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Unboxing: Grymkin Core Army Box

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Aug 04

The Grymkin, the Wicked Harvest is here and it’s ready to storm your tabletop and up the creep factor!

Privateer Press has released a new army for Warmachine/Hordes the Grymkin! Thematically, these are the strangest and creepiest models I think they have ever done – and that’s not a bad thing!

I said this in the video and I’m saying here – I’m pretty sure the Gyrmkin don’t run on Focus or Fury because they are all made of Nightmare fuel. Each of these models has as at least one thing that is slightly disconcerting about it and some have SEVERAL things. The Heretic (the Warlock included) seems pretty cool looking at first, heck I thought so. He looks like a cool model, right? But then you realize he’s holding his own face in his hand! The more I thought about that the more I wanted to move on to the next miniature only to learn that it also had some twisted detail that was sure to haunt me later…

It’s really not that creep until you start thinking about it more and more…

Speaking of twisted details all of these models have them – details I mean. The material that Privateer Press uses is similar to the some of the other models we’ve seen them use it before. It’s better than the PVC stuff they were using as it holds the detail better and it’s still bendable enough that it’s not brittle. The material is listed as plastic but I’m not 100% sure. I know it’s not resin and it’s not the same stuff that is used for the “Big Kits” like the Cygnar Stormwall. Whatever it is, it holds the detail well enough and it’s not bad to work with.

Of all the models in the box, I’m not sure which ones I found more disturbing – the Dread Rots or the Piggybacks. The Dread Rots are the ones with the Pumpkin Heads which by itself is creepy. The have that air of masked hooligans from a horror movie or something. Then there are the Piggybacks. At first I thought they were really deformed monsters with the bodies of pigs and the legs of a small goblin or something…turns out I was half right. On closer inspection they are pigs riding the backs of some unfortunate smaller creature like a demented mount. I’ll be honest, I’m not sure which thought I found more unsettling as I’m still trying to sort that out.

I’m not even going to go into what terrors the Warbeasts hold. It’s indicative of the army the something called the Gorehound is probably the least disturbing model in the box. Well done Privateer Press! I mean all of these things as a compliment, by the way because that’s exactly the type of army the Grymkin have set out to be: Creepy. As a theme I think PP nailed it. The Grymkin are terrible horrors and are SUPPOSED to invoke those feelings and as far as that goes I think Pirvateer Press can stamp this one “Mission Accomplished!”


I would also like to point out that this is the first Army Box I’ve seen from Privateer Press where there are no unit cards or rules – it’s all just models. If you want the rules you have to go to their website and get them there. Personally, I do miss getting the cards in the box, but I know that you can get them all from the site or use the War Room 2 app which many players locally are using anyways. So if you want to take a look at the army you can do that all for free HERE. The Grymkin Core Army Box should be in stores right now so if you want to up the creep-factor go check them out!

Grymkin Core Army Box $199.99

The ancient prophecy is fulfilled as the Wicked Harvest unites all grymkin under the command of their creators, the ancient and powerful Defiers. With their army of living nightmares, horrors born from twisted folklore, and other bizarre creatures, the Defiers have emerged from the hells of the spirit world to tear out the rotten heart of Civilization, the Creator of Man’s greatest work, and expose it for the corrupt failure it is.

Whether you’re a new player or a seasoned veteran taking up a new Faction, this Army Box contains everything you need to quickly field a complete and competitive army suitable for every battlefield engagement—from casual games at home to organized leagues and tournaments.

This box contains a complete 50-point army with the following Models:
– The Heretic Warlock
– Cage Rager Heavy Warbeast
– Skin & Moans Heavy Warbeast
– Gorehound Light Warbeast
– Dread Rots Unit (10)
– Hollowmen Unit (10)
– Lantern Man Command Attachment
– Piggybacks Unit (5)
– Lord Longfellow Solo
– Witchwood Solo

HORDES is a fast-paced and aggressive 32 mm tabletop miniatures battle game set in the wilds of the Iron Kingdoms. Take control of a powerful Warrior-sorcerer called a warlock and his pack of savage warbeasts – large and monstrous creatures of flesh and bone – as you battle to destroy the enemy warlock.



When folks ask “are the Gyrmkin creepy?” you can say “yes.”

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