Heretical Ramblings #18 - Late? Perhaps, but I fully intend to blame helping my sister-in-law move on Friday for that. --------------------------------------------------News-The Age...
6 days ago
In January 2011, following the epic release of The Island of Blood, the Skaven will be receiving reinforcements, including new models - visit the website tomorrow for more information from the Studio. And with these new additions gathering on the horizon, there is no better time to start up or expand your very own Skaven armyYes! I'm really interested in seeing what new models are released. The Night Runners are clearly a candidate, as they are similar to the last edition of clan rat. I'd love to see a better Thanquol model too. What I'd really like to see, beyond all reasonable hope, is a box of giant rats and packmasters. Currently the only way to get 18 points of giant rats is to buy them with 80 points of rat ogres in a $40 box. I was personally hoping that the new rulebook would give rat ogres/giant rats a mixed unit rule like kroxigors/skinks get based on the way they are sold, but hey.... no biggie. So, like I said, if you want to field any reasonable number of giant rats you are forced to buy a lot of $40 boxes, even if you use all the other smallish rats that come with plague monks, doomwheel, etc.
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