July 12, 2015 by brennon
Some new models have popped up for the world of Kings of War by Mantic. These might still be a way off but they certainly show a leap in quality (at least from my perspective). See what you think of the huge Obsidian Golem, the Soul Reaver Knights and some awesome Treemen…
Rock Made Life
As mentioned above the first model is that of the Obsidian Golem below. It is HUGE when compared to the existing one and a regular old Abyssal Dwarf. I think they’ve certainly pushed the boat out and embraced more of their cartoon look which is cool.
It would be interesting to see a range of these painted up in different ways to mirror various elements. While I know they are meant to be filled with lava I could see some with magic ice and nature energy too.
Blood Sucking Riders
Next up we have the Soul Reaver Knights…
I think that they’ve done the right thing when it comes to making them big and chunky looking, as if they could charge through a ranked up unit and split it down the middle. I don’t think I’d go with an axe for the character of the unit though, would probably drop that for a sword.
…and now for my favourite. I love these Treemen below, looking (quite fittingly with the whole cartoon thing) like the Treants from Warcraft. Away from big burly Golems and armoured knights the look of these ancient and natural warriors takes the prize for today.
Once again I’d like to see some different versions of these based on the various seasons of the year. It could be nice to look at potentially weathering them up a bit more AND adding in things like lichen and moss to give them an even more ancient look.
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"Away from big burly Golems and armoured knights the look of these ancient and natural warriors takes the prize for today..."