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Offline YPU

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #615 on: February 22, 2014, 01:04:50 AM »
On the other scale of things, imperial knights (semi-titans) are now a thing in 40K scale. (I fret to call it 28mm)
I never got that deep into Knight fluff, any grognards who want to tell me what is wrong with this rendition of them?
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #616 on: February 22, 2014, 01:42:24 AM »
Behold the new £30 plastic model.


I find the use of a grandiose word like 'Behold'- paired with that picture- hilarious  lol
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #617 on: February 22, 2014, 01:50:14 AM »
Knights on a table that is 4' by 4'  lol they're not even trying any more.


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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #618 on: February 22, 2014, 03:17:15 AM »
i never did know what the story was with nights. some kind of hereditary thing, a bit like navigators i think.

I made one of my increasingly rare visits to their site today. The new thing looks like quite a good rendition of one in giant scale. If one were using a car park for battlefield, it might make some sense in a game.

I see they did their trademark 5 for the price of 5 job lot "deal".


Talking of GW web site, I was reading the other day about the GW official forum. Apparently they had one for a while some years ago but they pulled the plug on it. From the accounts of all the thread deleting and such that went on, my opinion of GW has reached new deapths...


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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #619 on: February 22, 2014, 03:29:21 AM »
Behold the new £30 plastic model.



Looks like some kind of underwater helicopter.


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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #620 on: February 22, 2014, 03:48:39 AM »

... any grognards who want to tell me what is wrong with this rendition of them?

They are about half the height they should be based on the old Epic Knights.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #621 on: February 22, 2014, 04:10:43 AM »
But then they'd probably tower over the 40k scale warhound titans. :D (was there an official measurement of the height of 'real life' knights?)

Gotta say, in a rare moment of GW positivity: I liked the idea of knights since I got into Epic (admittedly only with the last edition, but I've managed to scrape a few off ebay), cemented by Dan Abnett's Mechanicum book, and I think GW have done them justice with this new model. I only balk at the £85 price tag, so maybe I'll check on ebay or with a deep discounter when I'm feeling particularly rich.

I still think it's better value than the dwarf gyrocopter, though, and that's what that is, Weismonsters. ;) Mentioned a couple of pages back.

DrMathias: I did have second thoughts, but it was really the only choice for such an overhyped speck of styrene.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #622 on: February 22, 2014, 04:49:05 AM »
I like the Paladin model. If I can get it for a decent discount I might grab one and paint it up as a display model for my work table.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #623 on: February 22, 2014, 08:31:11 AM »
DrMathias: I did have second thoughts, but it was really the only choice for such an overhyped speck of styrene.

Agreed :)
I just wish you'd put an exclamation point after 'Behold', for effect. Or an animated gif with a curtain being pulled aside :)

Still smiling about that miniscule gyro copter.

Here's me feeling conflicted because I like the Imperial Knight a lot. How many gyro copters equal a knight, monetarily?
« Last Edit: February 22, 2014, 08:32:56 AM by Dr Mathias »

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #624 on: February 22, 2014, 10:11:17 AM »
I really love the new knights. Always have. And this verson really does justice to the old Epic ones. If I can find one at a decent price I might get one just for display. As I don't really play 40k.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #625 on: February 22, 2014, 10:16:11 AM »
That 'Knight' is not a bad model, as it goes, but it does not say Imperial Knight to me as I remember the original models, which looked far clunkier and less like a mini-Titan.

They had much more character and reflected the fluff of Noble Houses maintaining their family traditions through the ages in a way that this model does not.

They felt much more like Bretonnnians-in-space before and I liked that.

Those and the Eldar versions had a certain charm....hmmmm.......does that mean an Eldar versions may be on the cards.

All that aside, that price is still fecking diabolical!
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #626 on: February 22, 2014, 10:17:17 AM »
Agreed :)
I just wish you'd put an exclamation point after 'Behold', for effect. Or an animated gif with a curtain being pulled aside :)

Still smiling about that miniscule gyro copter.

Here's me feeling conflicted because I like the Imperial Knight a lot. How many gyro copters equal a knight, monetarily?

When you think about it that way the knight is a steal, two and a half gyro copters or one knight? The knight is nice but too big for me (I know it's meant to be big but I just don't have the space for it) unless I kicked the wedding photos off the book shelf and spent the next year sleeping on the couch, which incidentally would let me see the knight even more  lol

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #627 on: February 22, 2014, 04:16:28 PM »
I thought 'knights' were the exodite Eldar???  ???
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #628 on: February 22, 2014, 04:20:00 PM »
I thought 'knights' were the exodite Eldar???  ???

IIRC they were released as part of the same expansion that had the Exodites and Eldar Knights.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #629 on: February 22, 2014, 04:23:56 PM »
IIRC they were released as part of the same expansion that had the Exodites and Eldar Knights.

I remember the Eldar Knights from Epic, I can't recall having ever heard of Imperial ones, before... well, I'm not really into that universe, anymore...

 

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