Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fleet of Dread - Why do you want dreadfleet?

(Here are my nautical babies WIP)
I have seen a few reviews about Dreadfleet. Some good some bad.
Most where the person has actually purchased it they are great things to say about it.
I am the same.

I pre ordered it and was a bit excited but also a bit 'hmm it's expensive and what if it only comes with crap or is annoying to play' Luckily I only really wanted it so I could paint cute boats and particularly the robot squid.

Imagine my surprise when I opened it and there was tons of stuff in there!
The cloth you play on is awesome and there are cards and dice and rules an all that.

Then the models! They are awesome! I am so excited to paint them. The ships are well designed and fit together really well. The terrain is clever and interesting.

I haven't played or read the rules yet so I can't really comment on that.

My only compliant was that the instructions to built stuff are in the side of the inside box, that was a weird place and I didn't notice till I was half way done and built one thing wrong.

A testament to it's coolness (at least that of the models) is my friend Luke, long time gamer and commission painter. He was saying 'err Holly why did you buy that it's crap and blah blah'
Well one of his customers asked him to build and paint their dreadfleet models. Now he is using the money he is getting from doing that to buy his own! Hah! told him it was cool!

It's been great seeing some other peoples painted ships, hopefully I can continue on mine after I fix the light above my painting desk :(

1 comment:

  1. Aye, those models are by far some of the best I've seen put out by GW, look forward to seeing the finished product!