I have my hands on the new Skarrd starter and boy is it a lovely piece of kit! Like all the newer boxes it comes ready to go 500pt army/crew/gang/gaggle. It is certainly feels like great value with it coming in with 8 models with plenty of options because of it.
The box is as we are seeing very nice with full colour picture of the models (and generally great artwork)
Everything is well package but something that really stands out is it looks like we have 3 different materials for the models! With 2 types of resin (look at the colour difference between Warhead and the others) while the tribal father is all metal.
So what do we get in this set then, first up the Tribal Father
I love him! He is so different from his original model (which I still like as it matches the Brom artwork) and more importantly easy to put together.
Yes he is relatively static but he it suits him as the leader who can do so much evilness with his weapons he uses his mind more.
Plus he has a creepy vibe of come here let me help you with that pain *cue evil laughter*.
Next we have the big guy in the warhead, now this is the only older sculpt in the box but then he is already pretty impressive who towers over the rest of the box.
So glad his body is resin, if in metal he will be a lethal weapon..
Nice and easy to stick together and even with the different materials the hands line up well.
Yes he has one of the older sculpts so can appear a little flat, however he is dynamic enough that it is not as noticeable compared to say the old tribal father!
Time for some buzzblades, and boy are these lovely models they are certainly striking and for the cheap choice in the faction they are actually very imposing!
Easy enough to build with no issues as it is just arms to attach.
And because I actually own some of the older types of models, here is a scale shot to show you the difference.
As a side note due to the big difference in the models and how much I like the quirkiness of the older models. I think I am going to do some tweaking to the models to make them into Warblades to use alongside my baby buzzblades 😉
Finally we have the Harpies, the black sheep of the box!
These are as you can see troublesome to put together, not horrendous (I am looking at you spiderlings) but compared to the rest of the box, a step up on the hobby side of things.
The joints are small and like anything like this I cannot recommend super glue accelerant enough.
The finished product however is amazing and worth the effort but I must say be cautious with these
These new box sets are great value for what you get in them, a fully functioning army that can go toe to toe with many lists in the game (not the super competitive ones but meh). It also gives you access some nice variation within it and this has to be one of my favourites of the starter sets so far! Because who doesn’t love a good cannibal?
Finally, the family photo with everyone together..
Now for those in the UK I cannot recommend my tame supplier enough Leodis Games, he does great work with the malifaux community and is working hard to do the same for Dark Age as well. Go give them a try you wont be disappointed 🙂