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Courageous Space Marine Captain





SoCal

 ImAGeek wrote:
 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
 ImAGeek wrote:
 BrookM wrote:
I wonder what's taking the free sprues so long.


I got an email a couple of days ago saying mine had been dispatched.


What sprue did you choose?


Oh, good point, I’d forgotten there was a choice. I chose the Space Grognard sprue.


Dammit. That's what I ordered, and I've heard nothing. Bupkis.

   
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Morbid Black Knight





United States

 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
 ImAGeek wrote:
 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
 ImAGeek wrote:
 BrookM wrote:
I wonder what's taking the free sprues so long.


I got an email a couple of days ago saying mine had been dispatched.


What sprue did you choose?


Oh, good point, I’d forgotten there was a choice. I chose the Space Grognard sprue.


Dammit. That's what I ordered, and I've heard nothing. Bupkis.


supposedly the people who run the survey have the sprues, so things should be shipping soonish.

I play: AOS Death, AOS Cities of Sigmar, 40K imperial soup.

I make bases, movement trays, texture material, and other items.

myself and a business partner also rent out our 3D printers. if you need print time, message me. 
   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot




UK



I received my sprues this morning (UK). Images are below. Shame, but for me at least, my sprues only included the Adrian helmets with gas masks. No Napoleonic Old Guard heads for me.











The castings are nice and crisp. The sprues I have include a chainsword and pistol options, a scabbarded sword, three backpacks, three special weapons (grenade launcher, flamer, melta type?) and a heavy weapon (heavy bolter/ plasma type?).

There are three rifles with hands moulded on but as you can see from the sprues there are plenty of left arms with hands attached as well as the three specific ones with no hands to go with the rifles.

At the very least I will end up with plenty of hands to glue onto the GW Renegade Guardsmen to create the Sons Of Sek!

I may have to order at least one full box from Atlantic if only to obtain some Old Guard heads.

Enjoy!

   
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Multispectral Hsien





Gosport, UK

Mine arrived this morning too.
   
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Courageous Space Marine Captain





SoCal

Looks like I'll need to order the cool heads, too.

   
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Powerful Phoenix Lord






They look okay, but once again the weapons are looking pretty dire to me, a shame as that kills my enthusiasm for the kit.

 
   
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Stubborn Dark Angels Veteran Sergeant





Teesside

I got the halflings and they're pretty decent, but only come with 2 bows on the sprue of five, which means I can't quite add a character halfling to turn them into a unit of six Scouts for Dragon Rampant. I guess I might be able to manage it with giving some of the others swords... the polearms are a bit OTT for Scouts. Nice-looking minis though.

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Morbid Black Knight





United States

 Elbows wrote:
They look okay, but once again the weapons are looking pretty dire to me, a shame as that kills my enthusiasm for the kit.


Any reason why?

Also, Persians are up for preorder

https://wargamesatlantic.com/products/persian-infantry?variant=31217950916706

I play: AOS Death, AOS Cities of Sigmar, 40K imperial soup.

I make bases, movement trays, texture material, and other items.

myself and a business partner also rent out our 3D printers. if you need print time, message me. 
   
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Powerful Phoenix Lord






 lord marcus wrote:
 Elbows wrote:
They look okay, but once again the weapons are looking pretty dire to me, a shame as that kills my enthusiasm for the kit.


Any reason why?

Also, Persians are up for preorder

https://wargamesatlantic.com/products/persian-infantry?variant=31217950916706


Why? Because if something looks daft to me, I'm not likely to pay money to obtain it.

 
   
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 Elbows wrote:
 lord marcus wrote:
 Elbows wrote:
They look okay, but once again the weapons are looking pretty dire to me, a shame as that kills my enthusiasm for the kit.


Any reason why?

Also, Persians are up for preorder

https://wargamesatlantic.com/products/persian-infantry?variant=31217950916706


Why? Because if something looks daft to me, I'm not likely to pay money to obtain it.

Fair sure he means: Why do the weapons look dire to you?

   
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Morbid Black Knight





United States

 Taarnak wrote:
 Elbows wrote:
 lord marcus wrote:
 Elbows wrote:
They look okay, but once again the weapons are looking pretty dire to me, a shame as that kills my enthusiasm for the kit.


