Monday, 17 June 2013

Khaös Warband: Pokéhammer

Oldhammer, meet Pokéhammer. It's a game where you travel the chaos wastes, collecting monstas and training them up into the best fighting force eva, to battle them against other  Pokéhammer masters in the challenge to become the most powerful Pokéhammer master in the universe.

The awesome powers of each monsta is described in great detail in a series of Hammadex for each breed of monsta.

AKA a quick look around the current Games Workshop range to find some plastic tat  for a ROC Chaos Warband.


Chaos Broo: Beastmen Gor Herd (x1) -1

Fenrisian Wolf Pack (A)
Fenrisian Wolf Pack (B)
Chaos Warriors (x1)

Chaos Troll 1

OK I like all those miniatures. I like the modelling, and I like the character designs (although the Chaos Warriors are a tad boring, the trolls weapons are naff and not sure about his belly-plate?- but he could be reposed to stand on one leg and look really levitating/landing, with only a little work) But over all, thumbs up from me.  

Grima Wormtongue 
It's hard to find a GW character that represents weakness, and frailty, which is what I want for my champion. This Vampire Counts necromancer is quite good, but would need converting - the collar would have to go and the staff replaced with a sword. So instead - Grima Wormtongue - I choose you! Even the difference in proportion between Warhammer and Lord of the Rings helps here, as it makes the champion even smaller, and perhaps more pathetic.

Oh yeah. Themetune time:

I wanna be the very best
Like no one ever was
To kill them is my real test
To slay them is my cause

I will travel across the wastes
Searching far and wide
Each mutant to understand
The power that's inside

Warhammer, it's you and me
I know it's my destiny
Warhammer, oh, you're my best friend
In a world we must defend

Warhammer, a heart so true
Our courage will pull us through

You teach me and I'll teach you
Warhammer, gotta kill 'em all

Every challenge along the way
With courage I will face
I will battle every day
To claim my rightful place

Come with me, the time is right
There's no better team
Arm in arm we'll win the fight
It's always been our dream

Quite odd that Pokemon seems to be stuck in the same high-energy  rocking screetchy vocal theme-tune vibe as 80s kiddy-crack toy-brand classics such as Tranformers , Pole Position , Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors , Mask . Thundercats and well, whatever.

I don't really like that they're all plastic kits (or Finecast? which I assume is some kind of new fangled psychostyrene), and would cost me £85.00 if bought new. On the plus-side, I could get it delivered to my local Games Workshop and turn up wearing an Oldhammer t-shirt and a copy of Realms Of Chaos: Slaves to Darkness to "double-check the models are tournament legal Pokéhammer materials".

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this - I don't keep up on every single thing GW produce, and those space wolves (who hang out with Space Wolves) are sweet.

    I'd definitely go third-party for a champion though. £18 when you don't even want both minis is terrible.