Hey everybody! Adam, from TFG Radio, here for another frolicking week of 40K fun time.
I play a lot of wargames, if you don’t know that already. I have played, still play, or want to play, a lot of Games Workshop’s games. I even still try to play some of their old out of production games or earlier editions *cough* 2nd Edition Epic Space Marine*cough* . I also play a lot of historical games. I have armies for De Bellis Antiquiatis, Hail Cesar, Bolt Action, Cruel Seas, Song of Ice and Fire, Black Powder and a Napoleonic Prussian army for all the hundreds of Napoleonic rulesets. I am in the process of building a Soviet Flames of War army along with a 1918 German force for Blood & Valor. This is in addition to the Sister of Battle army I am currently building for Adepticon. Putting together Games Workshop models does really spoil you when you work on other company’s models. This week I’ll look at a few model lines and the issues that I had, and probably still have, with them.
I know this actually covers a lot of companies but in general most historical models are still done in metal. I know that companies like Warlord, Battlefront and Vitirix have plastic kits, and they are very good, but there are still plenty of companies out there that still produce models in metal. Even the plastic sprues just feel “different”. I know that is due to Games Workshop’s proprietary formula for the plastic, but some company’s sprues leave a lot of wasted space on their sprues and it can be jarring. Even if I don’t use all the gubbins that Games Workshop provides, it feels out of place when you see a sprue without any extras.
Since playing 8th edition it’s hard for me to look at the rules for this game. If you want a game with more crunch in your rules you may want to give this one a look. Their models also look really nice. I’ve always had a love affair with robots and this game could easily scratch that itch. There are a couple issues that I have with the game, besides the rules. First off, the models are all metal. There are no plastic models in the range. I have previously written about my distaste for metal models since working on them in my younger days and his does not help. Add in the fact that many of the models have very small contact points, and that they are closer to a true 25mm scale, and you get a strong “nope” from me.
Where to begin? I have tried to play this game 4 different time over the course of its 3 editions. Their models are ok at best in terms of building them. I actually rage quite one time because of how bad their Skorne models were when I was trying to build them. They were metal models and had very large gaps after putting them together. The switch to resin was a bit better but they are still mono-pose, boring and mediocre designs. They do have a good-looking model once in a while but nothing really to get excited about. Their recent announcement of their new “Warmachine in space” game just reinforced the blandness of their models as their new jacks look like rejected Infinity models.
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