Thursday, 1 November 2018

Unboxing Malifaux - Riotbreaker

"You have twenty seconds to comply..."
The Riotbreaker box contains enough parts for one miniature...namely the Riotbreaker. It also contains a stat card for it though there are no upgrade cards.

While most Guild constructs are regarded with a sense of ambivalence or fear by Mailifaux's citizens, the Riotbreaker is the only one that is actually hated. The constructs are only brought out to help pacify large crowds, which in Malifaux usually means Union strikes. 
The Union has taken advantage of this by plastering graphic pictures of Riotbreakers shooting unarmed men and women at point-blank range across the front pages of their most prominent rag sheets. This gruesome propaganda has led to the constructs being associated with the Guild's worst acts of tyranny and oppression. 
Charles Hoffman believes that the sullied reputation of these constructs might be repaired. He has started rotating them into other units and detachments in the hope that the people of the city will see the Riotbreakers in a different light.

Riotbreaker - Sprue
The box has one sprue in it as well as the aforementioned cards. Here's pictures of both sides of it.

Riotbreaker - 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.

Riotbreaker - Instructions

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. own assembly notes are written as I go along so I'd suggest reading them all the way through before starting the assembly process.

Riotbreaker - Assembled
There's a thin cable on one body half that's fairly delicate. It's advisable to add the small shield piece to the waist before attaching the waist to the main body section as there's not much room afterwards. It's also important to dry-fit and test the angles of the legs and feet to make sure the model stays level on the base as there's significant potential movement there.

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

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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