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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Games Workshop releases New Tyranids & Space Wolves ....finally

So for any of you who haven't kitbashed your own Thunderwolves, Tervigons or Tyrannofexes, haven't bought them from some online store or individual resin caster who wasn't viciously attacked by Games Workshop for prodiving a model they refused to do or for simply buying cheap ass Chaos Hounds or other Games Workshop plastic kits and doing something with them, Games Workshop has felt it is time to release these models! Harpies and Fenrisian Wolves come with this release - isn't that cute? Do the Tyranids get an FAQ? No? Care factor = 0.

Anyway, let's look at the models.

So the major things here are obviously the Tyranid Harpy, Tyranid Tervigon/Tyrannofex and Space Wolves Thunderwolves. There are a few extentions of this such as a re-done Hive Tyrant/Swarmlord box, Wolf Lord on Thunderwolf, the Fenrisian Wolves, packs of Tyranid boneswords & lashwhips (gee, how much would they have sold if released with the damn army), etc.

Overall, I like the look of the Thunderwolves and it will be interesting to see what options they get on the plastic spru but the it's a Carnifex with less bulk but a high arched back? So like a Dinosaur with a big ball sack? Yay! The T-Fex weapons look appropriately massive but that's about it. I will say I like the Bonesword/Lash Whips and the Harpy (but good luck getting cover for that) but overall, meh. Add in the time waited and meh. 

The issue now is some people are going to bitch about all the home-made stuff when there weren't models - particularly if they are smaller than these models. I can tell you right now, the vast majority of people are not going to shelve out extra cash for Tervigons/T-Fexes when they made their own - Thunderwolves might be a bit different as they come as multiples in a box and should come with some nice bits but the majority of people who really wanted them, have them. Why are they being released again?

Anyway - people's thoughts? Going to buy anything?

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