Goonhammer Model Review: Kroot Hound and Lonespear

The second wave of new Kroot releases is going up for preorder today, and Rockfish has been grinding away on a few of the new ones. As always, we’d like to thank Games Workshop for sending us free preview copies for this review.

Kroot Hounds

Kroot Hounds. Credit: Rockfish

As another escapee from resin purgatory, the hounds are a revision of some designs that have been around for quite a while. They received quite the glow up too, while reasonable the old versions had a bit of a bad rubber model from a cheesy film feel. They’ve been changed up to be a bit more maned hyena with a beak, they follow more closely to the build of an actual dog along with the dynamism of pose to sell their motion. If you’ve built any smaller, chunkier creature from GW in recent years you won’t find too many surprises in the build here, each model is only a handful of pieces that fit together nicely. Similarly the painting is about as accessible as you can get, with few obstructions or complexities to imped your brush. They do have a decent number of easy-to-miss little detail bits but get enough of them and no one will notice any you miss. (On a side note, it’s a bit weird to give your hunting dogs piercings but, uh, it is 40k so you do you I guess.)


Kroot Lone-spear. Credit: Rockfish

A new unit with this codex, unusually showing a new type of Kroot critter that doesn’t follow the usual beaked pattern of the others. Instead they opted for a giant angry salamander as a bearer for a independently minded Kroot to ride into battle. I went for big ole sniper rifle build of this model purely as a aesthetic choice, and while I quite like the results I did find a few parts of the build obnoxious. It’s a model with rather a lot of pieces that mostly go together well, but I found a few parts of the instructions were somewhat unclear.

Kroot Lone-spear. Credit: Rockfish

The biggest call outs I would make are that it took me a bit to figure out the right fitting of the rifle, and I missed that I needed to put the harness over the saddle piece. The painting side of things went decently; there are some parts that are a bit awkward to reach when you’re painting a fully assembled kit but nothing too terrible. Like the flesh shaper, the garb of the rider being a departure from the Kroot norm is a nice choice as a change of pace from the nearly nudist carnivores, and the mount has some fun textures to explore.

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