Alright, so everyone has seen the Thunderwolf Cavalry models.
Oh, you haven't here they are via Ogre Stronghold.
Commentary after HUGE pictures.
So, if this is all they were going to do, why were these not released either day 1 or very soon afterwards? GW not making these specific models has created several small miniatures companies, who have then gone to make more things. Many many players have found non GW alternatives to use for TWC, people who would have bought these models if they had been available.
Hell, I don't particularly care for them, but I would have used them for my 9 Thunder Cavalry. Also, according to BoLS the TWC will be $54 for the three. I've spent much less than that on mine, using 2nd hand, or swapped models.
Though I am very glad that these look nothing like Canis. They did a good job, I just think quite a few of 3rd party ones have looked just as good. Or even captured the armored/ mechanical feel a lot better.
However, these are plastic. Which is a huge plus in my book.
Then we get to what I am most excited about, and going to actually purchase. The Fenrisian Wolves!