June 24, 2016 by brennon
It looks like both Cryx and Cygnar are going to be the main focus for Warmachine over the next little while thanks to some new previews by Privateer Press. We’ll start with the undead lovelies and their Helljacks looking at both the Seether and the Inflictor…
“The murderously aggressive Seethers were created for slaughter, a task they achieve with singular efficiency. These nigh-uncontrollable constructs are more than mere killing machines, though; they are an accomplishment of malign intent. Using the horrific soul drives grafted to their cortexes, these abominations extract energy from the rage of souls bound for endless torment in order to fuel their own dark predations.”
…and they are some very dangerous looking pieces of kit!
“Inflictors are fiercely protective of their masters and use their considerable mass and armor to shield them at all costs.
These nigh uncontrollable constructs are more than mere killing machines, though; they are an accomplishment of malign intent. The soul drives grafted to their cortexes alter the behavior of these abominations in combat—captive souls give the Inflictor preternatural awareness of incoming threats.”
These are some very different looking Helljacks and while I think I’d have to say no to the Inflictor – weird claws – I’d certainly like to see more of the Seether.
As well as the big Helljacks we also have a smaller unit in the Carrion Thralls.
“Each carrion thrall is a unique and nightmarish fusion drawn from the minds of Cryx’s mad necrotechs. Cobbled together from the bodies of Cryxian birds and battlefield scrap, flocks of carrion thralls blacken battlefields to pick apart the bodies of the dead and any wounded who have been left behind.”
This unit and the two Helljacks above are going to be out towards the end of August. So, if you’re a Cryx fan you have a little while to wait but then you can flood the tabletop.
Keeping up the Cygnar end we have the Black 13th Strike Force.
“The Black 13th is the elite strike force of the Militant Order of the Arcane Tempest and a weapon of war sharpened to a razor’s edge by relentless service to the crown. Intense fighting has cut the unit’s complement to three: Captain Dixon Lynch, Sergeant Samuel Watts, and Lieutenant Darsey Ryan.
When these three fight together, each effortlessly watches the blind spots of the others while combining their fire to tear apart any opposition. For the Black 13th there can never be capture or surrender, only victory or death.”
Those are some smart looking soldiers and the sculpting is top notch on these three. I love the attention to detail with their faces and the clothing looks natural too, wrapping around their bodies and flowing in good lines.
Additionally they also have the Arcane Tempest Rifleman who is a good sharpshooter.
“These highly skilled marksmen serve as an expansion of the armed might of the Militant Order of the Arcane Tempest. Armed with steely nerve, long-ranged magelock rifles, and witheringly effective combat magic, arcane tempest riflemen operate autonomously to neutralize enemy officers or to help bring down hard targets.
Training alongside CRS scouts affords them greater awareness when navigating battlefields, able to identify enemy forces attempting to move unseen.”
Now that is a fantastic looking gun. I like all of the scrolling along the barrel and the ornate nature of the gun as a whole. A great new unit and a neat solo too.
What do you think?
"I like all of the scrolling along the barrel and the ornate nature of the gun as a whole. A great new unit and a neat solo too..."