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Minis Week in Review: April 10th

It looks like another awesome week again, with a whole slew of new shinies for us minis fans to gush over.

First up, Nightfall has started. We just got done with our first week our local Warmachine/Hordes Nightfall league, and let me tell you boy is it a barrel of fun! I think PP hit the nail on the head this time round with the emphasis on fun, casual play. This week we’ve been playing games trying to rack up as many stamps as we can, and that ‘gotta collect them all’ feeling is infectious. I’ve got players painting their minis to get the ‘battle dressed’ stamp, and I have to say that warms my painter’s heart.

Be sure to follow what’s going on in Privateer Press’ very own map report! It looks like Khador and Cygnar are going to be the overall champs, but I see most of the factions giving it a pretty solid go as well.

Base done for Battledressed!

However, the buzz in Warmachine now now is the release of Venethrax’s stats. And let me tell you, is he one badass Cryx mofo, and definitely worth a more indepth discussion in a day or two.

PP’s followed up with a whole slew of new releases, including Khador’s Greylord Escort, the Satyxis Raider Captain and Skereth Issyen, Retribution’s own cavalry dragoon of doom. We’re still not sure what the Raider Captain does, but it looks as if Cryx will definitely be able to field a Satyxis Heavy theme.

The new hordes layouts are also up. I’m undecided on these. They’ve get the swirly spiral thing, which was the main complaint that most players had with these cards, but at least they’re colour coded. Still, I would’ve preferred something easier to read. The overall layout is very similar to the MK2 Warmachine cards, with probably the same issue (wish we had bigger card art, better icons and the like) but that’s something I won’t go into here. I’ll have to say that the faction styles are a lot cooler and personalized compared to the gears and stuff that the Warmachine Factions have.

Lastly, Privateer Press is holding a contest with Bell of Lost Souls and Lost Hemisphere. With the release of MK2 for Warmachine, there’s never been a better time to start picking up the game, or to start a new army for all those veterans out there. With that, Privateer Press is offering a 35 point army to everyone who joins Bell of Lost Souls’ and and Lost Hemisphere’s forums, and say that their favourite warcaster/warjack is. More details over here. I don’t know about you guys, but any chance to win an army is always welcome!

Over in the GW end, we’ve seen a preview/advance order of their new War of the Rings Expansion. Battlehosts is all about using characters we all know and love on the battlefield. I’m not a War of the Rings player, but as a Lord of the Rings fan I can see nothing more awesome and cinematic than using Faramir or Aragorn at the head of a charge against a horde of Uruk-hai.

40k is continuing its coverage of the new Blood Angels Codex, with a spotlight on their Characters. Let me tell you my resolve is swiftly crumbling… between these guys, the tanks and being able to field all the dreadnoughts I can carry (or close enough) I am THIS close to trying out blood angels.

And that’s it for this week’s review! Is there anything awesome that I missed out? Feel free to discuss and rave below!

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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