Right on the heels of the new Salamander army, Mantic released the new Halfling army (with a beta army list) last month. The full army list will come out next month in the Clash of Kings supplement for 2022.
Using the beta list, and hoping that it doesn't change drastically, I've planned a 1000 pt army with halflings. This is basically an army box, Ej Grenadiers regiment and a Forest Troll Gunner regiment (which comes out next month).
So what is in the army box? It is a Saurceror on miniature aralez, a harvester, and two battlegroups. A battlegroup is two sets of the new plastic sprues that makes 10 infantry AND 5 cavalry for the halflings.
My list is a regiment of spear spikes, a regiment of halfling rifles, a regiment of ranged wild riders, a regiment of Ej Grenadiers, a regiment of Forest Troll Gunners, A Harvester, a Sauceror on miniature aralez and a Muster Captain on miniature aralez.
So first the new mounted Sauceror model. One thing to note is that all the resin pieces for the halflings have labels, but these are more internal identifiers than useful labels for assembly. This doesn't matter for the two resin models (the saucereor and harvester) in the army box, as they are packaged separately, but for the resin unit boxes - well - that is another post on the Grenadiers.
The mounted Sauceror is also available on it's own.
A nicely detailed model, though I dislike that the rider is molded onto the mount (which makes it harder to paint (in my opinion)).
The other resin model is the Harvester. This is a troll pushing a huge machine meant for chopping down crops, but is also good at chopping down enemy forces. The troll is ridden by a halfling with a pitchfork, guiding it. This is now also available separately on preorder.
|Original trolls for Goblins / Orcs on the left, this one, and the troll from Dungeon Saga on the right.|