June 22, 2017 by brennon
It looks like if you’re a fan of the way the Grymkin are looking then you’re in for a treat throughout July and August of this year. Privateer Press have a vast array of releases coming your way for this new faction in the world of Hordes.
In terms of some of the newer models that we haven’t seen much of we have the Gorehound as you can see above with its vibrant orange tongue. It uses it to taste for corruption before loping after its foes, ready to hunt them down. Matched against him we have another bunch of critters, the Crabbits!
They don’t look quite as dangerous as the Gorehound that you saw above but they seem like they may have their uses. Whilst some rabbits would hoover up your crops these critters are ready to strip the flesh from bone.
Imps & Pesky Fellows
We now turn our attention to some of the Imps that are on their way and the short fellows that are scampering around their master’s feet. First off is the Trapperkin.
Trapperkin, maybe somewhat inspired by Loot Goblins in Diablo appear to be able to summon portals at will and appear to drag you off into the depths before you know what’s happened.
Decidedly less subtle in their approach we also have the Cask Imps.
No prizes for guessing what these fellows do. They run forward, drunk out of their minds and then explode in front of your enemies with devastating results. My favourite of these little folk, however, has to be the Neigh Slayers who take the idea of horsing around to a whole new level.
Riding around on their ‘horses’ which are made from the dead heads of fallen nags, they are a force to be reckoned with. The bewilderment caused by their approach is enough of a gap to allow them to stick you with their lances.
The Bell Tolls For The Dead
Pushing on towards some more of the units with a distinct flavour to them we have the Hollowmen & Lantern Man Unit which will be making up the bulk of a force. Now these are some great looking undead…
The design of these undead soldiers is great and I think they’ve captured the eerie quality of them nicely. My favourite model from the lot however is the Lantern Man as I could see myself using him away from Hordes in other games as some fell sorcerer or mage.
Perhaps these soldiers were called to arms by the Death Knell?
The corpses piled high on the back of this cart are there to feed the machinations of the Grymkin as they pass over the land. You would do well to respect the fallen and pay your respects no doubt!
Warlocks & Beasts
Finally, we turn our attention to some of the models you’ll be familiar with and in particular one of the Warlocks for the Grymkin known as The Child.
“First of the Defiers, the Child wants nothing more than to play and not be told what to do. Accompanied by her companion, Dolly, woe upon the fool who tries to take her grymkin “toys” away or tries to harm her. Only the Child decides what she gets to do—anyone else who tries will be ripped apart like a broken doll in a fit of rage.”
You can’t help but think that there is a tragic backstory behind this poor girl, even if she is a bloodthirsty foe to face on the tabletop with Dolly behind her.
Adding to the mayhem maybe you could bring along Skin & Moans…
…or the Cage Rager (sounds like a wrestling name) to the tabletop in support of The Child?
The design of these new models for the Grymkin range is fantastic and it’s good to see them branching out to try something different. They aren’t going to be for everyone but it should help bring in new blood to the world of Hordes which is always a good thing.
What do you think of these new releases coming out throughout July & August?
Drop your thoughts below…
"Whilst some rabbits would hoover up your crops these critters are ready to strip the flesh from bone..."