On the one hand we have the Volturnos, High King of the Deep/ Akhelian King combi-kit. This is a mounted character model with multiple weapons options and flexibility of parts to create your own character. Being mounted, it is also a bit of a centrepiece. At $70 AUD for a mounted character with modular options, this seems like pretty good value - and that Volturnos head.... AWESOME SAUCE!
On the other hand we have the Namarti Reavers, line infantry models with two weapon options - bow or bow and melee combination. Like the Namarti Thralls, these are basically multi-part but mono-pose with no head options AND like the Thralls they are at a multi-pose price. Now we coped some flak last week - do not misunderstand - these are great minis, but Games Workshop have a multi-pose price tag on them. The Namarti should be similar to the Dark Elves because that's what you get, not the flexibility of the Space Marine kits.
Away from the pricing, they are lovely models, and if you use the double weapon loadout you will have some rare bare hands left over to add to your bitz box! Also, if you order either (or both) of these kits online you will get this weeks' free Deepkin Art Card - From the Seas They Come (right).
In other releases, the Imperator: Wrath of the Omnissiah hardback is out with a great cover showing Chaos Marines attacking Skitarii guarding a Titan - could you ask for more?
Now interestingly, have a look at the sprues for the Volturnos, High King of the Deep/ Akhelian King combi-kit - they're small! Instead of going for the big sheet, Games Workshop have broken them down to possibly half the size. The miniature itself comes in a standard sized box, but could GW be going towards smaller boxes to fit more on the shelves? If the boxes were smaller but thicker then, so stacking the sprues, then more stock could fit on those shelves! It'd be smart...