Unleash the Hounds of Hell!!! <cough> sorry about that, so as I missed out on the Reavers till they get a restock. Dam you all for buying ten of them, you know who you are.
I am going to have to make do with some cute little puppies..
As we are still slow-growing these models, I am going to go into repeat mode and skip the box stuff and say. Standard fare from GW, we gets what we expect from them..
We get a warhound specific transfer sheet which is nice and covers the same legions as the warlord one we have already looked at.
Next we have the instruction book which is full of CAD pictures to help you build which has become the norm for GW so no surprises here.
Finally have the sprues and we have the different frames, one suggests that we could easily see a weapon sprue in the future!
Sad panda face, that we only get 2 of each weapon, I suppose it was to be expected but it does mean you are going to have to have a think about your load-outs.
But the detail oh my the detail!!!
I am going to be honest after doing the Warlord this kit left me feeling just a touch flat.
The warlord is the best GW kit around at the moment, which makes sense for such a flagship model. However the pose-ability of the warhounds is a less than its big brother.
On one part makes sense it is a cheaper kit and the models themselves are just legs with weapons. So in part the match so well with the 40k kit and the general historical feel of the warhounds that you could say that GW smashed it again.
But the lazy modeller in me just wished the legs had a join say in the middle area to give more movement.
The options for the armour continues where the warlord left off and gives us plenty of options to go loyal or traitor or more generic.
Since I started it with the Warlord I am continuing here where you see the finished paint job at the end instead of bare plastic…
The build is pretty straight forward with only things like the shield generators being particularly fiddly to clean up and stick on.
I went for more of creeper flame look and think it works.
I didnt magnetize these two warhounds as although it looks pretty easy to do, I was happy to run these as they are for now, a second kit may appear which will be magged up for more options. But as I am aiming for an Axiom build so one of everything for the time being will do me :).
A great addition to the AT forces and well worth the the price of £30 from our friends over at Triple Helix Wargames.
With the slow grow option I have gone for I have only just reached £120 and have a Warlord, a banner of knights and now some Warhounds, plus the rules box and all the gubbings it brings. Which still gives plenty of wiggle room under the cost of the GM box. I am happy how things are shaping up for them..
A Reaver when they are back in stock and maybe another banner of knights and I reckon I will have a decent force with no need to have worried about the GM box and scrabble to get one.