The End is Nigh - and to be fair it's been "nigh" for some time now, at least in the world of Warhammer!
This week we get the beginning of the end as the Skaven heavy-hitters enter the fray. Last week we had the Vermin Lord (which was sold out at my GW this morning) and now we get to Thanquol - a guy who was obviosuly pickedc on at school and needs a much MUCH bigger dude to do his dirty work for him. That big guy is in the form of Boneripper, a technically augmented giant rat who would have real problems when it came to toilet time due to his lack of hands. Lots of boomy and slicy, not much appasable thumb work!.
But that's not all in this issue - yes there are Skaven a go-go, but there is also a really great timeline giving you the whole story of The End Times. It really does who you how the rumours of a relaunch of Warhammer could be possible after all the changes to the universe.
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Thanquol himself is a great looking miniature! His stance is dynamic and his face is very expressive. It's also a bit rounder than normal Skaven, almost looking more Beastman than Skaven. A buck-toothed Beastman, but still unusual for a Skaven.
The Thanquol section of this issue is where we get some clues of things to come.
There have been strong rumours that the Warhammer universe is literally going to be torn apart, and with the Skaven fiddling around under the surface of the world with their own type of technology, maybe this is how it will happen...!
... the Skaven could well take over the world - or destroy it in the process."
Oh yes - Forge World unpainted models etc etc...
This is all over the net already, but suffice to say the world is in some serious trouble.
If, like me, you didn't pick up the books or the novels to go with this series, this time line is indispensable.
Want to know what happens in the end?
The Slaan (and by that I assume they mean the Lizardmen) leave the world. The great exodus is on, and if rumours are true we will not be seeing them again by mid-next year. Maybe they will be relaunched as the Slaan and we can get some new minis, but this seems like it for them!
1) The End Times timeline
2) Sprues and Glue for beginners.
If none of that appeals - steer clear and save your dosh for Warhammer Visions which is a pearler!