Yesterday morning was an exciting one with the release picture of the Grey Knights’ Codex cover. I was filling my brains with excitement about the Grey Knights’ release and that anytime Games Workshop site would be updated with the advance orders for the Grey Knights.
I got my first look at the advance order for the Grey Knights when I checked the GW site later that evening. Gosh I was excited, but sadly when I saw the advance order miniatures, the excitement sort of morph into a disappointment… Sigh. All that hype and anticipation, just gone and I felt disappointed. Why?…
I was eager to see how the new Grey Knights plastic miniatures with be like, first look at them was a disappointment. First, foremost, there is a fair bit of difference in feeling from the new Grey Knights miniatures vs the old metal miniatures. The new Grey Knights miniatures feels rigid and not confident firm enough. I felt that the body posture sculpt is not as fluid confident as the old metals ones. Next the head sculpt, the eyes seems a bit bigger and the head seems to be standing out more. This made the miniature feels a bit different from the metal ones.
Then the stormbolters, sigh, it felt like a block of metal stuck on the hands. And the bolts clips mounted on the side looks silly. The old metals one had like a rail sort clips for the bolts which makes it much better and swish looking. The stormbolter barrel feels like a block feel again, where is the double barrel look design? The design should have remain the same, having the usual bolter barrel. Sigh… I still prefer the old metal design ones, where it feels much firmer, and much like a grey knight.
The antenna power armour backpack for one the Grey Knights range, sigh, look terribly ridiculous. Feels like some sort of firefly insect, silly look.
The Terminators are still good looking though. They still look and feel the same as the old metal ones. Except probably the stormbolters, same block feel. The pose aren’t exactly fluid, but still good enough.
The dreadknight, personally I welcome a mecha, but the dreadknight just made me feels like there is nothing left to design for the Grey Knights that the designers just simply come up with a tall walking mecha. And it does not seem to fit into the Grey Knight theme, I thought… And can’t they have some sort of cockpit design for the Grey Knights manning it, must it be so exposed? One sniper head shot to the exposed Grey Knight, I think the Dreadknight is game over. The idea also resemble the mecha in the third Matrix movie, where the human were defending their home against the machines. Seems like of late, Games Workshop design has a lot of ideas “inspired” from others, are they running out of steam? The recent Blood Angels were much better of sort as compared to these Grey Knights, wonder who is the designer sculpt for Grey Knights…
After the let down for the Grey Knight advance order, I was wondering should I continue collecting Grey Knights, or I should just concentrate all my fire power at the dark side, Dark Eldar. After much calmness after the disappointment, I think probably I will get the Codex and see where it goes. Probably I will stick to my old metal Grey Knights for the troop choice, the news ones I decide later on. I was having the thought of re-touching up all my Grey Knights and Tanks as well. Touch up the highlights, paint all the weapons with a new nemesis force weapons glow touch.
So much for the excitement and disappointment, let me get into the budget and cost of the Grey Knights range miniatures and decide which ones to collect or not… cheers!