Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Unboxing Warzone Resurrection - Mishima


With six (soon to be seven) awesome factions that each has their own unique character it's difficult to decide which Mutant Chronicles Warzone Resurrection force is the one for you.

I'm therefore going to do an unboxing (technically an 'unbagging' until they get packaging) on each of those aforementioned factions in order to enable you to come to a (relatively) informed decision. We'll look at the stat, strategy, tactical and gear cards as well as looking at the models in both their unassembled and assembled forms. If there should be any minor assembly issues encountered along the way then we'll cover those as well...

I'm sure you've all seen pictures of things in a bag so we'll skip that bit...

The Mishima 'Starter Set' contains enough parts to make one Captain Hiroki, ten Ronin Samurai and a Meka in various configurations. All Starter sets give you a legal army of one Warlord and two units of five 'troops' as well as additionally giving you some kind of Support unit or Light Vehicle as well.

First we'll show you what you get in 'army list' form as well as the minimum and maximum potential unit values that you can make from your starter set. Obviously some units can be increased in size at a later point and there maximum value will increase accordingly.

Warlord (Ranged)- Captain Hiroko (195 Min) (235 Max)
This unit has no upgrades available however each Mishima Squad Commander (including Warlords and Lords) may take up to two 'Ki' powers these are based on the Warlord 'type' in this case 'Ranged' (40 points for the most expensive two in this case).
Troops - Ronin Samurai x5 (65 Min) (120 Max)
This unit has one upgrade option (15 points)
Each Mishima Squad Commander can take up to 2 'Ki' powers based on the Warlord 'type'  (40 points for the most expensive two in this case)
Troops - Ronin Samurai x5 (65 Min) (120 Max)
This unit has one upgrade option (15 points)
Each Mishima Squad Commander can take up to 2 'Ki' powers based on the Warlord 'type'  (40 points for the most expensive two in this case)
Light Vehicle - The Meka (150 Min) (190 Max)
Each Mishima Squad Commander can take up to 2 'Ki' powers based on the Warlord 'type'  (40 points for the most expensive two in this case)

This gives us a points range of 325 points (Minimum OOC of Warlord and two troops) up to 665 for this starter set though your actual figure will most likely be somewhere in the middle.

Onto the actual bits and pieces then...

Unassembled.
We'll look at both sides of the parts 'as they come' without any clean-up in order to give you a complete picture of what you get and what work they need.

Captain Hiroki.

Ronin Samurai.
You get two lots of the pictured parts...you'll notice that there's a gap on the top row where an arm is missing...it fell off and was in the bag, lol.

The Meka.

We also get a number of resource cards which vary in appearance from faction to faction...


...as well as stat cards for the units in the starter set and a number of 'Strategy', 'Tactical' and 'Gear' cards for use with the advanced rules. Some of these cards are only available with certain models but this is helpfully labelled on each card. Where there are multiple quantities of each card I'll just show one of each type.

Stat Cards.
Due to a slight mix-up I ended up with cards for Lord Nozaki rather than Captain Hiroko so I asked a friend to send me pictures of his...


Tactical, Strategy and Gear cards.
There are often more than one of each card and sometimes as many as three or four but showing the same cards multiple times seemed a bit redundant.

Captain Hiroki.
Due to a slight mix-up I ended up with cards for Lord Nozaki rather than Captain Hiroko so I asked a friend to send me pictures of his...

 Ronin Samurai.

The Meka.

Starter.
Strategy.

Tactical.




Gear.

I suppose we should look at them assembled as well. 

The models come with appropriate bases but unfortunately they have slots in them but this can be easily rectified. Personally I fill them with hobby store matchsticks then base over them though there's any number of other methods. I haven't based these yet.....


Captain Hiroki.
The two guns across his back are separate and could in theory be put somewhere else or not at all...however they're in his equipment so I put them on him...



Ronin Samurai.



There are four leg types which will go with any of the bodies and there are a few different arm options. Posing is very simple to adjust but the basic positions give great variety without any conversion. A couple of the swords needed bending back into line but over than that I had no issues.


The Meka.
Mine required a bit of filing as there was a tiny bit of (what I presume was) mould slippage but both of my friends ones were fine so I guess it was a one off...It wasn't major anyway



A Group Shot.

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.

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