Any reason why?

Also, Persians are up for preorder

https://wargamesatlantic.com/products/persian-infantry?variant=31217950916706


Why? Because if something looks daft to me, I'm not likely to pay money to obtain it.

Fair sure he means: Why do the weapons look dire to you?


Correct. Why do they look daft to you.

I play: AOS Death, AOS Cities of Sigmar, 40K imperial soup.

I make bases, movement trays, texture material, and other items.

myself and a business partner also rent out our 3D printers. if you need print time, message me. 
   
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Morbid Black Knight





United States

Persians are confirmed at 40 to a box

I play: AOS Death, AOS Cities of Sigmar, 40K imperial soup.

I make bases, movement trays, texture material, and other items.

myself and a business partner also rent out our 3D printers. if you need print time, message me. 
   
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Powerful Phoenix Lord






They look like lazy 1950's movie props. Unattractive, with spindly parts (such as the flamer tank) which are likely to break, overly large bayonets (which look awful), etc. They're not very identifiable for what they're likely meant to represent and are generally unattractive.

 
   
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Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

The torso/leg bits look like they'd be pretty useful for conversions.

   
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United States

 Elbows wrote:
They look like lazy 1950's movie props. Unattractive, with spindly parts (such as the flamer tank) which are likely to break, overly large bayonets (which look awful), etc. They're not very identifiable for what they're likely meant to represent and are generally unattractive.


It's a weapon of war. It's supposed to be brutal an unattractive

I play: AOS Death, AOS Cities of Sigmar, 40K imperial soup.

I make bases, movement trays, texture material, and other items.

myself and a business partner also rent out our 3D printers. if you need print time, message me. 
   
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The flamethrower really never will survive being clipped off the sprue tho.

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United States

 lord_blackfang wrote:
The flamethrower really never will survive being clipped off the sprue tho.


Depends on how rough you are. I've gotten finnicky bitz like that off with the tip of my sprue clippers before.

I play: AOS Death, AOS Cities of Sigmar, 40K imperial soup.

I make bases, movement trays, texture material, and other items.

myself and a business partner also rent out our 3D printers. if you need print time, message me. 
   
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Baltimore, MD USA

My free halfling sprue arrived today. They do look nice.
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 lord marcus wrote:
 Elbows wrote:
They look like lazy 1950's movie props. Unattractive, with spindly parts (such as the flamer tank) which are likely to break, overly large bayonets (which look awful), etc. They're not very identifiable for what they're likely meant to represent and are generally unattractive.


It's a weapon of war. It's supposed to be brutal an unattractive


Well I guess it's a good thing it's not real and I'm not being issued one...but rather a company is trying to sell me a product for a hobby. A product I will not purchase if I don't like the way it looks. Also, tools can be attractive (see: AK pattern rifles), but these are not.

 
   
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Murray, Kentucky

 Elbows wrote:
They look like lazy 1950's movie props. Unattractive, with spindly parts (such as the flamer tank) which are likely to break, overly large bayonets (which look awful), etc. They're not very identifiable for what they're likely meant to represent and are generally unattractive.

Gotta agree with this, the grognards body and heads look great. I'm actually not too fussed by the rifles either, I think they're alright and fit the theme the regiment is modeled after.

The problem is the godawful pistol and special weapons. They just feel lazy and blocky. They don't look like military weapons or even that visually interesting but impractical like an admech weapon. They're just... Meh? I guess that's the best way I can describe it. I know I'd be replacing those with other choices asap.

Because we know these are representing IG for the most part. You want to sell guard minis, you really need to have halfway decent special weapons, because Lord knows GW ain't gonna sell you any for the most part. If you're stuck immediately replacing these special weapons with 3rd party ones you've now hurt the value of the kit, which is the whole point of it in the first place.

That said I like the general idea of the models, I feel the grognards will look good painted and with some special weapons and pistols that don't look like a 1950's plastic army man weapon left in the hot car too long.

