TGN Review: Reclaimers Box Set for Wreck-Age

By Polar_Bear
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Jun 17th, 2014
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Hyacinth Games is steadily expanding their Wreck-Age catalog. One of their more-recent sets are the Reclaimers. These post-apocalyptic scavengers make their way to your tabletop in their army box set.

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Hyacinth’s Matthew was kind enough to give me a box to look over and tell you what I think on the subject.

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So strap on your gas mask and power on your bionic eye, it’s time for another TGN Review. This time it’s the Reclaimers Box Set for Wreck-Age.

So this is the second box set I’ve reviewed for Wreck-Age. The first was the Drifter box set. So I’ve had a bit of experience with these guy’s products. The box is the same size as the Drifter’s box, again about the size of a VHS tape box. However, instead of the single piece of foam, there were two pieces that look like they were taken from a very thin pluck-foam tray. In-between the layers was a little bag for the bases. The bag had both 30mm and 25mm bases.

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Underneath the foam, the models were placed on top of the cards and other paperwork in the box. Like before, I was expecting bent pieces. Again, I found almost no bending. This is doubly-surprising when you see that the pieces include a metal detector and a long grabber-pole, along with one model holding what’s essentially a banner pole. There was slight bends in the pieces, but considering what potentially could’ve been in there, I still find it very highly successful packaging.

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The models don’t have a lot of parts. There’s more pieces than the previous box, where most of the models were one piece. These guys are mostly 2-part-ers. There’s the one with the grabber and the one with the banner, for example. One thing of note is that a couple of the models have a slight bit of “basing” modeled to their feet. It wouldn’t be hard to remove if you didn’t want it there, but it does give you a bit of an idea where to go if you weren’t sure how you wanted to decorate the model’s bases.

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I think the detail has stepped up a bit from the previous set. The models are pewter, and a gain a bit shinier than some company’s models, but the details is very nice on the pieces. The masks and armor are very nicely done and the cloaks show a bit of tatter from being a post-apocalyptic setting. They’re a little lither than a Dark Age model, as you can see, but I think part of that has to do with the faction look.

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The box also contains the stat cards for the models for Wreck-Age as well as a sheet of tokens you can cut out. The paper is good quality and is a nice, thick stock. The tokens have a gloss finish to them. I still think it’s a bit of a loss that the stat cards have a plain, white reverse side, but that’s me.

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As before, I think the set is a good deal for the price. The Reclaimers box is $40 on the Hyacinth website, so the minis are about $8 apiece.

So go and check them out.
But for one, lucky reader, they don’t have to worry about the cost. Comment about your thoughts on the review and the set and I’ll draw one name from the hat and send out the set I’ve got here to you!

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  • ferk

    Thanks for the reviewing of these guys.

  • I am interested to see where this game goes.

    Thanks for the review! I was worried about the packaging too

  • xGIxJOKERx

    I’ve been looking at this game ever since the Kickstarter. I’ve been jonesing for a good post-apocalyptic skirmish game for a while. I have high hopes for This is Not a Test but when that is coming out, I have no idea. The minis for this look great and this review is excellent. Does anyone know how it plays?

  • Soulfinger

    I had to look up “lither” before it clicked in my head what word you were using. I don’t think I’ve ever seen lithe used with an -er suffix before today. One thing I like to see in a review is a sentence or two synopsis of what the game is and then a little background on the miniatures themselves for those of us unwilling to Google it. That, and the stuff I’d mentioned last time you reviewed this line. I’d be curious to see what these look like with a black wash on the bare metal to bring out the details.

    • I had “more lithe” written into Word and it gave me a blue squiggly line and said to change it to lither. shrugs

      And I’ve glanced over the Wreck-Age rules, but I’ve not really delved into them to be able to tell you how these fellas would play on the battlefield. It’d be, “they’re … uh… dudes… don’t let them die, but use them to attack your enemy’s dudes.”

      And I considered the black wash, but since I wanted to raffle these off, I wanted to leave them as close to “what you’d get from the webshop” form as possible.

      • Soulfinger

        It’s definitely a real word, just not something I’ve ever seen used anywhere ever, which makes you a trendsetter. It’s like a word of the day for the rest of us to work into conversation. In fact, I’m going to go tell my wife that she needs to work on getting lither right now!

        • Soulfinger

          That didn’t go well.