Jan 23, 2006

Warhammer Monsters, Mercenaries, Ogres etc.

In case you haven'’t figured it out yet, today's post is about the 'Monsters & Mercenaries Collectors Guide'’. A 170 pages long, full color and (very) well-priced volume published by Games Workshop, that doesn'’t limit its content to neither monsters nor mercenaries. A great variety of armies are dealt with instead: Dogs of War, Regiments of Renown (up to the very recent like the cutely and aptly named 'Mengil Manhide'’s Manflayers'), Kislev and Ogre Kingdoms. Each army'’s units and models are presented, both in fully painted and in component mode(!), while every entry is accompanied by a short piece of fluff (sorry kitty). Obviously and as we'’ve come to expect no actual rules are included. On the other hand component codes and prices are mentioned. [You can find the Dogs of War and Regiments of Renown armylists here.] Oh, there are contemporary, collector'’s and archive models presented, as well as the Monsters, Siege and parts of the Mordheim ranges. Even drakes and golems are included...

The book also gives (brief) background information on relevant issues, such as the Tilean cities of Remas and Luccini or the Ogre tribe of the Blooded Gut. It is lavishly illustrated too.

The most impressive thing in the 'Monsters & Mercenaries Collectors Guide'’ though, is not it's size or the amount of useful information included. Neither are the usual photos of Golden Demon winners'’ entries nor the dioramas and conversions presented. It is the fully converted Araby themed army by Justin Hill. It simply has to be seen to be believed.

Finally do check what G.W. has to say for this collectors guide...


P.S. I do consider this guide a very good buy. Just not intended for everyone. It is a glorified miniature catalogue after all.


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2 comments:

  1. Justin Hill8/30/06, 3:58 PM

    hi - thanks so much for the comments about my Araby Dogs of War Army. I thought i should let you know that i have started a website for all my armies, still pretty fresh as yet, but should start filling with pictures and articles soon.

    www.fragilearmytransportbag.justinhillauthor.com

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  2. Looks great... I'll add a link as soon as possible... would you per chance like to add one towards my humble blog too?

    Cheers!

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