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Hello good green generals. I've been playing for a long time and I keep looking at my book and read and reread mangler squigs but I can't picture them set up. What models do you use? What base sizes do they go on? Do they have one base or two or what? I'm so confused, does anyone have and experience modeling them or have a definite answer how they are suppose to be set up at all? Any help would be appreciated.
I have heard you can use a large base, some say 40k dreadnaught bases even, since there is no model, there is not alot to go off of. The idea is two squigs with goblins frantically trying to keep them in line. But more like great cave squig sized. I was going to use crazed spiders in my spider cult army, but you are free to have a bit of fun with it. Hell you could even make a fanatic with a crazy huge flail of sorts..
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I like the idea of a super fanatic. I just want something to go off of. I've never tried to sculpt anything before.
Pricing has (and should have) nothing to do with points costs.
I'm perfectly aware of its size, but its still bogus, and to top it all off they made it resin, which jacks up the price even more. When I heard they were making a Mangler squig model i thought for sure they would make a kit similar to the Chaos Spawn, 30-40 bucks and enough to make 2 units. As far as I'm concerned what they have released is a slap in the face. Even the Cygor/Ghorgon kit is cheaper, and comes with tons of extra parts. Fair priced to me, at least as far as GW goes.
yup the $$ cost is a bit on the dumb side $70cdn up here and i am not a fan of the finecast product . I find it very weak and breakable . the model it's self looks great but i can see the thing being a nonstop repair job .
but on a more important note , did anyone notice the size of the base ? 60mm round base, holy Gork but that is a big base . and the way these things work with poping through units , it is going to be fairly easy to hit multiple units with them . with the hand of gork spell , you could wipe out an entire back field in one go .
if you want to keep your big stuff alive ( aracnorock , giant , WBwavren ect), add a mangler squig or 2 to your list , your opponent can't afford to let them get within striking range of him . so while he is shooting at cheap point models your big stuff will get a free ride . hell use your giant as a cover screen for the mangler it is big enough to grant extra cover , and the mangler is the real threat .
does anyone else see the tactics changing now that we have an actual model and base size ?
Most folks ran them on relatively large bases anyway, as a Great Cave Squig is on a 40mm square and this is supposed to be two of them. The price tag won't make it many friends, but that's such an awesome-looking model (and it's so good mechanically) that I'm willing to bite the bullet and plunk down the $$$ for 'em.
I might be misreading how you are wording the Hand of Gork, so don't bite me 'ead off, but moving a mangler past a enemy unit with HoG won't trigger mangler(or fanatic)hits, so in one go no, but you can't ploink that b.n.b. right the middle of his army, its nice when no matter what direction he flys off into hes hitting enemies and not you :p.
That being said I'm gonna try converting them from Lizardmen Saurus calv, I saw someone on youtube,i think miniwargaming, might have been BTP, do a conversion with that and greenstuff. 8 saurus calv cost 35 bucks, and 3 60 mm bases costs 5 bucks. After that get a hold of some normal squigs and just greenstuff accordingly to make em look like those and i think your in business .
position the mangler as far forward as you can , use hand of gork to reposition him as close as you can get to the enemy , then when he rolls his movement you have control of the direction . if you line him up right you should be able to hit several units as he mangles one , bounces out , 1 inch + the 60MM base to hit another , then pop out of that and into another and so on .
that big base is going to make him alot more effective .
your opponent will have to deploy his army to avoid the manglers , and always be aware of where they are when he is moving . they will play hell with his game . and even once they are wild , and we can't control them , like you said we can still hand of gork them into the center of his lines and away from us .
can you imagine what 3 of them would do ? LOL that doesn't seem fair .
hehe poor little high elfs won't know what to do . well at least he gets to strike first except when being run over by a mangler squig .
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i had not thought about saurus cav as base models for manglers that is a great idea.