I feel like they should each come with a themed hero.This. Don't get me wrong. The models are freaking awesome! But oy, just... even with the BSF stuff it's not worth having. Not for the "DLC+++++++" prices. If it had something like another sprue of the Guardsmen, or some new Guardsmen, or a group of new heroes? Maybe! Hell, even a "Loyal" Commissar and Ogryn or something for new characters! But as it stands? UGH. (the Ambull even worse! ONE model and some extra stuff for the game that doesn't come CLOSE to being worth the price!)
It's cool, but it's $30 cool, not $50 cool.
And I say this as someone who likes the game, and wants it to succeed. But this isn't NEARLY enough value to make it happen.
Goes from "Forward for the Emperor!" to "Eh you know what? I'm not the boss of you. You do your war your way..."I'm having a bit of a wtf at a traitor commissar as well. How'd that happen? Overnight corruption whilst held down by guardsmen and his bolt pistol locked in a drawer?
The Ambull is a great mini and some of the most fun I've ever had painting one. I've yet to even try playing Blackstone Fortress yet, since the missus and I are always so pressed for playing time and I tend to want to paint than pour through rules. Still, I dearly would like to give the Ambull a chance to rip a few things apart. It was a high price for the nostalgia, but I think GW kinda knew that this time. (The bastards!)...The Ambull is CAF, but is clearly a narrative mini. Six parts, the whole thing is push fit, only one way to go together. It's a perfect gaming mini... But still seeing how little plastic the Ambull actually uses sours me on an otherwise brilliant model. I guess it's the high cost of nostalgia to me.