Tuesday, 15 November 2011

miniatures reviews: Plastic Battle Box Protectorate of Menoth

1. on the sprue/ out of the box/ out of the pack

The Protectorate of Menoth Battle Box includes High Exemplar Kreoss and 2 light warjacks Revenger, Repenter and also one heavy warjack the Crusader.

On the sprue, well technically they don't come on a spue as Privateer Press seal their plastic model parts in small plastic bags. Each Model and their options are included individually in a bag.

This make it very handy when it comes to assembling the models. Only opening the bag your working on stops parts going missing or the wrong parts being used on a model.

There are mold lines on the models, they are in my opinion quite easy to remove with a hobby knife, try not to cut yourself, my thumbs are like cutting boards from trimming mold lines.


2. Assembly


I do rate PP plastic for assembly, the tabs which join models are great. I think they put a lot of though into how the models are put together for example if there are two parts that look the same on you model they change the shape of the insertion tab and recess hole to match so left arm has a square tab and right arm has a rectangle tab.

The only problem I have is the lack of instructions.


3. Painting

Getting close to finishing my first light jack - still detail to be done. As you can see the model do take to paint nicely, there's more than enough detail on the models.

This is a very simple color scheme, Lots of metal because, well it made out of metal. and the red/brown and off white bone colors which offsets nicely.

I have used a lot of metallics on the model - I wanted the model to have the appearance of weight.


4. Final thoughts


Scoring the model (as this is the first time doing a review please note all scores are out of 10 and I add what criteria I'm using this time)

Quality / 7 - (Ease of assembling, damage, pinning, material used) in this case the models are very good but they are plastic so not as crisp looking as other materials

Value / 8 - You get a lot out of the battle box for the cost - AUS dollars $50ish to buy individually $85ish with some various extra bits for the heavy warjack.

Appearance / 6 - I not completely in love with the look, Menoth might grow on me in time. There is a bit of soft edge to the models and slight lack of detail, for plasic I think there fine.

Game / 8 - excellent starting point for a noob player wishing to get to grips with the game (I wish this didn't describe me) the box makes 11 points, 35 points is a normal army for tournaments.

Overall rating 7.25

I'd recommend this to any gamer, the game warmachine always attracted me with their models but it's the value for money with start up boxs that hooked me into the game.



  1. What happened to the font? That one was hard to read, though the info was good.

  2. I really like the metal effect on the second model there.