Privateer: March Warmachine-Hordes Minis

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Cygnar & Trollbloods get some new toys next month Warmahordes fans. Take a look!

Horgle the Anvil – $22.99

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The destruction of his kriel at the talons of Everblight’s legion set Horgle Ironstrike on a solitary path of fiery conflict. Though he has found a new sense of purpose in forging weapons for other kriels, he preserves his autonomy and refuses to put down roots. Horgle’s journeys draw him ever toward sites of bloodshed and mayhem as he seeks to unleash his simmering rage against all enemies of the trollkin race.

 

Captain Allison Jakes – $15.99

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Captain Allison Jakes earned her promotion to full-fledged warcaster through circumstances far beyond the scope of any ordinary trial, and she now carries herself with the confidence of one who has seen the ravages of war. With each new battle her reputation grows, and despite her youth she commands the respect of any fortunate enough to serve under her command.

 

Brickhouse$55.99

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With its advanced armament and heavily armored hull, Major Beth Maddox’s personal warjack Brickhouse is a veritable wall of steel. While capable of enduring sustained assaults and holding vital battlefield positions, the warjack is just as eager to wade into enemy ranks to crush opposing warjacks with blows from its devastating power maul. No matter the situation, this bulwark of Cygnaran engineering is a welcome sight to its allies.

~What are you picking up?

  • euansmith

    I really like a lot of the infantry units from Warmachine, but the Jacks are so awkward. Given that they are a massive feature in the game, and given that Privateer Press have shown themselves more than capable of making some quite dynamic minis, it seems odd that the Jacks are so lacking in movement.

    • ZeeLobby

      I think they’d really need to do a full aesthetic redesign tho. I think they suffer from the same issue as the lunch box dreadnaught, where the realistic physical limitations of the design would prevent anything too dynamic.

      That said, some character Jack’s have a little more dynamic posing. Honestly a lot more could be done with bigger bases, which is what GW has done to create more dynamic models, but I don’t think bigger bases is a route most WMH fans would be excited for.

      • euansmith

        40k fans pooh-poohed 32mm bases until they came out and were aaaaaaaawesome; maybe Warmachine could go the same way. I realise that base size is more important in WM, but maybe they could make something of the minis having a bigger footprint?

        • ZeeLobby

          Yeah. I mean a lot of their character models have gotten better. I’d expect their quality to continue to improve. I mean most jacks out now are really second gen. I’m kind of against increasing base sizes though. it’s one of the reasons 40K games have gotten stuffy on even a 4×6 table. It’s also one of the reasons I didn’t back Wyrd’s The Other Side. I think it made sense for SMs as they really are like medium troopers in WMH.

        • NovaeVox

          I think certain rules require defined arcs, athough I believe those are defined by the line of the shoulders. Some rules do require base-to-base contact. Considering that jacks are already wider than their bases, and many have massive weapons also, dynamic poses would make positioning more difficult.

          As Zee implied, given their proportionasthey are probably top heavy even rendered in plastic. I’m not sure that one foot poses are entirely feasible.

          I usually like Cygnar jacks, but for some reason I’m not feeling Brickhouse very much. Could be something about the paint job. Could be that its arm looks like an engine block. And the size o that hammer could have been reined in a bit.

          • Severius_Tolluck

            Top heavy for sure, but they also design thin spindly ankles for whatever reason too. See Khador Juggernaut for example.

          • NovaeVox

            Yeah, I see what you mean.

            Oh, I just remembered the old metal Behemoth had a stompy pose though.

    • dave long island

      Yeah, they’re like AT-ATs without all the grace, elegance and nimble dexterity… lol

      • ZeeLobby

        LoL

    • marxlives

      I don’t know, a lot of it depends one how you choose to pose the model but the new Behemoth and other Character Jack resculpts look awesome. I would judge everything on one jack release and even my lowly Juggernaught and Destroyer look very dynamic. The arms and stuff are not stuck where they are at. The the newest jack doesn’t look intimidating, I do like the “stop in the name of love stance”, very hilarious.

