Thursday, 9 August 2018

Unboxing Malifaux - Kentauroi

"I think some of these stitches are loose..."

The Kentauroi box contains enough parts for three miniatures...namely the Kentauroi. It also contains stat cards for them though there are no upgrade cards.

Named after the mythical tribe of centaurs, these undead amalgamations are the product of the twisted mind of Dr Douglas McMourning. By combining the upper half of a human with the lower half of a horse, McMourning had hoped to create a zombie that was both swift on its feet and capable of using weapons. 
Kentauroi are, indeed, quite fast, but the part that most necromancers seem to have latched onto - much to the doctor's annoyance - is that these zombies can be ridden like a horse without sacrificing combat potential. If there's any drawback, it's that the act of attaching human to horse is quite awkward, and as a result, Kentauroi tend to fall apart - literally - more often than more traditional zombies.

Kentauroi - Sprue
The box has one sprue in it consisting of two sub-assemblies as well as the aforementioned cards. Here's pictures of both sides of it.

Kentauroi - Stat Cards
Stat cards in the official format can now be downloaded from Wargame Vault for a nominal fee from HERE.

Should there be any assembly issues with the model then they will be listed in the appropriate section and you can view larger versions of the smaller pictures or instruction pictures by clicking on them.

Kentauroi - Instructions
I couldn't find any official instructions for the alternate version of this model included in the box so you'll have to make do with my pictures and tips for that one. If it appears in the wild I'll insert it here.

Some General Notes on Assembly
Many of these models contain quite small parts so depending on how dexterous you are you might consider getting yourself some tweezers. Dry-fitting is also always a good idea in case a part needs a tiny bit of extra filing or filling as some of the fits are quite tight. Where the parts on the sprue are quite thin (chains, weapon shafts, cables and the like) then it might be better to remove parts with a sharp scalpel rather than cutters.


Kentauroi 1 - Assembled
There was an alignment issue with the arms and the right arm slot was a tight fit and needed widening. There's also some small spikes on the legs that if not delicate are certainly vulnerable and of course the lance itself is somewhat thin.

Kentauroi 2 - Assembled
The model has some obvious weak points like the tail and lance but is a fairly simple assembly job as long as you're careful with those areas.

Kentauroi Alternate - Assembled
The arm attachment points are very small and as with the others the lance is thin but overall it's another simple one.

Kentauroi - Rotational Views
Here's a few of rotational views...

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.
I purchase my miniatures from Leodis Games (Link Below) and can highly recommend them.
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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