GW Shows off the new Orruks in thier awesome 360s and an interesting question is raised about Age of Sigmar…
I have to say, GW did a really bang-up job on the new Orruks. The Maw-Krusha is really light years ahead of the weedy old Wyvern in every way. The new Brutes have a brutal vicious feel to them, especially those weapons. The “MAD MAX” vibe certainly works better on 40K Orks where you can see the gears and mechanical contraption side of the Greenskins, but these AoS counterparts are looking like a very good halfway house between the “expected” generic fantasy Orcs of the Old World and the feel of Grimdark 40K Orks.
I love the scale of the models and would say that overall, I think this range is much stronger than the Fyreslayers for example.
Good job Nottingham!
Now Onto my question about Age of Sigmar…
So I can’t help but notice that GW dumped this entire release range in 1 week. This is a crazy release for a single week. We got:
- Megaboss on Maw-krusha
- Weirdnob Shaman
- Grand Alliance Destruction
- Battletome Ironjawz
Note that is almost exactly the same amount of models and books that GW stretched out over 4 weeks for the Fyreslayers, and even more weeks for similar numbers of Khorne or Stormcast Eternals releases during the summer of Sigmar.
Something different is going on at Nottingham as we sit about 1 month out from the end of GW’s fiscal year at the end of May. They have roughly 5 weeks to bring in the numbers and rally their annual numbers. Don’t forget about this:
~What do you think is going on with the Orruk’s “instant release”?