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August 31, 2011 by beerogre
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Andy checks out the new Cygnar Battle Engine… the Storm Strider!
It looks better than I thought… Not bad at all ! Excellent video, Andy !
it would be grate with epic nemo tir list . that force would be a grate use and killer .
That’s a pretty large model!
great model, shame about the price…
I want TWO! How sturdy is it though? it looks a little fragile with those legs holding up so much weight. I am apprehensive about it since the legs seem to not have very deep plugs into that resin support piece. I proxied one twice and it actually really performed. Normally the first time you play something it dies before you get to use it since you don’t know how much protection it needs, but my opponents just ignored this one, unwilling to give me boosts and unable to commit enough to kill it in one go. To be completely blunt about it, I want to replace my long gunners with one of these. I’m no fan of something that has to stand still to get full potential since movement is the most important aspect of the game. This big fella gets to move and shoot st the power of two 4-man cra long gunners with 2-6 extra pow 10 hits. The long gunners have much higher accuracy on their main attacks but their offense weakens as they die, while the storm strider’s weaker attacks auto-hit depending on the hit of the big ones and the roll of the d3, gets more threatening as it is damaged by getting boosts, and is a point less -seems like a favorable trade to me. P.S. the +2 to attack doesn’t work on stormsmiths’ stormcall -its technically an ability, not an attack.
Once it’s plugged together, it’s really solid. Those square pegs may not be posable, but they sure help it fit together.
Great Video. Love the website finally got around to making an account. Will you be doing a review for the Cryx Wrath stuff and Battle Engine like you did for the others anytime soon?
the more i see from these guys the less i believe they know the rules for some of the games. it doesnt effect stormcallers at all due to their ability not being an attack
@katadder – That’s right, I got carried away with everything electrical and the fact that you could put a 1pt Stormcaller in to make 10pts.
I forgot that the Stormcalls are a skill roll rather than an attack. These things happen in the heat of the moment… but then anyone who relies on a What’s in the Box video for rules clarifications is asking for trouble.
@beerogre its not having a pop, its just quite a few of the things I have watched from you guys whilst interesting does show a general lack of understanding in some of the games. especially reviews which is never a good thing as gives people the wrong ideas.
That’s what the comments are for too, everyone makes mistakes so the comments are a good place to see if the community agrees with what’s being said.
I trust we can continue to count on your input to point out anything that’s wrong, you disagree with or is missing
£55+ !!!! Then again it’s mostly metal and PP aren’t as big as they will be in the future right now.
Can forgive ‘em for that.
I love these videos, love that the rules are in there as well.
What I don’t understand is the mix of resin and metal parts. Why not everything in resin!?
As I understand they did the legs metal for stability, the crew metal because they are tiny and fragile, and the deck metal because they tried resin on the first batch and some warped. The storm strider certainly seems to be the most metal battle engine of the four we have seen. I doubt the vessel of judgement will have more than this. Rock on Cygnar!
“guttedrunner 7p said: On August 31, 2011
great model, shame about the price…”
Compared to GW’s Soul Grinder for approximate size, without metal bitz (Completely plastic) AND PP’s stable pricing structure (its not guaranteed to go up), and its a pretty good deal.
Don’t understand the quibble on price. As a large scale resin model I’d say it’s about right. The Scibor 54mm models come in at around half this price And that’s just a single mini.
Brilliant model, I still wouldn’t mind finding out if it’s worth the money when it’s in an army.
It would be overpriced if PP were a big company that could afford to lower costs for the sake of profit, which is not the case. I suspect this product, for PP, is as cheap as they can realistically sell it for. Metal is expensive, as well.
wow, looks like Andy is all enthusiastic about this
Looks great, tho im still waiting for my foating roud rocks of thaumaturgical death, nature flavored of course. If you couldent guess it, i play Circle….
I love what PP is doing, but i realy hope they get theyr productin up a bit, i want them to take my money…. ok, i want some metal stuff back, but still….
Can you generate points from your own men attacking it?
@wildchevy – No… only enemies I’m afraid… that’s the first thing I thought of!
I like the model, looks really great painted. The ‘plastic resin’ would be polyurathane resin, whilst the ‘brittle resin’ is polyester resin. Polyurathane resin comes in to equal parts to mix whilst polyester resin has a 5% catalyst.
is ‘brittle resin’ Finecast resin? Does anyone know exactly what that is?
@poosh – No finecast is the plastic resin. It’s (almost?) identical to the stuff Privateer Press use.
Very nice battle engine.
that joint were the deck and leg conecter meet is asking to be magnetized to rotate. i think that would be cool on the battle field, to see a massive clumbsy thing walk after your jack in the other direction from the lets say a widow maker that goes “thank god” then it swivels back and BOOM no more widows
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