Orks havent been getting a huge amount of love lately, but with the current Black Library The Beast Arises storu arc happening, it looks like Games Workshop are giving them a little bit of love via a rerelease of the Sanctus Reach miniatures. Last week we saw Krom from that set being released on his own for the Space Wolf side, not the Orks get some fire support in the form of his bodyguard.
These are nice minis, chunky as all Hell - as Orks should be, lets be honest.
This issue, thankfully, does not dwell on this release. There are also some repackaged Tau, some very nice looking decals, a fair few books plus some very nicely painted minis. It's a bit of a collection of all kinds of things and like last week doesnt master any of them particularly.
There is however a preview of a cracking Red Scorpions army from the next Warhammer Visions.
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These minis are quite nice, but they aren't totally multi -part and pretty static. Grukk is amazing though. What a mini!! In terms of value, this set is pretty good. Six minis including a character for $90 AUD.
The new Codex supplement Waaagh Ghazghkull looks good. Instead of lumbering around your multiple Codex you can just take this along and be part of the largest Ork catastrophe to hit the 41st millenium.
At $56, this comes in around the same price as the rest, but interestingly more than the recent compendiums of material put together for Age of $igmar. Granted this book promises a lot more, but does it deliver? Ork fans, let us all know...
The Tau combine the power of the Ethereals with the brute tactical force of a Tau commander to lead their forces. The Ethereal model was only previously available in a boxed set. Overall $105 AUD for a command section is probably not bad. The Commander Battlesuit is very cool indeed.
He's got a flashy rred ssuit aand can go pew pew better than anyone. Tau players go nuts for the guy, so the rerelease of his Codex will have some little blue men fans very happy.
Also in terms of new stuff, these awesome new decal sheets look great.
The Tau Enclaves one also includes exclusive decals for non-Fire Caste Tau and the Ork decals have some very colourful and neat looking ones too.
Two new Heresy era products; the new Pharos book which sounds pretty cool and Grey Talon, an audio drama centering on the Shattered Legions, the current cool kids for Black Library.
Eisenhorn: Xenos is a new game i now nothing about but looks pretty. It has Mark Strong as ond of the voice actors and he's AWESOME, so it must be good...
All 3 of these are truly excellent. Well worth a look.
So over all this issue has something for a lot of 40K fans, but doesnt centre on any in particular.
As far as issues go, there is some nice inspiration, especially with the armies of contributors. Again, those Red Scorpions might be rivaling the best looking armies i have seen, in terms of bitz selection, with the Space Wolves force at Warhammer Sydney - and its amazing.
Pot of Paint vs WhitDwarf?
White Dwarf this week purely for the great looking armies chosen.