Thursday, September 15, 2016

Thundering across the field

The mantic blog posted up pictures of the new Kings of War releases for October - including the first shots of the new Abyssal Dwarf Slave Orc Gore Riders and Elf War Chariots!

Of course I have to start with my evil stunties - those pointed eared pansies will have to take their turn.

The Abyssal Dwarfs are finally getting their own Slave Orc Gore Riders.  People have been using 'normal' Orc Gore Riders in their armies for this already - so why should we pay $10 more for these. Yes there are some metal bits to make it different, but are they enough to get excited about?

Yes.

Yes.

I want these.  I need these.  Sure I've wanted to add gore riders into my army for a while for completeness sake, but now I NEED THESE.

Why?  Well in the Slave Orc box you get a metal slave driver and pet - but they upped the ante' now with the gore riders - you get a slave driver in a CHARIOT.  Yes, and evil stunty chariot.  We can't take one on it's own, but we can have one in the slave orcs.

Abyssal Dwarf Slavedriver on Chariot
Sure, you also get some new shields for your gore riders, but I didn't even notice them because of the fricken' chariot!
Slave Orc Gore Rider, showing new metal shield
Yes, there are orcs and gores but I don't care, I want the chariot.
why are all the orcs blocking my view of the chariot?
Ok, time to calm down.  Take a deep breath.  Wipe the drool off my chin.  Figure out how to take out a loan to get all the cool new models coming out next month (I already want the Earth Elementals and Naiad Wyrmriders, and the Hell Hounds and Tortured Souls are also really cool).

Breathe in.  Breathe out.  Breath in.  Breathe out.

So I guess there are some people out there that aren't Abyssal Dwarf players.  I wouldn't say that that type of people would fit in a bucket of deplorables (well, because I'm not running for president), but there are people that actually like elves.  I have never liked the pointy eared pansies (not even the tree-hugging or leather wearing types).  It was an elf who is responsible for creating and breaking the Fenulian Mirror after all, and releasing the evil that now stains the earth as the Abyss (ok, so we wouldn't have Abyssal Dwarfs if the elves hadn't released evil and created the Abyss, and then we wouldn't have such a sweet Abyssal Dwarf Slave Master on Chariot coming out).

So yeah, yeah, blah, blah - the elves are getting their chariots.

Elf War Chariot Regiment

War Chariot

When they aren't at war, they play in the fields.
These are plastic and metal kits, with plastic horses and elf scout crew.  As such I'm guessing these are the same Warlord horses that they used in the Silverbreeze calvalry, and three sprues of elf scouts. It is the chariots of course that are all new.

I was thinking that perhaps they were reusing part of the Basilean Sisterhood Panther Chariot - so I went to look for them and they are no longer in the Mantic web store.  Maybe these are getting tweaked for the new Basilean release (which I believe Ronnie said was January?).

So the new Abyssal Dwarf Slave Orc Gore Riders and Elf War Chariot regiment sets, coming out in October - you can preorder them on the Mantic web store or get them via your FLGS.

Because it is all fun and games . . .

1 comment:

  1. So, do you like the abyssal dwarf chariot or not? You hardly mentioned it in passing.

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