|My latest contribution to GW; |
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After all the hype and subtle hints that something new was in the pipeline, I was a bit disappointed at how little I'd actually got. Squad o' Ratlings, lascannon, and a mortar. And some new 'Liquid Green Stuff'.
The Ratlings are traditionally my least-favourite Guard unit. Being an avid historical wargamer, I like to have a historical or real-world theme running through my armies; a niche into which Ratlings do not fit. I've been thinking, however, that my army could do with a bit of diversification and also the fluff has attracted me. I like the idea of the sniper/chef/spiv approach they have, and can just imagine a Company Mess run like Milo's syndicate in Catch 22. The fact that a recent Dawn of War game included a ravenous bunch of 15 scout snipers, decimating units that strayed too close and winning me the game, may also be a factor.
Anyway, to the models! I really didn't like the old Ratlings for some reason. Lovely models, but just not my cup of tea; very 1999. The new ones, designed by Dave Thomas, look really nice and feature some nice extras like a bag of apples on the base of one of them. At £12.30, they're not the cheapest squad on the market (particularly since you'd have thought they only needed half the metal) but I fell in love with these guys.
|Initial basing attempts. I'll add the sand |
as well, then seal with PVA.
And as for the liquid green stuff .. looks okay, but not had a proper chance to look. It's perfect for sealing the cracks, having the texture of melted chocolate that can be plastered into nooks and crannies. I'll try and do a proper review of it when I've got some modelling to do.