As is only right I started with shiny things in the Knights review. But now for some serious bits.
Today I am going to be looking at the rules box that GW have made up for AT. Boy is it a sexy medium sized box as well.
Art work is really nice as you would expect and once we crack it open we have a mountain of stuff to get through.
First the rulebook (will review the rules separately in the near future), this is FW level quality. Yes there has been a few posts online about the binding giving way at the seams but so far mine is holding up.
The full colour book and the layout really does make it feel like one of the FW HH books the art is so so pretty.
But after playing around with the AoS rulebook I think the overall quality has been upped at GW for all rulebooks anyway. So in general this is on par with FW and most newer GW rulebooks.
The only downer I have is I would have loved more info about the titans themselves. Next up we have a couple of plastic spures, the first being pretty important as it contains the arcs for the different titan sizes.
As well as the strategy pieces you can purchase at the start of the game and also a really nice touch is the cogs to use as markers on the titan cards for in-game damage etc.
So the strat pieces are very cute little bonuses to bring to the game as well, ‘bunkers’, be it void shield generator or missile silos. As well as an objective in the titan head and also the big T to show who has priority. A lot of games would have had these as card markers but GW has to show off 😉
Next we have the template set, a nice blue….what else can I say?!
Next we have a couple of cheat/rule look sheets and the standard free ruler. Why I don’t know as some of the ranges you are going to have to do some conga lining with it. But I have to say out of all the ones I have seen out of GW recently this one is pretty sturdy and has some backbone to it, I seem to remember the 40K one was little floppy
Now onto the dice, and you get all the various crazy ones you need. But I want more I love the pattern of them I just want bucket loads of them!
They also have the advantage of rolling really well, so many 1s makes me happy! They fit in perfectly with the rest of my collection 😉
So the titan stat/knight cards, honestly I shouldnt call them that since they are A4 size and really thick card. Again you may notice I am loving this box and like so much of it the quality is pretty damn good. The fact they have given holes for those cog markers so no slight breeze moving markers around is a round of applause to the designers.
My only concern is you only get 2 of each card type, so depending on your list build it may not be enough and also it is only card after all. I wonder what the lifespan on these with heavy use will be.
The final piece of the puzzle is oodles of cards, little ones are the many weapon options you can can take for the different titans and also Objective cards and Stratagems.
So that is your lot, as I said a fair amount packed into the box and speaking of packing with a nod towards the board gaming community everything fits nicely back into the box as they have indentations for everything. Although I may not keep the box long-term as you can fit stuff into a smaller space really the fact it is an option is amazing.
So all this box can be yours for less than £30!! out friends over at Triple Helix Wargames,
There are not many gaming systems that get you a nice rulebook and dice and all the other gaming stuff you need to play (minus models) for sub £30 these days.
Yes you have to buy big stompy robots (OH NO!!!) but you can easily proxy and get a feel of the game for very little outlay
And looking at the rules themselves (more on that later) it looks like a really enjoyable game and honestly I am happy I am slow-growing this, as people who know me will say, I can’t slow grow (things escalate fast) but due to size/cost of the titans I can happy pick one up once a month take my time with some stunning kits and actually enjoy the growth rather than miracle growing (other fertilizers are available) my collection and hopefully you guys enjoy watching this grow as much as I think I will 😀