I know I know I promised not to do the Warlord till the end of this slow grow…..Oops!!
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. The artwork is spot on and the gives a nice impression of the size of the thing and looks shiny.
While the back gives you a nice look at the model, as well as a load-out of the transfer sheet which I think is really useful!!
Speaking of said transfer sheet it gives you enough to cover 5 titan legions which should keep plenty of people happy. Some of these are pretty detailed transfers and just continue the oozing of quality this kit gives you..
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 sprues and we have the different frames, one suggests that we could easily see a weapon/head sprue in the future!
Sad panda face, that we don’t get any more load-outs for the weapon systems than the same arm Volcano cannons and the missile carapace.
But the detail oh my the detail!!!
This has to be one of the best GW kits around at the moment (and I have dabbled in many). Now obviously this is down to those lovely CAD designers but the closeness to the 28mm FW big daddy is frankly terrifying. The Knight kit was a massive wow, this bad boy just grabs you by the jaw and insists you drop it!!
Yes, the kit is pretty in-depth especially the legs (with the orientation catching many out) particularly the number of parts. But take your time and follow the instructions (I mean who does that right?) and you wont go wrong.
Most other sections are pretty easy to get to grips with (unless you forget to add a part… I would never do that).
Look at the wiring on the torso section and parts round the shoulder no-one will ever see!!!
One of the least detailed sections is still a lovely piece to look at…yes I spent hours drooling over the kit.
Tiny rivets…..so many rivets!
Now I have an apology to make.
Usually I take pictures for these reviews and show off the finished model in all its grey glory, I do this as it helps show any issues to be wary of… I may have got excited and forgotten to do such things.
The legs will need some TLC to get right but on the whole the kit is very very snug on the build. Anyway enjoy my Tiger Eyes Warlord ready for his transfers to be added.
I went for more of creeper flame look and think it works.
Magnetizing this kit is super super easy! just use the helpful recesses GW have made in the kit and it is possible easier to do then the Imperial Knight kit.
This is a stunning kit and the best released so far this year and potentially the best in a while!! Well worth the price for less than £50 from out friends over at Triple Helix Wargames.
Much is still made about the price of the GM box and yes I am going about it differently with the slow grow. But so far I could have shared the GM box with a friend (spent more) and still needed to purchase the ruleset box.
As I have said as far as this slow grow goes, I wasn’t interested too much in the terrain sets just the models themselves and after the purchases I have made through THW I am at £90 over a couple of months.
So I am half way cost wise to the GM box But I have the rules, a warlord and a Knight unit. Pretty good going without the Boss Lady killing me for going all in with the GM box.
Am I slightly behind the release schedule? Yes I am, but everything is painted and I am in a position to give the game a good trail with what I have.
The question is pick up a Reaver or wait for the Warhounds?!