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TRAVELOG Warhammer World UK : イギリスのウォーハンマー・ワールドの旅行日記

by David on 2012-09-14 (Fri) 18:20PM

In the second of my holiday travelogs, I'm showing some snaps from Games Workshop's WARHAMMER WORLD in Nottingham, UK. I was lucky enough to have a free day in my schedule, so zoomed up the motorway for a 3 hour drive to Nottingham. Pulling in to the car park, I found this beast parked just inside the gateway - a full size (and fully functioning, I believe) Rhino APC painted in the livery of the Ultramarines. A very cool start to the day!

夏休みの旅行日記の第2号!今回はイギリスのウォーハンマー・ワールドに行ってきました。実家から3時間の高速だったが、すごっく楽しみにしていました。日本人のメンバーが知らないかもしれないが、GW本社の横にあるイベントホールは小さいテーマパークみたいな感じに作られました。では、お見せしましょうか。。。

まずは、パーキングに入るとこれを見つけました。実際のウォーハンマー40,000用のタンクだ!道路で運転できる状態だそうですが、記念写真のためにパーキングに置いてあります。


But I've found a problem - how on earth are you supposed to fit a full unit of Ultramarines inside that?! Here's one of them, kindly posing for my photo, just so you can see how big they really are. He won't even make it through the door frame next to him, never mind play sardines with his other 9 squad members in a tank! This marine was standing at the top of the stairs inside the entrance, guarding the entrance to the event hall (which you can glimpse on the right).

建物に入るとこれを見ました。フルサイズのスペースマリンだ。人間と比べるとやはり大きいですね。2.5m近くです。


 

EVENT HALL

Walking past the Ultramarine statue through the doorway into the event hall took my breath away. I mean, I'd seen it in photos before, but the real thing is SO much cooler! Sadly, the day I was there was a weekday, and there was almost nobody there. So instead of my own photo (which didn't come out so well), I've put in a photo taken from the GW site of the Event Hall in all its glory. That view, by the way, is exactly what you'll see as you walk in - cool, eh?

そのスペースマリンの横にあるドアに入るとイベントホールに入ります。こんな感じです。すばらしいでしょう?北Qゲーマーズのゲームルームを建てたときに一所懸命頑張りましたが。。。うらやましいですね。ただし、行った日は平日だったし、誰も居なかったです。午後に数人のゲーマーがフリープレイをしに来ました。数えていないけど、約50台のフリープレイテーブルもあります。


In addition to about 50 (?) regular sized tables for free play, all Realm of Battle boards, there were about 6 or 7 themed boards, some of which I've posted below. As far as I could tell, those are also free play tables, and I got to watch a little of a game some guys were playing on a Forge World space hulk table. I only wish I could have brought an army and had a game on one of them too!

Anyway, this first table was a snow-themed 40K fortress. There are quite a few burnt out tanks strewn around, and even parts of a destroyed titan, and some work engines are in the process of digging out what looks like an Eldar titan's shoulder wing. As I said, wouldn't it have been nice to play on?

ハイインパクトのテーマテーブルも6~7台ほどあります。下の写真は40,000用の雪ボードです。一度だけ、プレイしたかったけど、アーミーはすべて日本に置いたまま。残念です。このボードもフリープレイらしい。


Alongside that was another 40K table, this time a Tau settlement (research base?) in a swamp. Some really original thinking went into these tables, not to mention some serious effort.

次のテーブルも40,000用です。タウ町(?)とジャングル。珍しいでしょう?


A Warhammer hamlet this time, which just struck me as a very realistic layout for a small settlement that has sprung up at the junction of two trade routes.

このボードでは他のフリープレイテーブルと違って、建物が固定されました。なんとなく、好きでした。町のアレンジは結構リアルだったし。


Have you ever wondered what it might be like to walk around inside a gothic cathedral of the 41st millenium? Well, this was pretty convincing, I reckon. This large city board (you can see some of it through the open doors) has a gigantic cathedral at one end, stretching about 2 foot straight up. One end of the cathedral was opened up, so you could move models around inside. Very grim and dark.

