We first saw these guys, like the Tzaangor, in the Silver Tower boxed game. At the time more cannon fodder for the heroes to slaughter as they made their way through the game, Games Workshop have now released a box of 20 plastic multi-part (not to be confused with multi-pose) minis.
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The first thing you notice about these miniatures is their composition - like the Tzaangor this kit is multi-part, not multi-pose like the current Warhammer 40K range for example. This seems to be the trend in Warhammer and Age of $igmar, where that tradition of almost identical ranked forces just won't go away!
In terms of detail, these are very well sculpted, with deep detail across all the pieces, from the chest and back muscles to the legs, fingers and toes!
These would have to be the best examples of Games Workshop anatomy to date.
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They haven't flooded the market like they did with weeks and weeks of gold-painted Stormcast Eternals boring us to tears, nor did they completely balls it up as they did with the Sisters of Battle fiasco.
This has been a smart, not over-hyped release and one that has consistently delivered - and delivered with pretty good value. This set is $84 AUD, so $42 for 10 guys. That's very good value for Games Workshop.
We were interested to see no female Acolytes here, maybe when Slaanesh gets a run in the next little while (fingers crossed) we will see the tables turned and more female combatants.
For us, this is a must buy. Go crazy with some out there colour schemes, it is Tzeentch after all!
Pros: beautiful sculpts, great value for money.
Cons: Not truly multi-pose, only male combatants.