Oh Sh*t…They Did It!
New Ragnar and Ghazghkull minis are finally here.
The interwebs have blown up on this announcement recently. Unfortunately I have to admit, the previews for Ghazghkull didn’t add up for me either with the release of the full image. It’s not bad, but it’s too Meky and not enough Orky for my likey.
The greatest Ork Warboss of the 41st Millennium managed to do what no one in the galaxy could manage – effectively kill Ragnar Blackmane, one of the Imperium’s greatest heroes. He didn’t have the fight all his own way though as Ragnar did manage to chop his head off. Of course, such a flesh wound wasn’t enough to stop the self-proclaimed prophet of Gork and Mork.
After an enterprising grot managed to find Ghazghkull’s head, his remains were taken to Mad Dok Grotsnik, and the Painboy had a plan. Lugging looted macro capacitors into his lab, he began his experiments and, as sheets of green power filled the sky, Ghazghkull lived once more.
– Warhammer Community
The new Ragnar sculpt doesn’t grab me as the replacement for the long standing ’90s sculpt. Honestly, it is an amazing sculpt, but the base doesn’t interact well (seems off balance) with the miniature. When compared to Ghazghkul, the size disparity between these two rivals exasperates those previously mentioned issues.
Ragnar went hard in his first fight against Ghazghkull, willing to sacrifice his life to put an end to the alien menace. He fought with skill and bravery but ended up with an arm sheared off, a broken neck and several fist-size rents in his armour.
When the warriors of his Great Company found his body, it seemed like the Young King’s saga was over. There was only one option to save his life – attempting to cross the Rubicon Primaris. Ragnar’s spirit was strong and it was not yet ready to travel to the Halls of the Emperor so, somehow, the Wolf Lord clawed his way back to life.
– Warhammer Community
That all said, this box is arguably a must have for any 40K or Kill Team enthusiast or – at the very least – a must have for some crazy kitbashing goodness!
More information can be found on Warhammer Community – The Fight of the Millennium