Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Retribution Houseguard Riflemen
Privateer Press put these up on their website not too long ago, the Houseguard Riflemen. Pretty much like everything else to come out for the Retribution, I love these models quite a bit...and I don't play WM or Hordes any more either! I'm not saying these models are going to call me back to the miniatures world of the Iron Kingdoms either, but...
I think I will plop down for these troops "just because". I don't know yet, but I'm pretty sure these will be plastic too, which is good because head-swaps will be a piece of cake. These guys are going to be put into service as sci-fi troops though, none of this "steampunk/arkanika" stuff! With the pointy ear heads too, they'd make for great Eldar Scouts.
My only real complaint here would be the extra pointy cod pieces, but that can be clipped easily enough (ouch!), especially if they're plastic. Just looking at the above fig, you've got great planetary defense trooper, with a sweet energy rifle, and decent carapace armor to boot. I'm thinking they could make great Tau Human Auxiliaries too (with Imperial Guard heads), or stick Tau heads on them and make them straight up Fire Warriors.
The box is listed at $43 bucks, which is very steep for ten troopers, but maybe an online site or local shop will have them discounted. If that's the case I wouldn't mind paying maybe three bucks or for each. Though that is still a tad steep, judging from their look so far, they'll be worth it. I wish I had a shot of the backpacks, they're pretty detailed too.