What’s that on your desk over there, Jake?
Well, I just got back from Mantic Central and have managed to get my paws on some of the first of the Corporation figures for Warpath. Now I only got them on the specific understanding that I wouldn’t be showing them to you guys yet (‘cos Ronnie knows I like to share these things), but have a look at this concept art.
The models are fairly faithful renditions of this art. Obviously there are some detail differences of pouches, grenades and other bits of kit between models, but this is the basic armour they’re in and equipment they’re carrying. Very nicely rendered it is too. The anatomy is more realistically proportioned than GW figures, which is good or bad depending on your personal preference. I rather like it, myself, even though I’ve been looking at GW figures for so many years that they don’t really look as strange as they are – at least, not until you look at any humans 😉
And the general is really cool. Even if he can’t get a signal on his mobile, he looks very much the part. Saw the greeen for this guy and he is really well done. I’m not very drawn to Warpath as a game, but I do like these figures and will be getting some more when they become more available. I have other plans for them.
Soon as I’m allowed to show you the models I’ll be doing a proper review. For the moment though, let me just say that whilst I find the Orx functional but uninspiring and the Forge Fathers not my cup of tea (though they are nice models), I think the Corporation is the best of their ranges so far.
And why do I have these models? Well that would be telling…
I quite like the concept sketches of what I’ve seen so far. Hopefully the mini’s live up t the drawings.
Those are the tidings I bear. They do indeed look very much like the sketches. Different models have varying pouches and so on, but that’s a good thing.
I know that there was some comment about differences between concept and end result for the Orx.I think Mantic learned from that critique and have ensured that these are much closer. Of course there are different limitations when you’re making a 3D model rather than a 2D sketch, but within those limitations I think they’re pretty much spot on.
I was pleasantly surprised 🙂
Sci-fi “Dwarf Kings Hold” with Corporation and 8th Race will be awesome. Thanks for working on it! 😉
I’ll admit to the Corporation, but nobody talks about the 8th race 😉
They look like the perfect proxy models to play Infinity for a while till one decides on the army to choose, and then of course play some Flying Lead or your skirmish set of choice.
I can see these figures turning up in all sort of games. They’re sufficiently generic slightly futuristic humans to have all sorts of applications. I was wondering about Tomorrow’s War, myself (that’s if I play that rather than Stargrunt II).
The concept art looks very promising!
Cannot wait to see the figures and of course paint them up 🙂
Yeah liked the look of them at the mantic day. Very nice indeed, and ooohhhhhh the 8th race. Its all looking good.
DId Ronnie show off the 8th race then too? He is naughty.
There have been very subtle hints, but it could all be to throw us off what the 8th race actually is (something to do with eating the cheese asteroids are made of? note: I may have altered that statement a little for my own amusement.)
The only thing for sure about the 8th race is that we don’t talk about them 😉
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Ronnie did talk about them an awful lot for something no one is supposed to talk about 😀
For those interested, the seminar ended up getting recorded and made part of the 2nd episode of the 6s 2 Hit Podcast:
If you want the Secret Thing disseminated as widely as possible, trust it to Cap’n Renton 😉
I am looking forward to this and their tanks. I really hope they are in scale with GW and other 28mm type games. I’m not the biggest fan of the Warpath rules and am really hoping to use these guys for other games. I do notice GW’s imperial guard (both plastics) are weirdly out of proportion, especially with the rest of their range. It’s quite a fail on their part. I love these Mantic soldiers, and hope the models live up to expectations.
I did hear these guys are in scale/proportion to how the imperial guard *should* have been sized in 40K (why GW thought their IG should be the same size as a space marine, I’ll never know).
I’ve been sold on the Forgefather models, sorry to say. I find them charming for some reason!
Just picking one at random, I measure him as about 33mm from the bottom of his foot to the top of his head. Don’t have any modern IG to compare, but someone will. The proportions are more realistic than most of the GW Imperial Guard I’ve seen.
I think that there are some great models in the Forge Father range, I just don’t really feel drawn to an army of them. Of course, the whole point in doing lots of armies is that different ones appeal to different people 🙂
I love mantic figures, and i cant wait to see all the lines come out. I hope these figs look like the sketches.
They do indeed 🙂
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