Is a really good move.
Is a good move.
Is neither a good or bad move.
Is a bad move.
Is a really bad move.
The move couldnt be anymore lazy. Very poor from their part..
Obviously, it doesnt look good for fantasy imho. Would have been a good move with different lower part :/
When I look at a bloodcrusher I see something much more technologically sophisticated than a soulgrinder. I reckon I could build an approximate version of the grinder's mechanical legs with 20th century tech (they're not much different from JCB arms or something), whereas the juggernaut is some kind of complex mechanical animal like something out of DARPA in 30 years time. If we allow for medieval/renaissance tech augmented by magic, either they both fit or neither of them fit.
I don't particularly like the model but I don't see why GW wouldn't have the entire range available to both WFB and 40k collectors. On the other side, there are plenty of daemons models that look much more high fantasy than is usual for 40k, and they all get shoe-horned in.
I've voted for sitting on the fence, with an upgrade sprue it could easily work within fantasy, but tbh I jst checked the model and its not within the realm of possibility that in its current version a CD couldn't have made it
I'm not a Chaos player, but for what it's worth I personally feel as though it's out of place, both in the demons army and in the Warhammer Fantasy World.
It may well be 'justifiable' in terms of older editions conceptions of Chaos as having access to strange advanced technologies, or in terms of the infinate variety of Chaos incarnations/mutations, but for me it is just at odds with the setting. That said, it's a shared imaginary world and I can just choose to have it not exist in my personal version of it.
I would have thought though, given the 'infinate mutations' of Chaos, that they could have come up with something a bit different for the Fantasy version of the army. If I was a Chaos player I think I would be rather disappointed/uninspired. I applaud calls to convert/add a sprue to make it more 'steam-punkish.'
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I actually saved up enough cash to buy an entire nurgle demons fantasy army for when they came out with plastic plague bearers; however, as Storyteller has suggested, I am now uninspired to build a demons army. My uninspiration is attributed to the giant slaanesh 40k chariot and the soul grinder (with a side serving of those blue guys on discs).
Does it fit on a chariot base or what?
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I think it is a bad move. I simply don't think it fits in the setting lookswise. Mind, I think the same about the Juggernauts (albeit to a lesser degree) and that engineered horse of the empire
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In my opinion it's nothing more than a swift money grab to import a distinctly 40kish model to a different game to try and sell more of them, I mean the grinder is basically a defiler with a daemonic torso on top, what are we getting next, a rune-powered dreadnought for the dwarfs, Landraider steam tanks for Empire, thunder tusk mounts for chaos space marines (because whatever they get in their new codex it's got to trump thunder wolves), maybe even a Mumak "war elephant" for chaos warriors, once you start dumping models from one system to another to boost sales the possibilities are endless.
Cross system modelling works for some of the daemon models but not the soulgrinder, it's too inherently mechanical and "40k" in its design. This is an uber lazy move by GW, creating a new unit with a model without having to design/produce it, no matter that it looks totally out of place with the fantasy range.
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Jugger, maybe, stank, no, let's not exaggerate. The steam tank is basically the same as one of our old steam locomotives. It's not a giant walker.
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The internal workings of a steam engine are for more advanced than it works cause of magic...
Yes, but its looks sure are not, what with all the piston driven metalic legs and all that don't really give the "magic did it" impression.
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