Warlords on the March – Warmasters sighted

Last weekend, Games Workshop did another online preview, covering a few teasers and sneak peaks into the novelties of the upcoming year. I am pretty sure that if you were on social media the last few days, you got bombed with repeated, repeated and repeated again posts of from that stream.

When I ordered the Wargames Illustrated with the ACW sprue from Drachental, I took a look on their webshop and sales, and noted a Warlord Titan in there. So I ordered that one with the magazine. And wouldn't that be a great task, to assemble my third Warlord Titan while watching the stream?

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I have to say, I expected a lot, but not that monstrosity. My bet was more along the lines of a Warbringer variant, but when the knee-weaponry was teased, it narrowed it down by a lot towards the heaviest of the heavy. Quite amazing in size, as the Warlord is not small - especially for a 6-8mm model, have to have this one.

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Beyond that, the preview has increased in quality. You see that it is an agile process, as the adapted the program a few times. The preview itself was shortened from about 2hrs and 15 minute blocks for the individual topics to about an hour, with 10 minutes blocks each. Still enough coverage on the topics you are interested in, without stretching to others to long. Better Balanced for my taste.

During the show I build the Warlord, but in a bit more active pose, than the other ones. The ankle and joints are quite flexible, so you can do quite a bit with them. I used the low building from the Civitas Imperialis kit to boost one of the feet. As they have ball joints it is a bit tricky, and you should make sure that the armour still fits on them in that pose.

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The height is a good choice, as I can use it to put a tank under it as well, like a Shadowsword / Baneblade or something. I am tempted to recreate the Lucius pattern from late 90s Epic 40k. There's a head from a third party, Artisans of Vaul, that would fit the purpose (to be honest, I am surprised that Forge World didn't over that one yet). I still have a surplus plasma annihilator, that will go on one arm, and the Volcano Cannon for the other one, which would fit at least one option of the old set up. In fact, I would need to cover the Macro Gatling Blaster for the other weapon arm and the Paired Turbo Laser Destructors for the shoulders.

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As Forge World reworked their shipping costs, at 6 EUR I am tempted to order these kits. So far I am waiting for the new Mechanicum Knights to arrive, so that I can cover them in a review, to follow on the Questoris Knights Styrix and Magaera.

Oh and by the way, I almost forgot how much faster you are assembling kits, when you are not taking pictures after each step for a review.

Posted by Dennis B.

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