Well well well, what do we have here? It seems that fate smiled upon me today and delivered unto me a huge-freaking-box of miniatures. Actually, it’s not that big, but it’s stuffed to the brim with sprues. I’m both excited and nervous. I can’t wait to get started putting things together and painting them, but nervous of just how long this is going to take to get done. I’m determined though! I’m going to see it through to the end and have an army of marines all built and ready to go in no time at all.
As you can see, there’s alot of sprues, and each sprue has alot of little bits and pieces for each marine. Unlike the starter set, each marine in this box is in alot more parts than just two or three. The only thing that worries me is gluing together the wrong parts. I also have to decide if I need an upgrade kit or not before I start assembling them (it looks like I won’t bother at this point, though). Once they’re glued, they’re glued. 😉
The box contents are: 1 Space Marine Commander, 5 Command Squad Space Marines, 15 Tactical Squad Space Marines, 5 Assault Squad Space Marines, 5 Space Marine Scouts with sniper rifles, 1 Razorback, 1 Dreadnought, and 1 Predator.
Oh, and yes, I also got my Castles and Crusades books today, which is cool. It’s basically a version of the d20 system that’s been turned into a very 1st-edition style D&D game. I figure if we want one of our classic 1e-style jaunts again, we can try it using these rules sometime. They seem even simpler than the 1e rules (and, best of all, alot more unified).