The White Dwarf images are now just about everywhere. All I can say, is that Games Workshop really is doing an excellent job on their new model lines. I look forward to seeing every model line, and there is not an army that comes out, that there is not a model that I would not mind owning.

These pics happen to be sent to me, but I know they came off of Facebook first, although Harry and other have also posted them. Without knowing who posted them first, no direct credits this time.












21 Comments:

  1. I guess I don't appreciate the Empire aesthetic because none of those models really wow me. The carriage with all the attachments is very complex looking but these models are no where near as cool as Vampires in my opinion.

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  2. I really. really. really. dislike the heads of those griffins. It seems like a joke. On the other hand I'm grabbing that Amber battle wizard to be used a marauder wizard for my chaos army.

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  3. I'm not a fan of the empire so I don't really like the models. So no comment on how cool they probably look to others.
    But what does interest me is the new triple kits:
    1) Can be assembled as Karl Franz, Amber Wizard, or General of the Empire, on a griffin.
    2)Can be assembled as Luminark of Hysh, Volkmar the Grim on War Alter, or Celestial Hurricanum.
    Have I missed something here? That sounds like a lot of excess plastic, pushing the price up even more.
    I know some parts can be used separately, but if you can only assemble one of the three things, it gets a bit pricey.

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    1. More things that can be assembled per box means fewer boxes stores have to carry, therefore making easier for stores to stock the product without taking up all their shelf space. Also, if you just look at the models, there really isn't much extra.

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    2. The War Altar is a different kit from the Wizardwagons. They just use some of the same sprues.

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    3. You can usually take the spare bits and make entirely extra figs from them. Lizardmen Stegadon box has enough to make a Steg, a Skink Priest on foot, and a Skink Chief on foot if you want. Seems like savings to me + some bits

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  4. Smart strategy then. By making multiple kits in one box they save money overall and charge you more for the "flexibility" you don't need.

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  5. i was never a fan of the empire too, they are the less fantasy lookin' army for me in the warhammer FANTASY universe.

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  6. Right! I'm 40K fan through and through! WH40K, BFG, Inquisitor and Fantasy Flight RPG's!

    Demi-Griffons = Rough Riders
    Griffon = Sacred Ground statue
    Swords from sprues = Relic Blades/Inquisitor swords
    Warrior Priest = Part of Inquisitor conversion
    Witch Hunter = Em...well that one is obvious
    Wizards from war altars = rogue/tzeentch psykers
    Griffon from war altars = statue

    The top war altar thingy looks like it would make a good warp rift marker.

    Successor chapter from the Howling Griffons with a 'counts as thunderwolf' Griffon riders.

    Possibilities are endless.

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    1. you must be a gazillionaire

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    2. I wish! Can you see the moths flying out of my dusty wallet :(

      I'm probably just going to get the Warrior Priest to form the core of an Inquisitor conversion. I like the pose so just need to find a head and weapon hands. Though I might keep a hammer.

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  7. I really don't like the look of the new griffon, a steam tank hull on its chest? Odd. I love the look of the witch hunter, its the zany little characters that make an empire army for me.

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  8. I love all these. Bar the DemiGyphs and I am holding judgement on those till i see them more in the flesh.

    Witch hunters sound cool and that Gryphon looks like it will be awesome on a steamtank altar conversion!

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  9. Cool models, no interest in fantasy or empire though

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  10. As an empire player I like most of the new models but will really pass judgement until I get the book to see the rules. Is it just me or does the griffon head look too small for the body?

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    1. it's just you and 99% of everyone online who has commented on it...

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  11. My marine chapter is named the Brazen Gryphons, so I might just pick up a few of those new models.
    The Imperial Gryphon looks great, very bold and streamlined, unlike a few of the rather busy fantasy kits of late (looking at you, Coven Throne). The Demigryphs look too much like horses in those pics, not too sure about those yet.
    Heros are great, witchhunter might make a solid inquisitor.
    Now, the bad stuff: Those wagons look fairly terrible, even though each part taken by itself is great. The whole thing just looks way too ungainly to use on a battlefield, but I guess that is just a result of having to fit the wagon on a chariot base. A longer and/or wider carriage would certainly improve their looks, I think.

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  12. Mournfang Cavalry will always be (to me) the only good monstrous cavalry. Unless they give Demigryphs ridiculous rules.

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  13. Not an empire fan but may have to get some of the demigryphs. They look powerful.

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