Saturday, 29 March 2014
Militarum Tempestus - An Exciting Release
Wow. I love these guys. GW really did a good job giving them a mix of archaic and modern appearance. For the first time I am very excited about GW release.
I just Pre Ordered a squad (10 Men) of these and 1 Taurox. Instead of paying the huge price for the Codex I got the White Dwarf that contains enough rules to field it as part of an Imperial Guard army. So they will replace my Scotsmen as stand in Storm Troopers. After all nobody wants to picture their kilts as they drop out of the sky. I wouldnt put any enemy through that sight...
Now I am a cavalry man. Horses appeal to me big time. What comes next? Light armour. Motorcycles, Jeeps, Humvee, helicopters and so on are my idea of modern Cav. This Vehicle brings me one step closer to getting a light armour army that packs a punch. However as much as id love one, I simply do not need it. So just the one vehicle and squad will do.
The Taurox above is pretty much how I plan to assemble my own. I love the size of the vehicle and the idea. A fast mobile gun platform that carries equally epic Troopers inside just appeals to me. However the guns on the fenders simply look terrible. I will not have mine there. I might put them on the turret or something.
Something that I found odd is this vehicle here in NZ is the same price as a chimera. Yet in the USA its more expensive. So who knows whats up there...
The Storm Troopers will have plasma (as usual) but the new volley guns sound decent rules wise. So I'll have a long think about that one. The squad will contain a medic and banner bearer despite them not being available to the squad. I like the idea of a squad that has specialists on the field and I really want them to stand out.
The Storm troopers really compliment the Inquisition in my opinion. So in a few weeks I will get myself the rest of my grey knights too. Im getting behind on my painting but I really want to make use of the ones I have as the models are lovely.
So any one else loving the models? I know the Taurox is controversial but the Storm Troopers (Scions) are a pretty big hit by most standards.
I plan on painting mine a really annoyingly bright red and white. They have to look holy and standy outy after all.
Well Im excited and although im sure many will have unboxings of the models and other info but I will join the bandwagon too.
All in all, asides from the crazy priced supplement im very happy about the release and see it as part one of the Imperial Guard release.