Cephalyx Sub-Faction Frist Look Video

By Polar_Bear
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Feb 10th, 2014
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Privateer Press had their keynote address on Friday where they announced the upcoming Cephalyx Mercenary sub-faction. Well, they’ve got the little teaser video for it posted so everyone that wasn’t there can see what’s up.

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From the video:

The Cephalyx are emerging this summer at Lock & Load! As seen on the Privateer Press 2014 Keynote broadcast live from TempleCon

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  • blkdymnd

    I have not played Warmachine in years, this faction might get me back in

  • 4tonmantis

    Yeah, these guys look really interesting..but.. this kinda strikes me as more of a Hordes thing though.. still pretty cool.

  • blkdymnd

    I can kinda see why they put them in WM, though they might be the first true Warmahordes faction, because they’re sorta hybrid. They’re living beasts, but with the background of being a mindless construct/slave, I think allocating focus for them is much more fluff appropriate than pulling fury from them.

    • 4tonmantis

      Ah, right, I had forgotten about the focus/fury difference.. I can see it now that you point it out but yeah, it stradles that line..

  • mathieu

    I really like the look of these Monstrosities, and in general of the whole army… I wish I could buy the studio, high-quality resin-cast pieces they use for studio paintjobs rather than the horrendous plastic pieces the final product will end up being.

    • 4tonmantis

      I feel exactly the same way about Mantic’s Deadzone stuff. The studio models are great but man, the stuff that was in that box.. eesh..

      • mathieu

        Indeed. And despite the backlashes from the community on their board, PP does not get any better (not that the other ones do). Last week I got to see the recently released Bane Thralls for the first time, these were the worst plastic models I had seen from PP yet. Appalling casting quality, I have definitely seen cheap pre-painted miniatures that were superior to that.

        It was all the worse that the player also had the metal Bane Thralls… The comparison was nauseating.

  • KelRiever

    Alchemists of Dirz?

    Well, if only Rackham hadn’t gone bankrupt…

    • mathieu

      Oh definitely, at this point I’m pretty sure PP realized they didn’t even have to try to be subtle about taking heavy inspiration from existing Rackham and/or GW stuff.

      • blkdymnd

        Yeah Dirz or Dark Eldar Homonculi

      • 4tonmantis

        In fairness, the newest Dark Eldar are Brom, Giger, and M:TG Phyrexian art all mangled together.. it’s not exactly like they wrote the book on that stuff..

    • joshuar56

      Not really, the cephalyx don’t really even use alchemy, and they look nothing like the guys from Dirz. They are more of a knock of of mind flayers from D&D than anything.

    • Dewbakuk

      Obviously I cant’ say where the influences came from initially but the style of the Cephalyx and their Drudge slaves was set down in the RPG books. Just checked and my Monsternomicon Vol 1 has artwork etc in it that is bang on to these guys and that was back in 2002. While I’m sure they were referenced during sculpting, these guys predate the similar style from Dark Eldar at least.

      • KelRiever

        It all has influence based in something. But I cited Rackham because a) miniatures actually produced, and b) that is where the look is best known to come from in miniature game world. I have the Monsternomicon too…got it for free. But you know, it is a good look and certainly Rackham wasn’t able to manage their business to keep that awesome look going.

      • mathieu

        They officially invoked the same exact reasoning (“we didn’t copy Rackham, look we had it in our RPG book first!”) when the Tharn Ravagers came out and people observed that they look “similar” (to put it mildly, both in fluff and sculpture) to the Danu/Spasm warriors from Rackham.

        Except the Danu warriors came out in January 2001 (coincidentally around the time the Necronomicon was being written). As did the early Dirz models that introduced the dorsal blades look common in the faction (Kayl Kartan in 2000, Sassia Samaris in April 2001)…

        • KelRiever

          Exactly. Incidentally, people forget that Rackham was around since 1997 actually. Just not in the US.

          But it is really funny the race to cry originality when nobody cares about that at all. I mean, the Tau/Donkey Eared Space Elves/I mean ‘Retribution’ aren’t original either. But who cares? Can I still buy them if I want? Yep.

          Where do I have to go if I want Alchemists of Dirz? Ebay. Thanks, Rackham!

          • mathieu

            1996 actually, they had a tiny booth at the first Monde du Jeu in Paris. My first Wolfen vs. Dwarves game. 🙂

          • KelRiever

            Woo! Nice. Those Wolfen…so iconic