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Minis Week in Review: August 21st

Time for another (late) Minis week in review! This week Privateer Press puts up some of the minions that amazing Studio Painter Matt DiPietro was painting during the Gencon Weekend. Chief amongst them is Bloody Barnabas, the new Gator Warlock for the Blindwater Congregation Minion Pact. I am a big fan of the sculpt, because it is simple and tells a powerful story without being over the top. No unnecessary bling, just a pale old alligator with a blood-soaked jaw. Some sculpts ‘jump the shark’ in terms of detail and over-the-topness, but this one is not one of them, and honestly that’s a big plus for me.

The Croak hunter was another of the minis that Matt was painting during Gencon, and let me tell you the pictures don’t do justice to the colours. He was painting the green to red transitions and they literally jumped out towards me, that’s how vibrant they were. The small details (like the tortoise shells) only serve to push this model over the top. I am curious to know that as a stealthy hunter type how they’re going to differentiate the Croak Hunter from the Totem Hunter (they even share the same last name!)… maybe he favours ranged attacks, as denoted by his spears?

I didn’t notice the Reeves of Orboros UA in Gencon, but they look pretty hot. And at least their totems look a damn sight easier to balance than some of the other standard bearers out there.

And of course who can forget Cassius the Oathkeeper? His art was previewed in Gencon as well, and this is a pretty accurate representation of his art. The root entwining his body is an interesting aesthetic I don’t think I’ve often seen in minis.

Last but not least, TTGN had a sneak preview for the next issue of PP’s No Quarter. The Hordes previews seem especially interesting. I can’t wait to see what minis they’ll be showing off from Circle and Legion!

On the GW side it looks like Games Day North America is in full swing, with forgeworld previews aplenty at Bell of Lost Souls. The Badab War models look good, and I’m especially a fan of the corvus Mk6 armor. The ‘beakies’, as they are wont to be called, are probably the most interesting of the old Space marine armors.

Lastly, there’s the plastic bloodletters that have just been released. I’ve always wanted a Khorne juggernaut, and this looks like the best and most economical way to get one.

And that’s it for this week’s review, thanks for following us and be sure to keep checking back to Herebegeeks!


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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