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:
- Sigma Urash
- Alpha Atis-Astarte
- Omega Tiamat
- 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.