さあ、40,000年のインテリアはいかがでしょうか?結構怖いでしょう。この大きい建物は40Kのフリープレイ用の町ボードにあった大聖堂です。高さは60cm以上だった。


 

Bugman's Bar

Here's the part I'd really been looking forward to - a Dwarf themed pub at one corner of the event hall. Please excuse the sign for Ringtail - I promised Miyao-san that I'd stick his shop logo in a couple of shots! :) The attention to detail around the event hall is great, and looking closely at everything is very worthwhile - from the sleeping cats and ravens, to the atmospheric "wanted" posters scattered around.

イベントホールの横にBugman'sBarもあります。そうです。ドワーフのパブです。大会の日には昼ごはんを食べながらのんびりできる。ここに行きたかったですね。どうですか、宮尾さん?リングテイルの研究なら、やはりここですね。まあ、入ってみましょう。。。


So after I'd wandered around Bugman's Bar for a few minutes appreciating the scenery (and the pretty barmaid, naturally!), I settled down in one corner near the fireplace, and ordered some lunch. Yummy menu, by the way. While I was there I saw quite a few of the GW staffers and writers we all know and love, since the offices and design studios also back onto the pub.

インテリア内装もドワーフのテーマですね。ファンタシー世界のパブですので、もちろん可愛いお姉さんもいましたよ。写真を撮りたかったが、やっぱりやめようか。みんなさん、申し訳ございません!居た間にGWのスタッフも結構来ました。アーミーブックの作者など、知っている顔ばかりでした。


Plenty of dwarfen artefacts to look at, including this chunky stone fireplace, shields, anvil (!), and a wooden throne.

私の座った所はドワーフのアイテムが飾りました。席、ヘルメット、ファイヤプレース、武器など。


Here's my lunch - a traditional all day breakfast. Yummy! Again, please excuse the Ringtail sign, which reads "On research for Ringtail". Yep, that's some in-depth research.

また、宮尾さんのために写真を撮りました。パブの昼ごはんでした。もっと美味しそうな食べ物もあったけど、なんとなくイギリス風のブレックファストがよかった。それからイチゴのシェイクも頼みましたが、可愛いお姉さんが笑いました。飲む人は少ないだろう?!

At the far end of the pub is a wall covered in more artefacts from around the Warhammer world. The elven sword and chaos sword (Archaon's, I think?) were particularly cool.

この壁では、ウォーハンマー世界のオブジェが飾りました。特に、本物のハイエルフ剣とケイオス剣は綺麗だった。

Near the souvenir shop at the other end was this huge stegadon skin map of the Old World. Gruesome, but very fitting.

この飾りはすごいでしょう。リザードマンの皮の上にエンパイヤの地図が書いています。超リアル。

 

The Miniatures Museum

Upstairs from the event hall is this small museum of all the painted miniatures we see in White Dwarf magazine every month. Seeing them in the flesh reminded me just how talented the painters are. It might be quite a small museum (a single room), but even so it took me 90 minutes or so to work my way around, and I could happily have spent more time gazing around. I particularly enjoyed the dozen or so dioramas from ages past - mostly ones by Mike McVey from the 90s.

最後に、3階にあるミニチュア博物館に入ってみました。たった90分で無理でしょう!大好きな15〜20年前のモデルもあったので、懐かしい。

Here are a couple of nice models I found that I had never seem before. First up is this beautifully constructed Orc siege tower (?), which is easily a match for the 40K Stompas in size. Very convincing rust effects.

珍しい作品1番:ウォーハンマー用のオーク武器?自作品でしたので、すばらしかった。

Finally, I took a shot of this high elf dragon ship, because I thought the deck and rigging were especially cool.

2番:ハイエルフの船もすごかった。よく考えたね、作った人。偉い!

 

So that's it - a very cool day out. If you're ever in the area (i.e. the UK), it's well worth a trip!

以上です。いかがでしょうか?イギリスに行くチャンスがあれば、ウォーハンマー・ワールドを皆さんにおすすめしますね!


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