2 Comments on Miniature Review – Warlord Pike & Shotte Mortar

  1. Hey Neil – I am so glad that you mentioned the production issues in your reviews. I drool every time Warlord previews something on their website, and I generally love their price points and all the deals that they run. Their website is great, and the boxes have a lot of good extras like flags and info sheets.

    But the amount of flash and mold lines on even relatively new pieces often puts me off. They had a booth at Cold Wars, and I got a chance to “unbox” their recently released Dragoons box set. The plastic horses were fine, but I was dismayed at how much cleaning I would have to do get the metal miniatures to a paintable state. Especially assuming that the molds for those miniatures are relatively new.

    As much as I dislike the fiddliness of the multi-part metal miniatures for Infinity, Warmachine, Hordes, Malifaux, etc. they may be on to something. Attempting to cast the dynamically sculpted stuff that Warlord is producing as one-piece models may be too much to ask of the casting process. The 2-piece commander from your review #3 is a good step in the right direction.

    Everybody seems to have problems with keeping spears, rifles, swords, staffs, etc. from being bent. I’ve seen Cygnar Rangers where the finely-cast barrels of the rifles had been completely bent around the bodies of the miniatures! Maybe it would help if everybody packed their stuff a little more tightly with foam inserts, and therefore prevented it from banging around in the blister or box.

    There is no excuse for the state of that rammer bit, though…

    Thanks,
    Mark

  2. Les Howie // April 18, 2010 at 18:35 // Reply

    Love the new review format – this is really useful information.

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