So here we are in the final week of the second Tyranid release for 2014 and we get a pretty nifty looking combi-kit with the Venomthrope/ Zoanthrope/ Neurothorpe.
This is an interesting release, because instead of getting one miniature for $90, you get three, effectively making this a unit box rather than a monster release.
Of wider interest this week is the preview of the upcoming Shield of Baal Campaign, the first installment being Leviathan. This is a really nice looking set, which makes us all expect a lot from the rest of the Shield of Baal Campaign - bring on the Flesh Tearers!!
But probably the thing that will get everyone's attention this week is the plethora of hobby related releases - from Army Cases to Water Pots and Bitz Boxes to Cutting Mats to an enormous Paint Set.
All that PLUS Cities of Death returns!
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Drawing heavily on the original Genestealer/ Alien/ H.R. Giger influences this is in many ways a real return to the old school Tyranids of the past.
Also seen here is the Tyranid Painting Guide - Invasion Swarms. It features background and painting information for four Hive Fleets; Court of the Nephilim King, Skarok Swarm, Jaws of Magalodon and Talon of Gorgo. Obviously there wasn't enough room for Hive Fleet Fluffy Bunny Hugs Squad... dare you to build it!
Interestingly it seems the first opponents to the Tyranid are Imperial Guard and Sisters of Battle - no Marines at this point. Also included in this tome are the new Cities of Death rules and rules for fighter aces in the 40K universe. If you're a Tyranid player there is also new Warlord Traits, characters and more.
Then it's time to get stuck into the new hobby stuff - ladies and gentlemen I give you Citadel Army Cases. They carry 120 miniatures and come in brown or grey depending on your system - 40k or WHFB.
But wait - there's more!!
Now for a few cool things - there's a Bitz Box and a "Water Pot" (read: super cool mug to show off with) in Citadel Colours, Mephiston Red, Macragge Blue, Caliban Green or The Fang. I want them all!
The Pallette Pad seems kind of interesting. It's 20 sheets of plastic paper to use for a pallette. I wonder if this could be used for something else? Not sure how efficient this will be!
Plus there's a new cutting mat... it's a cutting mat! There's nothing to add...
This is what they call the Project Box and it fits your brushes and bits and pieces for your project. It's actually a pretty good idea! The lid even doubles as a palette and there's a layer for all your paints. It retails for $100 AUS and $80 US.
Cities of Death is back and part of Shield of Baal: Leviathan. I love the small scale of Cities of Death, so will be interesting to see what they do with it in a Tyranid setting.
Slaughter in the Skies builds on the fighter aces rules in Shield of Baal: Leviathan and gives you a few match-ups. You'll be surprised who comes out on top - I was!
I'd buy this issue - actually I did buy this issue - you should too!
Soundtrack To The Review This Week
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