Wednesday, 30 October 2013

EotD Kickstarter part one: Supernatural Branch

Well lots going on this week. Checked through the contents of my Empire of the Dead Requiem kickstarter package. It was all packaged well and everything was present and correct. I'm really pleased with it all but now have the tough decision as to what to start with first? lol! I've decided to go through it all and clean/prep it all so that I can just grab stuff as I feel like it and paint it. I need to pick up some new paints here and there. I'll start of with a look at all the Police themed release's I cleaned and washed all the figures last night in preparation for painting. There are four different sets/blisters in part one. Set 1 London Bobbies Set 2 London Bobbie Specials. A Single which is Constable P.Boots (Perambulator boots) and The Men of Hell Division set.

Set 1 'London Bobbies' has 7 Constables and an Inspector named Abberline. The figures in this set are equipped with more traditional Police equipment. Visible weapons are all some form of truncheon/Billy club. The poses are all a nice mix with patrolling, a your nicked, shining a bullseye lantern, blowing a whistle, pointing poses.




Set 2 'London Bobbie Specials' has well all the specially equipped members of Londons finest. This set contains an Inspector this time called Lestrade, 6 missile weapon armed Constables and an Infernium Hound. Weapons again vary it includes Lestrade with a pistol visibly on show, 2 pistol armed constables one of which is equipped with a bullseye lantern. 2 Shotgun armed constables round out the normal weapons. Next up comes up the Steampunk type weapons. First a Netgun useful for catching those pesky Lycaons and Nosferatu! The second weapon adds a bit of firepower to the long arm of the law a man portable gatling gun! Whats not to love about that! Final member of this set if my favourite the Infernium Hound essentially a steampunk dog! As suggested by the name it is powered by the recently found crystal called Infernium which everyone is fighting over. Not as fast as a normal dog they are more resilient to injury and can resist arcane powers easier.




A Blister pack from the Singles set (Will be available on his own but I got them all as part of my pledge level ) a Constable (amusingly named P.Boots) equipped with a pair of Perambulator Boots. The boots are made from powerful springs which increase the models movement in game. a very characterful figure.




The Men of Hell Division are a nice additional set of alternative characters you can use to lead the Supernatural Branch they are themed around the Characters from the TV series Ripper Street. The 3 main characters are Inspector Reid, Sergeant Drake and the Surgeon Captain Homer Jackson (real name Matthew Judge) part of the core of H Division (Changed to Hell Division for EotD which is just brilliant). They are nicely sculpted and represent the TV series quite well I think. They aren't exact copies of the TV characters but they have enough features to represent them well enough I think.





32 comments:

  1. A very good description of the forces of law and order. I look forward to them getting a coat of the coloured stuff.

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    1. These are the ones I need to get some paint for. I especially them having a uniform. I want it to be consistent amongst the bobbies at least.

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  2. No City of London Police dangnabbit

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    1. Are you after a particular type of Uniform? I tried googling it but got quite mixed results.

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    2. Interesting History here - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/from-military-style-to-nypd-navy-blue-the-evolution-of-the-victoria-police-uniform/story-fni0ffnk-1226641832653

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    3. An interesting picture from the British Police online Museum, and is a good example. Very Dark Blue, bright silver buttons and badge, black belt. Some districts would have the helmet badge "blackened" - http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/q71/1381765_664112856956016_1563498382_n.jpg

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  3. Modern coppers should be armed like this!

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    1. Oh yes. 6ft fences would be no problem what so ever with those boots!

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  4. Interesting review, and I like your blog's new look.

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    1. Thanks mate. I like to change it depending on my current hobby mood :D

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  5. My favourite figures out of this batch are the three Ripper Street heroes. I loved the first series and the second series got off to a flying start on Monday. It's good to have Reid, Drake, Jackson et all back.

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    1. It is indeed Bryan. Its the only extra's I 'HAD' to add on to the megalomaniac pledge. I wished I had more money as the other extra factions that are coming out are fantastic as well.

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    2. Ripper Street was great as well!

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  6. great looking models I bet you are itching to get some paint on them

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    1. Yeah I just don't no what first though!

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  7. I bet you are double chuffed with these Simon and I so wished that I joined in the kickstarter now.

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    1. Extremely chuffed mate they are fab figures

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  8. wish I had boots with springs :)

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    1. somehow I have a feeling we'd end up like Wile E. Coyote on those boots :)

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  9. Great report here. I'm so jealous I can't type!

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    1. lol. A lot of LOTR figures sacrificed to pay for these :)

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  10. Mechanical dog, net gun and slinky boots - what's not to love!

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  11. That's lot to work on. The Boots guy is just fantastic, lol. That is certainly a guy I'd have in every game I'd play. I also like the net gun, but am not too fond of any mechanical dogs to be honest :D

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    1. I shall enjoy working on them. Plus I can use all these for IHMN as well!

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  12. Wonderful looking characters - I like the Bobbies. I associate the Boots guy with a more sinister character - Spring-heeled Jack. :O Best, Dean

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    1. I think that's where the influence for this particular piece of equipment comes from. Funnily you should mention it I started reading that book for the first time today!

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