I went in big for the Deadzone Kickstarter campaign and picked up almost all of the models and terrain that were available with the first round of deliveries. With this review I’ll take a look at the Enforcer Starter Faction that comes in the main game box. Hopefully I’ll find time to shortly show the rest of the box set as well.
Another issue with the digital prints are the fact that there are still residual print lines on many of the models that were not cleaned up before casting. This is a disappointing sign of too little quality control in the release process.
The last sculpting issue I have is with the change in visual style between the old enforcers and the new ones. The addition of the web gear with equipment and a pistol holster is nice, but the overall slimming of the sculpts combined with the change in armor plates here and there is annoying. You could put this down to different versions of armor, but I was happy with the older style and didn’t see any reason to change.
While I was disappointed with the final sculpts as compared to the digital renders shown during the Kickstarter campaign, the physical figures do end up at acceptable tabletop standard once they are prepped and painted. They aren’t great figures, but they get the job done. Hopefully (knock on wood) Mantic manages to get the hard plastic figures completed for the next wave of deliveries later this year.
PREP AND ASSEMBLY
Once the mold lines are taken care of assembly is relatively easy. There are some confusing parts, especially with the engineer. Mantic has a breakdown of all the figure parts in one of their updates HERE if you get confused.
For basing, I stuck with the method on my previous Enforcers and used 3mm clear acrylic bases from Litko.
Here is a combined shot of what you'll get in an Enforcer starter pack which is five old Warpath Enforcers and six new Deadzone models.
EDIT: Oops, I messed up and left one of the old Warpath generic troopers out of the picture. There should be 12 models total.