|What could it be???!!!|
*Much happy dancing ensued.*
|insert epic music here|
- The hardcover rule book (no bullshit halfsize books in this set! *cough cough* GW *cough cough*
- Sprues to make:
- 20 American Soldiers
- 20 German soldier
- a ruined farm house kit
- 8 action dice (4 American, 4 German)
- and a variety of inserts (bits/sprue guide for the US, same for the Germans, suggestions on building your forces and a "welcome to the game" pamphlet)
In review of the models, I will say this: Warlord games makes some nice plastics.
- there is little flashing on the bits
- the mould lines are in easy to access areas and do not obscure details (this is really nice compared to many other companies plastics). In fact, many of the mould-lines run into and along natural lines in the model like, for example, the wedding on a helmet, or the the creases/folds on trousers.This was VERY nice to deal with
- Lots of spares and options
- A high degree of detail
- The plastic used is rather hard and can snap in bad place (amidst the middle of a rifle, for example)
- As the models are a hybrid of true scale and heroic scale (weapons and gear are true, heads are heroic), some pieces are pretty small and kind of fiddly.
- There are not enough M1 Garands to equip all of your Americans with them. This makes me sad as I didn't want to equip any but snipers or select others with the Springfields... But that's a niggling personal issue. Such is life!
As for the Kit, a 9 out of 10 (it looses a point for only including 4 orders dice per side instead of 5.... as that allows people to add a unit to their sets for each side... like a tank *cough cough*, and not have to bodge up an additional dice.
A TRUE WINNER! Good job Warlord!
Until next time,
GET OFF THE BEACHES (and play some games!)