Friday, June 18, 2010
Plastic Battlegroups for Warmachine
Alright, Privateer Press have just revealed their new Warmachine Mark II versions of the 'battlegroup' starter boxes.
The price is the same as before (although the minis have gotten a little bigger). The big thing that none of us expected is that the whole thing is made out of plastic.
Yep, not only does the box contain the new plastic version of the Slayer, but it also has new plastic Deathrippers, Defilers and- most shocking of all- a plastic Denegra.
And we're getting the same treatment for all of the battle boxes. New plastic light warjacks and most significantly, those resculpts that we saw in Prime MkII were all made from plastic.
I've got to admit, from the pictures I had seen of these minis before, I had no idea that they were plastic. And some are minis that I liked more than their metal counterparts. Kreoss especially.
I can see why this makes financial sense- the battle boxes have always been underpriced to get people started in the game, and the low start up cost has always been a strong selling point for Warmachine.
It is kind of a shock that there are any plastic warcasters, but if they keep doing plastic kits that look this good, I don't think it is a problem.
Now, I wonder if those plastic light 'jacks are going to be sold separately. I really prefer the new Lancer and Charger to the old ones.