Warhammer 40,000 Throne of Skulls Review

Into the Maelstrom

Picture5Over the weekend of the 20th – 21st June, just under 100 players descended upon Nottingham to meet with bolter and blade over the battle scarred warzones of the 41st Millennium. Furious combat was met as noble power armoured warriors, crazed chaos worshippers, vile aliens and worse besides came together under the command of their nefarious Generals.

I myself entered the gaming hall around 11:00am on Sunday and what was immediately apparent from just the most cursory of glances around the event was that the standard of hobby (that is, painting, converting, army building) was ludicrously high. We in the events team had never seen such a glorious gathering of utterly splendid armies before; we we humbled by the efforts put in by the players and we genuinely struggled to whittle the Best Army nominees down to just 7. Take a look at this gallery of the Best Army nominees and you will see what I mean:


Other than the incredible miniatures on show, what was prevalent in the hall was the great atmosphere. Throne of Skulls is all about coming together and having some great fun, relaxed, good natured gaming with like minded opponents, meeting new people and really enjoying the hobby. That was exactly the attitude on show this weekend, with glorious war stories being heard around the hall and Bugmans.

We all gathered at the end to give our the awards and went our separate ways…. forever affected by the horrors of the futuristic war we had born witness too…

If you would like to see a full copy of the final results of the weekend, then look no further than here: Into the Maelstrom final results

If this sounds like something you would like to get involved in, we have more Throne of Skulls events taking place this year; click here to find out about the next one and to grab your ticket.

Lock and load… we’ll see you on the battlefield!

Nick Bayton

Events Team