      That said the stuff coming out for Dark Age is super cool. Tried to get traction for it but for some reason retailers in my area are hesitant dealing with CMoN. Have no clue why.

      • ZeeLobby

        Ours had a whole section, and then it went on clearance a while back, and now it’s gone. I guess the community just wasn’t looking to pickup yet another skirmish game. Infinity, WMH and Malifaux are still really big at our local stores. It’s too bad, as the Dark Age minis rocked. We currently have Wrath of Kings in store as well, but I imagine those will soon be clearanced as well.

        I’m hoping we eventually get Gates of Antares though, as there’s a pretty big bolt action group. I’m not a fan of historicals, but I’d def try out Warlord’s Sci-Fi version.

      • euansmith

        Those Dark Age minis have go sooooo good.

    • Hawt Dawg

      True, but my Ruin model is still awesome.

    • zeno666

      I thought the same for quite some time. But then again, the ‘jacks aren’t that agile.
      That said, PP does assemble their ‘jacks very “straight”.
      I prefer to widen their legs just a tiiiiny bit. And also just turn the head a bit gives it more “life”.
      But then again I guess I’m a bit of a fanboy just trying to defend the models.
      Actually that Brickhouse model… I want one, he has some nice rules, but something have to be done to it.

      • euansmith

        It might well be as simple as the difference between “official models” and “fan models”. I’m always amazed at the amount of work that GW put in to making their minis like garish with their official paint jobs; especially when the fans do some much better (but, then, I am a big fan of John Blanche’s painting style, so maybe there is something wrong with me). Maybe the PP studio is told to keep things simple with their posing, so that anyone can replicate the look of the mini on the box.

  • Aezeal

    OMG this is why I Always say GW has the best mini’s… we see a lot of mini’s from this game here (2nd after GW games) and they are just UGLY. Let me rephrase that in PC terms: they are not the aesthetic style I prefer.

    tbh that Allison isn’t that bad.. but those monsters are just terrible.

    • ZeeLobby

      I love Horgle. Big fan of the recently released Loki model as well. I can totally get not liking the warjack aesthetic though. It’s the problem most people have with the game. Personally I like these more than the new Lord of Change or most of GW’s new bedazled minis.

      • Aezeal

        I don’t like their golems at all but that troll is even worse. The lord of change is way better than that.

        • ZeeLobby

          eh, to each their own. I personally think plastering a model with symbols is just lazy CAD design. It’s an impressive physical feat, but it makes it hurt the eyes.

          • euansmith

            The Trolls are totally excellent to my eyes.

          • ZeeLobby

            Yeah. I feel like pulling off a faction of trolls would be difficult, but they did a great job.

          • zeno666

            Yepp. Thats one of the things I really like about Warmahordes, that there are differences between factions.
            Sure there are shiny elves and nasty elves.
            But nasty elves aren’t just shiny elves who are painted with black armour and got a sprue with spikes to add.
            … Now ok, that was a bad example because Nyss do dress in black and like to wear studded leather armour 😉
            But Khador and Cygnar aren’t just Red Marines vs Blue Marines with some different iconografy.

            And they have really done a good job with Trollbloods, they really stand out that way.

      • zeno666

        Yeah, GW’s stuff is badly overdesigned these days.
        Just a clutter of crap.

        • Aezeal

          There is no overdesigning

    • zeno666

      Thank god they’re not space marines though 😉

      • Aezeal

        Better a good looking space marine than this ugly mess (that human excluded)

        • zeno666

          If you prefer Duplo before Lego, then thats your thing 🙂

          • Aezeal

            Hmm this seems more bulky than the more refined GW output… so I’m pretty sure GW is lego all the way… and this mess doesn’t even qualify as lego.. it’s more like… real stone bricks