Patiently waiting upon my doorstep last night was a large brown parcel.
I knew what it was as soon as I saw it and rushed it inside in a state of child-like excitement. Inside was “Space Hulk” – a 20th anniversary re-release of Games Workshop’s classic miniatures board game. The package weighs in at a whopping 4kg and is literally stuffed to the brim with its contents (after taking everything out to examine, I couldn’t fit it back into the box again).
The cardboard terrain pieces are about 3-4mm thick, glossy, and slightly embossed. The artwork on the pieces is simply beautiful – photo realistic images with superb detail. They interlock like a jigsaw puzzle and appear to be compatible with the original board pieces too. The miniatures are multipart plastic with the highest level of detail I have ever seen on GW’s plastics. They click together tightly and don’t need gluing (although that’s not a bad idea). I cannot wait to start painting these guys – 11 terminators, a Librarian, 22 Genestealers and a Brood Lord. Fabulous!
Games Workshop have gone all out with this product. It has been done to the highest standard I’ve ever seen and is worth the money in my opinion. I am in geeky heaven. Now, can I afford to buy another one so the kids can play it without me freaking out when they drop one of the models?
I will take some photos later when the light improves.
(some days later, here’s a photo of my first game)