Sunday, January 9, 2011

Unboxing: Protectorate of Menoth Battlebox

I'm going to start doing a series of "un-boxings", from various ranges of miniatures.
First unboxing: Unboxing a "battlebox" set for the Warmachines faction "The Protectorate of Menoth."

The box comes packed with one "Warcaster" (for those who play 40k, think of him as the HQ, but a really powerful HQ, and one that your army relies on to function well), one "Heavy Warjack" (big, tough combat unit) and two "Light Warjacks" (weaker, still designed to kill stuff), all in little plastic bags, as opposed to a sprue. Along with that, comes a fold out poster, with the basic rules of the game, and stats for basic units:

along with that comes a set of cards with the stats and special rules for each unit in the box, seen here:

Now, because I have no foresight, I torn into the models and built them all without taking pictures of the kits pre-assembly. However, I do have some words to say about the models. Most of the pieces fit together very nicely, and they are made of decent quality plastic, with few mold lines or imperfections on them, which is always a plus. I don't know if this is exclusive to just the battleboxes, but the kits are lacking in modelling potential. No extra bits or pieces are provided, and the models fit together in very specific ways, so kit-bashing is a no, unless you also want to do additional sculpting. The quality of the miniatures are also a step down form GW, Perry, or AoW standards, though this is to be expected from a cheap ($50) starter box. Some pictures of the built models:

Overall, the low quality sculpting is more than made up for by th value the box presents. Full rules, for both the main game and the models, plus a small starting force, and the cards for each model, all wrapped up in a $50 package.

The next update for Road to Korbslieb is going to be up tomorrow around,as is some Dark Eldar stuff, and maybe some of my Chaos Dwarf stuff.

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