Discussion in 'Games Workshop' started by Darkloch, Jan 30, 2009.
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Lol it's a Chaos Marine.
but now its slaughter for them if htey win they have to stand out in the open and get shot at - and saves are not a guants best thing....
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Gaunt's always get raped. First round is them being ripped to shreds by bolter fire LOL
The new Ork miniatures are pretty cool, I have to say. Very nice indeed...
That they are, And the new bosses are really cool. A bitch to convert though since they are made of metal. I would've wanted plastic.
Plastic is indeed good for converting, but I've never been a big fan of it. Guess it goes back to when I started collecting in the late 70s/early 80s when they were all made of lead. There's just something about metal that makes it feel like a proper miniature, not a toy...
Genestealers were originally conceived as the 40k version of Skaven, scuttling around in the bowels of ships and hulks, heavily influenced by Ridley Scott's Alien of course. I used 'stealers when they first came out, now there was a boring 'range' of models. A bit of converting and some awesome colour schemes transformed a horde of the same plastic miniature into something terrifying. Pity I never took any photos
'Gaunts did work; they were dirt cheap, could move 18" and weren't useless in combat. They were a perfect screen and tied up units until the following 'stealers arrived to rip them to bloody shreds.
As for the models, read JJ's article in last month's WD. They've realised the restrictions of the range and have totally freed up their designers. A new era dawns...
Heh, I stopped buying White Dwarf when they started concentrating soley on Warhammer...I used to enjoy the rpg articles and stuff.
Yeah, it used to be so much better. I stopped buying it when I realised I was only interested in reading the battle reports. I just picked up last month's on a whim, to see what it's like now. The new battle reports suck by the way.
"...this simple change represents something of a watershed in the way we support the armies used in our games. You see, some months ago we realised that our miniature designers could be making more models than they were, but were being held back because the models that they wanted to make weren't included in a codex or army book. This was obviously a crazy situation to be in... ...Our solution was twofold; first of all, we'd start to include units and upgrades in our army lists that weren't yet available as Citadel miniatures, in order to allow us to release new models before a new book was released. And secondly, we'd let the miniature designers know that if they came up with an idea for a really wonderful model, then they should go ahead and sculpt it and we'd bring out as part of the Collectors Range." -Jervis Johnson
Well, that sounds like a definite improvement. For people like me, who only paint and don't game, the range has always been a bit too restrictive, which is why I switched to Ral Partha and Reaper and others. But if they start going back to their roots I may just start collecting Citadel stuff again...
My friend bought the new Ork Warboss and the Helicopter type units. Along with some Nobz in Eavy Armour I think. Looking very cool now; especially the warboss.
Edit: Gyrocopters; I think that's what they are called.
Yep, I may invest in a few myself sometime soon...
I like this idea (though I ahve a feeling that marines are just going to get a 1000 more heros for themselves - nids -- we might get a nice looking biovore at least!!)
New Skaven models...yay!
Yes....a 1000 more hero's because that's logical. Unlike you nid players we can't stick 23423498 units on the table, we actually cost real points values.
tell that to GW then - marines have the biggest range of minis in the 40K world!
and of course you will get loads of hero units ) though you won't use them all at the same time sillly - you will still get them
GW should kill off the Necrons, Dark Eldar, Ogres and Tomb Kings and introduce a couple of decent new races for each game.
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