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The plastic black orc regiment looks really good. The models themselves don't look too different from the metal ones but you can pose them differently and strap weapons all over them just to make them look armed to da teef. I will probably get a box just to mix in with my metal onces.
I am not too sure about the troll, looks a bit lord of the ringsy to me. I don't use trolls too often so shouldn't be an issue for me.
The giant squig rider looks good, I am just never sure about giving a valuable hero slot a mount that moves randomly :w00t:
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Yeah, it depends on how much you go for the cool factor or the game factor when it comes to the giant squig.
I like the black orcs and think they look really cool. Of course it helps when someone from the heavy metal team paints them.
I like the Black Orcs, I might have to get some of those.
Is that Troll supposed to represent a common Troll? I don't like it very much, as the randomness and humour of the O&G is my favourite aspect of them. Any Trolls I buy will have to be the long eared Stone Trolls.
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I actually like the new trolls, but I seem to be in the minority. Most people I hear don't care for them.
Now as far as game play goes, I don't know that I'd field any. As soon as the general's out of range, they're useless.
Heh, cool looking Orcs. They look pretty badass.
I plan on using trolls at some point, and I'm not too keen on spending 50% more per troll to upgrade them. As such I'm happy that there are now generic trolls comming out. As to the model it'self, I think it looks fine, I'm not sure I like the wounds on it, maybe I'll try and think of a way to mod it so that it looks like they are healing up right now. I'm also reserving a little judgement on the troll, as hopefully there are going to be more then one model for them. When I see 4 of them lined up as they will be in an actual game, then I'll pass a more final judgement on them.
As for the squig rider, I think the one I made looks better...
Also he has been effective in a couple games, namely the last time I played wood elves. I killed a full unit of wardancers, a unit of glade guard, and then exploded on his lord with the brimstone bauble.
The black orks look good too, really almost a transfer of the current metal models into plastic. However the biggest plus for me is that they are holding their weapons pointing in the right way. Most of the current black orks seem to be holding their axes in such a way as to hit with the flat of the blade, which irritates me a little.
I must admit to really likeing the new Trolls. the fact that they look like the one that comes in the Battle for Skull Pass set is also handy. The Black Orcs were a long time coming but worth the wait, some of the nicest plastics in a while. the Night Goblin on Giant Squig looks good and while not the most tactical, should be good for a laugh or 2 in a game!
I love the new black orcs. Not that they look much different to the current metals, but a unit will be sooo much cheaper to buy now that I'm a very happy dragon.
The troll is good, though I'm not too sure about the new style. I think I prefer the good ol' stone trolls, but at least now the BFSP troll has some mates. It would be quite annoying to make a unit with it when it was the only troll of its style.
And finally the squig hopper. I don't like it. I love the general goofiness of the squigs, but this one just doesn't seem to have it at all, rather it looks angry instead of crazy. I'd have preferred a scaled up version of the regular squigs, but I doubt I would use it anyway, so that doesn't really matter.
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