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Blackstone Fortress unboxing

I collected my copy of Blackstone Fortress today and cracked open the box to see the sweetness within.


The box art is repeated inside on a print, though in my case a bit of transit damage from the plastic sprues means it can’t really be used that way. The art is nice though.


The sprue situation won’t surprise anyone who bought Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower. The characters come on separate sprues, while the main body of troops come on two identical sprues, with one shown above.


Three rulebooks and a background book bode well for the game, along with some curious custom dice.


Cards come individually packages, and there’s a sealed envelope that is not to be opened… yet.


The boards look good and scale well for the models. Pictured above is the chaos lord. The other models come ready for slottabases, which are also provided in the box. Other cards depict Precipice and the ships that dock there.


Finally there are the easy-to-follow assembly instructions, and for players of other GW games, rules to use the models in games of Warhammer 40,000. Spoiler – the ‘man of iron’ is not part of any new faction.


Obviously I haven’t played the game yet, nor even cracked open a rulebook. However the game is dripping with Warhammer 40,000 flavour, which I happen to be a big fan of, so this looks like a treat for me. I hope thegame plays well, but I’ll report back once that happens. In the meantime I have 44 finely-detailed plastic models to assemble and paint…

2 comments on “Blackstone Fortress unboxing

  1. dave2718
    November 25, 2018

    Had a peek while in my local store – those minis really are very cool.

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    • davekay
      November 25, 2018

      They are, the traitor guardsmen are probably my favourite, but they are all really good.

      Liked by 1 person

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