Privateer Press announces plastic Hordes BattleBoxes

By TGN Ross
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Feb 8th, 2012
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Privateer Press announces Plastic Battle Boxes for the Hordes Factions.

From their website:

Trollblood Battlegroup Starter (plastic)
The stalwart trollkin of the United Kriels fight alongside their savage cousins, the full-blood trolls, to protect their lands and their people. The powerful trollkin chieftain Madrak Ironhide leads from the front, adding the might of his legendary weapon Rathrok to that of his troll axer’s dismembering strikes. From behind the trollkin warlock, troll impalers hurl massive javelins the size of ballista bolts to skewer enemies.

Contents: This starter box contains quick start rules and a complete battlegroup of four plastic models and corresponding stat cards for HORDES including:

Madrak Ironhide, Thornwood Chieftain Warlock
2 Troll Impaler Light Warbeasts
Troll Axer Light Warbeast
SPECIAL NOTE: PIP 71057 contains the same quick start rules and Mk II stat cards as PIP 71001. The models in both battlegroup boxes represent the same figures in the game. However, the models in PIP 71057 are new sculpts and therefore look different from the models in PIP 71001. In addition, these models are in plastic rather than metal.

Legion Of Everblight Battlegroup Starter (plastic)

From the cold north the servants of the dragon Everblight descend upon western Immoren in a tide of fury and dragon fire. Lylyth, Herald of Everblight commands a force of ferocious dragonspawn, beginning her assault with a pack of ravenous shredders. Those unfortunate few who survive the lesser dragonspawn must face the draconic might of the carnivean, twelve feet of solid muscle, scales, and fiery breath.

Contents: This starter box contains quick start rules and a complete battlegroup of six plastic models and corresponding stat cards for HORDES including:

Lylyth, Herald of Everblight Warlock
Carnivean Heavy Warbeast
4 Shredder Lesser Warbeasts
SPECIAL NOTE: PIP 73056 contains the same quick start rules and Mk II stat cards as PIP 73001. The models in both battlegroup boxes represent the same figures in the game. However, the models in PIP 73056 are new sculpts and therefore look different from the models in PIP 73001. In addition, these models are in plastic rather than metal.

Circle Orboros Battlegroup Starter (plastic)
The druids of the Circle Orboros protect the wilds of western Immoren with the power of the elements and the ferocious might of terrible beasts. Kaya the Wildborne tears into her foes alongside a pair of two-headed argus and a feral warpwolf, a wholly savage beast whose rending claws represent the living embodiment of primal fury.

Contents: This starter box contains quick start rules and a complete battlegroup of four plastic models and corresponding stat cards for HORDES including:

Kaya the Wildborne Warlock
Feral Warpwolf Heavy Warbeast
2 Argus Light Warbeasts
SPECIAL NOTE: PIP 72056 contains the same quick start rules and Mk II stat cards as PIP 72001. The models in both battlegroup boxes represent the same figures in the game. However, the models in PIP 72056 are new sculpts and therefore look different from the models in PIP 72001. In addition, these models are in plastic rather than metal.

Skorne Battlegroup Starter (plastic)
From the distant east come the skorne, a race of merciless warriors bent on enslaving or destroying all before them. At Lord Tormentor Morghoul’s command, brutal cyclops savages rush forward to hew their foes with mighty two-handed falchions, while the massive titan gladiator slams into the enemy with the weight and fury of a living siege engine.

Contents: This starter box contains quick start rules and a complete battlegroup of four plastic models and corresponding stat cards for HORDES including:

Master Tormentor Morghoul Warlock
2 Cyclops Savage Light Warbeasts
Titan Gladiator Heavy Warbeast
SPECIAL NOTE: PIP 74056 contains the same quick start rules and Mk II stat cards as PIP 74001. The models in both battlegroup boxes represent the same figures in the game. However, the models in PIP 74056 are new sculpts and therefore look different from the models in PIP 74001. In addition, these models are in plastic rather than metal.

  • Veritas

    Is it just me or do the trolls, especially the Impaler to right of Madrak, look really small?

    • skullking

      yeah, I thought the same thing, he looks a bit off, maybe he’s further back in the picture, or these aren’t final boxart.

      • cybogoblin

        Yeah, looks like a little accidental forced perspective to me, too.

  • oldsalt

    While I like PP move towards a” sort-of plastic.” I can’t help but feel the “sort of plastic” doesn’t give the crispness or options the GW standard model kit plastics do. Some of the sculpts seem as good as the originals… but none of the casters. Plus the troll box coming with 4 models and 3 of them have the same torso and legs seems like a rip off. Quit trying to make movies, and make some GD model kits PP.

    • cybogoblin

      Khador also has 2/3 of its kit sharing most of the parts, that’s just how it happens. Personally, I’m happy that we’re getting plastic starters. They may not look as ‘sharp’ as the old metal models, but some of those sculpts are much better.

      • Veritas

        On that I agree. The Feral Warpwolf looks a LOT better.

  • Overall, the boxes look dynamite! My only regret is no plastic Thagrosh for Everblight, but I figured they’d stick to the contents of the old metal starters, and they have.

  • Good move. I may jump into this game some day. I wish all the models were plastic made. Because some PP troopers were a pain to assemble when I tried Warmachine a couple of yers ago and it made me give up this game. Though the game was excellent.

  • beefheart

    I’d love to tell ya what PP can do with their Chinese plastic but I’d just win up with a banned account…