Sunday, August 6, 2017

Pre Order Critique - Primaris Intercessors

Well, I abandoned my 'only nice reviews' rule years ago, and a good thing I did, because...Intercessors.

Now, don't get me wrong here. They're not actually that bad. On the contrary, they're pretty nice. It's just, well, they are Space Marines. There's really not much going on here. What we have here, Frank, is a ten man squad of Space Marines. Like, I get they are something special from the new codex and all, but, really.

Space Marines.

Okay, now that I have repeated myself several times on my incredulity at this set, let us get down to the proverbial brass tacks. These are well sculpted, and come with a decent number of options. There does not appear to be much in the way of pose reuse, so a clever builder could get this and some tactical sets and mix and match parts to make it so no two marines in said builder's army looks quite the same. Still, that has always been true for the army builder willing to put in the time and effort.

On the other hand. These cost $60. $60. What in God's Green Earth happened to pricing since I last looked at the Games Workshop site? This is a 10 man squad of Space Marines. Sorry, I said I was done with repeating.

Whew. I think I have it out of my system.

So, the verdict here is an emotional, rather than logical one. I had a hard time not muttering expletives at my screen when I saw this. Wow.

1 comment:

Stu Rat said...

Yep. Everybody talks about "the new GW". But it's same-old same-old in a new dress.

I've seen a bunch of "What a great deal these Start Collecting boxes are..."
Which is true if you find the regular prices acceptable. I find it just shows how over-priced the regular stuff is. GW is not losing money on the Start Collecting sets.

I've scrounged half a dozen Primaris push-fit figures and will probably just use them in my non-denominational Sci-Fi setup as genetically modified Star Soldiers (tm).