Monday, July 20, 2015
6MMRPC: Green Menace Orcs Assembled
Back when Mantic was running their Dungeon Saga Kickstarter I ordered a couple of their things to get an idea of what their products were like. I have not really used them yet other than to test Dungeon Saga rules but with the shipping of the Kickstarter rewards supposedly only a few months off I thought I should at least get the figures assembled. Cannot really game with pieces of minis.
Dwarf Kings Quest: Green Menace comes with 8 orcs. Two identical sprues with 3 axe and shield orcs and then one sprue with 2 great axe orcs. No bases at all which is a bit of an annoyance since the models are not as stable as one would like. First thing to note is that these models are small compared to GW WHFB scale. I am sure they would seem tiny compared to Age of Sigmar stuff.
I tried to vary the limited components between the six orcs to make each a little different. I think if this is what the full 20 unit for a battle game was made from it would get pretty boring pretty fast. I made one left handed for a little more variance.
The great axes are just 2 model on the sprue and seem to only really go together like this.
Overall the models are fine if small and since these are for a board game and not a battle game the lack of options you would find in a GW kit is not a big deal. These models are also like 4-5 years old so Mantic has run 2 kickstarters for their Kings of War game since these were produced so maybe their new stuff is more up to the standards of other companies. I think I paid like a dollar per model so that is not to bad to GW now being 3-35 dollars per man sized plastic guy.