Before I discuss how my magnetising went, here are a few of my excited unboxing photos.
My add-on box arrived first.
I opted for plastics over the resin models but was pleasantly surprised by the level of detail. These models are beautiful.
The Scale is 40mm to the eye so a little bigger than 40k. I must say I am in love with this scale.
My core box arrived the following afternoon, just before the weekend! The pictures don’t convey how big and heavy the box was.
Just for reference, that table is 3.5 foot wide – the board is big!
The hunt board.
The core miniatures
The core and unlocked (free) miniatures
As soon as I could I busted out the four starting survivors and the Lion, and gave the intro game a bash.
I absolutely loved it but let’s check out how this magnetising went next.
I used three magnet sizes; 1x1mm, 2x1mm and 2x2mm. I also have 1mm and 2mm drill bits. I went out a got a new pair of drill bits just for this and I was grateful once I started. Sharp drills make it easier to get clean crisp holes so the magnets go in snug and are easy to glue in place.
I started by removing all of the parts from the sprue and cleaning them up. I glued the legs together, the front and back torsos together and the two parts of the arms but left the heads, torsos, legs, arms and hands all separate from each other.
I drilled into the leg piece with my 2mm drill, then interested a 2x2mm magnet.
It is really really really important to get the polarities of the magnets the same. After the first magnet went in I made sure the other legs matched this polarity and that the adjoining torsos were the opposite. I also kept the same alignment for the join at the neck and head so the magnets all kept eachother together.
The hands looked a little difficult because the wrists are about 1mm wide. In reality it wasn't too bad because you only need enough space to glue the 1x1mm magnet on and then you can drill a recess up into the arm for the adjoining magnet. Here is a bunch of photo of one of the hands.
Here is one of my magnetised survivors.
There is a 1x1mm magnet in the neck and a 2x2mm magnet in the torso under the neck. If this one was the reverse polarity to the leg-waist one it tended to flip over, so I kept them all the same.
There are 1x1mm magnets in the arms and 2x1mm magnets in torso. These torso ones were hard to keep in place because the neck and waist magnets wanted to pull these ones horizontal. I had to hold them in with a tooth pick until the super glue dried. In future I will do these ones first.
There are 1x1mm magnets in both sides of the wrist. The only thing that was tricky here was getting the depth of the arm magnet right. I only drilled a little bit at a time and kept dry fitting it until I had the right depth. A little fiddly but not too difficult.
Here is one of the survivors (unarmoured with only a shard of stone). Because there are so many arms you can experiment placing the shoulder-arm magnet at different angles. This guy has his arm out to hold the lantern but I have lots of other arm positions too. Below you can see that I should have made the shoulder join deeper into the torso as the joint sticks out a bit. My later ones were much better.
Here is another survivor. I have fully magnetised this armour kit which has loads of extra heads and hands. It will be great mixing and matching them with the other armour sets.
I can't do much to smooth out the neck and shoulder joins unfortunately. For the other kits the survivors are wearing clothes so these parts will not be so notable.
Here is a comparison to the single post starting survivors.
While I'm at it here is the Lion
His joins will need a little bit of green stuff.
I’ll run though a full hunt some other time but here is a quick rundown of my into hunt.
In the opening moves the White Lion went straight for my centre survivor (Abraham) and mauled him badly.
A further three times the lion went back to him, dragging him away from the other survivors to continue mauling him.
During the fighting my other male survivor (Cain) died of mortal terror and one of the women (Jezebel) went quite insane. Any insanity rating over 3 is ‘insane’ and her insanity rating was 8.
Towards the end of the game the other women (Maria) became so frightened that she gained a phobia of the dark and would never hunt again. Seeing that was the case I decided that she could recklessly throw her stone at the lion.
In a crazy stroke of luck the stone hit the lion in the throat and paralysed him!
This gave Abraham a chance to crawl over to him (with his torn Achilles tendon and other injuries) and strike at the lion. He must have been angry about all of the mauling because he ripped the lions jaw off its face which was enough it kill it.
Essentially, I rolled 10 on a D10 three times in a row for all of this to happen, it was pretty epic.
I am really loving this game. It was definitely worth the wait! More to follow next time.