Looking down memory lane yesterday I feel it’s equally important to look forward. Here’s my take on the new greens!
This is not a full on review but my biased opinion and where I’m at.
All images courtesy of Games Workshop. No intention of violating anything beyond giving my personal take on the so far most exciting release for AoS in my opinion!
Well why not just spill the beans as I love them, I really do!
Unexpected take – yes.
Terrible palette from GW – you betcha
Impulse buy reflex – hurting..bad
As of writing the bundle I’ve borrowed the picture from is temporarily out of stock. Which is a blessing truth be told as I really want to wait and see what happens with Ogors but especially Grots. I’d really like to do a proper grot army with all kinds of fungus and squigs but…bah I’m losing the thread again..
The new orruks look and feel like a wall of muscle and my experience with AoS so far I think they’re worth their salt actually. I also think I could really do something cool with my painting style on them.
Megaboss on Maw-krusha
Look at that monster. That right there is the best monster released for AoS and even GW for I don’t know how long. It’s fantastic and I haven’t heard anyone not liking it (which would be freaking weird BTW).
Challenge though is that this miniature has the same problem as almost all of the “character riding monster”. The rider plays second fiddle. But I honestly don’t mind in this case.
This guy is positively massive and he should be! I think this will be the staple greenskin warlord basis in any system.
9/10 on size alone
A surprisingly good character. Actually I’d go so far as calling this the best shaman model I’ve seen for greenskins excluding Grots.
8/10 as he’s still too weedy.
Eh..WTF just happened?! This one is just weak and the worst of the new lot.
2/10 as I like nothing here beyond the face.
I know a lot of guys hating the new “boars” but this is another one of my favorites. They basically took the previous one which was good and then ramped up the crazy by 10 notches!
8/10 and I’m hoping for chariots!
Another great unit and probably the one that will get more options for weapons down the line like Stormcast.
Basically a repacking of the old ones. They’ve never been favorites of mine TBH but I can see their role here definitely.
6/10. No creativity here but good value at least.
All in all this is imo the best release we’ve seen for AoS – and I ain’t saying it as a greenskins fanboy nor just because I’m tired of khorne and Stormcast releases 😉 We’re legitimately seeing where AoS is going now and it’s simply put refreshing and very exciting!
Beyond AoS I also think these guys could make a fantastic base for Feral Orks in 40k.
So yeah, I love them but holding out as long as I can. Plastic crack sure hurts 🙂