As an incentive to help her make the final push to get to 1,000 points of painted Nighthaunts, I told my daughter that I would buy her another miniature of her choice as a bonus once she was finished. Together, we perused GW’s website and I showed her the various armies available for Age of Sigmar. She initially decided that she wanted something skeletal, so we narrowed it down to either Nagash or Ossiarch Bonereapers, and then finally, the Terrorgheist/Zombie Dragon kit — specifically, the Vampire Lord on Zombie Dragon (I suspect because it manages to combine three of her favorite things into one fantastic miniature).
Like many GW kits, besides the model that originally caught her eye, this kit can be assembled in several other ways to create a variety of monsters and riders — but only one per kit. At dinner tonight, we were discussing when she would like to start this next project, and she informed me that she wants to first review the stats of each model to get an idea of how they perform in-game before making her final decision — a proud moment for the father of a young gamer. 😲
This truly caught me by surprise because I thought she chose this mini based purely on aesthetics and cool factor. We’ve played a few games of Warhammer recently, but I didn’t realize just how much she’s getting into it and how much of a gamer she’s becoming.
As a side note, the Start Collecting: Flesh-Eater Courts box was only a little bit more than the price of the Terrorgheist/Zombie Dragon by itself and creates significantly more value. Did I need the extra minis that came in the box, or was this purchase unnecessary? Debatable. But at its price point, it would have been an absurd choice not to get it, right? 🙂