New Beastmen models preview

Images of the upcoming Beastman release have been floating around for a few days now. Games Workshop have lauched a poster displaying some of the new models. The responses I’ve seen on a few forums has been very negative. While I can understand some of the comments, I really think everyone should wait for official launch before making judgement.

All the following images are copyright Games Workshop. I believe they were originally uploaded by Waaagh_Gonads on Dakka Dakka.

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New Bestigor models

Plastic boxed set, on par with Empire Greatswords for price.
Rank up well due to similar poses, which may seem a little ‘static’ but I am more than confident that this can easily be dealt with. It’s a plastic multipart kit afterall!
Larger models than Gors, featuring very long horns. Great options for making Gor champions and perhaps even beastlords using the models.
Thrown in with other available kits (Warriors of Chaos for sure), these should a very appealing kit for any aspiring modeler.

Updated Gors

The Gor models have been split from Ungors, now receiving their own boxed set. A few new components have been promised and now sighted. Current rumours suggest these are now a ranked-only unit.

Updated Ungor

Like the Gors, these have been split into their own box. Unfortunately they’ve also been downsized to 20m bases, so existing players will have to rebase their Ungors.
Some new components are clearly visible from this picture, including a pot-belly!
Current rumours suggest that despite being ranked up in this picture, they have the option for skirmishing – likely coupled with the option to have short bows.

New Minotaur models

It’s great to see Minotaurs receive a plastic kit, but the general feedback on the sculpts has been quite negative. The highlighted issues with these models are the abundance of muscle definition (notably on the legs) and the new style feet. I feel a lot of the problem with this picture is the overly defined paint job. I look forward to getting my hands on these models and making my own interpretation of Minotaurs!

New Bray Shaman

This is potentially a character model, but serves as a shaman either way. Interesting Tomb King-styled staff.

Razorgor

Hastings at Warseer has also shown us a preview of the Razorgor model, which a few users have affectionately labelled as Pumba/Pumbagor. I can’t imagine why.

A preview of the new Doombull is available on Games Workshop’s website too.

I look forward to getting hold of these new models. I’ve really got an appetite for converting many of them, which I tend not to do with fantasy models. There’s a lot of potential for this with Beastmen!

Rusty Dice

Aint nothing but a horn

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3 Responses

  1. Kidjal says:

    you can be a big-pig too. OI!

    Not keen on the ungors, but hard to really tell with small pictures. I’ll reserve judgement.

    Gors and bestigors look nice though, more of the old style. I actually liked the old old old beastmen boxset with the static poses. Yeah, I know.

  2. I remember painting a bunch of the old mini devil ungors, they were quite fun. These look a bit more like dirty old men, but certainly are more detailed and posable.

    GW has listed all this stuff for pre-order now, including sprue shots of the plastic kits. I think the minotaurs are indeed better than the photos show, the heavy muscle banding is not a good look. £25 for a Doombull seems a lot, I guess its a BIG metal moo.

    Question is, can I get a chaos Timone as well?

  3. Sigmar says:

    I’m pleased to say that the Gors and Ungors turned out ok in the end… phew !

    Sigmar

    I don’t suppose anyone has any links to new battle reports involving the new army book do they ? I’m keen to post some on my battle reporting blog here:- http://2d6.blogspot.com (I have 170+ reports so far)

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