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Friday, September 9, 2016

Grombrindal, The White Dwarf...

I've been stewing about this all week.  This might come off as a little rambling, but here goes.

I'll be talking about this guy...

The model pictured above is Grombrindal, The White Dwarf.  For those of you who don't know, Games Workshop has put out numerous models over the years to represent Grombrindal.  He's an iconic character from the lore.  The model above is pretty cool, right?  To bad it's just this model with a different paint scheme...

Seriously, they used an existing model and just painted the hair white.  Super lame.  Historically, the White Dwarf model has been a unique and fancy looking sculpt that tried to tell a story.  It was not a generic Dwarf slayer making an attack.  Here are some examples of prior sculpts.  One defining feature of Grombrindal, missing in he new model, is the beard with three braids.  The above just doesn't look like the same character.

ALSO, the first issue of the newly relaunched White Dwarf magazine was billed as including "Full rules for using Grombrindal, The White Dwarf in both Warhammer Age of Sigmar and Warhammer Quest Silver Tower can be found exclusively in September’s issue of White Dwarf!"  It doesn't have full rules.  It has partial rules.  The included Warscroll is very cool, but doesn't include Matched Play points, so the model is useless to me.  I emailed GW and got a curt response telling me that they had no plans to add a points value.

So, to summarize, a historically awesome mini is now a recycled generic Dwarf with rules that I'm not even able to use.  Grrrrrrr.

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