Was working overtime today and when I finished I wandered down to the local GW store, mainly to get the new rules and learn the differences since I last played anything approaching a serious game, 1st edition anyone?
As usual for a trip to Games Workshop for me I also bought something else as well as what I went in for, in this case it was a rhino. Whilst waiting to pay (mainly the walk from shelf to till as I was the only non-game-playing customer) I got talking to the manager, general chit chat and stuff about marines. Anyway we got onto the subject of the new Warhammer 40,000 box set: "Assault on Black Reach" and they had a demo box that the guys were painting up and looking over. I mentioned the fact that several people had worries about the quality of the minitures included in the box as they were clip togethers or limited part models. Well he was a bit shocked at this and grabbed a sprue out of the box, it had moslty Orks on it but also a few of the Terminators. I have to say they looked good, but it was when he showed me the Marine Commander model that all the worries and rumours were completely and utter disspelled! It is a fantastic model.
The store were taking pre-orders for the box set and I've placed my order. If any of you have been looking for an excuse to get back into the hobby or a cheap way to boast the numbers in your army it is the perfect set for it.