Social media is currently awash with posts listing people’s favourite Warhammer miniatures. But why does everyone have to choose the same ones?
At the moment every other Facebook post seems to be about someone’s ‘Top ten Warhammer miniatures’. This might not seem like a big issue – after all, everyone likes Warhammer miniatures so why not start a friendly debate?
However, Simon Williams finds the lack of depth in people’s selections quite depressing.
“Oh God!” he cried in despair.
“Not Azhag the Slaughterer again! That was chosen by my mate Phil from uni, my Uncle Kevin and my Mum to name just a few.
“It’s the same with the Dark Elves Dreadlord on Black Dragon. Sure, a classic with excellent production values but surely it’s been ruined by overexposure?
“There are so many Warhammer miniatures to choose from and yet everyone seems to like the same few. I don’t want to sound like a pretentious snob but it’s all so bloody mainstream.
“What about something a bit more off-piste like Gnoblar the Scraplauncher? Ogre Kingdoms have some really underrated works – are people really not aware of them?
“And don’t try to tell me I just like the Arachnarok Spider because I happened to be fourteen when it came out. It’s an incredibly nuanced work which holds up, even today, as well as anything else out there.
“Oh look, my Grandad Frank has posted his ten favourite Warhammer miniatures – I didn’t even know he was on Facebook.
“Jesus Christ, Azhag the Slaughterer again!”