Circle Orboros: Megalith Remastered

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Circle’s famous construct Megalith gets a brand new model. Lets take a look at what makes Megalith the go-to rock in Circle.

What is It?

This is a new sculpt for circles classic character construct warbeast Megalith! Megalith has been protecting Orboros leylines for a long time now and it is about time for this sweet new plastic kit.
Megalith is a character warbeast that costs 20 points.

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Why Megalith?

Megalith has been around for quite awhile.  He comes to mind when you think of circle constructs, possibly even more then the woldwrath.  He is symmetric with all things circle. Megalith brings some powerful things to circle that most of there other beast options do not provide.

Overgrowth OP:

He has an amazing animus in undergrowth.  Undergrowth has always been a pet peeve to me in MK2 because it wasn’t a template so you had to kinda eyeball 5″ to figure out how slowed down you are going to be.  Undergrowth not only slows down non pathfinders within 5″ of megalith it also lowers defense.  While the defense lowering might have been outshined by the argus animus now, it is still very powerful.  A lot of factions don’t have access to pathfinders for heavy jacks so consider this for scenarios and charging denials.

Armored Rock:

Megalith is also pretty tanky almost in a Khador level class.  Mega is ARM19 and has an amazing 35 boxes.  That is a megaton load of health.  While he is limited a little bit by most of the warbeast buffs are only for living there are still some things like baldurs spells that can help him out .  Roots of the Earth makes Megalith into serious hard to kill levels.  While Baldur used to be the only thing that could heal constructs back in MKII days, that is no longer the case.  Megalith can really hold a zone with just a little support from a spell or a repair model.

Utility:

Megalith is never going to being missing a aspect because he heals himself and buddy woldwardens.  If it wasn’t already hard enough to kill this old rock he heals for free.  While in MKII you had a few more spell options then you do these days , Megalith can still cast one round buffs and offensive spells.  Things like Roots of the Earth or Gallows can be clutch and helpful in your turn.

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Revenant’s Final Thought:

Megalith looks great in his new sculpt and is also really great on the field.  Not that circle needs any more overpowered models but Megalith is a great addition to any force.

He scores an A!

 

Share your comments below on the new and improved Megalith BoLS.

 

  • Dennis J. Pechavar

    Looks great!

  • Aezeal

    It’s a big improvement, much more natural.
    Of course… I’ve got GW treelords in my collection and they blow this thing away.

    • Severius_Tolluck

      Would imagine so, they are much larger. Compare to the old tree kin models which are closer in size… and these would win. Course there are design choices made too and medium to consider.

      • Aezeal

        Ow I thought it was a real big model when comparing them to the new Kurnoth hunters the comparison is even worse since those are probably the best models I’ve got in my armies.

    • zeno666

      They look more like twiglords. But sure, they are cute 😉

    • Matthew Pomeroy

      not really a good comparison, the megalith is supposed to look like hillbilly druids made it. Personally I think the treelords look ridiculous compared to GW’s ents

  • Cergorach

    Why does the PP website say resin + metal instead of plastic?

    • GingerPowered

      I think BoLS is wrong

      • Hawt Dawg

        Yeah, the plastics are few and far between and are generally for new battle engines, middle uns, and big uns.

        Really big uns…

      • Bad Meat

        Taco BOLS, only the most accurate news from yesterday!

  • ZeeLobby

    Really solid resculpt

  • Frank Underwood

    Bloody hell if that’s the resculpt I’d hate to see the original

    • OldHat

      Right? Compared to the Kurnoth Hunters from GW, this is pretty mediocre.

    • BeardMonk

      Its a good sculpt in “the flesh”. Anyway, I’m very happy to put up with the average to very good sculpts from PP because their games and rules are so much better

  • Donald Lindsey

    Very cool sculpt.

  • David Leimbach

    Damn I though it was going to look like the picture at the top.