Welcome! Today at Graven Games we are looking at what we think is a pretty amazing deal on a bag of 80 sci-fi miniatures for 28mm wargames. This product is available from Prince August, an Irish company who purchased the WARZONE: Mutant Chronicles range from Target Games in 2005. The Warzone range includes 8 factions of great looking minis, but what we are interested in here are the 80 highly detailed, multipose, plastic miniatures from the Warzone boxed game.
Here you can see our bag of 80 WARZONE – Mutant Chronicles: Bauhaus & Imperial soldiers. This is an absolutely huge bag of sprues and is priced at €19.95 (around £16 or $25.50). Now that’s the kind of price we’re used to paying for 10-20 miniatures for 28mm wargames, so we had to check this out. You can also purchase the Warzone boxed game for €39.95 which includes all of these models, plus the rules and accessories for playing Warzone.
Here you can see the contents of the bag with a 28mm Space Marine from Warhammer 40k for scale. We can’t wait to see what we’ve got here.
After a few minutes we were able to sort the sprues into smaller piles of identical sprues. What we have here is enough to make four ten-man squads of Bauhaus Ducal Militia and the same amount of Imperial Army Regulars. All squads are supported by a heavy machine gun specialist and a sergeant.
Lets take a closer look at the sprues. This particular one contains the parts needed to build an Imperial Army Regulars sergeant, including the base. These are nicely detailed parts and are well cast.
Here is the first of 2 sprues which each contain the parts to make an Imperial Army Regulars soldier. The only difference between this sprue and the next is the pose.
In the second Imperial Army Regulars soldier sprue you can see the pose has changed, so that this soldier will be leaning to one side.
Our favorite sprue of the bunch contains the Imperial Army Regulars heavy machine gun specialist. He is more heavily armoured, has a bionic eyepiece, and of course carries a heavy machine gun.
Here we move onto the Bauhaus Ducal Militia sergeant sprue. Again nicely detailed and cast, with quite a different style to the Imperial models.
The Bauhaus Ducal Militia soldiers come in two poses just like the Imperial sprues, here is the first.
Here is the second of the basic Bauhaus Ducal Militia soldier sprues, this time posed to be leaning to one side.
Another great looking heavy machine gunner sprue, this time for the Bauhaus Ducal Militia. This model is also more heavily armoured than the basic soldiers.
As we start to assemble these kits, we can really start to see their potential. not only are they great looking minis for Warzone, but being plastic they lend themselves well to conversions, or simply could be used as alternative models for other 28mm sci-fi wargames like Warhammer 40k. Below you can see our assembled Imperial Army Regulars sergeant, plus a shot for scale with a Warhammer 40k Imperial Guardsman. We love the style of these Warzone minis and can’t wait to use them in both Warzone and 40k.
Here you can see the 2 main poses of the Imperial Army Regulars soldiers. We really like the ‘British’ feel of these miniatures and especially like the design of the helmets and large backpacks. As these are multipart kits, there is a small amount of posability possible here with the position of the head and arms (although the upper arms are part of the torso).
As mentioned earlier, this is probably our favorite model, the Imperial Army Regulars heavy machine gunner.
The Bauhaus Ducal Militia appear to have a German feel to their styling, and here you can see the sergeant. As you can see there is a great amount of detail on all of these.
Just like the Imperials, you can see the two poses of the Bauhaus Ducal Militia soldiers.
Lastly we have one mean looking Bauhaus Ducal Militia heavy machine gunner. As with the Imperial version, he is more heavily armoured than the regular soldiers.
Well we definitely can’t fault our bag of 80 miniatures on price or quality, and with so many miniatures to play with the possibilities are endless! This bag would be a great start to an alternative Imperial Guard army for Warhammer 40k, and would leave you more money to spend on tanks and other fun things, or (and this is probably what we’ll do first) they could make great Imperial Henchmen in a Grey Knights army. Here you can see one of each of the Warzone plastic miniatures with a Warhammer 40k Imperial Guardsman for scale.
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this bag of 80 28mm plastic sci-fi soldiers to any wargamer as they can be used in many armies and have great potential for conversions, for what we think is a very reasonable price. We’re tempted to convert a squad of the Imperial Army Regulars into Adeptus Mechanicus Skitarii to go with our Iron Guard Space Marine chapter, so keep an eye on the projects section in the near future! If you’d like to grab yourself a bag or see the rest of the Warzone range, head over to www.warzone-chronopia.com/.