That Maelific Maelstrom is going to be HUGE.
I mean it fits every situation for helping out one of our biggest issues... shooting effectively against shooting armies.
Lots of enemy tanks? Maelstrom the Decimator Butchers, or Forgefiends.
Lots of New T5 Orks? Maelstrom the Rubrics.
This could be cool even with the Flamer Rubrics... auto hitting S5 flamers + Vets of the Long War at AP-2. Tasty.
It's for the full battle round basically so...having those Flamer Rubrics as a defense line for would be assaulting armies could be even better.
Heck I'd even consider the buff on a Baledrake depending on the situation (you could put a nice auto hitting dent in a vehicle, or other flyer.)
On the model. Just my take, but his right arm is a little awkward to me. The pose is great overall, I just think I prefer the flowy illusion of movement rather than a "Ta-da!" kind of pose.
I understand why they went so big on the base and the accessorizing of the pose with the warp stuff and imps... Basically the Exalted Sorc box is amazing. I've bought 3 of them over the years and keep adding to stuff like even my Chaos Knights were accessorized with some of those great pieces.
That said the problem starts to become differentiating this guy from exhalted sorcs so I think they did a good job of doing that. Now what would have been extra cool... is if they did the same thing as the Chaos Dark Apostle, and actually gave this model two 'Imp' Models that allowed a +1 to pass a pact attempt.
My only concern about this model (and so many of the new ones) is visiting Snap City as I call it. I do use my stuff in a lot of venues, and I am always finding these new sculpts to be very unforgiving in the ol' transport case. (I can't imagine taking new Belkaor anywhere.)
How pumped are you about the new powers though? 2 new disciplines? Wow. That is the juicy centre I'm waiting on.