Here we are with the first of the Dystopian Legions Wave 2 reviews. One every day from now until the 19th.
We begin with the new Character for the Kingdom of Britannia
Although retired, Colonel S. H. 'Big' MacDonald was offered a front line
commission because his bulldog spirit and forcefulness could not be
satisfied by a General Staff position. Riding his special armoured
wheelchair, Colonel MacDonald has taken to the field as a
living symbol of Britannia’s legendary military glory to the troops he
commands. A soldier of the old school, he drills his troops in the famed
‘Mad Minute’, adding the firepower of his antique Indian blunderbuss to
the resulting storm of lead!
A legendary British Commander rolling around in a steam powered bathchair armed with a Blunderbuss, wine and a pipe. I think that speaks for itself!
The packaging is the usual Spartan standards. A colour render with name and logos on the front and a plain render, contents list and a short bit of fluff on the back. These renders are taken direct from the miniatures themselves so show the exact details.
The model in a few parts, an acrylic base, a KoB blank Activation Card and a pair of Game Cards.
He is a Tier 4 Officer bringing some extra Command Points to your game and helps ranged units get extra Attack Dice. The Game Cards included are-
"That's Not Cricket!" lets you stop your opponent playing key Game Cards unless they roll a 5+
"Unconventional Ammunition" lets the Colonel load Mines into his trusty Blunderbuss.
You can find his full rules HERE
This may just be a mispack though. Contacted Spartan and will let you know when I do.
One of the wheels also looked to have slipped when being cast as the sides didn't quite match up. You cant notice unless you look closely so I went ahead and used it anyway.
The tabs on the bottom of the steam engine did mean that the thin metal behind them had to be bent a little to fit on the back of the seat. It is thin enough to do that by hand so not really a problem.
Time to put this awesome character together.......
Big for a single model but not too big. Fits well in my opinion.
The model was quite easy to assemble. All the parts fit together well. I think there is more than enough awesomeness with the Colonel to worry about abit of wheel tread anyway.
Cant wait to get this guy painted up. I don't think he could be more British, What What!
You can pick up the Colonel for £13.50 on pre-order from The Troll Trader Online Store.
I think this is a very reasonable price for a resin and metal charactel model of that size.
Overall, I LOVE the model for Colonel MacDonald. Its good quality and amusing yet imposing mini.
looking forward to trying him out
9 out of 10 Badgers Points
It would have been 10 but the wheel thing bugs me a little. Can you tell?