Saturday, August 30, 2014

Companies of Fenris - Mini Review

  Hey folks, just a quick note about this book.  I picked it up on a lark, since I am not even a space wolves player.  I have to say though, it is very nicely done.

  The first part of the book is a look at four different units from 4 of the great companies.  It is a great overview of the great companies and how they different from each other and how they might appeal to you.  It's a good, meaty section of the book and it shows how you can have a lot of variation within the chapter. 

  After that section comes the painting section.  This is the largest part and it is really nicely done.  It's not quite like some of the other painting books, but still similar.  Oddly enough, it doesn't show you in the picture format what brush to use, but it does have a newer paint icon that shows the color a bit better, I think.  In the test of each step, they cover what brush to use and how to get the effect.

  What is really nice is that they cover a lot of detail work that you don't always see in some of the paint splatter articles or elsewhere.  There is even some new ways to achieve effects, such as the runes and even some OSL, although they don't call it OSL??

  The last section is the 'space wolves catalogue' or 'pleasse, buy our minis' section...

  As a whole, this book was far better than I expected and 90% of the techniques and ideas are not limited to the space wolves.  All in all,  I gave the book a very solid A, or a B+ because of the cost ($33).  Definitely check it out though, maybe split the cost with a friend or two and save some coin?

Ciao... for now.