Gather round Warmachine and Hordes fans. Here’s a look at last month’s new releases from Privateer Press.
Yes, I’m a little behind with the unboxing this month. I’m going to pin it on holiday travel – and also that really nasty bug I got during that holiday travel. But that’s enough delay, lets start off with the Temple Flameguard.
As most of you probably already know, this is another unit that’s been re-sculpted and re-released in plastic. Here are all the bits. There are a few bendy spears here and there, but those can be fixed easily enough with some hot water.
Here’s a close-up of some of the bodies. I think this is another example of a unit that works very well with Privateer’s plastic casting method. The soft folds of the robes show up well, and the details on the tabard and helmet are nice and thick, and work very well.
Here’s the unit leader.
One of the shields.
And here’s a side-by side with my old metal Flameguard. I don’t think anyone will disagree that these sculpts are an improvement on the old ones. Mostly I think its just that these new guys seem less formless. The humans under all those robes are more defined. This new plastic unit will also save you $7 over the old metal unit. Try to remember that when you’re cleaning up those mold lines. Although they aren’t really that bad on these guys.
More reinforcements for Convergence. And the first medium based unit for the newest Warmachine faction.
Here are all the bits.
The detail on the spear/halberds is just amazing. Easily the best I’ve seen on any of the Convergence plastics.
And check out how long that spear is next to this 40mm base. For further reference, the squares in the background are each an inch wide.
Here’s a close-up of the shield, showing some more intricate detail.
Here’s one of the heads. Don’t mind those swirls. They should disappear under a good layer of primer.
The chest plate has another icon of Cyriss.
Even some of the more mundane pieces like the hips have strong detail with the little cogs.
Ditto with the arm.
And even the pelvis. I’m really enthusiastic about these guys. Hopefully this increased quality will reflect future releases, and maybe even future casting runs of older releases.
Now for some metal: more servitors.
Here are all the pieces.
This close-up reveals that like previous servitor sculpts, these new Accretion Servitors are indeed little metal balls with neat looking studs and indentations all over them.
And of course they come with the little flight stands.
Ah, now here’s a sexy beast: the new Steelsoul Protector.
She’s a tall lass.
She has some phenomenal details. If the whole range had gone more for this Metropolis-y vibe I don’t think I would have been able to resist starting a Convergence army.
Here’s a close-up of her cool halberd.
Even her shoulders have this cool fluted detailing on them.
And since I showed every other piece, here are the hip-guards.
Finally the one November Hordes release.
I have to say, this looks like another really good plastic kit…
Perhaps with the exception of this mold line running right down the face. Have to admit though, I do love the tongue. My favorite thing about it? It’s completely unnecessary! Unlike the Swamp Troll, this guy has no weapon or ability based on his tongue… unless waving it around suggestively is what gives him the Allure ability.