Saturday, May 14, 2011

Dark Eldar Pre-Order Review! Scourges!

Now this is potentially the most interesting of the current batch of pre-orders, for me at least.
Scourges. The old scourge models were terrible. I didn't like them. I could be wrong, but I believe that in the old fluff, scourges were something like Hellions, sort of a kind of flying motorcycle gang. In this edition, they are more like Commoragh's version of Archangel, having been modified by the haemunculi with lightened bones, wings, enhanced musulature and adrenal glands. Basically, Birdmen.

As to the models themselves, they are pretty slick. For only five models, such a high piece count can mean only one thing: wepaon options. I've had a look at the sprues, and it's true, you can get a lot of different options out of this set, which is always a good thing. One thing I did notice however, is that there do not seem to be any additional wing options; meaning that there are only five sets, three bird and two bat. This seems like there is going to be a lot of horse trading amongst gamers who want to have one kind of wing in their army. Or maybe maxmini.com is just about to sell a lot of their 28mm bat wing bits.

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