Wednesday, April 14, 2010

News: GW Newsletter - The Green Tide Cometh!

Hello all, Slick here. The latest GW newsletter is out and there is definitely a Green Tide coming our way in the near future as the Warhammer Fantasy Orcs are set to receive some eagerly awaited updates to aging miniatures! Everyone has known about new plastic Boar Boyz for a while but the new plastic River Trolls are a bit unexpected, yet awesome nevertheless! Then of course, there is the brilliant and epic Azhag the Slaughterer! While I don't play Orcs for Fantasy, I know our very own Warlord, CheezWhiz will be excited to update his forces. Comments welcome!

The Games Workshop Newsletter 13.04.2010
In this issue: Advance Order Orcs & Goblins; Start a Waaagh!

New to Advance Order

Orcs and Goblins are one of the classic races of the Warhammer world and certainly one of the most versatile. An Orcs & Goblins player can field an army of brutal, hard-hitting Orcs, a vast sea of Goblins or a mixture of both; the abundance of choice in the Orcs & Goblins army list provides a tremendous variety of theme, strategy and exciting special rules for a would-be Warboss to choose from.

Orc Boar Boyz Orc Boar BoyzOrc Boar Boyz are the shock cavalry of the Orcs & Goblins army. Not only do the Orcs pack a hefty punch on the charge, but their ferocious war boars hit as hard as an Elven or Human Knight! Check them out here.
River Trolls River TrollsRiver Trolls are large, hideous creatures and are great fun to game with – they can regenerate wounds and even vomit on the enemy. But don't take our word for it – advance order your own unit of these foul monsters here and see for yourself.
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Start a Waaagh!

New miniatures are the best excuse in the world to start a new army, and with the release of the new plastic River Trolls and Boar Boyz it's easier than ever to collect and model a greenskin horde like the ones you've read about.

Orcs & Goblins are great fun to play with: if everything goes right (if your units don't bicker and squabble, and your war machines don't blow themselves up) then you'll comfortably batter any foe; if on the other hand, things go wrong (in the frustrating yet amusing way that only Orcs & Goblins can engineer) then no cunning plan will save you from defeat. Most of the time you'll tread the two extremes, waiting to see if your next dice roll will bring about the former (all your Fanatics twirling off in the right direction) or the latter (your Shaman's head exploding). Besides, if you do find yourself on the receiving end of a whooping or two, you can guarantee you'll have had a good laugh in doing so.
Orcs & Goblins
To start your greenskin horde, you'll need a copy of Warhammer Armies: Orcs & Goblins, it contains all of the rules and information you'll need, and you can't consider yourself a proper Orc player without one. The Orc & Goblin Battalion is a great next purchase, it's packed with miniatures and offers a saving over buying the contents individually (it's also a satisfyingly big box). With those you'll have the makings of a small force, though more Orc Boyz will come in handy and adding some Black Orcs (they're far bigger, meaner and harder than normal Orcs) will add some punch to your army. That just leaves you with a General to find. By far the biggest and most impressive of which is Azhag the Slaughterer (there's a picture of him below). Not only is he an awesome miniature but he's proper hitty in the game too.
Azhag the Slaughterer
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