April 13, 2017 by brennon
Heading to your tabletop throughout April, Privateer Press has previewed a whole bunch of new sets for both Cryx and Khador to play around with on the tabletop. We’ll start things off with the forces of Khador as all of these releases are available for you to snap up now.
Leading the way we have the Greylord Forge Seer here who is a rather gruff looking gentleman. This is what I assume Father Christmas looks like when he’s not delivering presents and instead of battling foes at the icy North Pole. Right?
“More than just craftsmen, Forge Seers also take to the battlefield alongside the warjacks they help create. These Greylords apply their knowledge of magic and mechanika to imbue the weapons of warjacks with the power needed to cut down unnatural foes who are more than flesh and steel.
Clad in Man-O-War armour, Greylord Forge Seers charge into battle with the hiss of steam in their ears and the chill of winter at their fingertips.”
Wearing Man-O-War armour he does seem to be a rather formidable opponent on the tabletop and I love that big glowing axe he’s hefting into battle. Maybe John will find a place for him in his Khador force?
Kommander Andrei Malakov
Joining the Grey Seer on the field of battle we have the rather more prime and proper looking Andrei Malakov.
“Kommander Andrei Malakov has developed into a ruthless but eminently capable Khadoran officer. Driven by bold self-confidence and implementing unconventional tactics, he has no qualms about ordering artillery strikes close to his own lines or pushing feints to their limits despite casualties.
As a protégé of Supreme Kommandant Irusk, the young warcaster strives not only to emulate his mentor but also to surpass him, developing his own more aggressive doctrine.”
This model is a rather neat way of showing the progression of what’s happening in the world of Warmachine as characters evolve and continue to grow with the story. These younger Warcasters are getting into the limelight and starting to carve out stories of their own.
Assault Kommander Strakhov & Kommandos
However, the youngbloods don’t have all the fun as Strakhov is going to prove as he hits the battlefield alongside his Kommandos.
“Assault Kommander Oleg Strakhov has spent decades carving a bloody trail through the kingdoms of western Immoren, eliminating high-profile targets and destabilizing opposing forces with well-orchestrated strikes. Strakhov stands as a Khadoran legend.
Those who tell of his deeds speak of him as more specter than man, an unseen force capable of accomplishing impossible tasks under cover of night and leaving no evidence of his passage.”
This man is quite the legend on the tabletop and indeed in the background. It seems like the war has taken its toll on him however and he’s now sporting a rather fine eyepatch. If you know what happened to Strakhov’s eye, drop it in the comments below.
We now turn to the dark and brooding Cryx. This range of releases will be out later this month on April 26th. Leading the way is Captain Aiakos…
“A merciless cutthroat of the high seas, Aiakos has risen from humble beginnings among the gangs of Blackwater to become one of the fiercest captains in Cryx’s pirate fleet. The warcaster rushes to the forefront of every engagement, bounding from ship to ship to skewer his opponents with harpoon and blade.
Wherever the promise of a bloody battle arises, Aiakos and his crew are not far behind.”
A great looking model and an interesting twist on the way the Cryxian forces work. While we have plenty of twisted and weird characters Aiakos remains relatively human looking which is neat. Plus, you can’t really say no to pirates can you?
Mortenebra, Numen Of Necrogenesis
Talking of the dark and twisted side of Cryx, here is one of their characters that embodies that as we check out Mortenebra.
“Mortenebra is the dark mistress of the Cryxian war industry. With her cold and penetrating mind, she has worked behind the scenes to further the development of the Nightmare Empire’s necromechanikal horrors.
Driven to seek insights through the crucible of combat, she has continued to augment her own physical form through iterative reimaginings of her mechanikal frame. Now, with the chance to observe her creations in battle, Mortenebra’s dark mind has been stirred to new and greater heights.”
Fused into her mechanical body she does look decidedly terrifying. I love the stance that they’ve put her in here as she’s rearing up ready to stab those pincers into some poor unfortunate soul beneath her.
Last but not least we have Kharybdis, a Heavy Warjack for Cryx.
“For decades Kharybdis was lost, believed to have been destroyed when the Cygnaran Navy sank the blackship carrying it. With nothing but a crude map, Captain Aiakos set out to recover this powerful helljack that slumbered in the deep.
Kharybdis now terrorises victims of the warcaster’s bloody raids, tearing anything within reach to pieces.”
It’s cool that the Warjack actually is tied to Captain Aiakos in some way, adding a bit of character to their fighting on the tabletop. Considering the seafaring theme it makes sense that they’ve gone for a squid-like appearance to its weapons and appendages making it seem like one of those Kraken from the deep!
What has caught your eye from these releases?
"This is what I assume Father Christmas looks like when he's not delivering presents and instead battling foes at the icy North Pole..."