This is one of the "problems" I see with Fantasy expansions. It isn't really a problem but "Dragons for everyone" works with most of the armies, but I don't see Skaven or Tomb Kings recruiting dragons.
This is kind of the same problem I have with my nids in 40k (except Skaven are a great army.) Some expansions just don't work well with that army.
I am not "bemoaning" that Skaven won't get a new plastic kit (they are totally rockin' at the moment) but that the expansion won't really offer much for the Children of the Horned Rat.
Well I can imagine that the new scenery will be stuff from the BRB like the Magic Portal, Way-stone and etc. I'm looking fwd to the new models sadly I dnt think Empire will get any new mages since they still have that plastic multiple-kit one
Secondly, it seems a lot of the models will be available to most or even all armies, so Skaven will probably be able to field a Chimera, Manticore, whatever.
And thirdly, the fact that they've had loads of models recently is a perfectly good reason for not making any Skaven-specific stuff this time around - GW have limited resources, so releasing a 4th wave of Skaven models in the space of 18 months is likely to be a low priority.
Can't wait to get my hands on that Jabberslythe.
Yeah they probably give the skaven players a chance to work themselves out of debt for a while.- GW have limited resources, so releasing a 4th wave of Skaven models in the space of 18 months is likely to be a low priority.
Anyway, don't lose hope just yet. Wait a bit. Like a couple of months
The Plague Priest in the Bell/Furnace kit makes a great on-foot model right out of the box, but the Grey Seer requires some time and work.
Why are those who are less keen about this expansion "whiners or nay-sayers" and those that are keen "fanboys?"
Personally I am not 100% convinced I will buy, nor play, the expansion based on "use BIG monsters and BIG spells" rumour/ GW email. However this does not mean that when the book actually comes out I won't be tempted nor there may be other things in there that I am interested by in the book.
It also does not mean that I despair at this release. On the contrary I am pleased they have released this as I know a lot of folk will love these type of games, or models and if it sells well GW might release another expansion, say man of war like or a more smaller scale game/ campaign based book.
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I also can't envisage that I will particularly enjoy playing a version of warhammer where magic is even more powerful or central to the game than it is now, but I guess other folks will, and the fact that they have me excited about the "terrain" part of the release lends credence to the idea that this release will appeal to a broad spectrum of different players.
I heard something about a new resin model of Nagash, like one of the new Super-Magician one´s to play in the "Apocalipse" battles.
Presumably the beastie in the first picture is an Abyssal Terror as the previous versions of that model (back when it was called a Winged Nightmare) are the only ones I can recall that have had tusks growing out of the corners of its mouth like that. Also it has that bat-like snout. The second looks very much like the old Manticore (that is to say, it looks rubbish ).
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Originally Posted by Occam's RazorOriginally Posted by Avian's Corollary, concerning disproved rumours
(I don't play Warmachine/hordes so I might not understand it completely, sorry.)
It would be cool if you could scale it down (instead of up a la "Fantasy Apocalypse"). Meaning each side could have a wizard and just a handful of monsters.
Disclaimer: this is just me guessing here. I have no inside information.
Oh wow..that manticore is horrendous...
I ordered this:
I doubt the new GW manticore would be as bad as their original one but still, even from that limited small pic, it doesn't look very appealing...
the horned dragon thing on the other hand looks ok.
The Banebeast one no? It's a great sculpt, but at the same time I don't like it, I can't really explain why. When I look at it, dunno, I find it kindda boring, like someone spent hours making superaccurate parts, then glued them together. By comparison, the manticore/lamassu for Raging Heroes (the one in Starfyre's link) is not as perfect when you consider the skills put in the sculpt, but it feels epic, there's something going on with it; the pose plays a big part, but not only; I just can't explain myself very well I guess.
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Yes, i got it. Maelstrom games. It's sculpted by former FW monster guru, Daniel Cockersell (war mammoth, all the greater demons)...he left FW some years ago and moved to New Zealand to work at Weta (film effects, etc)... from what I read online, he still does contract work and thus finished the lord of change for forgeworld and now did that chimaera..
here is the chimera as painted by Ben Komets (multi slayer sword winner - whiterabbit on coolminiornot.com):