I just read this post on House of Paincakes, from Jungles of Lustria, and it really interested me. I don’t play Warhammer Fantasy Battle these days so I hadn’t realized that this was going on in the community, but seriously, what a great idea! Apparently there’s some controversy, some people think it’s cheating or whatever, but unless you love being punished by Games Workshop and think we should all line up and take our medicine I can’t see how you could object.
This looks to me like an obvious adaptation to the increasing problem of scale in Games Workshop’s flagship games. It really warms my heart. Companies will naturally try to push you into spending as much money as you can bear, but the humble consumer will always find a way around their tricks eventually if the price is seen as exploitative. Unit fillers solve the problem of the wallet- excruciating, game-retarding number of models WHFB requires these days, and simultaneously encourage imaginative modeling. Win-win!
If only 40k wasn’t a fake skirmish game I could make some for my Imperial Guard platoons . . .