|CB haven't released a proper group picture this month so this will have to do. :)|
Anyway, let's have a look at July! With all the hoopla about Operation: Icestorm and N3 you almost forget that there are regular releases coming as well. This month is extra exciting for me as we see the first figure for the upcoming Invincible sectorial for Yu Jing. Woo!
the old ones but they certainly didn't look as fierce as these guys and my mind always went to rats when I saw them. However, I actually think the handler is the best model in the pack! I really like her pose and concept design. Very cool! The antipodes themselves aren't bad either and certainly look like something that could tear a TAG apart given the chance. My only niggle is that they look a bit too much like werewolves, especially the two standing up where you can see their very human looking hands. I wouldn't have minded something a bit more alien looking but still with the wolfish features. This is me picking on details though. If I actually do start that Kazak sectorial later on these guys will be in it for sure!
concept sketch it's also quite different. To me the main difference seems to be that the model is bulkier than the sketch and the face a bit more pudgy, the hair is also a bit flat and almost looks like a beanie. However this could very well be the photo not doing it justice. I kind of like him but feel I really need to see him for myself. Anyway, he's a pretty good hacker with a WIP of 14 and -3 BTS. What makes him shine is his abilities and equipment though as he has No Wound Incapacitation and brings a Marker for some scary hacker reach. A nanopulser and an assault pistol will keep enemies at bay and all this for the cheap price of 29 points!
I mean... my Celestial Guard hacker who is has a worse stat line and no neat skills or equipment costs 25. So for four points Thamyris get +2 CC +1 BS +2 PH, cube 2.0, Journalist L2, NWI, Marker, Nanopulser and an assault pistol! Sure the guard get a combirifle instead, but I'm sure that is not worth that many points. Hrgmm... Oh well, went off on a tangent there. :)
So that was July! From a model point of view my favourite is probably the antipode handler, with the Terracotta a close second. However, the Zuyong is certainly the model I will get my grubby mitts on first. With all the PanO and Nomad goodness we've seen and the slow drip of N3 information I'm about ready to start four new armies. As soon as I find a second job. :)