Every gamer finds themselves in a pickle at some point in their gaming life, it maybe that your players have moved away or that you have too look for a new games venue, but perhaps the most common conundrum that gamers find themselves in is ‘This models still not been released after months of waiting, what do I use instead?’
Of course you can always use proxy models to stand in for those missing from your collection, filling in for that leader you can’t find or even entire units!
Proxy models can be a blessing and a double edged sword at the same time. On one hand you have your army ready to finally do battle, but on the other hand some players will absolutely baulk at the very notion of using a stand in model! Add to this proxy miniatures are not tournament legal in the eyes of many companies (naturally they want you to buy their products only for their games!) and this can lead to conflict off the Tabletop!
Of course for every one player who won’t allow you to use proxies in your games, there are a few dozen who will.
Enter Wargame Exclusive a Ukrainian company that produce some of the very best resin wargames miniatures on the market. Aimed squarely at players of a very well know game that is set in a grim dark future, Wargame Exclusive have a huge range of fantastic miniatures for your forces of Chaos, Space Nuns, Space Elves and much more.
This review and its accompanying video review/unboxing will take a look at the Chaos Lord of the Night from Wargame Exclusive so let’s jump right in!
The Chaos Lord of the Night came in a clear blister pack and was well packaged for shipping. The blister features the Grim Skull logo and was easy to open. Inside the pack the main body of the model and its highly detailed resin base sit neatly packed, with the remaining components packaged in a small secured plastic bag.
The Chaos Lord of the Night is made up from several parts, listed below!
- Main body
- Right lower leg
- Left arm
- Right arm
- Lightning claw blade
- Left shoulder pauldron
- Right shoulder pauldron
- Left jump pack
- Right jump pack
- Chaos icon
- Scenic base
All of the highly detailed resin parts were crisp casts and had little to no flash on them.
On the whole the assembly of this miniature is extremely straightforward and follows the natural flow you would expect. I would recommend gluing the jump packs in place before you attach the shoulder pauldrons.
Here is my video look at the miniature!
As you can see from the images and in the video, the Chaos Lord of the Night miniature has really fluid lines of movement and animation and is posed in a very dramatic stance. Add to this the beautifully designed gargoyle that the miniature and it gives a dynamic and visually stunning miniature. The fluidity combined with amazing detail work, will make this stand out as a centrepiece in any chaos army, or make an ideal miniature for collectors!
Wargame Exclusive have come up trumps with this amazing miniature and I would highly recommend this model and those of their other ranges for any gamer who wishes to add that extra something special to their armies or wants to paint something that will stand out! So even if you don’t allow proxy models this is still a wonderful cast miniature that would be perfect in anyone’s collection.
You can get your own Chaos Lord of the Night directly from Wargame Exclusive at the link below, and while your on their website why not check out the rest if their range of high quality miniatures.
You can also visit Wargame Exclusive on Facebook. My many thanks go to the wonderful people at Wargame Exclusive for the sample for this review!
So what do you think about proxy miniatures? Do you allow them in your games, or is it a taboo subject? Let us know in the comments below.