Perry ACW kits swiftly followed by the Warlord Ancients. Mantic Games were the first to come on the scene with fantasy kits and have been very well received.
As my goblin army has been nearing completion (more on this next week), I’ve been looking for a new army to start work on. I’ve always fancied undead (not in that way), ever since I painted up some zombies and skeletons for Advanced Heroquest back when I was a lad. I really liked the plastic undead range by Mantic Games so I decided to see what I could get for my Frugal pennies.
The Mantic undead range has been reviewed so many times that I won't go over old ground, suffice to say that I can confirm that the quality is fantastic, even if the range of poses is a little limited. As this is a Frugal Gaming blog I’ll be looking at the price. I ordered my figures at the end of last year, but I’ll use the post VAT increase prices to make my point. Looking at the various deals available, the prices break down as follows (click on the picture for a bigger version):
As you can see from the deals available the best price per individual figure is the Undead Army set, giving a mighty 110 figures for a measly £50. You don’t get any of the bells and whistles with some of the other sets (such as catapults, cavalry or metal army command group) but to act as the bulk of an army I think it’s a fantastic deal, and I can always pick up the other bits and pieces as I go along. The other sets offer loads of great options and if you're looking at picking up a huge force then you'd be wise to go for the Liche King's Horde; the revenant cavalry models are amazing!
Simple really, with prices and quality like this you can’t go wrong, get some. Oh, and I’m looking forward to seeing their forthcoming Orc and Goblin range as well!
To get an additional discount I’d recommend going to Wayland Games, I bought my Undead Army Set from them before the price rises and (with their discounts) only paid £39 with free delivery! The customer service was excellent, even with the bad snow my order arrived within 24hrs of me ordering it online. Thanks guys!
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