When the new Logan Grimnar model came out the majority of what I heard was how ridiculous the “space sleigh” is. Yes, the knee-jerk reaction might be how out of place it is, but is it really? This is a universe where 12 foot tall demi-gods conquered an entire galaxy for their tyrannical, immortal father. Personally I like the model a lot. It is a little over the top but in one year we won’t blink an eye at it. Not because there will be crazier models (though I’m sure there will be) but because we will have gotten over our need to protect and hold onto what we “think” 40k should be.
|They’re Orks in pirate hats with a Squig aiming reticule!|
|Wolves riding wolves, and I don’t even bat an eye lid at this anymore.|
At the moment Games Workshop is simply reinventing it’s image to differentiate itself even more from the competition. With companies like Mantic and Chapter House out there trying to profit off of GW’s image it makes sense for them to become even more niche than before. Sure your game may have super human soldiers, but do they ride giant wolves? No, that’s what I thought.