July 10, 2015 by brennon
Privateer Press have added two new model packs to their upcoming releases schedule in the world of Warmachine. The Cephalyx are getting the mind warping Cognifex Cyphon and Cryx will be hunting for your very essence with the Soul Trappers…
The first of these new creations for the Cephalyx is this Warcaster. It doesn’t look like much but these deadly creatures will destroy your mind in an instant if you fall prey to them…
“Cyphon is the premier cognifex of the Thornwood cephalyx hive, devoted to the systematic dismantling of intractable minds. Risen from the chthonic tunnels beneath the forest, Cyphon floats silently through the trees, a telepathic predator seeking its quarry. Subjects forced to endure Cyphon’s art are reduced to hollow-eyed shells, their minds destroyed by unrelenting waves of suffering.
Cognifexes typically operate within the cloistered and antiseptic cells of a cephalyx hive, but Cyphon’s work does not afford him such luxury. Commanding a force of drudges and monstrosities, Cyphon sweeps through the ranks of potential subjects, constantly probing for anyone who might hold secrets useful either to his hive or to his own work.”
I’m on board with the idea of the Cephalyx and I think it’s a really interesting angle to go down for Warmachine but I don’t really like this Warcaster model. I like the spindly mechanical arms but the big shell/cover at the top makes it seem a bit more comical than deadly.
Next up is something that doesn’t take your mind but instead takes your very soul. If you thought Cryx were nasty before then I imagine these creatures dial things up to eleven…
“Drawn to the dying, the soul trapper stalks the front lines with both eagerness and desperation. Its arms continually wrest souls of the recently departed from the air, limbs darting here and there like the workings of a manic threshing machine. It crams its stolen harvest into prepared chambers akin to soul cages within its body, where they await transference to other, mightier entities.
It is said the screams of the souls transferred through the creation’s chest can be heard echoing from its ribcage long after they have gone, though few mortals have ever gotten close enough to hear.”
Now these models I like. I love the idea of these freaky beasts burning with soul fire. I particularly like the way in which they’ve sculpted the screaming faces of the dead into the bale fire around their hands and chest.
A big opportunity to try out some object source lighting with these bad boys!
What do you think of the models?
"It doesn't look like much but these deadly creatures will destroy your mind in an instant if you fall prey to them..."