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Games Workshop’s previews from the Las Vegas open were interesting, and even exciting.
But thinking through the previewed models I was struck at how most of the previews are re-presentations of older models from the 1990s or before.
Look at these High Elf spearmen:
They have a different name of course, but to me they look like a stylised version of the classic Warhammer spearmen, and it makes me wonder if these scuplts were done with half an eye on the upcoming Old World expansion. Maybe.
These elven cavalry remind me of the old Lord of the Rings range, but upscaled of course. I like the cavalry models a lot. Finally for the elves we have Eltharion in all his ghostly glory:
I have seen in years past a couple of versions of the armoured ghostly warrior, though not by Games Workshop. But I’ve never seen them done as well as this. That armour is unoccupied, and it looks great!
The next model is a real blast from the past. The zoat:
Here is an image of the original versions – from the 1980s! – courtesy of Stuff of Legends.
Something tells me the new one will cost a little more than £2.50 this time around.
It wasn’t alla look into the past through, a few of the previews were decidely futuristic, like these Adeptus Mechanicus:
Some are reminded of the Empire’s Pistoliers, or of their steam horse, which I get, but these are more than re-presentations of classic models.
The Lizardmen (sorry – Seraphon) get something we haven’t seen before, and very much a continuation of the new terrain we’ve been seeing for Age of Sigmar:
Mind you, looking at this terrain I was reminded of how long it has been since the Chaos Dwarfs were a proper part of the game. Sure, we have the expensive Forgeworld range, but I would love to see a re-imagining of that old line for Age of Sigmar.
See all the previews at Warhammer Community. Which are your favourites?