Imperial Starter Box (for Warzone Resurrection) from Prodos Games - Miniature set reviewimage © Prodos Games

Miniature Set: Imperial Starter Box, Product Code: PIC101101, Species: Human, Series: Mutant Chronicles, Range: Mutant Chronicles (Prodos Games) (Futuristic fantasy), Company: Prodos Games, Production: -2016-2017-
Scale: 1:56 (28mm / 32mm), Proportions: Realistic, Size: ?mm high, Material: Resin, Priming: Primer is not necessary
Assembly: Multi-piece, Needs glue, On sprue, Needs cutting Posing: Medium, Paintjob: Unpainted, Base: No base, Sculptor: ?

Imperial Starter Box (for Warzone Resurrection) from Prodos Games - Miniature set reviewimage © Prodos Games

Contents - Imperial Starter Box miniature set for Warzone Resurrection from Prodos Games

Imperial Starter Box (for Warzone Resurrection) from Prodos Games - Miniature set reviewimage © Prodos Games

1x Greyhound

2x Officers

10x Trenchers

1x 50mm base - slottabase with covered slot, black, round, lipped, magnet holder

2x 40mm base - slottabase with open slot, black, round, lipped

10x 30mm plastic base - slottabase with covered slot, black, round, lipped, magnet holder

2x d20 Dice

1x Imperial Card Deck (13 cards)

8x Resource card

5x Stat card

1x Greyhound

2x Officers

2x Trenchers

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Review - Warzone Resurrection Starter Boxes

The outer box is thin, and it's hard to get the inner box out of it. If you get the inner box out, you probably won't put it on again. It seems to fit fine, but somehow doesn't work for me. The inner box is a thick cardboard box, great to protect the contents.

The whole box seems way too large for me, it's about 20x24cm. I could fit the contents of every starter set into the box of the Mule carrier (11,7x15,8cm), and that is about one third of the size of the starter boxes. Most of the problems came from the long sprues, but if they were packing the starters into the small boxes, they would just cut the ends of the sprues so they would fit in. The vehicle box has the same thin cover box, but as it's smaller, it's easier to remove it, so it's more reusable.

The packaging itself is somewhat random. The basic set up seems to be this:

  • every set of miniatures in its own ziplok bag
  • dice and bases in ziplok bag
  • card deck in ziplock bag
  • the empty space is filled with bubblewrap

However I've found some only half-filled with bubblewrap, and from those half-filled there were boxes, where minis were all put into one ziplok bag, or they were just poured into the box, with an empty bag put beside them. I have to admit no damage happened even with the resin parts freely wandering around the box.

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Review by Kadmon

Trenchers

Trencher #1 throwing grenade

Trencher #2A running with large coat

Trencher #2B running with small coat

Trencher #3 with assault cannon

Trencher #4 standing

Trencher #5A kneeling with large coat

Trencher #5B kneeling with small coat

Cleaning them up was fine. I got my copies removed from the sprue, so I only had to remove the sprue remains and clean up the flash. Flash was minimal, most of them is on the insides of the coats that can't be seen and the imperfections of the coat in a battlefield condition can be understood.

The only thing I didn't like is that the running poses have the sprue channel on the soles of their running feet, so it's in a quite visible place. Removing that is somewhat difficult, as it's close to the coat. The pose with the larger coat is a bit better as the channel is on the tip of its boot, further from the coat.

I prefer my minis to show the way as they are preparing for the battle, with weapons in hand, showing what are they doing during the whole combat, instead of being right in the middle of an action. That's why the figure that is throwing a grenade doesn't really fit my taste, it looks to me as if that model is chucking grenades all the time during the game.

Possible improvements

  • Make it easier to remove the running figures from the sprue - probably a channel into the tips of their boots instead of the soles?
  • For me it would improve the minis, if the grenade throwing would be optional.

 

Trencher Officers

The officers have so many tiny detail on them, you should take a look at painted models, before you start painting them, so you won't miss any. They are very nice models.

Trencher Officer #1 with sword

Take care that although the left arm with the sword seems to be freely posed, there is an energy cable on its back that connects to its counterpart on the body. Unless you have some solution for this, or you don't care, you should know this when positioning the arm.

Trencher Officer #2 with banner

Cleaning them up was easy. I got my copies removed from the sprue, so I only had to remove the sprue remains and clean up the flash. There was no flash to speak of, only some thin resin membrane that was easily scraped off. The sprue channels were on places that are easy to remove.

All of the banner poles I have seen are bent the same way. I'm not sure this is by design, or coincidence.

On my copies, there is a sprue channel on the barrel and the magazine of their pistol. Take care when you cut them, not to cut into the barrel and the magazine itself.

Possible improvement

Put the sprue channel on parts that are not so similar to the channel itself, so it would be clear where to cut.

 

Greyhound AFV

There is one sculpt that got at least two versions of the cast.

v1: Tank body with exhaust pipes on, and a separate turret.

v2: Tank body without exhaust pipes, two exhaust pipes, and a separate turret. There are at least two different moulds for this, one with the turret towards the body, and one with the turret pointing away from the body. I prefer the latter as it's easier to remove the turret from the sprue with lesser chance to damage the main body.

Possibie improvements

  • Make the turret into two pieces, one with the armour and the controls, and one with the driver and the back of the turret. this way it will be easier to paint it, as now it's very difficult to reach the parts that are visible.
  • Take off the two threads. It will make painting the tank easier.
  • As the rules allow you to use a mortar instead of the gas gun, it would be nice to make the barrel of the weapon removable, even if there is no mortar included. This way I wouldn't have to cut the weapon, that could damage the piece.
  • And while it's not a big thing, I'd prefer to have the backpack to be removable. My preference is that vehicles should be generic, with optional stowage if there is a need for it.

 

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Buying the product - Imperial Starter Box miniature set for Warzone Resurrection from Prodos Games

Base set price (Imperial Starter Box): 37,5 GBP / 45 EUR / 48 USD

Contains: 1x Greyhound (ca. 7,5 GBP), 2x Officers (? GBP), 2 x Trenchers set (2x14 GBP), 1x Imperial Resource Card Deck (2 GBP), 2 d20 (1 GBP) = ? GBP = ? %

EAN Code: 5060387160068

Prodos Games: Imperial Starter Box: Official page.

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Do you have the Imperial Starter Box miniature set for Warzone Resurrection from Prodos Games? How do you like it? Would you recommend it to others? What further uses can you come up with? Tell your opinion in the comments!

 

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