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Minis Week in Review: June 26

Looks like there’s a moratorium on WHFB until its official release early July, so here’s to whetting our appetite with 40k, Warmachine and Hordes!

GW has released the PDFs for the Witch Hunters and Daemon Hunters this week, so at the very least the gamers out there have a way to use their sisters of battle and the like. These codices are pretty pared down, without the allies and other funky bits. Are the Hunters able to stand on their own? You decide!

PP has also shown what the new warmachine tokens are supposed to look like, and I’ll have to say that they’re a damn sight better than the old MK1 Hordes one. You know, the spikey caltrops of doom? These look quite a bit like a mashup of the GF9 Warcogs and Litko markers. Some nice printed designs, but mainly generic symbols. What I like abt these thought are the blank plastic areas for you to mark out the name of your spells directly on the tokens itself. You’ll need a fine dry/wet erase marker, but that’s a good compromise between convenience and a 1-marker-set-fits-all, I think. Shown is the Retribution Token set, but there’s Cygnar, Khador, Menoth, Cryx and Mercs out as well (if you ever need proof that mercs are a faction right?). I’m assuming the Hordes ones are just round the corner.

A bit more Hordes stuff this week as well. You’ve seen the awesomeness of Captain Gunnbjorn already, but now witness his awesome glory with the sculpt being sneaked in a recent Privateer Insider! Man, all I need are halfway decent rules and I assure you he will be my next always-played troll warlock!

Over in GW, Forgeworld has also more cool ork bits, with the Meka Dread being released. Filed under more awesome stuff I wish I had money for.

Lastly, the Gaming News site Bell of Lost Souls has some photos and interviews regarding the 40k MMORPG. I have to say it sure looks tempting. Between this and Star Wars online I’m sure I’ll be tempted to get back on the MMO horse again.

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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