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[40k][WHFB] Wood elves, raveners and tyrant guard

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Anonymous
April 11, 2005 11:59:08 AM
Anonymous
April 11, 2005 5:14:53 PM

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"jockelinde" <nouser@notmydomain.se> wrote in message
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> Raveners:
> http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakka/Default.aspx?tabid=27&g...

oh, these are nice. a vast improvement on the ugly first generation with
its oversized talons and underbite.
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Anonymous
April 11, 2005 6:44:23 PM

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In article <slrnd5kbib.u12.nouser@crux.id.gu.se>, jockelinde,
nouser@notmydomain.se Varfed out the following in Timo speak...


> Raveners:
> http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakka/Default.aspx?tabid=27&g...

I really like the new body style, but the limbs don't much appeal
to me. I like the 'Red Terror' feel to it with 6 limbs (gee - now like
the other nids who predominately have 6 limbs). I don't know why GW
feels it has to keep reinventing the wheel - to my taste, this model
would look better if they used the large talons from the monstrous
creatures sprue for the upper set, the medium talons from the plastic
warriors for the middle set, and gaunt talons for the lowest set. Ah
well, leave it to GW to create yet another model where the body is now
more consistant with the main Nid style, but the limbs are less
consistant.

>
> Tyrant guard:
> http://uk.games-workshop.com/sneakpeeks/warhammer40000/...
>
I still loathe this model. The concept has potential, but the
final result falls far short. If they'd have made it so that the
model's legs and fore-limbs were as bulked out as the middle limbs, and
given it a more up-right pose, I could buy it as a bullet shield for
monstrous creatures, but these things are only going to cover a tyrant's
legs. Dumb. Between that and the lose of the rending claw, lash-whip,
and spine fist options this thing just gets LESS appealing by the
minute.

Myrmidon


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Anonymous
April 11, 2005 11:44:40 PM

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jockelinde <nouser@notmydomain.se> wrote in message news:<slrnd5kbib.u12.nouser@crux.id.gu.se>...
> Wood elves:
> http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakka/Default.aspx?tabid=27&g...

Nice; not too keen on some of the hairstyles (one of which seems to be
going for a Native American look that doesn't suit the rest of the
model), but if these are the plastics as they seem to be they have by
far the best plastic Elven faces GW has done. They're certainly
well-detailed, but they don't look as though they'd sit that well
alongside an army of 5th Ed. models as the armour style's too
different.

> Raveners:
> http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakka/Default.aspx?tabid=27&g...

Aside from the silliness of the Ripper-ended tails, how are these
different from the current one?

> Tyrant guard:
> http://uk.games-workshop.com/sneakpeeks/warhammer40000/...

I still like this, even if it is too small for its apparent role.

Philip Bowles
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April 12, 2005 4:36:35 AM

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"Myrmidon" <ImNot@home.com> wrote in message
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>> Tyrant guard:
>> http://uk.games-workshop.com/sneakpeeks/warhammer40000/...
>>
> I still loathe this model. The concept has potential, but the
> final result falls far short. If they'd have made it so that the
> model's legs and fore-limbs were as bulked out as the middle limbs, and
> given it a more up-right pose, I could buy it as a bullet shield for
> monstrous creatures, but these things are only going to cover a tyrant's
> legs. Dumb.

I can imagine it rearing up to defend its boss, at least against close-range
attacks. it may not be all that great a model but it IS an improvement on
the old ones.
Anonymous
April 12, 2005 4:46:49 AM

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"jockelinde" <nouser@notmydomain.se> wrote in message
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>
> Wood elves:
>

Duck and cover! Isn't this the first sign of the apocalypse?
--
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"The chances are, I said it in jest."

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Anonymous
April 12, 2005 4:46:50 AM

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In article <425a8de4$0$30500$5a62ac22@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au>, Jon Hedge wrote:
>
> "jockelinde" <nouser@notmydomain.se> wrote in message
> news:slrnd5kbib.u12.nouser@crux.id.gu.se...
>>
>> Wood elves:
>
> Duck and cover! Isn't this the first sign of the apocalypse?

Nah, don't worry. It's only the first sign of the end of 6th ed.

--
Joakim
Anonymous
April 12, 2005 4:46:51 AM

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On 11 Apr 2005 17:09:33 GMT, jockelinde <nouser@notmydomain.se> wrote:

>In article <425a8de4$0$30500$5a62ac22@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au>,
> Jon Hedge wrote:
>>
>> "jockelinde" <nouser@notmydomain.se> wrote in message
>> news:slrnd5kbib.u12.nouser@crux.id.gu.se...
>>>
>>> Wood elves:
>>
>> Duck and cover! Isn't this the first sign of the apocalypse?
>
>Nah, don't worry. It's only the first sign of the end of 6th ed.

