Thursday, 15 June 2017

Unboxing Wild West Exodus - Mantis

I've recently been drawn into the world of Wild West Exodus and to the surprise of no-one at all I've ended up going with 'The Enlightened' as my chosen faction. As is to be expected I'll be doing unboxing style reviews of the models I purchase...

I've been purchasing mine through my local game store Titan Games though they can also be obtained direct from the Wild West Exodus website.

First a brief bit of background about mine (and Mantis's) chosen faction...
The Enlightened
The greatest scientific minds of a generation have been twisted and corrupted by the whispered words of a dark and mysterious force. Once, in another reality, soaring towers of graceful steel would have risen up into the sky built by these men. But now brutal machines of destruction, powered by the very essence of evil, seek to crush the ignorant beneath their iron weight. Medicine that could have saved countless lives now drags the helpless dead back into the land of the living. Mindless automatons moving solely at the direction of these crazed geniuses. Men so convinced of the purity of their own motives and ideals that nothing can be allowed to question them. Once heralded as the saviours of mankind, they now stand to provide the tools and weapons set on destroying all living things on earth.

Once a loyal assistant to Dr. Carpathian, a terrible accident involving a frenzied Hellion caused Daniella Townsend to lay dying. Carpathian spared her from a lingering death and worked tirelessly to not only restore her life but reforge her into the beautiful but deadly Mantis. Thanks to her enhancements at Carpathian's hands Mantis is able to snipe her prey with fiendish accuracy due to the augers and scrying devices implanted into her skull. The additional scything limbs fused to her torso not only give her the lethal sobriquet but her dexterity with them makes her a truly a terrifying opponent in melee.

Mantis - Blister and Insert
The single models come in a standard blister together with the appropriately sized base.
This particular model is on a 30mm(ish) base. Wild West Exodus use their own style of base that varies somewhat from the standard 'round-lipped' bases that you may be used to.

Mantis - Unassembled
Here are the parts (this particular model is resin) in their unassembled form.

Mantis - Stat Card
At the time of writing this the game is undergoing beta-testing for a new version of the rules so some of the characters stats are currently quite's the current version of her stat card or thereabouts...

Mantis - Assembled
This model consists of four parts though one of these makes up most of the body. Of the remaining ones, two are the bladed arms that can be seen on the models rear and the final piece connects to the half of the gun on the main body to create Mantis's sniper rifle. The alignment of the rifle may take a few attempts and I'd recommend dry-fitting first so you don't glue it on pointing off at an angle.

Mantis - Rotational View
Here's a rotational view...

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.
Should you ever choose to purchase something based on one of my features or reviews then it would be nice if you could let the company know where the inspiration came from...who knows...they might be grateful to the poor unappreciated blogger who sent you their way...if however I've put you off a can keep that info to yourself...

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