Thursday, February 4, 2010

Steelhead Riflemen... A sign of things to come?

I must admit, despite playing Khador for the slow grow league, I am still very much a big fan of the merc stuff.  Privateer has come out with a preview of a unit that I didn't even know was on the horizon, the Steelhead Riflemen unit...




Flavor text reads:

A doctrine of combined arms lies at the heart of the Steelhead Company’s training manual and their riflemen are one of the most important elements of these combined forces. Working in concert with other Steelheads, or the regular forces of a client army, the riflemen are skilled shooters capable of decimating enemy lines or providing covering fire to ensure that their allies reach the enemy in one piece. Every rifleman is a solid marksman, but when ordered to concentrate their fire at a single target they become truly deadly.

This sounds like they will synergy with the other Steelhead units in the game. Adam should be happy to expand his force in a very shooty direction as well...

What I wonder, like many others, is a Steelhead Warcaster that far away? If Merc's go the way of other factions, will we see 12 casters? That would mean four empty slots, three if you take Gorten Epic (which would rock, but that is a different story/wish list/wild speculation)... Only time will tell, or a preview, what ever comes first. :)

jp
Fire for effect!

5 comments:

Adam said...

GLEE! I'm so stoked I can hardly stand it!

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Paul said...

I'm with you on that Adam. Working with either of the Highborn or Magnus theme'd lists makes them a cool addition for me.

JP's Geek Life said...

They are some nice figs... Looks like they are one piece and five different posses, but it would have been able to head swap.

jp

Adam said...

I'm thinking one large piece with the sword and nap-sack as a separate bit. Take a look at the kneeling guy on the extreme left. His roll is jutting off a pretty good distance to be a single, solid piece.

- Adam

P.S. GLEE!