I recently broke down and picked up the new Vargheist/Crypt Horror boxed set, and I felt like sharing a few of my personal thoughts.
I originally bought the models because I really liked the look of them and they fit the vampiric theme of the Blood Angels. I originally planned on using Varghulfs to count as Thunderwolves so I could add a new element to my original all-Terminator list. They would represent the members of the veteran company that had truly succumbed to the Black Rage. You can imagine how happy I was when the new Vampire Counts photos leaked and there was Monstrous Infantry boxed set along the same line, especially after the Varghulf was released in "Finecast" and the price went up from $25 to $35, but that is a rant for another post.
|They'll look like this every time|
|Compact but bigger than a Terminator|
The set also feels like it doesn't need to be a combo box. Outside of sharing a set of legs and the front part of the torso, the Horrors and the Vargheists don't have anything in common. It's a tremendous waste of plastic. It would also be incredibly hard to magnetize or to recycle the bits to another project. If the kit had been planned better, it could have been a pair of single unit kits and wasted less plastic. It also could have made it cheaper, but we all know that wasn't happening.
|Very nice individually|
I know it seems like I'm very down on the kit, but once they're painted and on the table, the unit will look very nice. It's sub-par from a modelling standpoint and you're going to have to do a lot of work if you want a unit of individual looking models that's bigger than three or to get them to look different from your buddies. But if what you want is exactly three feral-looking vampiric monsters, these are very nice models that will look good on the table top.