Saturday, 2 March 2013

Generic Fantasy Skirmish: Adventurers - Giant-Kin Warrior

"Even if we are told to pick a manly name for the game, Genocidicles is a bit much."
     -No. 1336, Things Mr Welch Is No Longer Allowed To Do In RPGs

For those warbands who want to pack a little extra punch, the Giant-Kin Warrior is a great addition. As well as high FV and Grit values, he has a few special rules up his sleeve that make him a formidable opponent. Of course, he's expensive, and his gear won't come cheap either - but he'll more than make up for it with the number of skulls he'll crack.

Heroism FVSVSpeedSpecial AbilitiesBase Cost
2+ +4+2+1Leader, Hard to Kill, Combat Master, Terrifying, Stalwart48

Armour None (5+ To-Hit)
Heavy Plate (8+ To-Hit)
Shield (+1 to Armour)
Weapons Zweihander Sword (+3, -1 Heroism Penalty)
Warhammer (+3, -1 Heroism Penalty)
Greatclub (+2, -1 Heroism Penalty)

Suggested Minis

The D&D Minis line has a few Goliath/Half Ogre minis, but you'll probably want to touch up the paintjobs a bit... the sculpts are fairly decent though, so they're a good option if you want to field this guy with little cost.
For those with a bit of a tight budget, the GW Lord of the Rings Half-Troll would make a great Giant-Kin, if perhaps a little too monstrous for some Warbands, and you get two for £8! It's somewhat weird that GW's flavour text suggests that the trollish blood of these guys is only "a rumour"...

As always, Reaper Miniatures can provide a few cool minis, but this one has a nice, dynamic pose - something to consider when dealing with smaller groups of troops.

This guy from Hasslefree Miniatures has a wonderful old-school charm to him that's just crying out to be lovingly painted...

And this guy is one of my favourite sculpts from Heresy Miniatures. He deserves a good home.

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