Blightbringer

The second wave of Colossals and Gargantuans generated all kinds of curiosity and interest. The Glacier King broke the ice (Hah!) but it was only a matter of time before Everblight squeezes a new toy out of his Spawning Cauldrons. I tell you, there’s a scenario board waiting to happen with a massive cauldron bring defended by blighted Nyss while Iosans attack, determined to put Everblight back in the ground again, and this time, let’s make it stick! Rawr! Anyway, Ladies and Gentlelost, we have the Blightbringer, clawing its way across the ground with its massive forelimbs, and then trying to figure out how to fit you into its maw when it doesn’t have opposable thumbs. Perhaps it sends out Blight Wasps to fetch snacks?

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The Blightbringer really is a marvel of resin. For a model this size, there’s so little metal in it it’s kinda silly. It’s something of a testament to just what can be done nowadays with resin. Shave it with, don’t sand it without adequate protection – but it’s a marvelous medium when done right. Cheers to Privateer for their work!

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In case you wondered who made this spine-covered monstrosity, its armpit holds the answers.

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Each of its gargantuan (Hah again!) forelimbs nestles in like kittens in their mother’s fur. Okay, that’s kinda weird when talking about a hulking monstrosity like the Blightbringer, but still…

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CAVERNOUS MAW! …. wait, there’s no maw, just a gullet. Hang on, we got this…

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Ah, a lower jaw adds some definition, and a row of pointy teeth. Clearly, one row is insufficient, so…

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A second row of teeth – and our first metal component – sits in the palette and provides extra mastication potential.

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Of course, we need an uppoer jaw to properly chew, less we get in trouble from our dietitian. The upper piece – once you clip off the slash – slots nicely against the upper tendons for bonus crunching.

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A magnificent ridge of spines runs down the Blightbringer’s back, because Everblight believes that you should bleed for your art, including impaling yourself at every opportunity.

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The tail – with its enormous spike – is in two components, keyed for a straight fit.

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The final accomodation, each of the six little metal legs is individually numbered, as are their sockets on the body. Privateer has made efforts to make assembling this Gargantuan as easy as possible… possibly just to rub it in the face of the Skorne players who have to assemble the Desert Hydra…

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From the paintbrush (and airbrush) of TheGreatGaspy, consider the Blight Brought. By the Blightbringer. That’s kinda what it does. Rawr. Dear Lord, can you imagine how much the Tooth Fairy has to fork out when this sod loses a fang?

The Blightbringer is in stores now, waiting to eat what the Archangel doesn’t burninate. Your friendly local game store should be able to hook you up with this spine-laden monstrosity.