Got my hands on the following new plastic starter sets from Knight models (all thanks to Leodis Games).
The first thing that strikes you is how small the packaging is now, at a guess we are talking about 30% small footprint than the older blisters which across a range is significant reduction.
First thing we notice in the box is how small the cards have got now. They are now the same size as ‘standard’ cards we see in the majority of games.
This is a double edged sword for people, as the cards take up much less space on the gaming board which is huge BUT as players need a way of tracking their dice/markers during the making the plan and during the turn itself does mean you could have some mistakes occurring as things move about inevitably during a game. Expect lots of 3rd party options to deal with it (nods towards Red Beam).
The number of pieces are low in general, with the prisoner set all being 1 piece.
Looking at the models I think the scale is still the same so no creep like other game systems recently 😉
So the detail is amazing, something that KM are always good at but these are just wow!!
These are going to be a joy to paint.
There is a concern with the resin/plastic though some of thin pieces have feel that they could be a little brittle.
My sword did suffer in transit which is sad face but easily fixe.
Wow KM have knocked these out of the park!! If this is the future of the quality and price. Truly amazing stuff, and maybe a sign of things for Harry Potter!
If you fancy so of the shiny at a great price make sure you check out Leodis and his Haribo…..sorry and his models 😉