I bought the boxed-set on special and it is certainly great value for money:
30+ miniatures, cardstock counters and top-down scenery to get started, playing
cards and plastic bases. The rules seem easy to learn and look to provide an
entertaining skirmish level game in an exotic setting (and one that is sadly
under-used in wargaming IMHO).
However, the minis are on the “small” side of the 28mm scale and whether
it is the moulds that are getting old, or the original design, the level of
detail is not as high-quality as I would hope – these are plastics so it may
be that metal sculpts in the same series would be better. Especially when
I compare them with the Gripping Beast plastics I have just assembled (which
are admittedly at the “chunky”, heroic end of the 28mm scale), these minis
are a little lacklustre. They have also proved so far one of the most
frustrating builds I have come across – difficult and fiddly bits to put
together and quite a bit of filling will be required. I am willing to admit
that this might be down to my lack of skill with modelling and once painted,
they may well buff up nicely.
It's a shame. As I said, this is a great period to play and the rules seem
fun: simple but with enough potential for entertaining play. When I ordered the
set it was with a lot of anticipation but I am pretty sure that unless others
have had a different experience, I won't be ordering any booster sets to flesh
out the factions.