It's finally time for my third AE: WWII review for Blackball Games
I know there has been abit of a break between these but sooo much has come up recently.
Today we will be having a look at the -
Soviet Psi Starter Force
The Soviet Psi force comes in AE WWIIs usual packaging. The front shows full colour photos of everything included. When you turn the pack over you can see that the models are separated into individual compartments. This is a great thing as it lets you see all of the parts before you buy which most starter sets don't do.
Model wise you get 3 Chumans, a Psi Officer, 2 Guard and a Politruk. All cast in metal and supplied with 30mm bases.
Lets have a closer look at the models.
Chumans, part man part ape. A vicious opponent on the battlefield
The fact these are multipart models means you can mix the parts in any way you want to is a wonderful thing. You could have 20+ Chumans with every single model being different.
There are slight mould lines around the parts but nothing that can easily be removed with a quick file.
I like the style and look of the Chumans. They may need a pin to keep the arms and head sturdy but I am impressed by them.
Psi Officer and Politruk
The Psi Officer and Politruk are the leaders of your Soviet Psi force (as far as I can tell anyway)
As these 2 models are quite similar I thought I would cover them together. Politruk in on the left and Officer on the right.
Both of these models come with multiple options. Weapons, heads, arms and equipment. They look to be interchangeable as well so that is a lot of options to give you the model you want.
The detail on these models is very nice. Lots of body detail but not too much that the model gets lost.
The arms have some mould lines that will need a bit of work but otherwise they are good quality
The Soviet troops. The bulk of your forces.
Want a rifle corps? Some pistol assault soldiers? No problem!
The detail and quality of these is nice. Minimal mould lines or tabs. I do think the design is a little basic though compared to the Chumans and Officers. But then these are core troops. The aren't going to get all the goodies.
Price - As I have said before, Blackball Games sent me this kit to review. This means I cant really comment on the price personally but as its on the box I can give my thoughts.
$33 or £22 for a starter of 7 multi part metal minis and QS rules. Now that's good! I wouldn't think twice about picking a set up again.
Overall - I do like this Soviet set. Although the force isn't totally to my own taste, I just cant fault the style, detail, quality and content.
I would recommend these to anybody interested in any Weird or WWII games
8 out of 10 Badgers Points
More to come........................