Monday, April 1, 2013

New Codex, New Resin Models




What's next in 40K?

With Tau finally being released, the rumors are flying about what the next codexes will be this year.  Seems like the consensus is Eldar in June, followed by Space Marines in October.  In between we will see a new Apocalypse book.

Eldar players have been whining for years, since their codex is one of the oldest ones around, that need a new one.  And so it looks like they are getting their update.  

Marines are always updated right after a new edition, and I hope this update will make the Marines a bit more powerful.  Sorry, but vanilla marines have been rather bland and under-whelming this edition. 

Apocalypse could use an update to make the game a little less of the wild west.  Any long time Apocalypse die-hard will tell you that you need a bunch of house rules to make the game fair and balanced.  

And there are the plastic Thunderhawk rumors.  Now I always said GW would NEVER make a plastic Baneblade.  How wrong as I?  So it is a possibility, but the image in the White Dwarf doesn't give you any hint.  It looks like a Forge World T-Hawk.

Anvil Industries Releases Marine Analog
The Black Ops Fire Team is your basic Tactical Squad.  10 resin miniatures for 35 GBP or $53.  You can add any of Anvil's resin bases for 5GBP or $ 8 more. 



Black Ops Suppression Teams are basically Devastators.  You get 5 for 24.50GBP, roughly $37.  So far there are missile launchers and autocannons available.


My problem with this is, why would I use them?  There are only two reasons to use resin figures rather than GW plastic Marines.


1)  They are cooler looking

2)  They are cheaper.

These are nice looking, but not spectacular.  And they are MORE expensive than a tactical squad!

None the less, I like Anvil and support them in their efforts.

Loken

6 comments:

Alan Preston said...

Given the size of the xv104 model, I'm hoping for plastic Knights if not warhounds with the next apocalypse.

Anonymous said...

Actually the GW devastators and Tactical squad are still cheaper. 35 for devastators and 37 and change for the GW tactical squad.

those aren't even as detailed as the gw ones but cost more.

Nope nope nope, I'd buy the weapons off them, but not the actual model it's self.

This is the thing I don't understand about people trying to find "Cheap" replacements, the detail is never as good, and if you do find something that looks better you still end up paying more.

just another knock off.

Son of Dorn said...

I think they look pretty decent. I'd part them out and spread the bits through multiple squads though. A little variety from GW's standard stuff is always nice. :)

And I was totally right about Space Marines coming out this year. Hahaha.

captain birdbum said...

i like anvil stuff a lot. go really well with gw stuff and give more variety to marines. especially like the legs as always have spare torsos, arms, shoulder pads, etc.

Anonymous said...

I reckon the black ops fire support team would be nice for a deathwatch squad

Mitchos said...

$53US? 10 man tac squad in OZ is $62AU or roughly $64US, so excluding postage they work out at about $50US so cheaper for us.

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