Earlier we talked a lot about Games Day and the events that go on there. But there's another part of Games Day that we have yet to mention - the Games Day miniature. As seasoned veterans of the Games Day scene will know, the Games Day miniature is a one-off piece that is only available at the event itself, making it a highly sought-after model.
This year's miniature is special for several reasons. Not only is it the first Games Day miniature to be cast in Citadel Finecast, but because this year marks the 25th anniversary of Warhammer 40,000, the decision was made to base the miniature on a seminal piece of Games Workshop artwork - the cover of the second edition boxed game.
Juan Diaz, the man behind the sculpting tool for this year's model, has captured the likeness of the Blood Angels Captain perfectly, right down to the equipment hanging from his belt, the design of his armour, and his determined Ork-slaying expression.
As mentioned before, this miniature is only available at Games Day, so make sure you book your ticket before we run out (which did happen in the UK last year).
Incidentally, both Forge World and Black Library will have special edition products available on the day too. At the Forge World stands they will have boxes aplenty of the special edition Skin Wolf (complete with grizzly trophy) and the Imperial Enforcer. Meanwhile the Black Library will be taking several never-before-seen novels with them. While the books will change at each event, we have been told that they will be taking Priests of Mars by Graham McNeill to Games Day Spain.