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Minis Week in Review: Aug 14

Hey guys! The Minis Week in Review has been away for quite a while, with us being in the US for the most awesome of all trips ever (Comiccon and Gencon, what’s going to top that??) but it’s time to herald its return again!

And WHOA look at all the stuff that’s been happening since! WH Fantasy’s released its Island of Blood set, and not to be outdone, Privateer Press and the other companies have also come out in full force in Gencon with a whole slew of new and pre-releases!

We saw scads of the new hordes releases at the Privateer Press booth, including such models like the Nephilim Bolt Thrower, Gun Boar, Thrullg, Stone Keeper, and Even the incredibly EXTREME Titan Gladiator, but the newest release that was previewed on the PP website this week were the Druid Wilder and Hakaar the Destroyer.

I don’t know much about the Wilder even though it was released in Gencon, but I can tell you about Hakaar. And boy is he fun. A 4 point solo, he’s up there with the Lord of the Feast in terms of Character Solo awesomeness. A combination of KE Seneschal and Ancestral Guardian, Hakaar is built to get rid of infantry. He has 2 magical reach weapons (no weaponmaster unfortunately), your usual Ancestral Guardian rules as well as righteous vengeance, and Life Drinker (heal 1d3 points when he kills someone) on his weapons. Oh, and steady, as if he needed anything else. He also has ghost shield and steady. Oh, and his model is frakkin awesome. Trust me when I say the model is a lot cooler in person.

For those who are hankering for more Gencon info, there will be more info forthwith! We’re just working through the photos and the 15-hr jetlag right now. 😉

The guys at BOLS have also been lucky enough to have a sneak preview of Grim Angus’ Tier List. I’m a big fan of Angus and his tier list looks like the scout/pathfinder army that most of us expected it’d be. Vaguely reminiscent of Khador’s Old Witch Tier list. All this has done is sparked my appetite for even more Tier lists. Forces of Hordes Trollbloods can’t come early enough.

On the Warhammer Fantasy side come the Demons of Chaos and the Island of Blood. I’ll have to say the Island of Blood looks really pretty. I am especially tempted by the Griffon and the Skaven’s battle machines. I think I know of a few Skaven players who would be willing to risk some warp to get a hands on those minis.

The Demons of Chaos are also a welcome addition of plastic miniatures. We have the seekers, horrors and probably most importantly the Demon Prince. That sprue set looks like he can make a huge range of Demons, which is always important in an army as varied as Chaos.

And on a totally unrelated note (because I’m a great big fan of their work), here’s Mcvey Studios’ newest miniature, Y’Sidra. A drow with twin Katars? Not going to be fun! As pieces of art, the Mcvey Miniatures are (and continue to be) without peer.

And that’s it for this week’s quick review! Be sure to keep tuned in to HereBeGeeks as we work through our Comiccon and GenCon info and provide all things geek!

kakita

Singapore’s resident Press Ganger, that is, the man to go to for Privateer Press’ WARMACHINE, and HORDES. Kakita also dabbles in Games Workshop’s WARHAMMER FANTASY and WARHAMMER 40K lines.

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