Age of Sigmar: Ushoran And Sekhar Up Close
There are new characters coming to Warhammer: Age of Sigmar this weekend and we’ve already got them built. Let’s take a closer look at them!
The Flesh-Eater Courts and the Soulblight Gravelords are getting some new kits this weekend courtesy of the Dawnbringer Crusades. We’ve already talked about the rules for Ushoran and talked about some thoughts on the model. We’ve also touched on Sekhar and her rules, too. Now we’re going to take a closer look at these models because we’ve built them!
Ushoran, the Overwhelming
As I wrote previously, there’s a LOT going on with this miniature. Mars (who took the photos in our studio) was saying that the camera was having a little trouble autofocusing on the miniature due to the sheer amount of details. I’m pretty sure my brain felt the same way while I was building it. That’s not to say it’s a bad thing as this is truly an impressive sculpt!
You can see all the different textures and details on the miniature as well as the scenic base, too. I think hobbyists out there looking for a challenge are going to have quite the task with this miniature.
I will say assembly-wise, he’s actually not that bad! While it’s a very technically impressive sculpt, the way GW carved him up to put on the sprue made building him a relative breeze. Things were laid out in a logical order and you don’t have to go back and forth between sprues if you follow the instructions. This was actually a really nice miniature to build. I didn’t time myself but I think it less than two hours in total.
One thing that did throw me off a bit was the size of the model. It’s wider than I thought but not as tall as I hoped — if that makes sense. I knew it was going to be on the same 130mm base as the Mega Gargant going in. I was hoping it would be a bit more imposing to be honest. That said, Ushoran is going to fit in perfectly with the themes and motifs of the rest of the Flesh-Eater Courts.
It helps that he’s going to be both a great support piece and a beat-stick on the tabletop. I think FEC players should be very pleased with this one.
Sekhar, Fang of Nulahmia
I have less to critique about Sekhar. Ben built this one and so I can’t really say much about this build other than, based on the sprues, it seemed like most characters from GW. I will say that I do like the sculpt as well. In particular, I like the details on the armor. The pitted look is a great way to show age and use without making it look useless. Although, I’d expect a long-lived vampire to take better care of their armor. Or maybe she just doesn’t care it because she’s basically immortal.
I like the pose and in particular I like her “pet” snake on the base. I think that it adds some cool textures as well as a bit of a narrative for the model. It’s kinda of weird that the miniature is on an oval base but the snake helps to fill the space is a neat way. Not much to add other than I do like Sekhar’s miniature!
Do you like the simple grace of Sekhar or the overwhelming brutishness of Ushoran?