Opening the box
|The box, label and everything!|
I'm very pleased with the packaging. Any time Mierce can get painted models on a label, it bodes well.
|Opening it up shows what I expected: bagged models wrapped in bubble wrap|
|The bags pulled out|
The infantry came two to a bag, with the exception of the unit champion and banner bearer, Ciniod, and the Oghurithne, who were all individually bagged. Two of the bases I expected in this box were actually in the larger outer box, but I had the number of 50mm bases I expected, so I think it was just a question of where they were put.
|Two copies of the rank-and-file models||The other rank-and-file model|
There were four of the rank-and-file models; two each of the two sculpts.
|The unit musician, with alternate arms||Alternates of the musician; the box came with two.|
There were two alternates of the musician and one that came with the horn, for a total of three musician bodies
|The banner bearer, who also came with alternate arms||The alternate banner bearer|
There were two banner bearer bodies; one with bits for the banner and alternate arms, and the other with just the alternates.
|The unit champion||Ciniod, the army commander|
|Itania, the backup commander, and Domnech, the invoker.|
|The first of the Oghurithne|
|The second Oghurithne|
|The third Oghurithne|
Gairmorlom Model assembly
|The first pair of rank-and-file models||The alternate musicians|
The alternate musicians were so well done that at first I thought they were a third rank-and-file sculpt; I had to check the artwork to remember otherwise
|The second pair of rank-and file models||The running model had to be pinned to the base|
These two guys were my only complaint about the unit; the running model didn't have enough surface area to glue to the base. In the end I had to drill out his foot/ankle at an angle and pin them in place. His arms also had to be pinned in place; I did not have to pin any of the other models.
|The banner bearer and his alternate||The unit commander|
The banner bearer and command were straightforward builds. The shields hang on their backs for easy storage; they come with extra shields that do not have the arms built in.
|The musician with his two alternates|
Similar with the musician shield; it is an additional component that does not have the arm attached.
|The 10-man unit||A closer shot of the 10-man unit|
Metal/resin Noble comparisons
|Ciniod next to his resin version||The back of the resin and metal Ciniods|
Ciniod looks absolutely gorgeous, though I'd forgotten how small he is.
|Itania next to her missing-crossbow resin version||Domnech next to a mostly painted resin version|
My resin Itania lost her crossbow in a vicious Frostgrave accident and it has not been reconnected; I do not think this will be a problem with the metal version!
|The first Oghurithne||The first Oghurithne with his resin version|
|The second Oghurithne||The second Oghurithne alongside his resin version|
|The third Oghurithne||The third Oghurithne with his resin version|
|The three Oghurithne that came with the starter|
The Oghurithne command
|The Oghurithne banner bearer||The assembled Oghurithne banner bearer with his resin counterpart|
|The Oghurithne musician||The assembled Oghurithne musician and his resin version|
I ordered the command as well, as I wanted to have a lot of options with my Oghurithne (I now have 13 of the lovely buggers). Again, the metal ones have a ton more weight than the resin ones do, especially in the banner bearer. The metal seems to hold detail on their weapons better as well; I'm not sure why that would be.
|The entire starter set (750 gold)|