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  1. These are exactly my thoughts on the Rhino. It's just too tough, too damaging and too fast (just by virtue of being a Cult unit) for a unit that's supposed to cost 3 scrip. The Rhino can be killed, yes, but the effort required is far in excess of what it's worth. You need to be either lucky, or devote multiple units and a hand of tomes to finishing it off before its Fire Novas take those units with it. It's only weakness is that an Immolated Rhino tends to suck up most/all of the Cult player's shaken tokens, especially if you've taken two. In turn that makes it much harder for the rest of the company to flip to Glory. But given the power of these Rhinos, it's not that big an issue. Lately, I've just switched to taking Bin Nguyen instead. He actually plays very similarly to the Rhino (right down to the damage pulse), but is not nearly so oppressive to face. I'm trying to attract players to the game, but plonking a Rhino on the table just isn't conducive to that.
  2. After Lazarus, the three oldest plastic kits Wyrd have are the crew boxes for Misaki, Yan Lo and Jacob Lynch. Wyrd had said that they're aiming to replace crew boxes after M3E's release, with priority obviously going to those with invalid or out-of-keyword models (eg. Lucius, Wong, Ironsides). After that it's anyone's guess as to how soon and which crew boxes get updated. But given the above three crews are the oldest in the game (and Lynch in particular is pretty desperate for a revamp), there's an alright chance that they'll come out earlier rather than later.
  3. Alright, count me in for this painting challenge at Tyrant Level - I've got a bunch of TOS to paint up. To start with, here's what's on my desk - Adeodatos, 3 (almost finished) Portals and 3 Raving Madmen for 60SS total.
  4. Oh yeah, the ECB sculpts are amazing, and so full of character too. Actually IMO Burning Man consistently got the best sculpts of all the Allegiances. Only the Kings Hand edges out the Goryshche in terms of "best Titan". All the rest are dominated by the Burning Man.
  5. Unfortunately, we don't know anything beyond the initial releases that are currently arriving in retail stores. There's a few release schedules floating around (including the one on Wyrd's own website), but I honestly don't know how accurate they are right now.
  6. I'll admit I've only played one game with the Hordes, and it was a proxy game using the starter box. But from that game i found them to be pretty capable. The striped stalkers were hard to shift when in terrain and the eggs from the Karkinoi were ideal for eating (at first) and then threatening unguarded objectives in later turns. The Tidepools were excellent for area denial, especially once made hazardous from the stormsiren going to glory. And Stormy herself was just brutal, with her Siren Call pulling enemy units into tidepools for damage. That said, this was only one game. I'm definitely curious to hear what other Gibbering Hordes players have to say.
  7. I think they would be. At 3 scrip they're good for grabbing objectives on the cheap, plus the ability to teleport other units out of activation by bumping into them is pretty damn useful. They've got the obvious synergies with Adeodatos, but even without him they're still worth the scrip.
  8. That'd be the "Tour De Britain" List...
  9. I prefer the models to markers myself, although it's still good to know I have them on hand in case I summon a few extra. Still, between the Starter Box, Doomseekers, and 2x Breachling boxes I now have 16 Breachling markers. I'm not sure I'll ever need quite that many!
  10. Not bad - you can do a similar thing with the Stalking Portals. With an advance order you can move them into base contact of a portal marker (or each other) and as many other units as possible, which teleports the lot to any other portals you want. One thing to remember about ECBs - their strength bonus works with any assets on the target unit, including Prototypes and Adjuncts. In fact if I'm reading this right, the ECBs should still get the +1 Strength even if the adjunct is killed, since the Asset itself is still attached to the unit.
  11. Well you can't go far wrong with the starter box, and then either two Raving Madmen or (my favourite) an Immolated Rhino. I think ECB Black Ops can work in 1-commander games, but you'll probably want to mostly use them against Abyssinia or Kassa Okoye, where you can expect asset-loaded units to be plentiful.
  12. I *think* it's about 6am over there, so i'd expect the store to go up in 3 hours at the earliest.
  13. Will the translucent bases all be restocked for the Black Friday Sale?
  14. I'm guessing this year they'll have the usual Ltd models they've sold at previous Black Fridays/Gencons, plus some additional sculpts for the Nightmare Pony crew that was sold at Gencon. There might also be a few new translucent versions of existing sets. I've outlined (above) what I'm hoping for. Although I'll add that some new, M3E sculpts for certain Masters would make for a really cool release (like the new Marcus & Raspy sculpts we saw at Gencon). I'm not getting my hopes up on that one though. EDIT: Holey Moley, I just realised Black Friday is only about a week away. I wasn't expecting it to be quite so soon!
  15. I've seen people who have done partly painted translucent crews. So in answer to your implied question, yes - the translucent models appear to take paint like the regular plastics.
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