Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Even I'm Shocked



I am just beyond words. Nothing repeatable in polite company can ever do this justice.

15 comments:

  1. Spotted that this morning over at TGN... just incredible stuff!

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  2. I am confused and a little scared.

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  3. So you like them that much?

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  4. Having taken time to collect my thoughts I can only say

    WHAT IS THIS I DON'T EVEN

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  5. There are plenty who don't like them I'd bet, and I'm guessing you could be one of them. I can see the issues. Jumping the snake maybe?

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  6. Well, it's definitely a bit mental. The giant cobra's faces look a wee bit too human for my taste, and my missus described them as 'badly dressed skeletons riding GIANT DEATH SERPENTS', so the riders aren't exactly the draw.

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  7. I take it you've seen the tutankhnagas (aka sepulchral stalker), zombiesaur (aka war sphinx) and mummified dragon ogre (aka necrosphinx) models then?

    Source: the elegan(TG)entlemen.

    Me? I just like watching Coop's face cycle through all the different shades...

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  8. Still in shock. It's like Gary Morley's Nagash suprise buttsecked the white metal Chicken Walker and those fell out of the heavily pregant and socially ostracized Chicken Walker's tangley wearing those shitty Cadian IG helmets.

    Being aware that I am an unashamed Sweary Mary I try not to say things like "Fuck me those are the most cuntingly ridiculous things I have ever seen" in the first paragraph of my posts because I know a lot of people take the blog as a blogroll and might not want the words "Fuck me those are the most cuntingly ridiculous things I have ever seen" appearing on their blog but it's the comment thread now so...

    Fuck me those are the most cuntingly ridiculous things I have ever seen.

    And that Mummified Dragon Ogre that Chris links is possibly even more cuntingly ridicilous so they might actually only be the second most cuntingly ridiculous things I have ever seen.

    I'm sure they are technical marvels and go together superbly and that the mouldmakers have surpassed themselves to get around issues like "blind to the mould" and "injector pin marks" but honestly... did nobody ever stand up at any point twixt back-of-a-fag-packet concept sketch and finished press release and say "hang on lads, I think this might look just a tiny bit cuntingly ridiculous?"

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  9. I really like the Dreadknight. I want one just to paint and out together. I would never game with it as I don't play 40K. I think it just looks nice.

    You are entitled to you opinion. Even if it is wrong. :-)

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  10. The giant robot with a baby carrier?

    I much prefer the 'old-style' Space Marine dreadnaughts. They look WH40K (late 1980s Brit grim sci-fi). That looks like it belongs in cheap a Japanimation show.

    The Tomb Kings stuff I like the look of, but I don't like where they are taking the Warhammer Fantasy Battle game. It should be about Rank and File troops, with dashes of monsters and magic. But it looks like the whole game is moving towards a game of Pokemon/Top Trumps monster mashing.

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  11. Apparently the undead get Titans now? Okay.

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  12. While I sort of like the idea of giant monsters bounding through regiments of small dudes like they're not there and apocalyptic doom spells being slung about all around, I'm not sure a 28mm wargame with its mechanical and aesthetic roots in historicals is necessarily the best place for it - it creates that values clash that the good DrBargle states so well, and the engagements don't seem to match in scale with the things being deployed in them.

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  13. These two together just make me think "Get away from her you bitch" : )

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  14. The 'GIANT DEATH SERPENTS' will serve my purposes as big nasties in RPGs.
    The big Space Marine thing would be cool in some other game... but not 40K IMO.

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  15. Next stop: Dreadknight riding giant death serpent, whilst the serpent is riding a giant dread wolf made of Chuck Norris, which is also on fire.

    IMO, the 40k "looks silly" ship sailed when oversized ex-epic stuff started making it to the table. Soulgrinders and giant tanks and giant drop ships just look kind of stupid next to regular troops.

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