Also I gotta say, after looking at the store page I have to give them props for how flexible they made that kit just by throwing in some head options. I could see players fielding these as Vostroyan, Krieg, Valhallan, or Tallarn units with 0 issues provided they've got the right paintjob and basing. Really shows what GW could do if theyd ever drag the IG infantry kits into the current decade. Greatcoats look good for guard models, news at 11

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United States

 MrMoustaffa wrote:
 Elbows wrote:
They look like lazy 1950's movie props. Unattractive, with spindly parts (such as the flamer tank) which are likely to break, overly large bayonets (which look awful), etc. They're not very identifiable for what they're likely meant to represent and are generally unattractive.

Gotta agree with this, the grognards body and heads look great. I'm actually not too fussed by the rifles either, I think they're alright and fit the theme the regiment is modeled after.

The problem is the godawful pistol and special weapons. They just feel lazy and blocky. They don't look like military weapons or even that visually interesting but impractical like an admech weapon. They're just... Meh? I guess that's the best way I can describe it. I know I'd be replacing those with other choices asap.

Because we know these are representing IG for the most part. You want to sell guard minis, you really need to have halfway decent special weapons, because Lord knows GW ain't gonna sell you any for the most part. If you're stuck immediately replacing these special weapons with 3rd party ones you've now hurt the value of the kit, which is the whole point of it in the first place.

That said I like the general idea of the models, I feel the grognards will look good painted and with some special weapons and pistols that don't look like a 1950's plastic army man weapon left in the hot car too long.

Also I gotta say, after looking at the store page I have to give them props for how flexible they made that kit just by throwing in some head options. I could see players fielding these as Vostroyan, Krieg, Valhallan, or Tallarn units with 0 issues provided they've got the right paintjob and basing. Really shows what GW could do if theyd ever drag the IG infantry kits into the current decade. Greatcoats look good for guard models, news at 11


Honestly the selling point for this kit is A) number of bodies per box, and B) 198 heads per box for $35

I play: AOS Death, AOS Cities of Sigmar, 40K imperial soup.

I make bases, movement trays, texture material, and other items.

myself and a business partner also rent out our 3D printers. if you need print time, message me. 
   
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 Smokestack wrote:
My free halfling sprue arrived today. They do look nice.


Oh good, I think I picked the same for my free sprue, hopefully it’ll be here soon. The quality of the free sprue will determine weather or not I buy more to do a full warband for Warlords of Erehwon.
   
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United States



Sprue for the upcoming afghans

I play: AOS Death, AOS Cities of Sigmar, 40K imperial soup.

I make bases, movement trays, texture material, and other items.

myself and a business partner also rent out our 3D printers. if you need print time, message me. 
   
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Now that's a cool and useful kit.

 
   
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Morbid Black Knight





United States

 Elbows wrote:
Now that's a cool and useful kit.


I think the heads as useful for desert IG

I play: AOS Death, AOS Cities of Sigmar, 40K imperial soup.

I make bases, movement trays, texture material, and other items.

myself and a business partner also rent out our 3D printers. if you need print time, message me. 
   
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Aspirant Tech-Adept




Australia

Dear lord...

Please be IG sized.
   
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United States

This is what one box of skeleton warriors, less 1 skeleton, plus one spare horse, will net you. The shields are a mix of what comes in the box and extras I had from historicals.

Spoiler:






Images put in spoilers due to size

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I play: AOS Death, AOS Cities of Sigmar, 40K imperial soup.

I make bases, movement trays, texture material, and other items.

myself and a business partner also rent out our 3D printers. if you need print time, message me. 
   
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Central Cimmeria

 Fenriswulf wrote:
Dear lord...

Please be IG sized.

They are not. They are historicals sized unfortunately.
   
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United States

 Gallahad wrote:
 Fenriswulf wrote:
Dear lord...

Please be IG sized.

They are not. They are historicals sized unfortunately.


Everything looks fine 3 feet away at table height.

For example, I use similarly sized warlord games figures in my cities of Sigmar army for age of Sigmar. Several of my regular opponents say the prefer me using them because it drives home the point of "your standard human soldier going up against Eldritch beings and none constructs."

I play: AOS Death, AOS Cities of Sigmar, 40K imperial soup.

I make bases, movement trays, texture material, and other items.

myself and a business partner also rent out our 3D printers. if you need print time, message me. 
   
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Courageous Space Marine Captain





SoCal

Edit: nevermind.

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