Tabletop Spotlight: GW Easy-To-Build Releases
Games Workshop’s new Easy-To-Buil Kits are out in stores now and under the Tabletop Spotlight!
The Easy-To-Build Kits are out and in stores now. Want to know if they are worth it? Well check out our video with our friends at Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy:
We’ve written about these kits before. The Space Marines and the Death Guard Easy-To-Build kits are fantastic values for what you’re getting, but you probably knew that already if you frequent this site. What you may not know from the videos is just how good these kits are – from the materials to the details, it’s hard to argue against these kits. The Plastic is the same hard plastic GW uses for their other kits, only dyed to match their “Faction” and the details are sharp and crisp. One comment I keep hearing from people who see these kits is “why does GW make more kits like these?!” Indeed – why don’t they?
These kits are limited on the options, but you’re not getting them because you want to have all the options. You want to get these kits because you just need a couple of extra bodies and don’t want to spend a lot of time, money, or effort in getting them table-ready. On top of that, they look pretty darn good, so the trade off in quality vs investment really isn’t there. These kits are fantastic for people looking to fill out some points on the cheap – or for anyone who wants to may dip your toe in the modeling side of things without a huge investment.
Are these kits going to help you field an entire army? No, probably not – but they are good enough that if you had a a couple of these mixed in with your “regular” forces, no one would be able to tell the difference. I’m fully expecting the Myphitic Blight-hauler to show up on Death Guard armies in droves. It’s the clear winner out of all these other kits: It’s cheap, looks great, and works even better when you have 3 of them. DG players are going to want to run three and at their price point, they aren’t breaking the bank to do just that.
Overall, These kits would make perfect stocking stuffers for new hobbyists and players. Maybe you’re a parent of a gamer and they want to work on some new units – pick up one of these kits and let them try stuff. The best part is if you have a Start Collecting box or one of the starters, these units slot right in to that fighting force and give them some real options. They are out now so go check them out!
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Powering into battle on a trio of articulated track units, the Myphitic Blight-hauler is a light Daemon Engine that provides the Death Guard with heavy firepower wherever it is needed. Resembling a Bloat-drone that has been stripped of its turbines, this strange machine has heavy weapons mounted on its carapace, and its rusting armoured plates can absorb impressive punishment – as can its blubbery exposed flesh-parts, which soak up appalling trauma.
Designed to be as easy as possible to assemble for new hobbyists while being detailed enough for the hardiest veteran to appreciate, this kit is an Easy To Build Death Guard Myphitic Blight-hauler. Push-fit, with no glue required, this is incredibly straightforward to put together and comes on a pre-coloured green plastic sprue.
The Myphitic Blight-hauler is an unpleasant combination of machine and putrid rotting meat. From the front, it resembles some grotesque armoured vehicle, with a curved carapace featuring the symbol of Nurgle and 2 large, covered tracks. Where this differs from an ordinary attack vehicle, however, is the toothed maw at the bottom. From the rear, the horror continues – a third track is visible, along with a mass of flabby flesh, bound into the machine with straps and metal. The Myphitic Blight-hauler is armed with a multi-melta and missile launcher, which are mounted either side of the carapace.
This plastic kit comes as 13 components, and is supplied with a Citadel 80mm Round base. Rules for this miniature are included in the box.
Many and varied are the diseased champions who lead the Death Guard to war. From single colonies, through vectoriums and sepsis cohorts, right up to the plague companies and the ships of the Plague Fleets, Death Guard Lords hold positions of command throughout the Traitor Legion’s ranks – Lord Felthius, clad in Terminator armour and accompanied by his 3-strong Tainted Cohort, is a notable example.
Designed to be as easy as possible to assemble for new hobbyists while being detailed enough for the hardiest veteran to appreciate, this set contains Lord Felthius, a Death Guard Chaos Lord in Terminator Armour and his Tainted Cohort, made up of 3 Blightlord Terminators. Push-fit, with no glue required, these are incredibly straightforward to put together, and come on pre-coloured green plastic sprues.
