From their announcement:
“Can you feel the ground shaking under your feet? The Emissarius is being summoned to join the battle!
Ex illis upcoming and highly anticipated release is right around the corner!
The Emissarius is a huge monster armed with a scythe as big and impressive as the beast. It can kill amazing amounts of foes in range, though its hits are quite inaccurate. Its arsenal does not stop there since the creature can also throw big stones picked on the ground, as movable artillery. And its cries are so terrifying that their effect is instantaneous on the whole battlefield.
Look for it at your local gaming store! We are setting him loose October 29th! Beware.”
I’m wondering in some ways why Bastion have chosen to release this particular model for the game, rather than some smaller units which may be more useful / playable for your army – I think ultimately it’s down to the OMG! factor…
If you put this model anywhere near a gaming table then it is bound to draw attention, and that is what the guys at Bastion want for Ex Illis at the moment.
I’m hoping to be able to get hold of one of these beasties in the not-too-distant future, so look out for a video review…