Now the campaign has been over for almost a year but they have not sent out their pledge manager yet and will still allow you to pledge if you haven't yet. I pledge a long time ago but just today they published the render for the normal troops and I thought I would share them with you guys.
My first impression is very favorable. While I do have a few gripes, I believe that they look great. One complaint is the need for the high heels. I don't think the soldiers of the future will be concerned with the need to have sexy legs. This also brings us to the chest piece.
I would have gone with a single form so that shots are deflected away from the center of the chest. They way they are sculpted would draw the chot to the center. I know why they did it and at least they are not massive like some other companies I have seen.
They come with machine guns which will pass for bolters. On top of that are some alternate weapons. I have seen a flamer, a plasma, and what looks like to be a stormbolter.
The campaign said they will come with alternate heads so I am assuming one helmeted and one robed for each model. I like the look of the robed head but since I can't paint faces and I think armored bodies but bare head is a silly thing (look at all my other armies) I will probably go with the helmeted head.
One thing for sure I will not be using the officer head. I do not like the look of it at all.
I pledged enough to get two full squads of 10 as well as a squad of the jet pack group. I think that would be a nice start of an army. If I add some vechiles I could make a nice little force. I will need to pick up some sore of commander to lead them but that is something to worry about later.
I plan to paint them in the style picked out for me by my wife. I know I will keep the yellow but maybe I will use blue as the cloth. I have some time to think about it. I am thinking it might be next year before they finally send me my models. I am patient and at it will probably still be before GW brings out their line.
What do you guys think?
Questions? Comments? For the emperors!