As promised this is the start of my slow grow / baby steps / not going to go crazy move onto AT.
So it would be mad to start with Warlord although I really really wanted to do..
Instead we have some baby knight’s to start with.
As we have come to expect from GW the delivery of such things is spot on. The box is really nice and has a slightly different feel than AoS and 40k boxes. Maybe we will see this in the future as I like it.. The artwork is spot on and the knights are looking shiny.
Digging into the box the first thing we find is the bases (shocking I know) and a new transfer sheet that covers a couple of the different houses. They are all tiny transfers so you are going to need to be careful. One thing I particularly like is the checkerboard sections to add to the knight shoulder pads. A great idea for those too clumsy (hello) or too lazy (hello again) to do such things into a knight of any scale.
Next we have the instruction book which is full of CAD pictures to help you build which has become the norm for GW so no surprises here.
Finally have the spure and it is just one frame. But they do manage to pack everything onto there. So much so you will only have 1 piece spare at the end which is a torso gun option of your choice. Or in my case no options, pro-tip be incredibly careful with the meltagun it is one of those pieces that can break in half and fly away…
This is a 10mm Knight and they have managed to get the 28mm sized detailing onto the model…
I mean look at that leg! It is just insane levels of detail!
Or the fact the shield has the electrical wiring thingys on the back of it or the railings on the back
Seriously is this a tiny knight or something akin to snap-fit for 40k..
So the build on these was surprisingly easy, yes the torso gun is very very fiddly but overall the kit was a joy to put together.
Perhaps most surprising was the poseability of these models, yes they are simple but the small tweaks you can make on what is mainly ball joints allow for some deceptive uniqueness to them, so even across several knights you can give each a slightly different feel/character.
Perhaps one of the hardest part of these kits is the basing, as they are so small if you are wanting to do something different, you are going to have to think about the scale of things.
Hoping I capture the idea of trenches and entrances to underground bunkers and of course the odd bit of silo destruction.
I may need to find more broken electrical things 🙂
These are a stunning kit and well worth the price for £15 from out friends over at Triple Helix Wargames, you cant say no to 3 amazing pieces of design.
Yes much has been said about the price of game, but when taken in isolation you are getting a more detailed kit but with less options for similar price kits. I am looking at something like terminators for this example. yes the options are less but the detail is :O all the while being of similar size and to be honest I like not having extra arms/legs/heads I will never use.
I will be probably getting another set of these but my magnetise on the assumption we will get arm kits from FW!
P.S. yes I am excited for a bit of stompy action!!