Privateer Press previews Ghordson Earthbreaker for Warmachine

By Polar_Bear
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Sep 25th, 2013
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Privateer Press gives us a look at the new Mercenary Rhulic Colossal with a preview of the Ghordson Earthbreaker.

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From the preview:

Classification:
Mercenary Rhulic Colossal
Base Size:
120mm
PIP Code:
41103
Price:
$154.99*
Model Materials:
Resin and White Metal

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  • Soulfinger

    It can use those giant claws to relocate the huge mound of poop that last model was sitting on.

  • Haibane

    Looks like they could also double-up as ice-cream scoops.

  • General ball shape squeezer for those moments you need to interrogate giants or put pressure on your opponent.

  • AccessDenied

    Paint it black and red and add it to your Therian army.

  • Hexenjaeger

    More expensive than even GW’s big models and no hate? Pfffffffffffffft!

    • Soulfinger

      Not really worth the effort. GW is like Mr. Burns from the Simpsons, “excellent” miniatures, evil empire. That invites commentary. Hating on PP though is like making fun of someone for their disability. You point out the oversized pauldrons or poop scooper hands and acknowledge they are doing the best they can.

    • BaconSlayer

      Being a Rhulic Colossal, they need to make up for only having demand for probably half or less than that for any of the other Colossals/Gargantuans.

      • blkdymnd

        I don’t play either GW or PP because of their ridiculous costs. I have near as much dislike for PP because unlike GW, who seems to openly scorn their customers, PP actually makes it look like they like their customer base while they bleed their wallets dry.

        • Grindar

          For instance, new book comes out? Everything is still good, no need to buy a whole new army to be competitive even though your “army” didn’t change.

          It’s actually been pretty fun to watch PP start as a scrappy underdog and grow to be a main force in the industry. But Sorscha still looks like a horse, even after a resculpt or 2.

    • PanzerKraken

      Yea PP has always been given a free pass on their ridiculous prices.

    • 4tonmantis

      No.. no it’s not.. Khorne Thingy is a few bucks more and just as stupid.

      • mathieu

        Just as stupid is right. But the detail is what we can expect of a ~30mm scale model, regardless of its size. And it comes with a number of options. And, knowing GW plastics, the mold lines will be minimal, easy to clean off, and for the most part concealed when assembling the parts.

        I don’t buy large pieces from GW either, but when putting models from both companies together, there’s no question GW puts a lot more effort in designing and engineering every single pieces of their kits than PP does. Of course that doesn’t account for the games they are designed for, and “there’s no question PP puts a lot more effort in writing and balancing their games”…

    • mathieu

      For that matters it’s pricier than similarly sized, or even larger, FW resin models. Which often have a lot of very finely sculpted details and textures… PP battle engines were already as expensive as FW, but with just about no details. They were blown out 30mm pieces rather than very large piece at the 30mm scale. The colossals/gargantuans are significantly better, but also a lot pricier, and still not at FW level as far as details go…

      But it’s like blkdymnd said. They keep the apparences of putting their customers first (but will do stealth increase as often as GW does, or won’t improve the quality of their plastics despite years of negative feedback), so they are praised rather than hated.

      • 4tonmantis

        There’s a scorpion tank thingy on the FW site for about $125 and the flyers are ridiculously priced for the most part.

        As far as why doesn’t PP get hate? They are social butterflies. They go to cons, they do the face time, they put a smile on. They make it easy for retailers to do what they need to.

        The pricing.. I don’t think hating companies for pricing things is ever enough by itself. If that were the case, I would hate Sony and Microsoft, along with every other video game producer. I would think high priced restaurants are the devil and movies are evil. Luxury cars are the chariots of harpies and Alienware computers are surely part of a diabolical plot (no doubt by our future Martian overlords). Theme parks and the San Diego zoo are realms of vile debauchery.
        Instead, I just choose not to spend money on those things.

        When a company is both high priced AND a jerk to their customers (SOE), then yes.. you have reason to see them as whatever.

        • mathieu

          We’re saying the same thing. PP appears to be nice to people, and that’s enough to keep their customers happy.

          What I disagree with is that it has nothing to do with them being jerks to their customers. Because they are, maybe not as much as GW (I don’t keep up with the rankings, and it’s probably subjective), but they definitely throw a little douche ball at us here and there. Of the kind that gets the whole community up in arms against GW, but PP gets a pass. Not because they “aren’t jerks to their customers”, but because they’re nice. Because the customer knows them, had a chat at a Con with an actual, cool human being from the company. And that is sufficient for the customer to give them a pass for their crappy plastics for several years, while GW got destroyed after a day of crappy resin. To turn a blind eye on the increasing number of doubles, not only within units but now also across units and across factions, while people give GW crap about units of SM full of doubles from 10 years ago regardless of the fact that there’s hardly been any double in a GW unit box in the past few years. The love/hate relationships gamers have with GW and PP are just that, relationships. Driven by emotions and gut feelings rather than rational thoughts and actual data.

          I play and enjoy PP games, but I see myself buying fewer and fewer PP models because of their decreasing quality (overall — their metals are still on point). On the other hand I have no interest in playing GW games, but I more and more frequently purchase the occasional plastic kit because they keep getting better and better despite being on top already.

          • 4tonmantis

            seems true enough 🙂

  • cybogoblin

    When it comes to labour ‘jacks retrofitted for military purposes, this pretty much fits the bill to a ‘t’.