category.

It's so annoying to see this miniature close-up as I want one, just can't justify getting one or the silly price-tag on it.

Screamer Killers do look cool

And I love the effect on the wings of this Tyranid Prime.

I think this Word Bearer's army won the overall prize.

It was really well don with lots of little details. 

The lave weaponry was most effective.

Another Tyranid army, almost Behemoth but brighter.

And not just figures from Leviathan, we have a Tyrannofex too!

This was the only entry in the Young Bloods category, but well deserved.

A small diorama, but we love it regardless.

And another Chaos Space Marine army, which next to the Word Bearers made some interesting comparisons between the same figures used in each Parade. 

And my Parade. I was the only Best of the Rest so inevitably got that certificate but it was just great to be instore on the day. 

Interestingly the Wigan manager had been in charge of the Southport store before it closed.

I didn't recall her, but she did remember my Tyranid Parades.

We had some really good discussion about AoP and she was very much supportive of the event, even if it was a bit quiet on the day.

As an early Christmas present if anyone wants the backdrop you can have it. It's set up for an A4 sheet. You'll need to print 2 of these on sticky labels. Add all 4 bits and it should make a 2 foot strip. Repeat and you have a corner backdrop. I stuck them on 1cm up from the bottom of the board, so the pitch-side adverts pitch-side, not buried in the ground.

Lastly, some pics from the store displays. Worth noting this means in my decade of parades, I've paraded at Warhammer/GW stores in Southport, Manchester, Liverpool and now Wigan.

1 comment:

  1. That first Tyranid army really does look nice; doesn't look like it would take too long to paint that scheme either.