Well here it is the big boy himself, the Ironclad, been a long time coming.
But he has been great fun to paint though.
Well this year we are doing great thank you to everyone that has donated so far (over half way to the total). Excitingly I have some great giveaways coming up. Thanks to a lovely young man who posted what feels like his entire hobby collection to me to raise money for WAAC :O
Like what I am now raffling off is only about a third of what I am still sat ready to bounce on everyone 🙂
So here it is a lovely Space Marine army, that is an absolute hodge-podge of new minis and some really classics in there!
The joys of a mechanized force 🙂
Old skool terminators in arms with their daddies!!
On top of that we also have a rag-tag bunch of extras that can easily be made into perhaps a couple more squads (Vanguards are an option).
But what do you actually get in all this then? Well thanks to Battlescribe I have some loose costings!
What this roughly equates to is 3500 points of space marines, and you could literally win it all for just 1 donation!! I will also be supplying some KR cases once I figure out the best way of packing it! I am also on the luck out for Primaris marines as well as I know that they are the newest shiny!
Managed to paint a little bit more Death Guard 🙂 This time the crazy Tallyman, I admit I haven’t had chance to run him yet. Mainly because I have struggled to fit him in and I know that remembering his Command Point thing would be forgotten 😦 really must start writing notes down around a battlefield!
Its been a while but wooohoooo new shiny models 🙂
This time we get to have a look at the new Brood starter box for Dark Age. With all the genetic freaks (the need to do a Scott Steiner model) that you could wish for.
As always with these newer boxes we get a 500pt force out of the box and I think a pretty decent starting point for any Brood player. Hell you could get by with just this box if you wanted…..but that isn’t going to happen in this hobby 😉
So without any fanfare time to have a look.
So the box art is nice and something I have come to expect from these boxes, likewise the painted models look sexy. Dam those talented gits!!!
So cracking open the box everything is well package and this box is stuffed to the gills with shiny. You get 8 models in this box which is one of the healthier model counts for Dark Age starter, unusually for these boxes however you don’t get what we could consider a ‘leader’ model but you do get plenty of grunt in the box.
Also from other boxes I have looked at this is the first all non-metal box I have got to play with! It also the only box with the newer flat bases rather than the deep ones. Now onto the shiny models..
Perhaps the biggest changing models from the original models. Although to be honest we are seeing a lot more organic feel to the Brood anyway. With one of the ratchets weapons actually part of its arm.
The models themselves are really nice, low part count which is always nice. The plastic of these models does need superglue (not plastic glue) to put together.
Really dynamic feel to the model, which I think sort of has a nod towards to zombies with the stance like the they are not completely sentient which is really cool for the faction.
The huge shift in design of the faction continues with the Sawblades. These guys are massive and the shield is amazing! Again low part count means they are really a joy to stick together!
More Organic conversion on the grists as their gun becomes part of them. A few more pieces for these guys, although I am unsure why the legs needed to be separate!
Really talented painters are going to have a field day with these models, the potential the sculpts give. Look at all the sinews on the arms etc really very nicely done!!
The black sheep of the box, the models themselves are very cool and have an Avatar feel about them. But they are gap city when built compared to the rest of the box, you will need to spend some more time dealing with gaps with this guys.
The number of parts is not horrendous levels but compared to the rest of the box a certain step up.
The continuing goodness of these starter boxes is incredible. For those starting out you cannot go wrong, yes those long toothed gamers may already have most of the parts of these boxes.
These new box sets are great value for what you get in them, a fully functioning army that gives you access to a fair amount of the rules in the game. Finally, the family photo with everyone together..
So for the cost of most starter sets you get yourself a full working list. Yes it may not be super super competitive but with this game you are still going to win some games. As it is mission led and you only need a couple of lucky rolls and things even the biggest things are going down!!
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 🙂