Monday, September 21, 2009

Therians: The Future of Mankind



I won an excellent auction on eBay last week, and it finally showed up yesterday.  I wasn't really looking for a second AT-43 army, but it was too good a deal to pass up: the lot had been going for $100 when I noticed it and I ended up snapping it up for $153.

The guy noted that he didn't really know what was in the lot, just that what was shown was what I'd get.  Not a problem.



Now that I've had the chance to really work through what's in the box: it really was a great deal:


  • Characters
    • Sigma Urash
    • Alpha Atis-Astarte 
    • Omega Tiamat
  • Golems
    • Overseer x1, Nanoblaster, Reaper Blades
    • Overseer x1, Nucleus Gun, Reaper Blades
    • 24x Nanoblaster, Reaper Blades
    • 11x Reaper Blades, Reaper Blades
    • 9x Sonic Gun, Reaper Blades
    • 7x Flamer, Reaper Blades
    • 4x Nucleus Rifle, Reaper Blades
    • 3x Nucleus Gun, Reaper Blades
  • Assault Medusae x8
  • Bane Goliaths x6
  • Wraith Golgoths x4
  • Hekat Golgoths x5
If I assume that as many of these minis came from Operation Damocles boxes as possible (which is tremendously likely, though I don't actually believe it to be the case), that's ~$650 worth of stuff at MSRP.  More likely, because so much AT-43 is still floating around at deep discount on sites like The War Store and FRP Games, all of this stuff is worth much closer to $400.  That's still an incredibly good deal; somewhere in the neighborhood of 77% - 62% off, depending on how I want to look at it.  Plus, Assault Medusae aren't listed anywhere, now... not even on Rackham's AT-43 site.

There was a slight drawback in that every single strider in the package was broken.



The seller had too much faith in styrofoam peanuts.  I expected there to be a bit of breakage, but this is far more extensive.  Even that I'm okay with (he did warn that there was some breakage, and it was a great deal)... the only really vexing thing is that I seem to be missing a couple of bits of of Golgoth.  I'm a few spiky bits short of having five Hekat Golgoths.  Given the savings, I can't complain much, though.

I might, in the near-term, supplement it with a Nina Zero, a Baal Golgoth and maybe some Assault Goliaths... but nothing else.  There's no need.
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