I have not yet done a really close comparison, but I suspect the sculptor re-used the Black Mask mini as a dolly basis for this sculpt - not sure how I feel about that given the premium pricing of the range. It is certainly not the only example of Knight Models doing that, and is something common in unit based gaming, but still it feels to me like a bit of a short-cut too far based on pricing for things that are in essence unique character models. Nonetheless, it is for me easily a superior sculpt to the awkward-looking Orchard.
- Ranged attack - no temptation to try and move him into front-line combat;
- End 7 vs. Orchard's End 6, less likely to be one-shot KO or removed as Casualty;
- Distract, Discourage and Demoralize Traits to impair enemies.
The downsides by comparison are lower Movement, lower Willpower and lack of Veteran (which is useful for defensive purposes).
I fully expect the High Court Member to get a run-out in my next game (I am facing a Bane crew for the first time that I can recall) and most likely at the upcoming tournament.
BMG Painting Summary
BMG characters owned: 197 (added: nothing)
Percentage of owned characters painted: 19.3% (38 models)