Back once again with another wade into the realms of Games Workshop’s Easy-Built kits. Last time we covered the Myphitic Blight Hauler and this time round we’re going to have a gander at the Terminator kit released alongside the Hauler. Behold, Lord Felthius & Tainted Cohort!
Feast Your Eyes
Let’s have a gander at the sprues –
The detail on the models is apparent right out of the box. There’s some wonderful little things to note here. Be they tiny little maggots crawling across armour plating or the option to pop a precious Nurgling right onto a base. These things help to give them a little more life/unlife!
What do you get?
Inside the box you get three Blightlord Terminators and Lord Felthius who is advertised as a Lord of Contagion. However, off the bat there’s a couple of issues with Felthius. He’s equipped in Terminator Armour with a Manreaper which rather safely puts him as a Lord of Contagion. However, he only comes with a 40mm base. I’ve seen a couple of people saying that the Warhammer 40,000 Community team have advised running him as a Chaos Lord in Terminator Armour. The issue here is that Chaos Lords in the codex cannot take Manreapers. It’s a little perplexing but I’d advise grabbing a 50mm base (the Lord of Contagion standard, I believe) and plopping him on one of those. The confusion seems easily avoided that way.
The three terminators come with a static loadout. One with a Combi Bolter and Balesword, one with a Combi Bolter and Bubotic Axe and finally one with a Plaguespewer. Sadly, the terminator with a Plaguespewer has no close combat weapon, not a sword or axe to be seen! It seems a little off as I’m not sure why you’d not want to give him one unless you were looking to save points. Just seems a little odd to me.
Put It All Together
Below you can see the assembled models along with the finished Lord Felthius. Granted, I changed the head as I didn’t care for the bizarre troll-face that comes with the sprue!
The models go together with infinite ease. Compared the Blight Hauler I found that these guys fit together smoother and with far less issue. Any gaps that are present are much smaller and far more difficult to notice. The Lord of Contagion model was a delight to paint. It had with just the right level of detail that kept me engaged in painting it without getting frustrated or bored.
Weigh It All Up
Regarding value you get 3 Blightlord Terminators and a Lord of Contagion (or Chaos Lord in Terminator Armour) for £25. The value proposition isn’t terrible but seems dwarfed compared to what is offered with the Blight Hauler kit for its price. For these guys I’d say that act great as a buffer box to add a little more meat to your existing Blightlord Terminators. However, for just £10 more you can buy a box of 5 Blightlord Terminators with a truck-load more options.
It’s good, for sure. However, the confusion regarding the HQ model and the lack of alternative options does leave me wondering why I’d not just grab a box of Blightlord Terminators. A great gift for a Death Guard player, perhaps, but possibly not the best option for introducing some Cataphractii-clad monsters to your force.