Saturday, June 30, 2012
40K 6E's here!
As planned, Casey, Ashley, blogless Bart and I drove out to the Bowie Bunker for the midnight release.
Unfortunately, a severe thunderstorm hit both us and the Bunker on the way up. The drive up was crazy: we saw thee wind blow one of those giant "<--" signs across a lane of traffic and into the side of a truck. We had to dodge a orange traffic barrel as it blew across our lane. It was crazy.
It also knocked out power at the Bunker, which was kind of a drag.
Instead of being able to check out the Bunker's new digs, take pictures with the space marine, and maybe/maybe not buy random Warhammer 40,000 swag ... we couldn't actually go into the bunker to look around, much less buy anything. Totally, utterly understandable, but it was kind of a long, dangerous drive in the middle of the night to just collect a box and go.
I suppose I should be thankful that they handed out preorders; there would have been Problems if they hadn't, but still, I appreciate it.
Haven't gotten anywhere with the book yet: Friday was a long day for me, but on an initial casual flip-through it's the most beautiful book Games Workshop's published yet... and given how gorgeous Warhammer Fantasy 8E was, that says a lot.
Great job, GW!