Minis Week in Review: May 8th
This week, Privateer Press updates us with some previews while we get the release of War of the Ring’s Battlehosts from GW, together with some fine fine releases from Forgeworld.
First up, the Circle previews are on a roll, with the Wold Guardian up just a few days ago. Let me tell you, the elemental contructs of the Circle are why I keep on getting tempted by that faction, and this hulking guy is not exception. He’s squat, huge and rocking two giant battering stone rams. Hell, he looks like a golem version of Rumble! Someone should paint him grey with a purple glow.
We’ve also got the winner of PP’s Muster the Troops contest announced, with Splinter walking away with a really nice 35 point Khador Army. Thanks to Bell of Lost Souls and Lost Hemisphere for helping host such an awesome event.
Game Workshop has also released Battlehosts this week, or what we in our LGS like to call ‘Apocalypse of the Rings’. Here you finally have huge waves of cavalry and troops crashing into each other, much like any of your favourite scenes in both the movies and the books.
Together with the release of models comes a whole host (oh how droll) of other game-related products. I’m especially excited about the ruins. I might not play War of the Rings, but the ruins look generic enough that I could see myself using some of them to make terrain for Warmachine/Hordes or even WHFB/40k!
Speaking of 40k, Forgeworld has released their new Imperial Armour 8 book: Raid on Kastorel-Novem. As a book that seems to be really interested in the Orks, I have to say I’m especially tempted by it. Their pictures and paintjobs will be sure to inspire any painter, let alone the resin pieces. They also have some IG stuff, especially the Elysian Troops, which I would have to say are my ‘wishlist’ army, or something that I would purchase if I every struck the lottery.
Lastly, a shout out to some of the cutest miniatures I have ever seen: Mouseling heroes! I have no idea what I would paint them for, but I REALLY want to paint them. Reaper, as usual, are in their element of making fun little miniatures.
Hope you guys liked this week’s roundup! What caught your eye this week?