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post #1 of 59 (permalink) Old 04-21-14, 06:37 AM Thread Starter
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When Chaos Marines came out last year I was repulsed by much of their new models, Heldrakes, cqc Obliterators, etc. "Surely" I thought - "surely, it can't get worse?" Since then, almost every new release has been a kidney punch of horrible toy-looking models.

And now, Imperial Guard, has just smashed home an incredible achievement of looking like it doesn't even belong in this game system anymore.

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Is freaking retarded. This is a toy. IT EVEN LOOKS TO BE OUT OF SCALE WITH EVERYTHING ELSE!!

Have they completely cut down on all talent?

But that's not the worst. Nooooo....



What. The. Shit.

If someone plonked down this loathsome horror on my table I would vomit.

I may be late to the "party" (wake?) but I saw these 20 minutes ago and still have a look of disgust on my face. Games Workshop is dying. They are cutting corners where they shouldn't, and have yet to kill off the one thing they need to (brick+mortar stores)

I honestly think this is it for me. Going to ask my IG club regular what he thinks of the new models. If I get even a hint he might be thinking of using these horrible pieces of shit I'll probably have to be proactive and cut my losses.

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The tracks on the taurox are understandable, but the deathstrike?.. Really? What's wrong with the deathstrike? You ever seen some of the ballistic missile launchers out there? The deathstrike isn't even really unrealistic.


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I'm going to have to disagree with you on that one. The models have been looking great, but that's all a matter of opinion I guess. As for the models design, they seem pretty closely related to modern day vehicles, just with a futuristic "twist".

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Late to the party is an understatement the deathstrike has been out years, maybe its time to hang up the party pants.



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Also, the Taurox is smaller than it looks, and scales nicely.

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Well I agree about the taurox, I personally think it is donkey vomit, but the death strike just looks like 1970s soviet era wargear which is pretty spot on for imperial guard, and G.W are more hit than miss lately, the knight models are beautiful, the scions are great, and you don't "HAVE" to get them!

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Yeah, the deathstrike came out with their last codex. Shows how much attention you were paying.

Yeah, the taurox is shit, but they can't get it right every time. I will agree with you about the CSMs though. The old raptors were brilliant, but the new ones are awful.
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The Taurox is quite funny looking, same as the SM centurions, but they are both gorgeous kits with great detail. I haven't personally liked all their kits recently, but they are all really good in terms of quality.

If the models are forcing you to these levels of hyperbole maybe it is time to get out.


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I agree that taurox is horrible. It doesn't help that in the picture you posted it has an ugly colour scheme befitting its ugly design

I don't mind the deathstrike though. You see that sort of thing when the North Korean army parades
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This Deathstrike thing has been here since last codex? As a GW plastic kit? Not Forge World?

Because I don't stay up to date on FW as all they ever do is circlejerk the Imperium and Chaos players and produce a single plop of manure for Xenos once in a blue moon. (And their Tau crisis suits are offensively bad)

But if that Deathstrike abomination was actually a plastic kit from GW all along, then I guess I can relax as I haven't seen it here yet.

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