Privateer: Grymkin Brings the Monsters

Privateer latest batch of Grymkin minis are hitting the shelves in July. Take a look at the creepy minis:

The Child – $34.99

First of the Defiers, the Child wants nothing more than to play and not be told what to do. Accompanied by her companion, Dolly, woe upon the fool who tries to take her grymkin “toys” away or tries to harm her. Only the Child decides what she gets to do—anyone else who tries will be ripped apart like a broken doll in a fit of rage.

 

Skin and Moans$34.99

Towering above its victims, Skin & Moans fells mortals with expert slashes, then slices off their faces to stitch them into its own motley skin, where the dead visages continue to moan and groan. These thin, overlapping whispers eerily herald the monster’s approach.

 

Cage Rager$34.99

Thunderous and ponderous and ten timbers thick, the Cage Rager stuffs its cells with the bodies of the wicked for its masters’ harvest. Within this confinement their torments mount, and the Cage Rager harnesses their sweet terror to help the Defiers bend the world to their will.

 

Gorehound$17.99

The gorehound hunts far and wide at its masters’ bidding. Its long tongue tastes the air for the sweet taint of corruption as it stalks its prey. Once a stonehearted coward falls within its grasp, the gorehound leisurely sups on the victim’s fear and flesh—a just reward for callousness.

 

~If you had to grade these on a 1 to 10 scale of Vaguely Creepy to Wetnurse, how would you score these?

  • georgelabour

    I have to say I’m digging the grymkin.

    Not because they make me want to play the game but because they’re bringing back a certain aesthetic that PP had somewhat abandoned in its rush to market their wargame of super shoulders (not a typo) over the visually distinct D&D setting that put them on the map.

    Now if they could just show a bit more interest in their RPG line…or hand it off to someone who can the way GW did with FFG.

    • dave long island

      Agreed. I’ll likely get them just to paint them up. I really love the look of em, but I’m not going to play the game.

    • euansmith

      I continue to struggle not to think these are Wyrd releases for Malefaux. I think it is more the subject matter than the actual sculpts.

      • georgelabour

        If you go and look back through the RPG material that preceeded the wargaming stuff you’ll see a LOT of the influences going into these models.

        Note I said influence as these do seem to be newer additions but they did have this kind of exaggerated Horror aesthetic as far back as the original witchfire trilogy. The 1st monsteronomicon also has some particularly ghoulish things that are just being skimmed over by PP nowadays.

    • OldHat

      Huh. Whereas I just don’t like them at all. Waaaaaaaay too hokey in a setting already rife with hokey stuff. Legion, Cryx and even Skorne had enough of the “horror” elements. This army looks like a promo Halloween joke army to me. And the sculpts are so dated, which I guess is PP’s deal. Like, I love Menoth, CoC, and Skorne… but these? Hard pass.

      • georgelabour

        Must be because I’ve been a fan of the setting itself for a long long time and never really got into the wargame itself.

        To me the ones you list as ‘horror’ material are just your standard cliched bad guys with bigger shoulder pads. Especially if you go back and review the old Mage Knight miniatures game.

        Only the Skorne seem to have anything approaching a unique aesthetic but that hardly overcomes their S&M world conquerors schtick.

        Which incidentally has been seen in certain other games involving hammers used in wars.

        Of course I can’t say these aren’t all that original either. However they do harken back to a time when PP was more about building their world than shoveling out the latest money maker.

        Incidentally I also said that about the convergence. The dungeon crawl from the second witchfire adventure is still a fond memory of mine.