Games Workshop was kind enough to send me a copy of the Hrothgorn's Mantrappers expansion to review, so here we go!
What you get in the box:
Like the previous Warhammer Underworlds expansions for Beastgrave, this box comes with the warband models (6 in this case including the trap), warband fighter cards (5 in this case), 12 faction objective cards, 10 faction gambit cards, 10 faction upgrade cards, and 27 universal cards that any warband can use consisting of 9 objectives, 9 gambits, and 9 upgrades.
As usual, the models look amazing! Here are some pictures of the sprues:
It's no secret that games workshop's models are great, especially those in the Underworlds collection. Hrothgorn's Mantrappers are certainly no exception to this, and are actually some of my favorite underworlds models to assemble so far.
The designers of these models did an excellent job designing the way they fit together to make it both easy to do with very little to no glue, and with practically no seams or gaps showing on the models once I shaved down the pegs a little bit. Hrothgorn himself is particularly impressive, as he really looks like one solid piece when you finish putting him together.
All of the models also have great poses with lots of character. I did expect Hrothgorn to be a bit bigger, as he is only slightly bigger (much thicker, though) than the typical Stormcast and full weight class below Mollog, but the model still looks great.
Here are the instructions:
Although I don’t think you have to use glue, I would recommend using a small amount of plastic glue to hold the larger pieces together, especially for the pieces were a seam may be noticeable. I don’t glue them to the bases though, because I find it easier to paint them without doing so. Also, when I put these models together I usually trim the pegs down a little bit to ensure they fit together correctly well with no gaps, so you might find that useful as well.
As usual, there are two packs of cards. Here is the special flavor card that comes with the warband:
I would absolutely recommend this product from a hobby and game play perspective. The models look great and are very easy to put together, and the cards are a great addition to the current pool of universals.
Thanks for reading!
If you’d like to read my tactical / competitive review of this warband and their faction cards, you can read about them here!
I’ve also written an initial deck guide for how I plan to play this warband here!
If you’d like to read a review of the universal cards in this release, you can read about them here!
I am very grateful to Games Workshop for allowing me to review this product.
If you liked this review, great!
If there is anything else about the content of the box I can cover next time, or think I missed anything, let me know for next time!