Now you may think that's pretty harsh, but let's compare him to some miniatures that are meant to have some gravitas, some leadership, and those are the Made to Order releases for this week - Space Marines, but not just any Space Marines. Yes the Alpha Pattern Space Marines are back with the classic bitz-heavy plastic Space Marine Commander and his more modern Space Marine Captain available again. These are great basis' for conversions of bitz. In a similar vein, here's one of our favourite Space Marine miniatures of all time, the Lord Executioner in resin. One of the later Space Marine characters pre-Primaris, this guy oozes power, leadership and a regal nature. Speaking of which, from an earlier time, the Masters of the Chapter give a variety of leadership personas. With flexible icongraphy to go with any Chapter (or in fact Legion with some of them) this is a good set for 40K and 30K alive. Back to plastic with a very much more recent model the Librarian in Terminator Armour - an imposing figure he makes too. A miniature that I painted back in metal in the day is the Chaplain with Jump Pack - an excellent miniature and totally recommended if you're looking for a Chaplain. This is a bit of a fun one, the old Armour Through the Ages which shows the original intention of the Mk I to MK V power armour - the MK III with the fixed helmet, the MK IV with the pipes and blunt nose on their helmet. Nice little set for nostalgia's sake. Speaking of nostaliga, the last of the pre-plastic Techmarines is Made to Order this weekend too, and boy hasn't this design improved recently. The real improvement started with the Space Wolf Techmarine, and then everyone got a less chunky version... thank God! And of course, as much as Alpha Pattern is great, the Primaris want to join in, so the very expensive Heroes of the Chapter have reappeared too!
In books this week, it's the start of the 12 Tales of Christmas eShorts Subscription from Black Library. I think last year they were earlier, but here they are to get your through the Christmas period.
For the second week in a row the Australian and New Zealand webstores have not been updated at the time of publishing, so there are no links. We will update when they go live later in the day... one hopes!!