Privateer Press previews Trollblood Heavy Warbeast kit

By Polar_Bear
In Hordes
Dec 28th, 2011
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Privateer Press previews their new plastic Trollblood Heavy Beast kit.

From the announcement:

Although dangerous and unpredictable, the powerful dire trolls serve their trollkin allies in a variety of battlefield roles. The dire troll mauler is a creature of savage simplicity, devastating enemies with nothing more than its gigantic fists and unearthly strength. The
dire troll blitzer totes a rapid-fire slugger cannon and its pyg gunner into combat on its back, adding a lethal spray of lead to the crushing blows of its mighty fists. The dire troll bomber hurls barrels of explosives at the enemy before pulverizing them in melee combat.

This kit contains three color stat cards (not shown) and one multi-part heavy warbeast plastic model (PIP 71058). Included are all the components to assemble one of three Dire Troll heavy warbeast variants: Blitzer, Bomber, or Mauler. A player may field any number of these heavy warbeasts for each warlock in a Trollblood army.

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  • Blitz R

    The Mauler looks a little odd, not sure why but it just does. The Bomber seems to be very much the same as the current model, but that is hardly a bad thing. The Blitzer is a huge step up, other than the blaster looks a little too big now.

  • The big meaty fists look out place on the mauler, which I think, are your point of concern Blitz R.

  • I love all three! So glad to see these coming back in plastic!

  • Orca

    $34.99….

  • mathieu

    That’s a huge drop in details for the Blitzer and Mauler. I wish PP really tried to step up their game in the plastic kit department.

  • Veritas

    The blitzed lost some detail overall, but I’m happy that it was brought in-line a bit more stylistically. I thought of the three, the blitzed never quite gelled visually.

    • mathieu

      The thing is, the dire troll models don’t look very consistent visually. Both the earthborn and Mulg are very different from the original Mauler, for example. And as much as its dynamic and stretched out pose made the Blitzer stand out from the rest of the bunch, I think it shared more similarities with the Mauler than the Bomber did.

      I don’t have a huge problem with PP deciding to put these guys together in a kit. We lose in variety, but of well. I’m just disappointed that they simplified the models so much.