Talk about an embarrassment of riches! Privateer Press has been going on super-hyper-overdrive these few days, with I think more than 5 releases this past week. We’ve had Drake Mcbain, the action hero of Immoren, satyxis up the wazoo, but to my great delight, we’ve also go a new inclusion in the Dire troll family!
Part of the blurb mentions that he’s Dire troll that chucks immensely volatile explosive, and the Trollblood forums have been going into a total frenzy. We’ve got things like 10″-12″ range, AOE 5″ explosions that have the ‘Devastation’ effect running around as rumors!
That’s much too unbalanced for the developers over at Privateer Press. Personally I think he’s going to be more like the following:
or if it’s a 1-shot or 2-shot weapon, I could see it being increased to
With the auto knockdown effect of the renegade’s obliterator rocket.
He’s probably going to have double open fists, but other than I don’t see much more… not without increasing his points costs even further. He is still a welcome provider of AOEs to the Trollblood family, and with the impaler would be able to throw the bombs a pretty dangerous 14 inches. Deviations may be problematic though.
The sculpt is actually pretty good. The only thing that annoys me is the mask (like he’s a steampunk phantom of the opera) and the claws. All trolls have had nails the whole time. Having claws on a diretroll is a discrepancy much like how some trolls are painted to have pupils (the fluff states that their eyes are a solid colour). It just annoys the biologist in me to have some things anatomically ‘off’.
What really intrigues me though is the possibility of a metal or plastic kit for the model, especially the possibility of a plastic MULTI-KIT MODEL! Now I’m not going to say ‘it’s gotta be plastic’ or something silly like that, but you have to admit there’s the possibility.
His general pose allows freedom to be a Mauler, a Blitzer or a Bomber. More importantly, he’s got straps across his arms, wrists and waist. These are prime places to break up the mini, leaving in most likely the following parts: Legs, body, head, arms, hands. That means you could swap out the hands to get a mauler.
Also, the chains and back metal plate (if you look at the rotation on PP’s site) seem like they could most definitely pull double duty as a place to mount a slugger (like the blitzer) as well as unbroken chains (like the Blitzer). The price also seems it would be kinda cheap if it were a metal model.
So yes… I would think that a multi kit (or at least a plastic kit) is wholly plausible, and I will be praying that our guesses are correct. Either way, I’m looking forward to adding this giant bomber troll to my collection.