Seems strange with all the fw stuff being released at the moment as they have sort of filled an army kist, can't see them all going plastic so soon. Perhaps they are going to do plastic titans or something.
Ok dude, although work is craaaazy, I'm doing loads of extra paperwork in the evenings, then there's the usual family/father/husband/dog owner stuff inbetween! I'm hoping to get back into some semblance of a hobby come the summer holidays! I don't think I've painted anything for nine or so months... and you know I like painting! Although I have been playing Space Hulk: Ascension a lot, that's great fun
These guys look pretty strong. 4+ 6+++ all around is pretty durable for their cheap price. The Rangers regular weapon is S4 AP4 range 30. That will make Tau and Necrons cry. (Necrons deserve it after Decurion nonsense ) And the short range rad weapons seem pretty great two. Str 3 Ap5 Assault 3 with causing 2 wounds every 6 will murder light infantry and even be scary to MEQ. It makes me kind of disappointed because Stormtroopers should have gotten some of this same love.
The infantry models look pretty amazing as well. I wasn't going to pick up a box, but I am kind of tempted by how cool they look. The walkers are not my cup of tea, but minus the creppy bondage guy they are looking kind of great too.
I wonder what they will get for transports. They kind of should have access to most of the imperiums vehicles since they make them.
Yeah, these guys are looking cooooool! I'm not sure on a few points (the top of the spider tank looks a bit boxy) although definately convertable. I quite like the walker, it looks totally barmy And the rules look pretty decent too, although I imagine they will be 'codex creep/flavour of the month' until the next release of uber death spam....
Post by cheminhaler on Mar 27, 2015 14:48:12 GMT -5
I like those walkers; I was about to say 'codex creep is being erased yadda yadda' but then I saw the leaked rules for the walkers; they're way better than sentinels. Armour 11, the Lancers get a 5+ smoke cloud cover save and they outflank; 10 points more than a standard scout sentinel...
Shame I've got too much to paint and no money, really..
I was disappointed there were no sisters and not caring about this release at all. Now having seen this stuff I kind of want to buy a squad.
I'm actually speculating that the Skitarii may be a test bed for plastic Sisters, as their helmets, and many of their features (especially robes) are similar to the Sisters'... When I first saw the leaked Skitarii, my immediate thought was, "Slap some boob-armor on them to feminize them up and they'd look like Battle Sisters!" Given the leaps and bounds GW plastics have been making recently, I wonder if they have gotten to the point where the "technical difficulties" that have historically been cited as hindering a plastic release for Sisters in PA may have been overcome?
I saw the Skitarii and the Sydonian Dragoon unpainted but assembled at GW Plaza/ Oxford Street a couple of days ago, while ordering my Whirlwind. They look really ace; there's a weird new base size; one Skitarii has a long rifle and is standing on a strange oval base. Didn't realise it looking at the pictures on the GW site; thought it was 40mm round but it isn't.
Apparently there might be more rules on the way...