As promised I am about to give you the second half of the coolest new releases in December as well as some great gift ideas’ for your stocking. If you play miniature war games then you probably play warhammer 40k or Fantasy. Games workshop has a couple of new releases for December and a few while supplies last. So lets not keep you waiting.
I have a beastman army and let me tell you when the new army book came out I was ecstatic about the new large models and disappointed that they were not available. Well as of December 7th Games Workshop has finished these awesome models for the battle field. There are only two models released at this time the first is a double kit that allows you to make either the Might Ghorgon or the Cygor and the other big release is the Jabberslythe.
The Ghorgon/Cygor kit looks amazing, the kit looks like it will give a lot of awesome bits, to assemble either model. I am not a fan of the paint job that GW has applied to the model and it takes a bit away from the model, but with the different paint scheme these models will have your opponent wishing they were home safe in their bunks. The kit costs $64.50 and is worth every penny.
When I saw the Jabberslythe, it rekindled my need to break out the beastman again, this beast is on a 50x100mm base and is a massive model, if you had a picture in mind of what this model should look like then prepared to be amazed, it has a pair of massive wings, horns spiked tail and a wicked looking tongue. It is on the higher end of the scale for cost at $77.
With the Necron’s being released last month, there was a huge up rise of mechanical hordes. Now if you’re not a Necron player and are looking to add to your army or start a fresh new army then Games Workshop has the christmas gift for you, the two Mega forces are only ever released around this time of year. GW has released a Spacemarine Mega force and Dark Eldar Mega force.
At $260 this box comes with 35 plastic miniatures in the spacemarine box and 47 in the Dark eldar, you’re getting fewer models in the spacemarine box, only because there is a Drop Pod and a Landraider in the box. This is a great start for any new player or existing player, I know you can get this from and Games Workshop out let store, online or check with your local game stores.
If you’re looking for some fun games to play with friends here are a couple of my favorite. Munchkin is by far one of the best games for the DnD fan and even those who aren’t. The game stars you and your friends as dungeon crawlers, you start off as level 1 human’s and can work together or against each other to fight monsters and collect magic items, these are not your normal magic items, all of the items have a touch of humor to them. The objective of the game is to be the first person to level 10, sounds easy it would be if the 5 other people were not boosting your monsters, stealing your items or just being a plain pain in the butt. Munchkin retails for about $30.
Another great game for 3-6 people is Wizard. The game plays a lot like euchre, where there is trump and you’re trying to take tricks. You start the game off with 1 card, everyone will have to bid on tricks based off the cards in their hands so turn one there is one trick up for grabs, sounds easy right, well there are a few cards that can really screw you over, although there is usually a trump the deck comes with 4 wizard cards that can take any card, with one exception, a wizard can not trump another wizard. The other key rule to remember is that no mater how many tricks are available the deal can not make it even, so on turn one if everyone says zero tricks the dealer has to say 1, (yay it sucks to be the dealer). The object of the game is to take tricks to get the highest score. Scoring each hand is simple, lets say you want 4 tricks out 6 cards, if you get your 4 tricks you would score 20-point for hitting your bid and 10 points for each trick, so in this example you would get 60 points. Lets say you only got three tricks out of four, well you would lose 10 points for each trick you didn’t get or for each trick you take above your bid. All and all this game can get really nasty if you start stealing tricks your friends need, the game retails for about $10.
Well that is it, for now thanks for reading and lets hope you get everything you want for Christmas. Don’t forget to follow me for more reviews. Thanks Tim