Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Konflikt '47 US Heavy Infantry Review

So, this is the first time that I have written a review of a gaming product in this fashion.  I will state upfront that I have no interests to declare.  I bought these models, at the price I quote, from one of my FLGS.  I have no reward for doing this, and there is nothing for me to gain.

I have looked longingly at the Konflikt 47 models for a few weeks now, since I saw them at Warfare.  I've never seen them before, and so when I got home I did some research.  Seems that it is based off the Bolt Action ruleset, and shares some models with it.  The UK and US and Russian starters all appealed to me, but the price, while reasonable, is higher than I wanted to spend at the moment.

So I have decided that, since it will be models that drive me, I would go and buy a small set of the heavy infantry to see if I liked the models.  Good models are likely to make me more likely to love a system, this is why I am so addicted to Malifaux.

I bought the US Heavy Infantry for £13.50.  I had no idea what to expect, having never bought Warlord models before.  Its been a while since I worked with metal models, and so with some trepidation I set about opening the pack.

I have to say that the quality of the casting is amazing.  Barely any model lines on the parts above at all.  The arms, where they joined the sprue needed a small amount of filing down, but they were a dream compared to other models that I have assembled.

The heads are beautiful.   Characterful, and full of life, and the NCO even has a cigar.  These were slightly harder to remove from the sprue, and needed some filing to get them to fit into the neck sockets on the bodies, but they are so nice, they are worth the effort.

Assembled , the models look the part.  I don't have any other 1/56 infantry for this time period to compare to, but, I have to say that if this is the quality of the Warlord models, then I shall certainly be investing.

Final Score 9/10

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