Privateer Press Insider Previews Skorne Battle Engine

By bj
In News
Oct 21st, 2011

Privateer Press Insider previews the concept of the Skorne Battle Engine:

Skorne Battle Engine

From their announcement:

“Take this drawing of a big monster I’ve sent you and paint an illustration! Have it smashing a humongous wall down! Make it stomping on a gazillion Trollkin warriors who are hopelessly outclassed! It should be red! And really, really angry! Have it to me next week or I’ll be really, really angry!”

The above quotes are basically a rendered down version of my art direction notes. I try to be a little more eloquent, but for the most part this is what I’m telling artists like Néstor Ossandón to do on a daily basis. And Nestor does not disappoint. Nestor took the awesome concept art of the Skorne Animantarax drawn by Carlos Cabrera and my stupid words, and turned it into this stunning entry for HORDES: Domination.

I really, really like my job. – Chris Walton

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  • cannondaddy

    Looks very stompy.

  • warpcrafter

    So what would happen if Khorne stole a Squiggoth and had Dark Elves crew it? Oh, that…

  • Spartan

    BLOOD for the Blood God….. huh what’s that? Its not a GW Khorne deamon???

  • Ghost

    Hopefully the model looks better than the artwork

  • mathieu

    I don’t really like the art either (the proportions and balance don’t look very harmonious to me), but except for its being painting red I don’t see where you guys are seeing anything even remotely Khorne-related about this guy… Or any resemblance of the creature with a squiggoth, or of the crew with dark elves.

  • Veritas

    I like the beastie, but I’m not a fan of the howdah as I think it’s too big and too busy. If they left off that enormous tower the cannon is mounted on and just stuck with the polearm wielding crew in the back howdah I think this mini would be much better. Then again, when we see the actual sculpt I might take that back. I hated the Legion BE from the concept art, but I think the actual model looks pretty cool.