I really like the Death Leaper model. It looks like it has a mission and the means to carry it out. The next step is Games Workshop writing rules to make this model more terrifying. I use this model frequently because it looks cool on the table top. It dies in 99% of my games and hardly does any damage. I find it never hits hard enough and dies super easy. That’s okay. It’s still a cool looking model.
I had fun with this Photoshop. Since Death Leaper is secretive I wanted to go with a captured on infrared look. That’s a mug shot I wouldn’t want captured on my security cameras. I really hope Games Workshop does this model justice with the next codex. Just about every game I play my opponent is concerned about Death Leaper wreaking havoc. That could be further from the truth. Lictors need to be terrifying again. Guardsmen pissing their pants terrifying.
I had a comical moment with a game against Nik and his Cult Mechanicus a while back. The Death Leaper charged some Kataphron Breachers and actually killed two in combat. That was a pleasant surprise because my Leaper is usually not that efficient. Picture the wack-a-mole game. Death Leaper pops up from the hole and the surviving Breacher pops the Leaper on the head with its mallet. I had me one insta-killed Death Leaper.
I’m working on the next Badab War battle report. I hope to have it published in the next couple of days. Thanks for reading.