I’m back from Gencon with new Kukulkani to unbox!
I have four new blisters to pry open today.
First up are the lovely Kaachika. They are devotees of the new Cult of the Moon Goddess; a somewhat new power base among the Kukulkani. They do not represent a new subfaction however. The race isn’t that divided yet. If you want to learn more, you can read about them and the entire faction in the first Dark Age Lore Document.
Here are all the pieces. There are a few tiny pieces here and there, but Dark Age players like me are more than happy to deal with a bit of fiddly gluing to get our models on the table.
A close up reveals some excellent detail, with the many peculiar contoured grooves that give the Kukulkani faction its distinct look.
Here’s a look at the other side. You can see the tab for the “backpack” is actually attached to her hips.
This other lady looks just as cool.
From the other side.
Right now my guess is these go on the Kaachika’s backs. I’m sure I’ll figure it out when I start putting them together.
The Chosen of Coatlai are caretakers of young, you guessed it, Coatlai. These wriggly little things feed off their host’s life energy and are more than happy to bite and/pr spray venom at anything that threatens them.
Only three pieces per model here.
With the stylized skulls on their chests, the Chosen are some of the most ornate Kukulkani sculpts yet.
And of course there’s enough detail on the back to make it just as engaging.
Here is the other sculpt.
And of course the reverse again.
Doom Seers are too cool to walk to battle like everyone else.
Here are all the parts you’ll need to assemble your very own Doomseer.
Lets get these wheels out of the way. They’re not too ornate obviously since you won’t actually see most of them.
The top of the disk on the other hand has this cool skull on it.
Here’s our rider.
And a look at him from the other side.
It’s not the most detailed, but my favorite bit here might be this dust cloud with its stylized swirls.
This group shot was the best picture I could find for a painted Coatlanak, who will be the last model we’ll look at today. I thought all the new Kukulkani releases made it home with me from Gencon, but now I can’t seem to find Ixchel (the lady in the photo) anywhere. Did I forget to buy her? Did I loose her? Was she not actually among the new releases? Oh well, she comes out in September so I won’t have to wait long. Let’s get back to the Coatlanak.
Two of these adorable beasties come in this blister. The sculpts are the same, but hopefully their serpentine bodies will make it less obvious. I plan to try to open the jaws a bit more on one of mine, and arch it back on the base a bit to see if I can get some more variation between the two.
Here are those jaws I was just mentioning.
And its coiled tail.
The body has these creepy little leg struts that really complete the picture. While the Coatlanak is not quite as ornate as the other models in this set, I find his character more than make up for it.
~Hope you enjoyed the article! I’ll have more Dark Age unboxings soon. Which is your favorite?