Winter is coming.
No, really. It’s just a couple months away. And while November isn’t actually wintertime yet, Privateer Press is getting some snow-themed items set up to release that month. The northern kriels are looking to add more muscle to the Trollkin’s armies. Meanwhile, Cygnar is digging in.
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Trencher Combat Engineers – Cygnar Unit (3) (resin/metal)
PIP 31135 MSRP: $24.99
As turn the wrenches of the mechaniks, so turns the war. Trencher combat engineers are even tougher and more combat-ready than their field mechanik counterparts in the regular Cygnaran Army. Every man and woman among them must be as adept with a firearm as they are at maintaining and repairing the warjacks and weapons of the platoon.
TRADE POINTS: Trencher Combat Engineers are a great unit for players looking to increase the fighting power of their support forces. Compared to the traditional Field Mechaniks (PIP 31092), the Combat Engineers offers a more elite option for repairing warjacks, battle engines, and structures such as the new Trencher Blockhouse (PIP 31136).
Northkin Bear Handler & Battle Bears – Trollblood Unit (3) (resin/metal)
PIP 71109 MSRP: $44.99
Some kriels are known for their skill in capturing and training wild northern bears, for the power of these beasts makes them potent weapons in times of war. By simple gestures combined with commands, a bear handler can designate prey even in the chaos of battle. The beasts become protective of their trainers and handlers and will lash out at anyone who raises a hand against them, making them useful guardians.
TRADE POINTS: Player feedback from the recent Community Integrated Development cycle on the various Northkin models demonstrated just how excited the community is for this unique Trollblood unit. A pair of trained fighting bears and their handler, this unit ambushes onto the battlefield and mauls anything in their path. This unit, like many of the upcoming Northkin releases, pairs well with both Borka, Vengeance of the Rimshaws (PIP 71085) and Kolgrima Stonetruth, Winter Witch (PIP 71117).
Northkin Raiders – Trollblood Unit (resin/metal)
PIP 71110 MSRP: $84.99
Dedicated raiding bands are vital for smaller kriels that rely on their spoils to survive. These skirmishers use ambushes and hit-and-run tactics. Raiders carry firebombs used to set buildings ablaze to distract sentries and lure them from storehouses, bombs equally effective against massed infantry. It is also their job to plunder downed foes after a skirmish, a task veteran warriors consider beneath them.
TRADE POINTS: This new unit of Northkin warriors is an excellent building block for any player beginning to collect a Trollblood Northkin army. The Raiders work best with traditional Trollblood infantry support such as the Fell Caller Hero (PIP 71019).
Northkin Elder – Trollblood Command Attachment (resin)
PIP 71115 MSRP: $17.99
Among the Northkin leadership are their revered elders, many of whom are also powerful mystics, either shamans or sorcerers who can lend the cold of the north to the power already contained in krielstones to strengthen their allies. The winds they summon can speed an army into the fray or lend bite to the winter magics of other mystics.
TRADE POINTS: The Northkin Elder is an alternate command attachment for the classic Krielstone Bearer & Stone Scribe unit (PIP 71091). The Krielstone Bearers have long been a staple in any Trollblood army, and this is no different in a Trollblood Northkin force. The Northkin Elder supplements the Krielstone’s protective aura to provide additional benefits specifically designed for an all Northkin force.
Valka Curseborn, Chieftain of the North – Trollblood Solo (resin/metal)
PIP 71116 MSRP: $17.99
Few warchiefs command so black a reputation as the acrimonious Valka Curseborn. Noted for a foul temper, he has become bitter and ruthless with the passing of the years. At each battle’s end, he looks around himself with bloodied axes, taking in the carnage he has unleashed, disgruntled that he still draws breath. He seeks a hero’s death but is too stubborn to die easily. The foe worthy to claim his life has yet to stand before him.
TRADE POINTS: Valka is a self-sufficient combat solo that can tear through enemy soldiers with ease. His fighting strength is only increased when fellow Trollblood soldiers die near him, making him an excellent pair with the new Northkin Raiders (PIP 71110) or traditional infantry such as Trollkin Fennblades (PIP 71042) or Trollkin Champions (PIP 71069).
Kolgrima Stonetruth, Winter Witch – Trollblood Warlock (resin/metal)
PIP 71117 MSRP: $24.99
Kolgrima Stonetruth is a half-mad and mystifying oracle. Born with the gift of sorcery, this trollkin witch could read the threads of the future in entrails and bones, glimpse fates in the eddies and whorls of a blizzard, and divine the destiny of a people in a patch of frostbite blackening a limb. Kolgrima emerged from the cave serving as her mountain lair when enemies threaten the north, accompanied by a great pack of winter trolls and serving as ancient war leader rather than oracle.
TRADE POINTS: Kolgrima is the newest warlock to join the Trollblood arsenal and an excellent choice in any Northkin themed army. She is a board control caster that excels at delivering melee forces into the enemies ranks unharmed. As such, elite melee forces such as Trollkin Long Riders (PIP 71080), Trollkin Champions (PIP 71069), and warbeasts such as Rok (PIP 71102) are well supported by her.