It's been pointed out that we haven't reviewed any Games Workshop miniatures here yet and the only time any of us mention GW is when we moan about the prices so just to prove the people who pointed that out wrong I'm going to review some GW miniatures or more specifically some Chaos Miniatures. Like many of us here I'm a big fan of Chaos (hardly a surprise what with our website being called The Lost and The Damned) and with the release of yet another Chaos Army Book on the horizon I though it was about time we took a look at the upcoming Chaos miniatures
Now where to start ...
At first glance I like these, I need some Chaos Hounds for my Beastman Warband and one of aims was to have the whole Warband consist entirely of plastic miniatures (back when I started the Warband that would have been a challenge) and at £12.00 for a box of 10 it's not too badly priced considering some of GW's other products and the recent price increases. And it looks like all the complaining I've been doing about the quality of the new plastics might have done some good – GW claim that “Each of the Warhounds is differently posed and can be further customised by mixing up the 30 horns supplied”
after reading this I looked at the picture more closely, then I realized something ...
yes that right! The new Chaos Hounds are Direwolves with more meat and fur attached ... oh and some horns thrown in for good measure.
Now for the new plastic calvary
Both the Knights and Marauder Horsemen look very nice indeed, I've glad to they've finally got round to making some proper Chaos Mounts instead of just using the same ones as humans get but with different heads. I won't moan about the prices, we all know their expensive and GW know that all it takes is a moment of weakness and we'll buy them no matter what the price.
The Chaos Lord on Daemonic Mount is equally as awesome and like all good mounted chaos miniatures should evokes memory's of Frank Frazetta's painting 'Deathbringer'. But at £18 ... oops I said I wouldn't moan about the prices.
the Champion of Khorne is a bit of a let down and looks no where nears as cool as it's predecessor standing on a pile of skull and with his axe raised
fortunately GW have moved this miniature to their classics range (although I personally don't think it's old enough to be considered a classic as such) the bad news is that the price increases have put this miniature's price up to a whopping great .... opp sorry again, I won't moan about the prices.
Finally we come to the new Nurgle Sorcerer
Nurgle is probably my favorite chaos god and ... WHAT?! £10 FOR A SINGLE MODEL ON FOOT?!?! .... fuck this 'not complaining about the prices' business ... this is just silly ... no one is going to want to buy a single model on foot for £10 ... it's not even a very nicely sculpted miniature... it's ugly... and not even in a cool deformed by chaos kinda way ... it's just a rubbish miniature.