Monday, June 17, 2013

Dystopian Legions: Kingdom of Britannia Sergeant and Officer

I finally got my hands on the new releases for Dystopian legions today. Of the two boxes I bought, I thought I'd give a review of the Sergeant and Officer set first. This is a box with two 2 part minis. The Sergeant lunging with his rifle, and the Officer with his pipe.

Be careful. The pipe in the hand of the officer is a very small piece. Even with the sticker attached to say the bag contains small parts, I thought I did not receive the pipe, until I finally noticed it stuck in a corner of the bag. Phew!

In review of these minis, they are of course up to the very high standard we have come to expect of Spartan minis, with little or no flash to deal with, and sharp definition on the minis themselves. If I have any gripes for these two guys it would be for the Sergeant. I feel his feet are far too spread apart for the base he has to fit on. Also, I am not a fan of the pose, he seems a little wooden or unnatural, although, i am sure I have seen a similar pose in some old manuals and paintings of bayonet practice, and if he were in a deeper lunge, he would certainly never fit on a 30mm base. On the other hand, I do like his bedge on his pith helmet. I may have to try to take an imoression of that before I paint him up, so I can make copies for other units.

In regards to the Officer, this guy is in a great pose, great facial features, with great character. A great sculpt. He should be a dream to paint. A little static and thin for the 40mm base he has to fill, but I'll let him off.

The surprise to me when I opened the box was the little hidden extra. There's a sheet of 12 plastic counters that are easily separated and are, I assume, command tokens. Thank you Spartan, I was not expecting that. Nice touch.

 All in all, I was ready to give 8 out of 10, but the additional free counters edged this box set back up to a 9 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. I've got to say they look superb and a nice bonus as well!