2007 for 7th Edition. Mark it.
-Erik
Anonymous
April 12, 2005 7:25:23 AM

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"Philip Bowles" <pbowles@aol.com> wrote in message
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> jockelinde <nouser@notmydomain.se> wrote in message
> news:<slrnd5kbib.u12.nouser@crux.id.gu.se>...
>> Raveners:
>> http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakka/Default.aspx?tabid=27&g...
>
> Aside from the silliness of the Ripper-ended tails, how are these
> different from the current one?

they're a little better-proportioned; they don't have the outsized talons or
the daft-looking lower jaws. although, it is also fair to say that the
studio's new tyranid paint scheme improves overall appearances enormously.

>> Tyrant guard:
>> http://uk.games-workshop.com/sneakpeeks/warhammer40000/...
>
> I still like this, even if it is too small for its apparent role.

yeah, I think it's a nice enough figure, just not terribly well-suited to
its supposed game role.
April 12, 2005 7:47:52 PM

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"elfbard" <elfbard@iprimus.com.au> wrote in message
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>> Wood elves:
>> http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakka/Default.aspx?tabid=27&g...
>
> Please tell me those half masks arn't moulded straight onto the head.....
>
> Apart from that and the painjob those were pretty good.
You mean there half Gladiator masks, next up will be a hero who lost his
wife and children...

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Anonymous
April 13, 2005 11:16:01 PM

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"elfbard" <elfbard@iprimus.com.au> wrote in message news:<425b6800$1_1@news.iprimus.com.au>...
> > Wood elves:
> > http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakka/Default.aspx?tabid=27&g...
>
> Please tell me those half masks arn't moulded straight onto the head.....

I don't actually mind them, I just hope they aren't found across the
whole range and have some kind of justification. I don't know of any
real-world equivalents, but as someone on Dakka pointed out they could
be explained away as a lightweight faceguard to protect the region of
the archer's face exposed to the enemy (doesn't work for Glade Guard,
though). I wonder how they stay attached, though.

> Apart from that and the painjob those were pretty good.

Yep, the paintjob is horrible.

Philip Bowles
April 14, 2005 4:05:30 PM

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"Philip Bowles" <pbowles@aol.com> wrote in message
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> "elfbard" <elfbard@iprimus.com.au> wrote in message
> news:<425b6800$1_1@news.iprimus.com.au>...
>> > Wood elves:
>> > http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakka/Default.aspx?tabid=27&g...
>>
>> Please tell me those half masks arn't moulded straight onto the head.....
>
> I don't actually mind them, I just hope they aren't found across the
> whole range and have some kind of justification. I don't know of any
> real-world equivalents, but as someone on Dakka pointed out they could
> be explained away as a lightweight faceguard to protect the region of
> the archer's face exposed to the enemy (doesn't work for Glade Guard,
> though). I wonder how they stay attached, though.
>
Ummm as an archer your full face is towards the enemy, otherwise the
bowstring would strip your nose off!

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Anonymous
April 17, 2005 1:22:02 AM

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jockelinde <nouser@notmydomain.se> wrote in message news:<slrnd5th2p.mjc.nouser@crux.id.gu.se>...
> Glade guard:
> http://uk.games-workshop.com/sneakpeeks/warhammer/image...

Look like zombie pirates to me. I've changed my mind - I don't want a
Luthor Harkon figure after all if he's based on these (especially if
he's the leader character with a suspicious resemblance to the bad guy
from Pirates of the Carribean - Harkon's too important a character in
fluff terms to be a mere RoR leader, as the caption on the website
suggests). And why does one have wings?

Oh, there are the "Glade Guard" - Glade Guard with bows, no less.
These are actually in a decent colour scheme, and IMO they look great
(masks or no masks). Love the cloaks and the new bow design, though
I'm not sure about the standard (I may be ordering yet more of one of
my favourite conversion pieces - the 5th Ed. stag skull standard top).

Philip Bowles
Anonymous
April 18, 2005 12:53:37 PM

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In article <587631d1.0504162022.6f8b79cc@posting.google.com>, Philip Bowles wrote:
> jockelinde <nouser@notmydomain.se> wrote in message news:<slrnd5th2p.mjc.nouser@crux.id.gu.se>...
>> Glade guard:
>> http://uk.games-workshop.com/sneakpeeks/warhammer/image...
>
> Look like zombie pirates to me.

It's the Wood Elves' new darker look.

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Joakim
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