From out of the blue there's a rumour about a new Tyranid model up for pre-order next week. The Maleceptor/Toxicrene looks mildly interesting, moreso for the crazy sounding model than the leaked ruleset. It may actually be very good but I'm not particularly gifted at how these things can perform game-wise so I'll just have to let the interwebs tell me if it's any good. However, something was pointed out to me yesterday by the Southport GW manager and that is the Zoanthrope has 'SOLD OUT'. Now please note this is not 'temporarily unavailable' it has SOLD OUT. If you want to see what a temporarily unavailable looks like check out the Tactical Objective Cards, [because they're always temporarily unavailable!] So the question is if the Zoie has gone why is that? Is a plastic model, finally available, maybe three in a box with alternate bits to make Venomthropes in the offing? Who knows but it seems odd.
Meanwhile pre-orders have also gone up for Wrath of the Hive Mind a £100 set for what looks to be £135 worth of bugs. This looks like it should be every bug collector starter kit, a Hive Tyrant [although it ominously doesn't show it with wings, fingers crossed you get those too] a Tervigon. 20 Termagants and three Warriors... plus 3 bases of Rippers
I was looking at my army the other day and thinking, 'phew, I'm glad I've got that out of my system. My Hive Fleet is complete and I can get on with a normal life now.' FFS, this just isn't fair.ReplyDelete
Ha ha! I was thinking the same thing a while back, then they brought out flyers and ruined everything ;-) The list of miniatures I don't have is quickly outnumbering the ones I do have.Delete
But in their defence they pitch the models at a real world price that conveniently precludes you entertaining the idea of a new purchase. And also give it an in game price that is also prohibitive or a set of rules that render it obsolete before it's out of the box ;) Personally I think I'd rather have had a Spore Pod, it would have had a greater impact on the way we play at least.Delete
Hell, by the time I get around to painting stuff two editions have rolled past these days :-) The new codex completely changed the way I use Nids, which is sad, because I used to enjoy the way I used them (I had three scratch built spore pods...).
Me too, I occassionally run the two Plasma Hatchers as Vengeance Weapons Batteries now. It's that 'in your face, deal with me now or else!' tactic that has prompted me to throw the Manufactorum Genestealer datasheet in the mix. To be honest I'm not sure I want any new nid models, I like the Haruspex and Exocrine a bit and the Crone/Harpy would be cheaper [pts] than two Flyrants but all cost £s that I can't justify adding for what they bring to the game [unless I'm underestimating their ability].Delete
The new one looks ok but I'm not a fan of this muscular rearing up look that we've seen on a lot of the large MC models recently. I say not a fan I mean not a fan of it's continuous use. One or two yes but it's becoming old hat, especially as it looks like it's clutching something in it's claws much like the new Hive Guard do.
I think it's a pose that may be referencing some Lovecraftian drawing but the proportions look very different to the standard nid physiology for me. It also make a bit of a mockery for the Dimachaeron which was teased an we all got excited but meanwhile two more models were going to come out weren't forgeworld so would be more 'acceptable' in certain games.