10. Ork Flash Gitz.
Not exactly essential, and there are much better Heavy Support choices,
but it would be interesting to see what GW could come up with for the guns.
Before you e-mail me, yes,
I *did* see this
guy on the GW site. One
guy does not a mob make
9. Dark Eldar Beastmaster and
Beasts, Scourges and Grotesques. Yes, I know that there is a
second wave coming soon, but I am writing this in January 2011 and there
are none on the shelves. So there.
8. Blood Angels Stormraven.
Okay, so you can see pics of what it will look like on the Internet. I
refer you to the excuse above.
7. Imperial Guard Rough Riders.
You could get the Atilla dudes, but if you want your Rough Riders to look
like the rest of your Cadian (or Catachan) army, you are outta luck. Only
super-annoying because you are using basic infantry models for Penal Legion,
Veterans, and Command Squad guys. For an army build on regimented
sameness, this seems like an obvious omission.
Want Rough Riders? How about
some 2e-era metal figs?
Only $12.25 a pop, plus
tax. Are you frikkin' frakkin' kidding me?
6. Tyranid Tyrannofex and
Tervigon. Both of these pop up on many Tyranid army lists, so
their absence from production is frustrating, to say the least. The
only reason this entry is so low is that both seem to be convertible from
the Carnifex kit with reasonable creativity.
5. Dark Eldar Vehicles.
The new codex gives us three new vehicles: the Razorwing, the Void Raven,
and the Venom. While all three are scheduled for release soon,
that does not help those wishing to field them now.
4. Imperial Guard barrage tanks
(Medusa, etc). It took several months to get the Deathstrike
and Russ variants, but GW seems to have forgotten about the Basilisk variants.
3. Tyranid Harpy, Parasite, and
Shrikes. I put all of the winged Tyranid creatures together and
you could throw in winged Tyrants as well (although at least there are
some Forge World options).
2. Space Wolf Thunderwolf mounts.
For forty bucks you can get Canis Wolfborn, but you wouldn’t want to make
a squad using just him.
"Canis" is Latin for "dog,"
so OF COURSE that's his name
1. Tyranid bone swords.
Bone swords can make a Hive Tyrant a Swarmlord and make your Warriors close
combat monsters. Pity there are none to be found.