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Minis Week in Review: Sep 4th

A quick review of this week’s minis news. We have one Hordes release and one Warmachine release from Privateer Press, together a Sneak of EHoarluk’s tier list. Games Workshop is pretty quiet this week, although there’s talk of rumours of the new plastic kits for the Dark Eldar, as well as some nice terrain examples on the Games Workshop website.

We start off this week with Ehoarluk’s Tier List, courtesy of PP and the wonderful guys at Bell of Lost Souls. Most of the model limitations seem pretty understandable, although the units seem like a bit of a crapshoot; like they stuck in the scouts and champions because they couldn’t find anything else (maybe I’ll be proven wrong when the forces of hordes trollbloods book comes out).

Unfortunately, this looks like a pretty difficult list to pull off. Trolls are well known for their synergy, and the severe limitation in models will crimp EHoarluk’s style; I believe especially due to the fact that he doesn’t have access to many of the toolbox non-Diretroll warbeasts in this tier, especially the Axer. In addition, it is clear that the models are making the player lean towards a beast heavy army, and having a requirement to have 2 or more units seems to throw a spanner in the works.

Based on the cost and rules of the scouts, I can see 2 min units of the Trollkin scouts just to get to tier 2, because it looks to me like tier 4 is what everyone will be looking forward to. Cheap trolls, fast dires to get midfield on the 1st turn and hopefully a 2nd turn feat and assassination run. But that’s me. What do you guys see?

We also see the new heavy warbeast for the Blindwater Congregation, the Blackhide Wrastler. He looks to be an amphibious warbeast, concentrating on melee much like the kodiak or the dire troll. I wonder what the ranged/light beasts for them will look like.

On the Warmachine side we have Discordia, the commonly accepted best character jack in the Wrath book. 10 inch spray, what gives man! I’m not a retribution player but I can totally see him/her being a mainstay in many retribution armies.

Finally for Games Workshop we have some really nice pieces of terrain made for the upcoming Island of Blood release. I’m a big fan of the blood ruins; it’s a quick and easy mod for a ‘over the counter’ terrain piece that serves as a really nice centrepiece.

And there you have it for this week’s minis review! It’s a short one, but that just means next week is probably going to be much more awesome so stay tuned!


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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