Lord Felthius is a particularly fine example of a Chaos Lord who truly loves his work – despite (or possibly because of) his pitted, rotting Terminator armour, his face is modelled in a cheerful rictus, staring proudly at the plague censer held aloft in his right hand which is dripping viscous fluids of an unpleasantly diseased nature. His armour is decorated with chainmail, furs and a boil-covered cloak, and the manreaper in his left hand features connectors and pipes that allow it to secrete diseased fluids that infect everything it touches.
His accompanying Tainted Cohort are no less horrific – 3 Blightlord Terminators. These are armed with the following: 1 carries a combi-bolter and balesword, 1 carries a combi-bolter and bubotic axe, and 1 wields a plaguespitter which is a bit, well, dribbly. Each has the horrible, rusted marks of Nurgle you would expect, and the Blightlord Terminator with the balesword is literally bursting with bubo-covered tentacles – they’re sticking out of where his face should be…
There are even 3 extra little pieces of detail for the bases of these miniatures – 3 Nurglings, 1 pulling the pin from a grenade, 1 with a rather sinister grin and 1 which is little more than a quivering, meaty clump of tentacles.
This plastic kit comes as 26 components, and is supplied with 4 40mm Round bases. Rules for these miniatures are included in the box.
Redemptor Dreadnoughts are giant war machines that crush bone and splinter skulls as they bludgeon through enemy ranks. Taller, broader and more cunningly wrought than the Dreadnoughts of traditional design, these goliaths of battle are powered by hyper-dense reactors and sophisticated fibre bundles. They can accelerate from a thudding stomp to a loping, thunderous gait that shakes the ground, barrelling through hails of fire in glorious defiance. Such is the miraculous design of the Redemptor’s neural links that its inhabitant, despite being entombed in the sarcophagus within the Dreadnought’s chest, can exercise control with surprising dexterity and speed.
Designed to be as easy as possible to assemble for new hobbyists while being detailed enough for the hardiest veteran to appreciate, this kit is an Easy To Build Primaris Redemptor Dreadnought – a complete Redemptor Dreadnought in only 12 components! Push-fit, with no glue required, this is incredibly straightforward to put together and comes on a pre-coloured blue plastic sprue.
Standing twice the height of the already-tall Primaris Space Marines – and taller and broader than the standard Dreadnought – this is an exceptionally aggressive-looking model that befits its status as a powerhouse on the gaming table. It comes armed with a Redemptor fist and heavy flamer on the left arm, and a heavy onslaught gatling cannon on the right arm – the chest, where the sarcophagus of the interred Space Marine lies, boasts a fragstorm grenade launcher.
This plastic kit comes as 12 components, and is supplied with a 90mm Round base, featuring holes to slot the models’ pegs into. Rules for this miniature are included in the box, along with a Space Marines Vehicletransfer sheet.
Clad in heavy Gravis armour, Aggressor Squads advance on the foe as walking fortresses of ceramite. More mobile than some other Space Marines, they’re better able to negotiate rough ground, making them versatile troops; while they are often employed in specific circumstances or on certain terrain, Aggressor Squads are used as reserves to plug breaches in gun lines or to spearhead an advance. The range of their weaponry is not too long, but when they get close enough to open fire, the result is a burst of scorching flame that can shatter enemy charges.
Designed to be as easy as possible to assemble for new hobbyists while being detailed enough for the hardiest veteran to appreciate, this is a set of 3 Easy To Build Space Marines Primaris Aggressors. Push-fit, with no glue required, these are incredibly straightforward to put together, and come on pre-coloured blue plastic sprues.
Extremely heavily armoured, their silhouette is wider and chunkier than most Primaris Space Marines, with the flamestorm gauntlets they carry adding to the sense of absolute aggression. Each miniature features details such as the promethium tanks for the flamestorm gauntlets attached to their backs, with fuel lines and pipes, and each features a reliquary. One of the models is a Sergeant, bedecked with extra detail – more purity seals and skulls feature on him.
This plastic kit comes as 35 components, and is supplied with 3 40mm Round bases. Rules for these miniatures are included in the box, along with a Primaris Space Marines Infantry Transfer Sheet.
Would I have liked more options? Sure. But that what the “full” kits are for.