James Cagney said it
(and no, he never said "MMMmmm, you dirty rat!"), and now Mantic have finally made hard plastic ratkin, in a sprue that makes 10 warriors or 10 spear warriors (or any combination you prefer between them). Currently they are only available in the new 2 player starter set for Kings of War (War in the Holds) that appears to already be sold out on the Mantic web store (though check your FLGS). However they have said to look for them to be available sometime early next year.
Like many of the newer Mantic plastics, these are two sprues. The first holds the bodies (2 each of 5 types), a plague pot and the hand weapons (6 styles (5 pairs plus a whip)) (plus a pair of spears) and one shield (the whip and shield can be used as command options).
So here are some I put together (blue-tacked onto bases, as they will be easier to paint separately, and I plan to multi-base the units)
It would have been nice if the shields and left arms were separate instead of being molded together, then you could have modeled wretches without the shields (and paint them to cover up the armor).
- Spear Warriors
- Wretches (slaves) (metal)
- Nightmares (Veer-myn) (hard plastic as well!)
- Tunnel Runners (Veer-myn)
- Brood Mother (Veer-myn)
- Warlock (Twitch Keenear)
- Night Terror (Veer-myn)
- Tangle (Veer-myn)
Because it is all fun and games . . .