And here I was thinking that the Battlewagon was huge. In comparison with this here Stompa, the Wagon looks like an old school Trukk in size!
This baby will be released Spring 2009 and will be all plastic. It will be the largest plastic kit released by GW! Bigger than a Baneblade!
Best thing of this huge kit are of course the little Grot Riggers! Aren't they great? We think so!
X-mas gifts got you stumped?
In the grim darkness of the far future, the Inquisition carry out the justice of the Immortal God-Emperor. Having eyes and ears everywhere, they dispense Imperial justice without mercy or remorse, either subtly from the shadows or from behind a smoking Boltpistol.
Enacting their will on a further scale are hundreds of nameless warriors, chosen for their skills, background and luck to be the footsoldiers of this war behind the veil. You are one of these warriors, and while none will remember you or your deeds when you fall, you sacrifice your own life for the good of all Humanity, so that many more than yourself will live in relative peace and happiness.
Frankly, it beats prison. Plus the Inquisition give you a salary.
The Silly Season is upon us, but what to get someone who has a room full of unpainted miniatures already?
Dark Heresy, the Warhammer 40, 000 Roleplaying Game printed by Fantasy Flight is your answer. More and more players are discovering why this has recieved so much acclaim from critics and fans alike, and it is little wonder.
Gameplay is very straightforward, using only a handful of D10, paper pen and your mitts. Those of you familiar with Dark Heresy’s sister game (Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay) will note immediately how both games play almost identically, meaning that if you are an old hand this is almost completely a pick-up-and-play item, but has some interesting and cool additions. Not only do they need to worry about Insanity, now the devout operatives of the Inquisition have Corruption to worry about. The more evil a person is, the more likely they fall to the powers they have sworn to destroy.
With campaign books and supplements already available, Dark Heresy is a definite for this year’s stocking.
Gallery and Mini releases while we were down
While we were down (sorry 'bout that) Privateer Press and Games Workshop announced/released some great new products. But first, the gallery.
Due to a server transfer at our host we seem to be missing a couple of gallery images. We managed to recover a number of the thumbnail, but lost most of the recent ones. There
are two solutions; one, you send me the image by e-mail and I fix things when I have time or two, is a simple solution; you delete your gallery and then recreate it. Anyway, thanks for the understanding and we hope to get things running smoothly again soon! On to the mini's!
Me being me, I'll start with the Orks!
First off there's this huge pretty.. uhm.. shiny.. uhh.. nasty! Yes that's it! Nasty Battlewagon! We love it! It's plastic, so we can convert it too, which makes us love it even more! It comes with an optional huuuuuge cannon! Kaboom! The box includes many other options too, such as a zzapgun and kannon. Of course, you can also leave off all these fantastic noisy bits and let it transport your Waaagh! into battle for a good old knuckle fight!
Big guns, check.
Big loud engine, check.
Extra bits for spiky and shooty goodness, check!
Good old enemy bashing with axes, check.
Yes, we love it!
Gretchin! Don't we love them! Well, no not really. They're a hilarious bunch of lads though! It's always fun to see them go *poof* when we kick them right into a hail of enemy fire aimed at our direct vicinity. Or to see their little bodies bouncing around a field of exploding mines. Not to mention to watch them trying not to get vacuumed into the Mek's Shock Attack Gun. For the rest, they're really a useless bunch of.. Gretchin with their little pea shooter's. But now just look at that little Squig which comes with the Runtherd! Isn't he cute! We wants him!
Stormboys! Orks strapped onto a big rocket with a life expectancy less than that of a frog having to cross not only a busy highway but also a dangerous river. Just to get that first kill. Ahhhh, my kind of guys! This box comes with parts to create five different plastic boys and five extra heads to encourage you into buying a second box in order to get a decent sized mob.
Nobz! These are the mean lads in ork society. And here I was thinking boys were mean already! Just look at them! Ready to smash up anything in their path! We love them! With several power klaws between them, they will just plow through your enemy's lines, popping open power armour and tanks like sardine cans alike! Yummy! With each of the five Nobz consisting of about 6-7 parts you would expect the box to contain between 35-40 pieces. But no! This plastic set comes with a whopping 104 pieces! Big choppas, power klaws, shoota/rokkit kombi-weapons, a shoota/skorcha kombi-weapon, sluggas and choppas, it is all there! Weapons everywhere! We love it!
Finally! Our prayers to Gork and Mork have been heard! Games Workshop is releasing not one, not two, but three of our favorite characters! Hurray!
We already saw the first of the three when drooling all over the codex for the first time. We have no recollection of the next 20 minutes after we saw him then. Yes, it is Zagstruk! Leader of Da Vulchas! For just under 100 points this mean old lad may join your stormboys allowing them to deep strike into battle. And then charge on that same turn! Oooh, we love the smell of rocket powered talon swinging on turn.. well any turn!
What do you get when you combine a kustom shoota, an Ork, and a pirate? Yes! Kaptin Badrukk! Arrrrr! Pirate-y Orky goodness! We love it! Nuff said!
Slippery Orks? Commando Orks? No Waaagh!? Not even a little? Can't be any good then this Snikrot.. Wait, he does what?! Allows his kommando unit to enter combat from any table edge when held in reserve?! Any? Really? You mean like walking right into the back of an imperial or tau battle line? Yes? We love it!
Games Workshop of course isn't the only one coming with new releases. Privateer Press also released several great miniatures. Although I own a Privateer Press book or two, I do not know very much of these units. (If you do, and want to write a line or two about future releases, drop me a line) So, just imagine the Ooh, Ahh, Shiny, and We love it's in between the standard stories, ok.
"The murderous Bloodgorgers hail from a kriel of black-hearted savages brought to violent frenzy by the taste and smell of blood. They are thrown away by their masters as fodder for the carnage of war. By feasting on the butchered, Bloodgorgers become nearly invincible as they move fiendishly from one victim to the next."
Bloodgorgers work for the evil undead of the Cryx faction. Cryx is primarily populated by various undead, but the dragon father is capable of influencing living beings in other ways, such as random mutation known as 'blight'. These bad boys are a perfect example of that. A tribe of normal trolls strayed just a bit too close to the realm of Toruk, and ended up as these vicious, bloodthirsty crazies, pretty much the opposite of what they used to be. -werecat
"Makeda has risen in the skorne people’s hour of need as a peerless leader whose vision of their mutual destiny has inspired her soldiers to ever greater efforts. Makeda has vowed to impose order and forge the seeds of a new nation. Solidarity will be the key to rising from the ashes and leading an empire which spans the continent. Any who defy her conviction will fall to the wayside or feel her boots trampling them underfoot."
Makeda is one tough chick. When Vinter, the evil, deposed king of Cygnar, and one of the most powerful beings in the Iron Kingdoms, began conquering the Skorne, Makeda was able to hold her own against him, thus earning his respect. Lately, Makeda has been showing her true Skorne tendencies, and may have betrayed Vinter. Her new title suggests that her army and her may have broken off, and declaired Civil War on Vinter and the rest of the Skorne Nation. We'll have to wait for the next book to see! -werecat
"Hoarluk Doomshaper has remained focused on the fundamental connection between all trolls. He has merged his mind with the most violent and powerful of these creatures and thereby tapped into reserves no shaman has ever known. Not only has he unlocked unimagined regenerative powers, he has gained insight into the primal nature that binds warbeast to warlock and can employ this lore against his enemies."
Doomshapper is the spiritual leader of the main tribe of trolls. Doomshapper is responsible for being able to control the vicious Dire Trolls. He met with Mulg the Ancient, the leader of the Dire Trolls, and learned the secret of how to control them. Doomshapper is constantly at Moral odds with Cheif Madrak, as Doomshapper seems to be willing to do anything to preserve the future of the Trolls. -werecat
"Krueger knows that greatness comes not as a reward for humility or silent dedication. He will rattle the Circle Orboros like a creaky house caught in a storm. He promises to return the Circle to its primordial roots, where the weak make way for the strong and druids are free to drink deeply of nature’s unchecked power. He brings lightning and storm, blood and battle, the crashing power of the earth, and the chance to make Caen tremble beneath their tread. "
Kreuger is part of the inner leadership of the colaborating Circle Orboros. Worshipers of the God Orboros in all his many chaotic facets. Kreuger is willing to do anything to further the plans of the circle, and more importantly, his own personal agenda. -werecat
"Thagrosh is no longer ogrun. He has become Everblight’s true avatar. It is as though the dragon lurks just behind the top layer of his thoughts, a vast alien presence looking through his eyes and speaking with his tongue. Similarly, the draconic temper increasingly dominates Thagrosh’s mood. This fury is a brand of searing iron that ignites the pure dragon blood pumping through his veins, pushing him to crush and humiliate each foe he faces. "
In the Iron Kingdoms world, Dragons are very unique. Dragons are basicly Immortal Demigods, which are rediculously powerful. The heart and soul of every dragon is an invincible chunk of magical stone, known as anthanc. You can destroy the body of a dragon, but they can just regrow their body at a later time. Everblight, during the Dragon Wars against their father Toruk, had his body destroyed, and his Anthanc was locked away. But, When Thagrosh, who at the time was just a lowly Ogrun, stumbled upon Everblights Anthanc, he was compeled to consume the Anthanc, thus becoming Everblights Vessel. But recnetly, in a huge battle, the forces of Everblight were able to fight and destroy their brother dragon, Pyromalfic. When Thagrosh consumed the second anthanc, effectively doubling everlights power, her turned into this monstrocity. -werecat
"As reputedly the most ancient and ferocious dire troll ever to walk Caen, Mulg has become increasingly dangerous and tenacious over the centuries. Envious of trollkin sigils of power, he ordered runes carved into the stony flesh of his back depicting his many great deeds and ancient history. Mulg can focus his inhuman rage into these runes to stifle the power of enemy beasts."
Mulg is the leader of the diretrolls, who gave the secrets of controlling the diretrolls to doomshaper. Not alot is known about him expept he's BIG and NASTY. -werecat
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